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Tiller tines

There are 4 different tine styles that BCS sold as ‘standard’ tines at various points in time, and we want to be sure we send you the correct ones for your tractor.

CLICK HERE: Identify YOUR tiller tines

When ordering, please provide the answers to the below 5 questions:

  1. Tractor Model Number. (optional, may save time)
  2. Total Number of tines.
  3. Depth adjustment. Is there a depth adjustment bar that comes through the top of the tiller hood?
  4. Rear Flap. Is the rear flap of your tiller mounted to hinges with cotter pins or does it hang on two hooks?
  5. Bolt pattern. Does your tiller have:
    • 4 bolts per set of 4 tines (tines overlap or “criss-cross” each other where they bolt on)
    • 8 bolts per set of 4 tines (tines do not overlap each other where they bolt on).


The above information will enable us to send you the correct tines for your machine. For reference and comparison, below are the prices of the various sizes and types.

NOTE #1: Tine Options. We carry more tine options than the typical BCS dealer…if you have an older BCS with “wide” tines (identified by each tine being bolted on independently with 2 bolts each [meaning a total of 8 bolts for a set of 4 tines going around the hub]), BCS no longer offers those tines in America, and will switch you over to “universal” tines, which use a different bolt pattern and are kind of a pain to switch over. WE STILL CARRY the “wide” tines – we buy them directly from the tine manufacturer in Italy (the manufacturer never took them out of production; BCS America just decided not to carry them)

NOTE #2: “Rental” tines. BCS “Rental” tines, which can fit most BCS tillers manufactured in 1985 or later, are wider and thicker, and typically result in longer service life. However, because they are thicker, the performance in clay soils is not very good … imagine trying to cut something with a thin knife versus a thicker one: The thinner one cuts easier and with less energy used…and by the same token, the thicker tines also generate more “forward force” to make the machine “run away” in hard ground. We typically only recommend Rental tines for applications with relatively soft but highly abrasive soils [sandy soils, etc.] where the service life of the standard tines is just too short to be practical. The Rental tines also bolt on with the 8-bolt-per-4-tine pattern mentioned in Note #1, so if you are switching from “universal” tines to “Rental”, you will need all new fasteners, INCLUDING some extra bolts to hold your tine hubs together (with “Universal” tines, this was previously done with the same bolts that held the tines on. The Rental tines use different bolt-holes (the larger holes around the PERIMETER of the tine hubs).

NOTE 3#: Mainline / SEP / Goldoni tines: If you have a Mainline machine manufactured by SEP (model 1300, 1500, Ladybug, Plainsman, Mountaineer, 2+2, Bizzy Buddy, Etc.) or a Goldoni tiller, we can usually supply tines for your machine as well. Call with information on questions 1, 2 and 5 above AND a measurement of the center-to-center bolt-hole spacing on your old tines, and we will figure it out and give you a price.

Item Size Number of tines w/ bolts & nuts w/o bolts & nuts
T18U-ET 18” BCS Short universal 12 $75 $67
T18W-ET 18” BCS ‘wide’ 12 $79 $67
T18G 18” Grillo (G85) 12 $75 $65
T20S 20” BCS Short universal 16 $90 $82
T20U-ET 20” BCS Long universal 16 $90 $82
T20W 20” BCS ‘wide’ 16 $96 $82
T20R-ET 20” BCS “Rental” 16 $195 $158
T22G 22” Grillo 16 $89 $81
T22G-H 22” Grillo (Hard Faced) 16 $133 $125
T26S 26” BCS Short universal 20 $115 $105
T26-ET 26” BCS Long universal 20 $115 $105
T26W 26” BCS “wide” 20 $120 $105
T26R-ET 26” BCS “Rental” 20 $190 $174
T27G 27” Grillo 20 $110 $100
T27G-H 27” Grillo (Hard Faced) 20 $165 $155
T30U-ET 30” BCS Long universal 24 $145 $134
T30W 30” BCS “wide” 24 $154 $134
T30R-ET 30” BCS “Rental” 24 $235 $215
T30G 30” Grillo 24 $140 $129
T30G-H 30” Grillo (Hard Faced) 24 $200 $189
T32G 32” Grillo G131 20 $240 $220
T33R-ET 33” for “standard duty” tiller on BCS 750 20 $240 $220
T33W-ET 33” for “Super duty” tiller on BCS 750, older 745, 945, 946, 948 20 $260 $220