Billion Electric Company 7202G Network Router User Manual

AE Owner’s Manual
BILLY GOAT AERATOR
Owner's Manual
AE400H & AE450
Replacement Parts
TINE ROW KIT
TINE KIT
Complete tine row set for
replacement of one
complete row of tines.
Includes mounting plates,
spacer, and all hardware.
Individual coring tine for
replacement of worn or
broken tines.
P/N 360197
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ABOUT THIS MANUAL
®
THANK YOU for purchasing a BILLY GOAT
Aerator. Your new machine has been carefully designed and
manufactured to provide years of reliable and productive service. This manual provides complete operating and
maintenance instructions that will help to maintain your machine in top running order. Read this manual carefully
before assembling, operating, or servicing your equipment.
CONTENTS
SERIAL PLATE DATA AND SPECIFICATIONS
GENERAL SAFETY
3
4-5
INSTRUCTION LABELS
6
PACKING CHECKLIST & ASSEMBLY
7
OPERATION
8-10
MAINTENANCE
11-13
TROUBLESHOOTING AND WARRANTY PROCEDURE
14
MAINTENANCE RECORD
15
ILLUSTRATED PARTS & PARTS LISTS
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SERIAL PLATE DATA
Record the model number, serial number, date of
purchase, and where purchased.
Purchase Date:
Purchased From:
Specifications
AE400H
AE450
Engine: HP
4.0 (2.98 kW)
5.5 (4.1 kW)
Engine: Model
GX120K1HX2
1273520049E1
Engine: Type
HONDA OHV
BRIGGS OHV
Engine: Fuel Capacity
2.1 qt. (2.0 L)
3.0 qt (2.84 L)
Engine: Oil Capacity
0.63 qt. (0.6 L)
0.66 qt. (0.62 L)
242# (109.8 Kg)
244# (110.7 kg)
20o
15o
Total Unit Weight:
Max. operating slope
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GENERAL SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS and SYMBOLS
The safety symbols shown below are used throughout this manual. You should become familiar with them before
assembling, operating, or servicing this equipment.
This symbol indicates important information that will prevent injury to yourself or others.
This symbol indicates ear protection is recommended when operating this equipment.
This symbol indicates eye protection is recommended when operating this equipment.
This symbol indicates gloves should be worn when servicing this equipment.
This symbol indicates that this manual and the engine manufacturer’s manual should be read
carefully before assembling, operation, or servicing this equipment.
This symbol indicates important information that will prevent damage to your BILLY GOAT
Aerator.
®
This symbol indicates the engine oil level should be checked before operating this
equipment.
Read and make sure you thoroughly understand the following safety precautions before assembling, operating or
servicing this equipment:
READ this manual and the engine manufacturer’s manual carefully before assembling,
operating, or servicing this equipment.
EAR PROTECTION is recommended when operating this equipment.
EYE PROTECTION is recommended when operating this equipment.
BREATHING PROTECTION is recommended when operating this equipment.
EXHAUST from this product contains chemicals known to the State of California to cause
cancer, birth defects or other reproductive harm.
DO NOT operate this equipment on any unimproved forested, brushy, or grass covered land
unless a spark arrester is installed on the muffler as required by Section 4442 of the
California Public Resources Code. The arrester must be maintained in good working order.
Other states may have similar laws. Federal laws apply on federal lands.
DO NOT run engine in an enclosed area. Exhaust gases contain carbon monoxide, an
odorless and possibly fatal poison.
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DO NOT run this equipment indoors or in any poorly ventilated area. Refueling outdoors is recommended.
DO NOT refuel this equipment while the engine is running. Allow engine to cool for at least two minutes before refueling.
DO NOT store gasoline near an open flame.
DO NOT remove gas cap while engine is running.
DO NOT start or operate engine if strong odor of gasoline is present.
DO NOT start or operate engine if gasoline is spilled. Move equipment away from spill until gasoline has completely evaporated.
DO NOT smoke while filling the fuel tank.
DO NOT check for spark with spark plug or spark plug wire removed. Use an approved spark tester.
DO NOT operate engine without a muffler. Inspect muffler periodically and replace if necessary. If equipped with muffler deflector,
inspect deflector periodically and replace if necessary.
DO NOT operate engine with grass, leaves or other combustible material near the muffler.
