In 1942, Luigi Castoldi was working out of a small workshop in Abbiategrasso, a town on the outskirts of Milan, Italy. Castoldi, a brilliant engineer, developed a self-propelled sickle bar mower that helped revolutionize agriculture by increasing productivity and dramatically reducing the physical effort needed to harvest hay and other forage crops.  His self-propelled mowing machine, which he dubbed Model 243, was among the first mowing machines in the world to be equipped with an internal combustion engine with low power.

The following year, Castoldi teamed up with Camillo Bonetti, a manager at the local tax authority, and Severino Speroni, an excellent mechanic, to form BCS (which is derived from the trio's surnames).

Today, Engineer Castoldi’s company, BCS S.p.A, continues to fulfill its mission to increase its customers’ productivity while reducing physical effort. Easy-to-use, versatile two-wheeled tractors have been developed to perform a wide range of tasks, ranging from all types of mowing, seedbed preparation, snow removal, and more.

With more than two million customers in over 100 countries, BCS is the largest manufacturer of two-wheeled tractors and attachments in Europe. The factory, still located in Abbiategrasso, just outside Milan, continues to expand to meet the growing demand for these all-gear-driven, multi-purpose tractors that are built to provide customers decades of reliable service.

BCS America

BCS products came to America in the early 1970’s at a time when Americans were re-discovering the joys of vegetable gardening and pursuing self-sufficiency. The walk-behind tractor with tiller attachment was an instant success due to its superiority to the rear-tine tillers produced by US manufacturers of homeowner-quality lawn and garden equipment.

In addition to gardening, rural property owners soon found that the front-mount cutter bar attachment was ideal for mowing pond banks, under fences, around semi-dwarf fruit trees, etc. Commercial farmers, nurseries, public and private institutions then began using BCS tractors and attachments for all those applications for which four-wheel tractors are poorly suited – mowing steep roadside banks, sweeping snow from pedestrian walkways, intensive cultivation and so on.

Fifty years later, there are now many tens of thousands of BCS owners in the US and Canada. Supporting them are 700+ servicing dealers, two regional distributors, and a national headquarters (in Oregon City, Oregon). 
Like BCS in Italy, the mission of BCS America is to increase your productivity and reduce the physical effort required to accomplish your outdoor tasks and projects.  We are committed to providing our customers with the world's best walk-behind agricultural equipment and we proudly offer the widest selection of implements for BCS Two-Wheel Tractors of any distributor worldwide.   We invite your questions and feedback!