Exceptional help and guidance
The help and guidance provided by you and your staff has been exceptional. I would not have been able to become as familiar with the BCS tractor as quickly as I have had it not been for your patience and expertise.
I am writing to you to express my deep satisfaction regarding my business to date with your organization. This will be a bit long but I thought it was of value to describe how this all happened and that my business with you wasn’t simply an exchange of money and equipment. Not to sound too corny but it was the fulfillment of a dream of mine.
I grew up on my Grandparents farm and I’ve always held a deep affinity for the land and growing things. I’ll never forget my Grandparents garden. It was huge! He had a very small cultivator (about 6 feet wide) and he would keep the weeds down by running that between the rows. Six feet between rows… that’s how big the garden was. My life’s journey, however, took me into the U.S. Navy, electronics, etc. and so for many years, I’ve held a dream to one day get back to the land. My wife and I had been doing small backyard gardens for some years but wasn’t quite making the dream. Recently, we purchased 4 acres along the Brazos River where we built our retirement home. We fenced off a garden area (for deer) and made plans to get some equipment to build and maintain my garden.
I did a ton of research on small tractors, tillers, plows, etc. I was nearly certain that I would acquire a small 4-wheel tractor and a few implements with it. It was nearly an accident finding BCS tractors. At first glance, it looked like many other roto-tillers. Fortunately, for me, I dug into this and my research convinced me that this was no simple roto-tiller. It was truly a tractor with greater agility and utility than a larger 4 wheeler. For me, it was the perfect way to go. Every review and comment was always positive if not glowing. Many people had been using BCS tractors for decades. So, this decision led me to you and Homestead Maintenance.
My garden isn’t huge but it fits our needs nicely. Basically, it’s about 2400 sq. ft. in size. Five rows each about 40 feet long. I ended up selecting three pieces of equipment.
1. BCS 853 Tractor
2. Swivel Rotary Plow
3. Precision Depth Roller
All of my communications with you, your family, and employees were timely, enlightening, and patient. Taking advantage of a winter sale I purchased the equipment last December. So far my use of the equipment has been marvelous. I even helped a neighbor create raised beds. Easy peasy!
As you know I came back and purchased the chipper/shredder implement. This thing is a BEAST! It’s already created about $50 worth of mulch! In the end, all said and done you did what you said you would do, exceeded expectations, and I’m very happy with our business together. Those traits and experiences are typically sadly rare and I truly appreciate everything you’ve done.
Friendly and Helpful
Shahar and everyone at Texas BCS were so friendly and helpful setting me up with the right BCS for my needs.
Made All the Difference
The tractor had made all the difference in the world. We are starting on our second acre. When I told Charlie I had finished one already (approximately 125 x 100’ beds), he told me we were way ahead of the game. It took him a year or preparation on his farm to build beds, etc. and I should be pleased with the fast progress we’re making. I can’t even begin to tell you how grateful we are for your support and for the BCS Tractor.
Easy Learning Curve
As a first time user of the machine, and if I dare admit, entry-level farm hand, I have to say the BCS has one of the easiest learning curves of all the machines I have used in a career in construction. I see the BCS being an asset for our organization as we train additional farmers to aid in ending food insecurity in Southeast Fort Worth.
Very Grateful for Advice and Support
We have been very grateful for the advice and support from Shahar and the Homestead Maintenance family. We are working with people developing several urban farms in East and Southeast Fort Worth, and wanted machinery that could be shared across the locations. They made the purchase process very easy, and we were delighted to meet them when they brought the BCS to Fort Worth and provided on-site training and demonstration. We highly recommend the BCS line of tractors and attachments, and the service and support of Shahar and Homestead Maintenance.
Quick Hitch Tang and Draw bar
Built Like a Tank
Just to say, BCS tractor is one fine piece of equipment. Totally happy with purchase. But more than the equipment was the service we received from Shahar, and a couple of months later when we purchased the tractor from John and Rachel. Everyone was such a pleasure to deal with. Will definitely be back. Highly recommend. 5 star.
I Appreciate that You Took the Time
I enjoyed meeting you and your family when I came to pick up my BCS equipment. I appreciate that you took the time to go over the equipment and how to operate it. It can be hard to find quality equipment and quality people, but I’ve found both at Homestead Maintenance. I look forward to working together in the future—I’ll be back.
The Whole Process Was Exceptionally Delightful
My wife and I recently visited Homestead Maintenance to evaluate the BCS tractor and implements before purchasing. Not only were we greatly impressed with the equipment, but our experience with Shahar was outstanding. He spent a great deal of time with us answering our questions, demonstrating the BCS products and educating us in their usage. He even invited us into his home and took extra steps to provide for our comfort. The whole process was exceptionally delightful. I look forward to working with Shahar in the future when it comes time to buy additional implements that we may need in the future.
Shipment of Power Harrow
I received my equipment at the terminal in Birmingham yesterday.