DO NOT touch muffler, cylinder, or cooling fins when hot. Contact with hot surfaces may cause severe burns.
DO NOT leave equipment unattended while in operation.
DO NOT park equipment on a steep grade or slope.
DO NOT operate equipment with bystanders in or near the work area.
DO NOT allow children to operate this equipment.
DO NOT operate equipment with guards removed.
DO NOT operate equipment near hot or burning debris or any toxic or explosive materials.
DO NOT operate equipment on slopes greater than specified in Specifications section of this manual.
DO NOT operate barefoot or wearing open sandals. Always wear substantial footwear
DO NOT place hands or feet underneath unit, or near any moving parts.
DO NOT operate the machine while under the influence of alcohol or drugs.
DO NOT aerate near drop-offs, ditches, or embankments. The operator could lose footing or balance
DO NOT start engine without tine height adjust lever in up position and clutch bail engaged.
DO NOT change the engine governor setting or overspeed the engine.
ALWAYS Stop the tine reel when crossing gravel drives, walks, or roads.
ALWAYS Shut the engine off and wait until the tine reel comes to complete stop before performing maintenance.
ALWAYS Use equipment only in daylight or good artificial light.
ALWAYS wear safety goggles or safety glasses with side shields
ALWAYS remove spark plug wire when servicing equipment to prevent accidental starting.
ALWAYS check fuel lines and fittings frequently for cracks or leaks. Replace if necessary.
ALWAYS store fuel in approved safety containers.
WARNING: Important
Remove all rocks, wire, string, etc. that can present a hazard during work prior to starting.
DO identify and mark all fixed objects to be avoided during work such as sprinkler heads, water valves, limbs, or clothes line
anchors, etc.
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INTENDED USE
INTENDED USE: This machine is designed for aerating established lawns and large grass covered areas. The
machine should not be used for any other purpose than that stated above.
DO NOT operate if excessive vibration occurs. If excessive vibration occurs, shut engine off immediately and check
for damaged or worn tine reel, loose pulley bolts or set screws, loose engine or lodged foreign objects. (See trouble
shooting section on page 14).
INSTRUCTION LABELS
The labels shown below were installed on your BILLY GOAT ® Aerator. If any labels are damaged or missing, replace them before operating this
equipment. Part numbers from the Illustrated Parts List are provided for convenience in ordering replacement labels. The correct position for
each label may be determined by referring to the part numbers shown.
LABEL WARNING GUARDS
P/N 900327
LABEL LIFT HERE
P/N 360187
LABEL EXPLOSIVE FUEL
P/N 400268
LABEL PATENT
P/N 360286
LABEL WARNING UNIT WEIGHT
P/N 360188
LABEL INSTRUCTIONS AE
P/N 360262
ENGINE LABELS
BRIGGS
HONDA
THROTTLE CONTROLS
Briggs and Stratton
Honda
Throttle
Set lever to choke position when starting a cold engine
Choke
Fuel valve
Set lever to desired engine speed. Move lever
completely to the left to stop engine
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PACKING CHECKLIST
Your Billy Goat is shipped from the factory in one carton, completely assembled except for the upper handle
assembly, and lift rod.
READ all safety instructions before assembling unit.
TAKE CAUTION when removing the unit from the box.
PUT OIL IN ENGINE BEFORE STARTING
PARTS BAG &
LITERATURE ASSY
Warranty card P/N- 400972, Owner’s Manual P/N-360251, Declaration of Conformity P/N 360194.
48
47
FILL WITH
WATER ONLY!
118
2
83
Boxing Parts
Checklist
Owner’s Manual
AE 360251
Engine Manual Per
Model
Honda 4.0 HP
B&S 5.5 HP
52
46
82
ASSEMBLY
1. HONDA: Unfold the upper handle (item 48) and slide handle lock loops (item 118) into place to secure the upper
handle to the lower handle (item 82 & 83).
1. BRIGGS Remove the bolts and nuts that are shipped in the upper handle. While holding the lock loops on the
handle use the bolts and nuts removed above to attach the upper handle to the hinge bracket on the lower handles
and tighten nut against the bracket. NOTE: DO NOT over tighten. The handle should be free to rotate for folding.
