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Grillo Model G131 walk-behind tractor
(Shown 32” tiller implement)
The largest and heaviest duty tractor in the Grillo line, specifically designed for heavy duty use with demanding soil-working implements…transmission and clutch on this machine are about 30% heavier-duty than on the largest model BCS imports into North America. The robust transmission design and the heavy-duty handlebars with the optional “Spring-Shock Kit” make this a good tractor choice to run the reciprocating spader implement, and it is good for any commercial application where mainly rear-PTO (soilworking) implements are used.
Potential “Negatives” on this model are: 1. Slightly harder maneuvering due to more weight and bulk; 2. Limited speeds for mowing/front-PTO implements; NO quick-coupling system available for changing implements on this model; 3. When converting this tractor to front-PTO mode, gearshift levers must be changed (On this model, figure 10 minutes to change between Rear-PTO and Front-PTO modes…all our other models convert in a minute or two). Another potential down-side for mowing applications is that the steering-brake controls are located at the top of the handlebar column, rather than at the hand-grips like other tractor models.
One unique feature is that the G131 also has a Synchronized PTO option available to operate a “driven-wheel trailer”, which turns this machine into a 4-wheel drive “truck” with a dump bed, capable of hauling 1600 pounds.
Closest comparable BCS model is 750 (formerly 948), but 750 has lighter transmission. The Barbieri “Leopard” is one size “up” from the Grillo G131.
|Engine Type/HP||14hp Kohler gas OR 16 HP Briggs Vanguard 2-cyl gas|
|Starting System||Electric with recoil back-up|
|Clutch||“Active” Automotive type, flat plate, serviceable|
|Transmission||All hardened steel gears and shafts supported by ball bearings, in oil bath, with ‘freewheeling’ feature (for ease of moving tractor when engine not running)|
|Steering Brakes||Standard, controls at top of handle column|
|Fwd: 0.7, 1.5, 2.2, 4.4, 9.0 mph • Rev: 1.25, 2.5 mph|
|Fwd: 1.25, 2.5 mph • Rev: 0.7, 2.2 mph|
|Wheel Size||6.5/8”x12”x23” tractor tread, adjustable track width, tube type. (Click here for wheel options and accessories)|
|Outside wheel track (w/o accessories)||26 or 32 inches (Click here for a wheel spacing chart) for a wheel spacing chart)|
|Safety Features||“Active” clutch disengages power to tractor immediately upon releasing handlebars, Reverse Gear/PTO Lockout (to prevent tilling in reverse).|
|Handlebars||Instantly adjustable up and down and side-to-side, completely reversible to convert to front- PTO mode (requires different gearshift levers) NOTE: There is a “vertical shock-absorber kit” available for spader applications…ask an Earth Tools salesperson.|
|PTO Type||Independent, 1233 RPM at max engine speed, with optional Synchronized PTO kit available to power driven-wheel trailer|
|Two 14mm threaded studs with nuts (No quick-coupling available)|
|330 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 this Briggs & Stratton brand engine to make the engine operate correctly at high elevations. Ask a salesperson…