The Cincinnati ToolBank has launched Cincinnati’s first Urban Agriculture Tool Lending Program. In response to the needs of local food leaders, community gardeners and urban farmers now have access to heavy-duty professional-grade tools.
BCS Two-Wheel Tractor
The Cincinnati ToolBank currently carries 1 heavy-duty BCS tractor and 5 attachments. The BCS tractor is the power source that operates the range of attachments suited to our member agencies’ needs and circumstances.
BCS Model 749
Model 749 is the gold standard two-wheel tractor for Market Farmers. Designed to better accommodate larger, heavier attachments, the 749 includes an individual brake for each wheel, making it easier to turn and maneuver.
Tiller w/ depth roller
The depth roller transforms the normal tiller into a hybrid attachment that combines the final bed preparation and cultivating of a power harrow with the vegetation-chopping and groundbreaking abilities of a tiller.
Swivel Rotary Plow
Spinning blades on a vertical shaft that dig effortlessly into all types of soil engaging the ground up to 12in deep. The Swivel Rotary Plow works similarly to the Rotary Plow, but instead of one plowshare throwing soil to the right, the Swivel Plow has a second plowshare that can be set for left soil discharge.
A brush cutter capable of reclaiming overgrown areas and also suitable for maintaining your lawn. It features a floating deck to follow ground contours. The 1/4in thick fixed blade is 30in wide.
Has vertically rotating ‘Y’ blades that pulverize plant material into a fine pulp that is evenly spread across the mowing width. A convenient control handle sets the cutting height from ½‘in to 4’in.
Chipper / Shredder
Can easily take limbs up to 3’’ in diameter. The discharge chute is equipped with a rod and lynch pin for quick removal of the discharge screen, and can be replace with rods to allow larger openings for wet material.
Interested in using the BCS tractor?
Are you an approved member with Cincinnati ToolBank?
This hands-on training covers operation, transport, safety, and equipment security. Please note that each individual who will be using the BCS tractor, regardless of previous experience, must complete BCS tractor training.