2. PIVOT the lift rod (item 46), insert the pin through the lift handle (item 52) then lock in place with lynch pin (item
47). Repeat same steps on other side.
3. FILL the water tank (item 2) to desired weight with water ONLY.
4. CHECK engine oil level and fill to proper level. Also check oil in gear reduction reservoir and fill if necessary. See
engine owner’s manual for type and amount of oil to use. Move the tine engagement lever to the down position, to
level engine during checking.
5. CONNECT spark plug wire. Set the engine stop switch to the ON position. You will use the stop switch on the
handle during operation.
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OPERATION
Like all mechanical tools, reasonable care must be used when operating machine.
Inspect machine work area and machine before operating. Make sure that all operators of this
equipment are trained in general machine use and safety.
PUT OIL IN ENGINE BEFORE STARTING
STARTING
ENGINE: See engine manufacturer’s instructions for type and amount of oil and gasoline used. Engine must be
level when checking and filling oil and gasoline.
GEAR REDUCTION: See engine manufacturer’s instructions for type and amount of oil used. Engine must be level
when checking and filling the gear reduction case. The engine is shipped from the factory with oil in the gear case.
It should be checked before first use.
ENGINE SPEED: Controlled by lever on the engine. Under normal conditions, operate at the minimum throttle
speed to accomplish your task.
NOTE: The unit ground speed varies with the engine speed.
FUEL VALVE: Move fuel valve to "ON" position
Honda: Located below the air cleaner on the engine.
CHOKE: Engage the choke when starting a cold engine.
Honda: Located below the air cleaner on the engine.
THROTTLE: Move the throttle control lever on the engine to fast position. Pull starting rope to start engine.
IF YOUR UNIT FAILS TO START:
See Troubleshooting on page 14.
NOTE: Honda engines are equipped with a low oil sensor to prevent engine damage. When it senses a low oil
condition (i.e. unit is operating or sitting on a steep slope) the engine shuts down. The low oil condition must be
corrected before the engine can be restarted. See the engine owner’s manual for more information.
DO NOT operate if excessive vibration occurs. If excessive vibration occurs, shut engine off immediately and check
for damaged or worn tine reel, loose pulley bolts or set screws, loose engine or lodged foreign objects. (See
trouble shooting section on page 14).
Fig 2
HANDLING & TRANSPORTING:
CAUTION: This unit is heavy. It requires at least two people to lift it.
REMOVE: The aerator is equipped with a water tank as weight. Drain the water using
drain plug before loading and unloading the unit.
NOTE: The water tank is also heavy (up to 50 lbs.) when it is full of water. The tank
should be drained then handled carefully and secured in place during transport.
LIFTING: The aerator is equipped with lift handles. After draining the water tank, lift
the unit with two people, one on each side of the unit. Grip the unit at the points
marked "LIFT HERE" when lifting. Lift using your legs and not your back. See Fig. 2
USING RAMPS: Use ramps that are of adequate strength for a unit of this weight.
When loading the aerator using ramps be sure the ramp is not too steep and that the
surface of the ramp provides good traction.
Lift here
Lift here
IT TAKES AT LEAST TWO
PEOPLE. ONE ON EACH SIDE
OF THE UNIT
Never lift the machine while the engine is running.
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PARKING
NEVER PARK THIS UNIT ON A SLOPE OF ANY KIND. Always keep tines in the up position when parking the unit.
UNIT STORAGE
Never store engine indoors or in enclosed poorly ventilated areas with fuel in tank, where fuel fumes may reach an
open flame, spark or pilot light, as on a furnace, water heater, clothes dryer or other gas appliance.
If engine is to be unused for 30 days or more, prepare as follows:
Remove all gasoline from carburetor and fuel tank to prevent gum deposits from forming on these parts and causing
possible malfunction of engine. Drain fuel outdoors, into an approved container, away from open flame. Be sure
engine is cool. Do not smoke. Run engine until fuel tank is empty and engine runs out of gasoline.
NOTE: Fuel stabilizer (such as Sta-Bil) is an acceptable alternative in minimizing the formation of fuel gum deposits
during storage. Add stabilizer to gasoline in fuel tank or storage container. Always follow mix ratio found on stabilizer
container. Run engine at least 10 min. after adding stabilizer to allow it to reach the carburetor.