I want to thank you guys for such a pleasant experience with both transactions that we have made. Your professional manner of doing business has been greatly appreciated.
Again, thank you!
Texas BCS Highly Recommended
We have been so impressed with Texas BCS and highly recommend their company to purchase from. They were easy to work with and made the purchase process simple. We were able to get an extensive lesson from Shahar on how to use the equipment and he made sure we were comfortable with it before we left. They have excellent customer service and are responsive and helpful when we have had questions. The store location is in a beautiful part of Waco and the Homestead village is so fun to walk around. Go visit them today!
BCS was a Game-Changer for Our Farm!
Right away we felt a good business-friendship relationship. Shahar, his family, and staff are all very welcoming and helpful. We were pleasantly surprised when we arrived at the Homestead. There were many things to see and friendly people all around. We stayed one night in Waco and spent an entire day walking around the Homestead village. We were very grateful when Shahar lent us his personal rotary plow while ours was being serviced so we wouldn’t miss the planting of our fall crops. He explained very well how to use the BCS and has always made us feel like if we had any questions or concerns, we could call him. They helped us set up a Yard Card to make payments without interest on the BCS.
The second time we came to purchase another attachment for the BCS and to return his rotary plow. We rented one of the tiny houses at the Homestead on Airbnb. Shahar gave a tour of his mill for us and our parents who were visiting from France. He also called the Café and took care of our meal.
The BCS was a game-changer for our farm! Not only do we promote the use of the walk behind BCS tractor because of its quality and efficiency, but we also recommend doing business with Texas BCS at Homestead. Make an enjoyable trip out of it. Stay at the Homestead, enjoy eating wholesome food and seeing the community members work on their trade while going into the craft shops.
BCS Tractor and Implements
We recently purchased a BCS tractor and implements from Shahar Yarden of Homestead Equipment in Waco, Texas. We are sustainable organic market farmers and were unaware that such a product existed until Mr. Yarden introduced us to the equipment. He was very knowledgeable about the product and did not try and oversell us, but rather helped us purchase exactly the model and accessories we needed for how we farm. We couldn’t be happier with our purchase and appreciate Mr. Yarden’s knowledge and expertise. He even took time to give us a thorough demonstration of how to use the equipment when we made our purchase. Our favorite implement is the Swivel Rotary Plow. It is amazing how quickly we can build our raised beds now. It is a time and money saver, and is a must for all market farmers.
We have already recommended the BCS tractor, and Mr. Yarden as the best source to purchase one.
Beyond Expectations in Every Way
The team at Texas BCS went beyond expectations in every way. They answered all my questions so knowledgeably that they gave me assurance that I was making the right decision for my farm before I even got my tractor. But my BCS 853 has exceeded my expectations even more! Every implement is so well designed and so well fit to my vegetable farm and I am amazed at its versatility and power every time I use it. It’s so simple to use, extremely fuel efficient and I know I am building better soil in using it instead of a large riding tractor while feeding my community at the same time. I still look to Homestead BCS for all of my farm equipment needs and cannot recommend them heartily enough.
Thank you for a nice experience!
I just wanted to mention to you my ongoing pleasant exchanges with you and your company in the last few months. I really appreciate the professional demeanor, the patient demonstration of the various attachments that are available for the BCS tillers, the assistance in securing financing for my purchase, and in fielding my multiple questions about the operation of the equipment. I found your courtesy to be exemplary. Thank you for a nice experience!
Above and Beyond What One Could Expect
From the initial phone conversation about BCS options to the final pick-up with custom training in-service, working with Shahar and his team at Texas BCS was above and beyond what one could expect. Shahar’s kindness and genuineness permeated every interaction and made the entire process highly fluid and enjoyable. We support Texas BCS with the deepest of recommendations.
Nothing Short of Complete Happiness
Thank you so much for your professional service and attention to details on my purchase of the BCS 853 two wheel tractor. This thing is rock solid and worth every penny. This tractor is in a league of its own, and your staff there are wonderful folks.
Thanks for taking the extra time to put me through a mini school on the operation of this tractor. This alone made this sale a five star deal. Shahar is a great sales person and made sure that when I completed this transaction that I had covered all the items that I might need in the future to round this tractor off — nothing short of complete happiness.
I love this tractor and hope to show others how this tool can help them out.
Thanks again for all of your help. I am one Happy Camper! Period!
BCS Tiller Repair
I would like to say a few words about my visit last week.
1st, I was fully expecting to drop my tiller off for service and come back the following week to pick it up. I was completely surprised and pleased that you took the time out of your busy schedule to complete the maintenance on my BCS tiller thus saving me an 11 hour road trip.
2nd the hospitality shown to me by your wonderful family shows the attention to detail that a business requires but few display. I would also like to thank you for taking your time to show a “city” boy the ropes and demonstrate my new tiller. Your knowledge of the tiller is invaluable.
