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Discussion in 'Nurseries and Growers' started by Crazy 4 grass, Feb 9, 2020.

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    Crazy 4 grass

    Crazy 4 grass LawnSite Platinum Member
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    I rented a Husqvarna rear reversing tine self propelled unit twice last year. I was impressed with it. I tilled the entire thing in under two hours. It is about $600. I had been contemplating buying that but figured I research first. I agree with its borderline just renting however I'd like to use it all season long in between rows and around perimeter for weeding.

    I like the idea of renting a couple more to try out.
     
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    Crazy 4 grass

    Crazy 4 grass LawnSite Platinum Member
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    For the hand held recommendation-
    I have the stihl kombi km 131. And the tiller attachment. It is very powerful. I used mine all last year for weeding between the rows in the garden. I'd run that up and down the rows, ripping out the bulk of the weeds and then weed around the individual plants by hand. However weeding a large garden even with that gets tiring. I'd like to space my rows a little wider and just run the walk behind tiller up and down every couple weeks.

    Side note I love the stihl kombi system and have been impressed with every attachment I've bought.
     
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    Crazy 4 grass LawnSite Platinum Member
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    In between rows it works fantastically, it just wears you out for that large of a space.
     
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    Crazy 4 grass

    Crazy 4 grass LawnSite Platinum Member
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    I'm a buy once cry once guy as well.
    I spent 500 for the biggest stihl power head and then like another 1000 on attachments.
    In my world that was a big investment.

    Bcs though, it looks like the power head is 5000 and each attachment is 1500ish.

    I'm having a really hard time wrapping my head around a $6000 tiller. Dang does it look like the real deal though. Its basically a walk behind tractor. 13horse motor! Most tiller have an 8 horse or so. And the attachment selection is amazing!! Screenshot_20200209-000129_Chrome.jpg
     
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  5. code54

    code54 LawnSite Member
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    I have the larger BCS - it is the real deal. My Stihl Combo is nice but not even close to being a real tiller.

    I agree a rental maybe the way to go until you really find out your long term needs or maybe even a used unit from Craigslist.
     
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    Crazy 4 grass

    Crazy 4 grass LawnSite Platinum Member
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    Thank you for the response. I completely agree, the kombi is nice and works well but is definitely not a real tiller. What all do you use your bcs for?
     
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    Markusinky LawnSite Member
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  8. No gloves

    No gloves LawnSite Senior Member
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    Seems like you can run an entire business off these tillers.didnt know they had all these attachments so I'm interested as well
     
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    Crazy 4 grass

    Crazy 4 grass LawnSite Platinum Member
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    This is the first I've heard of bcs attachments as well. I look forward to hearing more about who uses which ones
     
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  10. Green Industry Pro

    Green Industry Pro LawnSite Senior Member
    Male, from Tyler Texas
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    Totally agree about buy and cry once. I always buy good equipment and never have issues. I've used other Barretto equipment and was thoroughly impressed. Might have to check those out too.
     
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