The Rear Tine BCS Rototiller
The Honda Powered Rear Tine BCS Rototiller is highly acclaimed and vastly declared #1 by many reputable farmers and gardeners in the industry.
- 340 CC Honda Engine
- Powerful 26″ Tiller
- Protective Engine Chasis
- Side Guards for Clean Straight Tilling
- All Gear transmission
- Ergonomic Handle Bar Design
The BCS Rototiller is a tremendously reliable product, and people often note it’s superior quality, durability, and powerful performance.
The BCS Rototiller is equipped with a 10hp engine, so this rear tine tiller can finish tasks quickly! This rear tine tiller has to be assembled before it can be used, which is the case for most tillers. Carefully read the instructions and take note of all of the parts.
Why are Rear Tine Tillers important?
Rear Tine Tillers are a great choice in the following cases:
- If you have very compact ground that is unbroken
- If you need to install a new planting plot and the plot covers a large area
Rototillers come in handy for new projects, if you decide to turn a section of your land into a veggie garden or farm. Many of the modern Rototillers can handle the regular and heavy duty jobs mentioned previously. These jobs can be handled safely by rear Tine Tillers comparatively to the front – line tillers. With rear tine tillers on the BCS Rototillers, the tines that are turning on the rototiller are closer to you, as compared to the front – tine tillers, where they are farther away from the user.
Rear Tine Tillers are different than Other Tillers
There are multiple types of tillers and cultivating machines available on the market. Their usages vary for your garden or farm projects and particular context. Here are some things to consider when deciding which Rototiller to consider.
There are multiple types of rotation mechanism of the Tines:
#1 – Forward Rotating Tines
This is the standard tine type where the tines move in the forward direction with the wheels.
#2 – Counter – Rotating Tines
These tines move in the opposite direction to the wheels. This is a vital feature for dealing with certain soil types. The rotation aids breaking up hard and new ground, especially when you’re dealing with a lot of clay.
#3 – Dual – Rotating Tines
Dual rotating tines are a feature that has both types of rotation.
A note about the weight of the rototiller.
The Rototillers may weigh more than a hundred pounds, and the weight should be considered upon purchase. The weight is most noticible in smaller locations as tight turns in a standard market garden layout may be more difficult. The wheels are quite large on the BCS Rototiller.
Choosing Depth and Width
It is important to consider the width and depth that needs to be tilled. The tiller you choose has to suit your requirements for your land preparation.
Weighing the costs of using a Rototiller.
Tillers are massive pieces of modern agriculture technology and their impacts on the earth is not to be underestimated. Overusing your rototiller excessively may lead to soil infertility due to the overworking of the soil. With this said, it is highly recommended to use a BCS Rototiller to install permanent beds and maintain them by hand using hand tools whenever possible from that point on. This initial grinding up of the earth can be essential to thoroughly mix and prepare amendments, forming walkways, and reinvigorating the landscapes soil. This service to the earth is invaluable and the responsibility must not be taken lightly.
How to Use a Rototiller
Before rototilling a new plot, be sure to remove and grass and tarp the land using a Silage tarp for some time to create a stale seed bed.
Stale seed beds are created during the process of using a bio-intensive technique of weed control. This involves the use of preparation tarps and allowing the weed seeds that have raised to the surface to germinate. After snipping them out with a hoe and flame weeder it would be most appropriate to broad fork the bed, or just use a simple digging fork.
From this point on, you may re-tarp the beds or continue to rototill them until they are even and well mixed.
When using a rototiller to shape beds, try to avoid stepping on the newly shaped beds when possible.
Compacting the dirt is the opposite of what you want.
Below is a video of how to use the BCS Rototiller.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
What makes the Two Wheel BCS Rototiller a great buy for me?
- BCS tractors (tillers) are the solution for anyone looking to save time, save money and receive optimal performance from their powered equipment.
- They are great for areas where four-wheel tractors are not suitable, making BCS two-wheel tractors ideal for a wide variety of contexts, suiting a range of your needs.
- They can cover a broad range of tasks, whether it is tilling in small gardens, in between rows of large scale crops, moving along pond banks, in orchards, or snow removal on walkways and roofs with the right attachments.
What is the warranty for BCS Rotiller tractors and attachments?
For personal (non-commercial) owners:
- The BCS Lifetime Warranty provided by BCS America applies to all transmission components located inside the transmission housing, but excludes the clutch assembly.
- All of the remaining parts on BCS tractors and attachments are covered for three (3) years from the date of purchase. The PowerSafe clutch is cover for five (5) years from the date of purchase.
For professional (commercial) use:
- Five year standard warranty (for units sold after Sept. 1st 2009, prior to this date the commercial transmission warranty is one year) applies to all transmission components located inside the transmission housing, this excludes the clutch assembly.
- All remaining parts on BCS tractors and attachments are covered for one (1) year from the date of purchase.
Other important notes:
- All engines (Honda, Subaru, Kohler) are covered by a separate warranty issued by the engine manufacturer. Please refer to the engine warranty statement for details.
- All replacement parts have a warranty of 90 days from the date of purchase.
Where can I Buy Engine Parts for the BCS Rototiller?
- All engine parts and inquiries should be directed to the engine manufacturer Honda, Subaru, Kohler, etc. The engine manuals for current BCS tractor models can be found here https://bcsamerica.com/service-information.
Where can I buy BCS Equipment and/or Parts?
- BCS has over 700 servicing dealers in the US and Canada. Some dealers do not stock BCS equipment and offer service only and order as needed.
Purchase the BCS Rear Tine Rototiller
“I took delivery on one of these beauties about three weeks ago and it is one fine rototiller! The 10hp Honda engine is powerful and reliable. The gear-driven business end of the rototiller is sharp and smooth and twirls around about twice as fast as my old Troybilt, making for very fine work. The tractor has three forward gears — one of which is apparently designed to pull along a sulky at a speed faster than you can walk — and will cover about twice, perhaps thrice, as much ground in the same time my old tiller took.
However a buyer should know that assembly is required and the assembly instructions are almost completely inadequate. It will arrive on two pallets–the tractor and the tiller separately–and you’ll have a puzzle that will keep you trying to figure things out for a day or two. So plan on being mechanically inclined.
The buyer should also know that this particular model is probably too big and difficult for my wife to operate. She’s the primary gardener and the brains behind our garden. But I’ll be the one who’ll probably do the tilling. It weighs about 275 pounds and can’t just be wrestled around on the turns although the differential transmission helps quite a bit here. A more serious problem is that your left hand has to be above-average in size to cover and operate both the safety switch and the clutch on the left handle.
But it’s a wonderful piece of equipment that is at least as good and probably better than I expected for its premium price.”
-Stephen, Amazon Customer