The day after I got home to Alexandria, LA I tilled and planted my 3/4 acre garden and it is well on its way to producing a bounty of vegetables to include corn, tomatoes, cantaloupes, water melons, broccoli, cauliflower, purple hull peas, potatoes, cucumbers, radishes, onions, and many more.
Again thank you and I am looking forward to our next visit to the Waco area.
The Mower Did a Great Job
We’re back in Houston after driving to Waco (Texas BCS at Homestead Maintenance) to pick up our new 38″ BCS 2 Blade Mower w/Catcher. After unloading the mower, I quickly mowed the yard and emptied the mulched grass under the rose bushes. The mower did a great job and the blade adjustment is smooth and easy to raise or lower. What a breeze… I won’t have to pay someone to the mow the yard anymore. 🙂
My wife and I enjoy visiting Homestead to purchase our BCS tractor and accessories. We make a day of visiting the other shops and just enjoying the facilities at Homestead, as well as having lunch at the restaurant. The highlight of the trip is visiting with you and your family. Everyone is very gracious. Your hospitality makes us feel as a member of the family. We don’t always get that while shopping in Houston; it makes a huge difference.
As you know, last year we purchased the 853 Tractor, 30″ Tiller, Rotary Plow, and Chipper. We use them to produce our fall garden, and our spring garden. All attachments have worked ideally with no complications. We are working on getting more production out of the backyard garden, and my only disappointment is I don’t have a bigger yard. I know with the BCS tractor I could work a lot more space with ease. Diane enjoyed showing everyone pictures of our garden.
To give you a better idea of the size of my backyard I prepared the following video:
Let me know what you think, and as always suggestions are always welcome.
Thank you for being you,
Works Very Well in My Black Clay Soil
I just got a BCS 722 tiller. It is a very good tiller; it works very well in my black clay soil. Where I live there is about 2 feet of black clay then 20 to 30 feet of yellow clay; if you run into a rock it was left there by someone.
The black clay has to be one of the hardest soils to work; when it rains there is no bottom; when dry it is as hard as concrete. With a tiller you have to start while the soil is still soft and a little wet. There are people that say that you can not kill turf grasses with a tiller; I am here to tell you yes you can.
The best way that I have found is to start when the soil still soft. Till down to only about 3 inches, just deep enough to kill the roots of the grasses; this will apply even in sandy soil. You want to kill the grasses. If anything is alive all you will do spread the grasses. Keep the depth at 3 inches and till again at least a day apart for a few days; the more times you till the better.
After the first pass it will be easy the next time. Then till to the depth you like.
The BCS 722 has enough power to work my black clay soil. The BCS is by far the best tiller I have ever used. Thanks Shahar for your service; keep up the good work.
30 Year Old BCS Tiller Still Functioning Quite Well
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.
Well Balanced and Easy to Control
Just the briefest of notes to tell you how pleased we are with the Honda-powered BCS 853. When you and the manufacturer say there is no machine in the world quite like it, it is not an exaggeration. The rototiller sliced right through the surface vegetation and powered it back into the earth on the first pass. Amazing! Never got bogged down and, though relatively heavy, the BCS 853 was well balanced and easy to control.
I have used the biggest Troy-Bilt rototiller many times in all types of soil conditions but the BCS 853 has it beat hands down! And we haven’t even had a chance yet to use our other two, soil-working implements: the Berta Swivel Rotary Plow and the Dozer Blade. You know we’ll be back for the Chipper/Shredder, Road Sweeper and a Heavy-duty Lawn Mower. One power unit, so many different applications year-round. Great combination.
Thanks so much, Shahar, for your detailed demonstrations and working with my son, Nicholas, so he feels comfortable with the BCS 853. He is gaining confidence and soon with be renovating our front lawn by tilling 6 yards of organic dairy manure into the native heavy clay soil. He’ll be wishing we had a BCS trailer to move the sod around! Again, Shahar, I cannot express my sincere thanks to you and your family for making us feel right at home. It is so nice to be appreciated and not merely feel like ordinary customers at a big box store. It was a great pleasure to work with you … a man who believes in the BCS product and has so much practical, hands-on experience with the tractor and the implements. We look forward to our next visit. (And purchase!)
BCS 853 Walk-behind Tractor Exported to Mexico
Once again, I would like to thank you for recommending Homestead Maintenance to handle my purchase of the BCS 853 tractor. I am delighted to inform you, that Mr. Shahar Yarden of Homestead proved to be a very knowledgeable, helpful and professional vendor, who assisted me diligently with all aspects of the purchase and with the exportation of the equipment to Mexico…. certainly, often beyond the call of duty.
The equipment has arrived yesterday, in good order, and now I’ll have the fun to learn how to use it. I’ll be happy to give you my feedback on the performance of the machinery once I get my “tractor legs”.
I would recommend Mr. Yarden not only to all of your Texas buyers, but also for any Central or South American sales. For me, this has been a very pleasant experience with no hitches. Something we (people outside of the USA) fully appreciate.
— Karel Baresh