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Long life tiller
« on: March 26, 2018, 01:19:08 PM »
Talked to a man shopping at a garden center. We were commiserating about the cool,rainy weather that we cannot get rid of. Somehow the conversation went to tillers----of which I know nothing about , since I do "no-till" gardening. He said he had bought a tiller in 1980, and he had never once had any problem with it. He said it was a BCS tiller. Said it cranks right up and goes to work every yr.....since 1980. From what I hear from friends about some tillers, I think that is quite remarkable. Was wondering if it is still a good brand? I asked him, and he said he did not know, because he had never had to buy a new one. Amazing!

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Re: Long life tiller
« Reply #1 on: March 26, 2018, 02:46:31 PM »
The BCS tiller is the top of the line and is pricey. I had an original Horse model of Troy bilt line when they were a company. I bought it in 1973 and it blew its engine in 2009. I considered it a good investment at the time. I now just till with one attached to the tractor.
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Re: Long life tiller
« Reply #2 on: March 26, 2018, 08:59:04 PM »
What Dave said! Buy once and cry once! They are spendy but there are enough different attachments that you can do nearly anything with them. If I were younger I would surely buy one.
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Re: Long life tiller
« Reply #3 on: March 27, 2018, 05:19:57 AM »
Sounds like the tiller is all the guy said it was. Always so good to have something that lasts---especially theses days of such shoddy materials.