TINES RAISING/LOWERING
The tines are raised or lowered into the ground by operating the tine
engagement lever on the upper handle. Tine penetration is very
dependent on surface preparation. READ the entire operation section
before aerating.
AERATING OPERATION
MOW: Mow the lawn to its normal cut height.
WATER: For the best performance and maximum tine penetration the
lawn should be thoroughly watered the day before aeration.
INSPECT lawn before beginning work. Remove all rocks, wire, string, or
other objects that can present a hazard during work prior to starting.
IDENTIFY and mark all fixed objects to be avoided during work, such as
sprinkler heads, water valves, buried cables, or clothes line anchors, etc.
START ENGINE: See page 8.
SET SPEED: The ground speed of your aerator varies with the engine
speed. Set the engine at approximately half throttle to start. Speed may
be increased based on the turf conditions (i.e. large flat areas) and
operator experience. Speed should be lowered when operating under
adverse turf conditions (i.e. fenced areas, hills, or slopes).
MOVE: Be sure the tine engagement control is in the up position (tines
out of the ground) and engage the wheel drive by squeezing the
operators clutch bail against the handle. Transport the aerator to the
work area.
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Tines down
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ENGAGE TINES: With the aerator in the work area, release the clutch bail and push forward on the tine
engagement lever, lowering the tines into the dirt.
AERATE: Engage the operators clutch bail by pushing it forward to the handle, and start aerating.
NOTE: For maximum tine penetration apply downward pressure on the handle.
TURNING: At the end of an aerating run, release the clutch bail and lift up on the tine engagement control to lift the
tines out of the ground. Using the handle lift the front of the unit to pivot it around and line up for the next pass.
TRANSPORT: Be sure to lift the tine engagement lever (tines out of the ground) before transporting away from the
work area.
AERATING TIPS
WATER: For the best performance and maximum tine penetration, the lawn should be thoroughly watered the day
before aeration.
SLOPES: Do not operate the aerator on steep slopes. Use extreme caution when operating on any sloped
surface. For lesser sloped areas operate the unit, traversing up and down at a 45 degree angle to the slope rather
than straight across. Extended operation on steep slopes can cause engine damage.
NOTE: DO NOT release the operators clutch bail when operating on a slope. This will allow the unit to free wheel
and allow the unit to roll down the slope.
NOTE: Honda engines are equipped with a low oil sensor to prevent engine damage. When it senses a low oil
condition (i.e. unit is operating or sitting on a steep slope) the engine shuts down. The low oil condition must be
corrected before the engine can be restarted. See the engine owner’s manual for more information.
TINE PENETRATION: Maximum tine penetration is achieved by applying downward pressure on the handle during
operation.
TURNING: At the end of a pass the tines can be lifted out of the ground to turn by lifting straight up on the
operators handle.
ADJUSTING HANDLE HEIGHT
This unit is equipped with a height adjustable upper handle to allow for multiple operator heights.
TO ADJUST THE HANDLE HEIGHT:
1. Remove the lock nuts (item 50) that secure the handle, one on each side, to the lower handle mounting studs.
2. Loosen the handle mounting bolts (item 51), one on each side, (See Fig. 3) and push the handle out and away
from the lower handle mounting studs.
3. The handle is now free to rotate. Adjust the handle to the desired height. The BOTTOM handle mounting stud
corresponds with the highest handle position. The TOP handle mounting stud corresponds with the lowest handle
mounting position.
4. Completely tighten the handle mounting bolts (item 51), and replace the lock nuts (item 50) to secure the handle
in place.
FOLDING HANDLE
This unit is equipped with a folding upper handle for
easier storage. TO FOLD THE HANDLE (See Fig. 3):
1. Remove the latch pin (item 47) from the lift rod (item
(46).
2. Remove the lift rod from the lift handle (item 52) then
pivot the lift rod toward the front of the unit. Repeat
same steps on other side.
3. Slide handle lock loops (item 118) and secure on the
loop pin (item 53). Repeat same steps on other side.
Fig 3
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MAINTENANCE
PERIODIC MAINTENANCE
Periodic maintenance should be performed at the following intervals:
Maintenance Operation
Every Use (daily)
Every 25 hrs
Every 50 Hours
Inspect for loose, worn or damaged parts.
