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BCS Model 779 walk-behind tractor
(shown with 30” tiller implement)
The model 779 is a brand-new BCS model for 2022 (the same as the model 770 introduced in 2020, but with 6” longer handlebars), offering Hydrostatic drive for fully variable ground speeds from 0 to 4 mph. It is technically a “gear-over-hydro” transmission, because a 2-speed (high or low range) gear drive drives the hydro system, which then drives the wheels. The PTO is directly gear/shaft driven, for maximum power efficiency, and is independent of the hydro system – meaning that this is model has, in effect, a “live” PTO, where the tractor wheels can change speeds or even change direction WITHOUT interrupting PTO power to the implement. This makes this model a good choice for larger mowing applications, IF the amount of forward/reverse maneuvering needed in your terrain justifies the extra expense of the Hydro drive. This model uses ROUGHLY the same implement selection as the 749 or 853 models, but keep in mind that total power available to run the implement is somewhat less on the Hydro model, because the Hydro wheel-drive system robs an additional 20% of the engine HP. This machine also features BCS’s PowerSafe Hyrdo-mechanical “wet” clutch. Standard wheel size is 5x12x22” (other wheels available by request…we can discuss what would be best for your application).
(NOTE: The model number of this unit follows the European model number sequence, rather than the “Americanized” BCS model sequence which has existed in North America since 1995, which is why it seems a bit out of order).
13hp Honda gas engine, Manual start, 5x12x22” wheels: MSRP:
$7899 Earth Tools Regular Sale price: $7504
13hp Honda gas engine, Electric & Manual start, 5x12x22” wheels: MSRP:
$8399 Earth Tools Regular Sale price: $7979
NOTE: Deduct $95 from Promo sale prices above to switch to smaller (5x10x20”) wheels…these may be better for certain applications. MANY different wheel sizes & styles available…Ask us for advice on what wheel size/style is best for your specific applications.
|Engine Type/HP||GX390 Honda gas (13hp / 8.7KW / 19.5 ft-lbs. of torque)|
|Starting System||Recoil or Electric/recoil|
|Clutch||PowerSafe Hyrdo-mechanical “wet” clutch (Click here)|
|Transmission||All hardened steel gears and shafts supported by ball bearings, in oil bath, WITH variable-speed Hydrostatic drive to wheel axle|
|Standard, with differential lock|
|Steering Brakes||Yes, with parking brake|
|Fwd: 0 - 4 mph • Rev: 0 - 4 mph|
|Fwd: 0 - 4 mph • Rev: 0 - 4 mph|
|Wheel Size||5x12x22”, adjustable track width, tractor tread, tube type (Click here for wheel options and accessories)|
|Outside wheel track (standard wheels, w/o accessories)||28 inches (can adjust in to a minimum of 26” with an additional accessory)|
|Safety Features||Operator presence control (built into PowerSafe clutch system), Reverse Gear/PTO Lockout (to prevent tilling in reverse)|
|Handlebars||Anti-vibrated, instantly adjustable up and down and side-to-side; also fully reversible to convert from front PTO to rear PTO mode. All controls on handles.|
|PTO Type||Independent, 990 RPM at max engine speed|
|Two 12mm threaded studs with nuts or optional Quick Hitch|
|350 lbs. (add 20 lbs. for electric start)|
NOTE: Wheel sizes / styles on most new tractors can be changed, if desired, for the “cost difference” in the wheels…ask an Earth Tools salesperson for details.
NOTE FOR HIGH-ELEVATION USE: For folks using these machines at elevations of more than 5000 feet, we offer special carburetor jets for Honda brand engines to make the engines operate correctly at high elevations. Ask a salesperson…