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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) (NOTE: Both the “Rear-PTO AND the “Front-PTO gearshift levers are included with tractor). 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.
|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 the Briggs & Stratton brand engine option to make the engine operate correctly at high elevations. Ask a salesperson…