The Power Cradle attachment increases your effective PTO speed by a factor of approximately 3.6X, enabling you to use a range of attachments that require higher drive speeds, including the Power Washer, Water Pump and Log Splitter attachments, all of which require its use.
Acting as a mini-transmission (with heat-treated steel gears and shafts, running in an oil bath) the power cradle lets you drive a PTO shaft at the same speed (same RPM) as the engine shaft. The output speed of the normal BCS PTO is 990 RPM. With the Power Cradle attached, the output speed is multiplied to 3600 RPM.
Since the Power Cradle duplicates the speed of the engine’s crankshaft, it opens up the possibility of operating tools that would normally be powered directly by an engine of equal horsepower.
The built-in quick connect coupler allows you to quickly install the Power Cradle on any implements that require its use.
Compared to buying a log splitter, pressure washer and/or water pump, each with its own, dedicated engine, a BCS walk-behind tractor with the Power Cradle accessory offers several benefits. Less space will be required to store your implements. You will have one engine to maintain, rather than several. And the BCS system has the added advantage of making those tools self-propelled, so you can easily and quickly transport them to exactly where you need them.