Check engine oil.
Inspect belt for wear.
Engine (See Engine Manual)
Oil chains (see lubrication).
Thoroughly clean all debris from unit and tine reel
Check tine reel nut torque. Torque to min. 100 ft.lbs.
Check gear reduction oil level
Grease bearings (see lubrication).
ENGINE MUST BE LEVEL WHEN CHECKING OR FILLING OIL
TINE REEL REMOVAL AND TINE ROW REPLACEMENT
TINE REEL REMOVAL
NOTE: Tine reel removal is only necessary to replace an entire tine row or for other major unit
maintenance. Individual tines can be replaced by following the INDIVIDUAL TINE REPLACEMENT
instructions.
1. Wait for engine to cool and disconnect spark plug.
2. Remove the top guard by removing the four nuts, two on each side that secures it to the frame.
3. Release the tension on the chain. See CHAIN TENSION ADJUSTMENT in this manual.
4. Remove the four bolts and nuts, two on each side, holding the tine reel bearings in place. BE CAREFUL the tine
reel is heavy and sharp. Take precautions to not allow it to fall when the bearing bolts are removed.
5. Lift the reel up and to the side to remove it from the drive chain.
6. See TINE ROW REPLACEMENT for instructions on maintenance.
7. To reinstall the reel follow the above steps in reverse.
8. Replace the guard and reinstall the four nuts that secure it in place.
TINE ROW REPLACEMENT
1. Wait for engine to cool and disconnect spark plug.
2. Remove the top guard by removing the four nuts, two on each side that secures it to the frame.
3. Remove the tine reel per the TINE REEL REMOVAL instructions.
4. Remove the nut at the end of the tine reel shaft that secures the tine rows in place.
5. Remove the tine rows and spacers as necessary to replace the defective part. Be sure to note the order in which
the spacers were removed for later reassembly.
6. Reassemble the tine reel in the exact order that it was disassembled.
7. Tighten the nut that secures the tine rows and spacers on the shaft. Torque the nut to a minimum of 100 ft.lbs.
Check that all of the tine rows are tight by attempting to move them by hand.
8. Reinstall the tine reel per the TINE REEL REMOVAL instructions above.
9. Reset the tension on the chain.
10. Replace the guard and reinstall the four nuts that secure it in place.
TIP: Spraying tines with a rust preventing lubricant can increase tine life and allow for easier replacement of worn
or damaged tines.
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INDIVIDUAL TINES REPLACEMENT
1. Wait for engine to cool and disconnect spark plug.
2. Loosen but do not remove the outermost nut and carriage bolt that secure the damaged or worn tine.
3. Loosen and remove the innermost nut and carriage bolt that hold the tine in the reel.
4. Use a small pry bar and push the tine plates apart slightly to slide out the tine to be replaced.
5. Slide the new tine in place and secure with the innermost nut and carriage bolt. Tighten completely.
6. Retighten the outermost nut and carriage bolt to completely secure the new tine.
7. Repeat as required to replace all damaged or worn tines.
NOTE: Tines are a normal wear item and should be inspected regularly for signs of wear or damage.
BELT AND CHAIN TENSION ADJUSTMENT
ADJUSTING BELT TENSION1. Remove the top guard (item 3) by removing the four nuts (item 87), two on each side, that secure it to the frame.
2. Locate the top of the belt idler assembly where the clutch cable (item 55) is secured in place. A properly tensioned
belt should stretch the idler spring (located next to the idler pulley) between 1/4" - 3/8" when the clutch bail (item 54) is
held in the drive position.
3. Using a 1/2" wrench loosen the two nuts that secure the cable (item 55) in place.
4. TO INCREASE belt tension adjust these two nuts so that the cable (item 55) is secured in place with an additional
1/4" of the threaded adjuster at the top of the assembly.
TO DECREASE belt tension, adjust these two nuts so that the cable (item 55) is secured in place with 1/4" less of the
threaded adjuster at the top of the assembly.
5. Replace the guard (item 3) and reinstall the four nuts (item 87) that secure it in place.
6. Run the unit to test your adjustment. Repeat as necessary to achieve proper adjustment. A properly adjusted belt
will pull the unit up a 15 degree slope when clutched without any belt slip, and will declutch and stop the unit completely
when the clutch is released.
