For many years, folks asked me: “Don’t you have a company logo?” And we really didn’t, as I just never took the time to come up with one…we just had “Earth Tools” written out in a blocky font, and that passed for a logo.
Finally, though, I decided to put some effort into it, and I hired my sister-in-law Trina Peiffer (my wife’s twin sister) to make a line drawing of the Earth Tools sign we have here at the shop. This sign is made out of a 4-foot length of Eastern Red Cedar log; the letters are carved with a chain saw.
I made this sign about 15 years ago (below is a photo). I figured this was a logo with some “meaning”…not just some arbitrary design. Hope you like it!
--Joel, Earth Tools owner
HAVING TROUBLE GETTING THROUGH ON OUR MAIN NUMBER ABOVE?
Due to the COVID-19 (Corona virus) global pandemic for the past 2 years, we are experiencing a MUCH higher demand for small farming/gardening equipment than usual. This higher demand, coupled with the fact that most our equipment manufacturers "used up" the reserves they had of goods & raw materials LAST year (PLUS had to deal with mandatory shutdowns due to Covid) means that the supply chain for most of the goods we offer has suffered greatly...increased demand + reduced supply is a BAD combination!! While some companies take advantage of a situation like this with "price gouging", we will still continue to offer the same discounted prices on equipment as we always have. However, wait times for equipment are GREATLY increased due to the slowdowns in manufacturing and shipping! There is nothing WE can do about this...we currently have over TWO MILLION DOLLARS worth of goods on order from our suppliers, and we can do nothing but wait. We appreciate your business and your patience, and we’re working as hard as we can to get orders out as fast as possible, WITHOUT cutting corners on the proper equipment setup, prep & checkout that we are famous for. ORDERS ARE SHIPPED ON A FIRST-FULLY-PAID, FIRST-SHIPPED BASIS. THE MAIN TAKEAWAY IS: BE PREPARED TO WAIT 3 TO 6 MONTHS TO GET EQUIPMENT. IF YOU WAIT UNTIL GARDENING SEASON TO ORDER EQUIPMENT, YOU WILL ALMOST CERTAINLY **NOT** GET IT FOR THAT GARDENING SEASON.
YOUR SOURCE FOR
bcs tillers, bcs sickle bars, bcs lawn mowers, bcs snowblowers, bcs brush mowers, bcs sweepers, bcs chipper / shredder bcs attachments & bcs accessories
rotary plows, mini hay balers, hay rakes, spaders, cultivators, flail mowers, seeder, potato digger plow, utility trailers & more!
We are now offering a “regional” delivery service for tractor & implement orders within a 400-road-mile radius of our location in Owenton KY. Earth Tools’ owner’s Father-in-law (Charles) will be doing the deliveries. Charges for this service will be a bit more than for shipping by truck freight (call for a quote to your specific location), but delivery will be with a pickup truck (and trailer, if needed) that can get to most any location – unlike a semi-truck. Also, scheduling of the delivery will be more flexible, to better meet your needs. More “perks” of this service are that the equipment will be FULLY assembled, and Charlie will show you basic operation of the tractor. Minimum merchandise order for this service: $6500. Call for a delivery quote!
Beginning in late 2017, the BCS factory started a new “paint scheme” for their tractors and implements: The tractors are just painted BLACK, and the BCS-branded implements are painted SILVER. So, on the tractors, the only "blue" parts are now the plastic “beauty” shrouds for the handlebars.
Because the BCS factory in Italy produces 3 brands of walk-behind tractors on the same assembly line: BCS, Ferrari, and Pasquali (BCS purchased these other 2 companies in the 1990s…and no, this is NOT the automotive “Ferrari!”) . Historically, they had different paint-lines for each tractor and implement line (Blue for BCS, Green for Ferrari, and Yellow for Pasquali)…but sometime in 2017, they decided to optimize efficiency by painting all the tractors and implements “neutral” colors and just letting the plastic shrouds and decals delineate what brand tractor it would be. Hence, black BCS tractors started appearing in the USA in early 2018. (Since there were still lots of “blue” BCS tractors and implements in the supply-chain “pipeline”, some blue equipment will still be supplied in the coming months.)
R2 Rinaldi Split-hood Tiller
Designed for commercial-scale row-crop cultivation, this unit is manufactured by the R2 Rinaldi Company in Italy. This implement is designed to do shallow cultivation on either side of a row, and is able to straddle a plant up to 6” tall. Individual tiller widths are adjustable from 7.5” to 10.5” and tiller units slide left and right on the frame to allow 7” to 12” widths down the center. Extremely heavy duty, it has an oil-bath split-gearbox at the top, and then lubricant-enclosed chains center-driving each tiller unit. Fits tractors 8.5 hp and up (gas) or 7 hp & up (diesel) with 4x10x18” wheels or larger. (very heavy – may require front weight with some engines)
EARTH TOOLS, Inc.
1525 Kays Branch Road
Owenton, KY 40359
(502) 484-3988 tel.
(502) 237-1026 fax.
Annual Winter vacation: closed from Christmas Eve until the first Business Day of New Year.
Also closed Martin Luther King day, Memorial Day, USA Independence Day (in 2022, observed Monday July 5th), Labor Day and the Thursday and Friday of Thanksgiving in Nov. (USA).
If you’d like to visit our shop, we have plenty of land to demonstrate our walk-behind tractors with any implement. But if you’re coming to visit, CALL AHEAD at least one day in advance! Retail business hours are by appointment (yes, weekends, too), so the more notice you give us the better we can set our schedule to fit your schedule. We are occasionally out of the shop doing deliveries, demonstrations or displaying equipment at trade shows.