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BCS 749 - 13HP
Walk-behind Tractors
BCS 853 - 13HP

BCS Model 852 walk-behind tractor

(Shown with 5x12x22” wheels & Berta flail mower implement)

The 800 series BCS machines are currently our best selling models; the 4-speed transmission and standard steering brakes make these tractors excellent for larger mowing, haymaking, and snow removal applications, in addition to soil-working tasks. The BCS 852 walking tractor is the 800-series variant that has the “transport” speed available in the “Front-PTO” mode, so it is more popular for users who plan on using the machine more (or transporting the machine longer distances) with front-PTO implements. The 852 has plenty of horsepower to handle any implement we offer (Exceptions: the reciprocating spader and 33” tiller implements, which require the stronger PTO mounting of the model 750). This size/class of walk-behind tractor represents the most versatile machine for all-around use, and is our most popular class of tractor.
Available standard with 5x10x20” OR 5x12x22” wheels (other wheels available by request…we can discuss what would be best for your application).

Closest comparable machine in Grillo brand tractor: Grillo G110

Click here to see the differences between the BCS 852 and 853 models.

Click here to watch a video of basic setup/use of this model.

Prices (tractor only…does not include any implement) :

  • BCS 852, 13hp Honda gas engine, Manual start, 5x12x22” wheels: MSRP: $5999 Earth Tools Regular Sale price:$5699 YEAR-END PROMOTIONAL PRICE UNTIL DEC 31 2022: $5399.10 CALL FOR POTENTIAL EXTRA DISCOUNT ON THIS MODEL!!

  • BCS 852, 13hp Honda gas engine, Electric & Manual start, 5x12x22” wheels: MSRP: $6499 Earth Tools Regular Sale price:$6174 YEAR-END PROMOTIONAL PRICE UNTIL DEC 31 2022: $5849.10 CALL FOR POTENTIAL EXTRA DISCOUNT ON THIS MODEL!!

  • 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 with recoil back-up (Honda); Electric with recoil back-up on diesel
Clutch Conical, automotive type
Transmission All hardened steel gears and shafts supported by ball bearings, in oil bath
(details here)
Standard, with differential lock
Steering Brakes Standard, controls at hand-grips (with parking brake locks).
Tilling speeds
(rear PTO)
Fwd: 0.75, 1.75, 2.85 mph  •   Rev: 0.8, 1.85, 3.0 mph
Mowing speeds
(front PTO)
Fwd: 0.8, 1.85, 3.0, 9.1 mph   •   Rev: 0.75, 1.75, 2.85 mph
Wheel Size 5x10x20” OR 5x12x22”, adjustable track width, tractor tread, tube type. (Click here for wheel options and accessories)
Outside wheel track (w/o accessories) 5x10: 20” 22” 25”; 5x12: 22 or 27 inches (27” only on diesel) (Click here for a wheel spacing chart)
Safety Features Operator presence control (deadman switch), 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
Method of
changing implements
Two 12mm threaded studs with nuts or optional Quick Hitch
Tractor Weight
(w/o implements)
245 lbs (gas), 300 lbs. (diesel with electric start) (add 20 lbs. for electric start on gas)

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…