NOTE: Never release the clutch on a slope. The unit is heavy and will free wheel down hill.
NOTE: A worn belt will not allow for proper adjustment and must be replaced.
ADJUSTING CHAIN TENSION1. Remove the top guard (item 3) by removing the four nuts (item 87), two on each side, that secure it to the frame.
2. Locate the bolt (item 31, 33) and nut (item 80) that hold each idler sprocket to the frame of the unit. One idler
sprocket sets tension on the wheel drive chain and one sets tension on the tine drive chain.
3. Loosen the bolt and nut and slide the idler sprocket (item 29) in the desired direction.
INCREASED TENSION: Slide the sprocket to the rear.
DECREASED TENSION: Slide the idler sprocket to the front.
4. Tighten the bolt and nut to secure the sprocket in place.
5. Replace the guard and reinstall the four nuts that secure it in place.
NOTE: Over tensioning the chain will cause premature chain and sprocket wear. DO NOT OVER TENSION THE
CHAIN. A properly tensioned chain will have slack of 1/4"-3/8" when moved by hand.
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DRIVE BELT REPLACEMENT
1. Wait for engine to cool and disconnect spark plug.
2. Remove the top guard by removing the four nuts, two on each side, that secure it to the frame.
3. Slide the belt off of the engine drive pulley, and off of the jackshaft drive pulley.
4. Continue sliding the belt along the jackshaft to the right jackshaft bearing away from the pulley and sprockets.
5. Using a 9/16" wrench, remove the two bolts and nuts that hold the jackshaft bearing in place.
6. Carefully lift the jackshaft up until the belt can be slid out underneath the bearing.
7. Slide the new belt in place over the jackshaft.
8. Replace and tighten the bolts and nuts holding the jackshaft bearing in place. Be sure that the jackshaft is
aligned straight across between both bearings.
9. Slide the belt along the jackshaft and over both engine and jackshaft pulleys. Be sure the idler pulley is
positioned on the flat side of the belt.
10. Check proper belt tension. See BELT TENSION ADJUSTMENT in this manual.
CHAIN REPLACEMENT
NOTE: This procedure will work to change the wheel drive chain or the tine drive chain.
1. Wait for engine to cool and disconnect spark plug.
2. Remove the top guard by removing the four nuts, two on each side, that secure it to the frame.
3. Roll the unit until the master link of the chain that you want to replace is exposed near the jackshaft sprocket.
4. Release the tension on the chain. See CHAIN TENSION ADJUSTMENT in this manual.
5. Using a screwdriver or similar device, remove the spring clip that secures the master link in the chain.
6. With the master link removed unwind the chain from the two sprockets that it connects.
7. Carefully string the replacement chain around the same two sprockets and reconnect it with the new master
link provided with your replacement chain.
8. Re set the tension on the chain.
9. Replace the guard and reinstall the four nuts that secure it in place.
LUBRICATION
BEARINGS1. Remove the top guard by removing the four nuts, two on each side, that secure it to the frame. NOTE: Guard
must be removed to lubricate the jackshaft bearings only. All other bearings can be lubed without removing the
guard.
2. Lubricate all 6 bearings using a pressurized grease gun with standard lithium based grease.
3. Wipe any excess grease off of all bearings and fittings after each lubrication.
4. Replace the guard and reinstall the four screws that secure it in place.
CHAINS1. Remove the top guard by removing the four nuts, two on each side, that secure it to the frame.
2. Apply a light coat of No. 30 Oil or a penetrating chain lubricant to keep the chain clean and in good running
order.
3. Replace the guard and reinstall the four screws that secure it in place.
NOTE: If machine is cleaned with a pressure washer the chains and bearings should be lubricated after each
cleaning.
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Troubleshooting
P roblem
E ngine w ill not start.
P ossible C ause
S top sw itch off (H onda only). T hrottle in off
position. E ngine not in full chok e position. O ut
of gasoline. B ad or old gasoline. S park plug
w ire disconnected. D irty air cleaner. E ngine oil
level too low (H onda only).
S olution
C heck stop sw itches, throttle, chok e
position and gasoline. C onnect spark
plug w ire. C lean or replace air cleaner.
O r contact a qualified service person.
C heck and fill engine oil.
A bnorm al vibration.
