For many years, folks asked me: “Don’t you have a company logo?” And we really didn’t, as I just never took the time to come up with one…we just had “Earth Tools” written out in a blocky font, and that passed for a logo.
Finally, though, I decided to put some effort into it, and I hired my sister-in-law Trina Peiffer (my wife’s twin sister) to make a line drawing of the Earth Tools sign we have here at the shop. This sign is made out of a 4-foot length of Eastern Red Cedar log; the letters are carved with a chain saw.
I made this sign about 15 years ago (below is a photo). I figured this was a logo with some “meaning”…not just some arbitrary design. Hope you like it!
--Joel, Earth Tools owner
We are in our busiest time of year now ... the combination of warm weather AND the tendency for folks to wait until the last minute to order usually means incredibly high order volumes ALL AT ONCE ... and as a result, lead time on tractor shipments is currently in the two to three week range from order payment to ship date (parts/garden tool orders are still shipping out same or next day). We appreciate your business, and we’re working as hard as we can to get orders out as fast as possible, WITHOUT cutting corners on the proper equipment setup, prep & checkout that we are famous for.
We are now offering a “regional” delivery service for tractor & implement orders within a 400-road-mile radius of our location in Owenton KY. Earth Tools’ owner’s Father-in-law Charlie will be doing the deliveries. Charges for this service will be a bit more than for shipping by truck freight (call for a quote to your specific location), but delivery will be with a pickup truck (and trailer, if needed) that can get to most any location – unlike a semi-truck. Also, scheduling of the delivery will be more flexible, to better meet your needs. More “perks” of this service are that the equipment will be FULLY assembled, and Charlie will show you basic operation of the tractor. Minimum merchandise order for this service: $6000. Call for a delivery quote!
Why are new BCS tractors BLACK?
Beginning in late 2017, the BCS factory started a new “paint scheme” for their tractors and implements: The tractors are just painted BLACK, and the BCS-branded implements are painted SILVER. So, on the tractors, the only "blue" parts are now the plastic “beauty” shrouds for the handlebars.
Because the BCS factory in Italy produces 3 brands of walk-behind tractors on the same assembly line: BCS, Ferrari, and Pasquali (BCS purchased these other 2 companies in the 1990s…and no, this is NOT the automotive “Ferrari!”) . Historically, they had different paint-lines for each tractor and implement line (Blue for BCS, Green for Ferrari, and Yellow for Pasquali)…but sometime in 2017, they decided to optimize efficiency by painting all the tractors and implements “neutral” colors and just letting the plastic shrouds and decals delineate what brand tractor it would be. Hence, black BCS tractors started appearing in the USA in early 2018. (Since there were still lots of “blue” BCS tractors and implements in the supply-chain “pipeline”, some blue equipment will still be supplied in the coming months.)
Click here for our handy Tractor/Implement Compatibility Chart
EARTH TOOLS, Inc.
1525 Kays Branch Road
Owenton, KY 40359
(502) 484-3988 tel. (502) 484-3357 fax.
NOTE REGARDING HOLIDAY CLOSINGS:
Annual Winter vacation: closed on Dec. 22nd, re-opening on Jan. 2nd, 2019.
Also closed Martin Luther King day (Jan 15th), Memorial Day (May 28th), Independence Day (July 4th), Labor Day (Sept. 3rd) and Nov. 22nd & 23rd for Thanksgiving.
PHONE HOURS (EST)
March 15 - October 31
Monday through Friday 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM EST
November 1 - March 14
Monday through Friday 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM EST
Weekend hours by appointment. Note holiday hours at left.
VISITING OUR SHOP: Please call ahead!
If you’d like to visit our shop, we have plenty of land to demonstrate our walk-behind tractors with any implement. But if you’re coming to visit, CALL AHEAD at least one day in advance! Retail business hours are by appointment (yes, weekends, too), so the more notice you give us the better we can set our schedule to fit your schedule. We are occasionally out of the shop doing deliveries, demonstrations or displaying equipment at trade shows.