Recently, I received an email message from someone who wanted to know the age of his BCS Tiller. It turned out to be about 30 years old, and is still working well.
We met this morning (3/29/2014) at the Lawn & Garden Expo in Waxahachie. Below are some photos of my 20(+) year old BCS Tiller, which is still functioning quite well.
I do not know exactly how old this machine is. I inherited it from my father and have been using it for the past 11 years. Other than changing the oil and inflating the tires from time to time, it needs no maintenance.
Possibly you could tell me how old this machine is.
Mark S. Pannill
Mark later emailed me the following update.
We met here in Waxahachie at the Ellis County Garden Expo and I sent you some photos of my aged BCS tiller. Since then I have learned, from a neighbor, my father did in fact purchase the tiller new here in town approximately 30 years ago. I do not know from whom he bought it, but the neighbor is a reliable source for information of this nature.
— Mark S. Pannill
Below are some Mark’s photos of his garden and his BCS tiller.