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BCS Model 853 walk-behind tractor
(Shown with Caravaggi BIO-90 High-Speed Chipper implement)
The 800 series BCS machines are currently our best selling models, and the BCS 853 walk-behind tractor is the best-selling of the 800 series. The 4-speed transmission and standard steering brakes make these tractors excellent for just about any task: Plowing, tilling, mowing, haymaking, transport and snow removal applications…and many others. The BCS 853 walking tractor is the 800-series variant that has the “transport” speed available in the “Rear-PTO” mode, so it is more popular for users who plan on using the machine more (or transporting the machine longer distances) with Rear-PTO implements or utility trailers. 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).
Comparable machine in Grillo brand tractor: Grillo G110
BCS 853, 13hp Honda gas engine, Manual start, 5x12x22” wheels: MSRP:
$4670 Earth Tools Regular Sale price: $4436 CALL FOR POTENTIAL EXTRA DISCOUNT ON THIS MODEL!!
Model 853, 13hp Honda gas engine, Electric & Manual start, 5x12x22” wheels: MSRP:
$5070 Earth Tools Regular Sale price: $4815 CALL FOR POTENTIAL EXTRA DISCOUNT ON THIS MODEL!!
NOTE: deduct $90 from Promo sale prices above to switch to smaller (5x10x20”) wheels…these may be better for certain applications. 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|
|Clutch||Conical, automotive type|
|Transmission||All hardened steel gears and shafts supported by ball bearings, in oil bath|
|Standard, with differential lock|
|Steering Brakes||Standard, controls at hand-grips (with parking brake locks).|
|Fwd: 0.75, 1.75, 2.85, 9.1 mph • Rev: 0.8, 1.85, 3.0 mph|
|Fwd: 0.8, 1.85, 3.0 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|
|Two 12mm threaded studs with nuts or optional Quick Hitch|
|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…