D am aged or m issing tines. Loose handle
bolts. Loose engine bolts.
E ngine is m ak ing loud
noise or squealing
E ngine stalls or labors
w hen aerating
G ear reduction oil level is low
W ork ing on too steep of a slope. N ot enough
oil in the engine.
E ngine is lock ed, w ill not
pull over.
D ebris lock ed against reel, or drive pulleys.
E ngine problem .
S top w ork im m ediately. R eplace any
dam aged or m issing tines. T ighten all
loose bolts and nuts.
C heck and add oil according to engine
ow ner'
s m anual
W ork at 45 degrees to the slope m oving
up and dow n instead of of across. C heck
and add engine oil.
P ull spark plug w ire and rem ove debris.
C ontract an engine servicing dealer for
engine problem s.
S ee m aintenance on pg. 12 of this
m anual. C ontact a qualified servicing
dealer.
U nit does not m ove w hen B elt drive out of adjustm ent. W orn drive belt.
clutch is engaged.
Loose or dam aged chain or sprock ets. Loose
or dam aged pulleys. D am aged or brok en
clutch cable.
When servicing the engine refer to specific manufacturers engine owner'
s manual. All engine warranty is covered by
the specific engine manufacturer. If your engine requires warranty or other repair work contact your local servicing
engine dealer. When contacting a dealer for service it is a good idea to have your engine model number available
for reference (See table page pg. 3). If you cannot locate a servicing dealer in your area you can contact the
manufacturers national service organization.
To contact:
American Honda: 800-426-7701
Briggs & Stratton: 800-233-3723
WARRANTY CLAIM PROCEDURE
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Should a BILLY GOAT machine fail due to a defect in material and/or workmanship, the owner should make a
warranty claim as follows:
• The machine must be taken to the dealer from whom it was purchased or to an authorized Servicing BILLY
GOAT Dealer.
•
The owner must present the remaining half of the Warranty Registration Card, or, if this is not available, the
invoice or receipt.
•
The Warranty Claim will be completed by the authorized BILLY GOAT Dealer and submitted to their
respective BILLY GOAT Distributor for their territory Attention: Service Manager. Any parts replaced under
warranty must be tagged and retained for 90 days. The model number and serial number of the unit must
be stated in the Warranty Claim.
•
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PARTS DRAWING AE
PARTS LIST
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PARTS LIST AE
ITEM
NO.
DESCRIPTION
AE400H
Part No.
QTY
AE450
Part No.
ITEM
QTY
NO.
DESCRIPTION
AE400H
Part No.
QTY
AE450
Part No.
QTY
2
WATER TANK 5.5 GAL
360238
1
360238
1
84
LABEL LIFT HERE
360187
4
360187
4
3
GUARD DRIVE COVER
360280
1
360291
1
85
LABEL WARNING WEIGHT
360188
2
360188
2
9
WASHER 5/16 FENDER
8172020
3
8172020
3
86
FRAME REAR WA
360267
1
360267
1
16
NUT LOCK 3/8-16
8160003
4
8160003
4
87
NUT FLANGE 1/4-20
900453
4
900453
4
34
TUBE FRONT BUMPER
360254
1
360254
1
88
WHEEL SPACER AE
360275
2
360275
2
35
BOLT SHOULDER 3/4 x 2.5
360146
2
360146
2
89
LOCKNUT #10-24
8164005
1
8164005
1
36
NUT LOCK 5/8-11 THIN
8161046
2
8161046
2
91
TIRE & WHEEL 8"
360261
2
360261
2
37
BUSHING PIVOT
360183
4
360183
4
92
BOLT SHOULDER 3/8 x 1/2"
830528
6
830528
6
38
BOLT CARRIAGE 3/8-16 x 1.75"
8024061
4
8024061
4
93
BOLT SHOULDER 3/8 x 1"
360152
2
360152
2
39
TUBE SPACER
830526-P
2
830526-P
2
95
BOLT SHOULDER 3/8 x 2"
360153
2
360153
2
40
BRACKET LIFT LINK
360246
2
360246
2
96
WASHER 1/2" SAE ZP
8172011
2
8172011
2
41
LINK LIFT RIGHT
360276
1
360276
1
97
BUSHING SHOULDER NYLON 3/8 ID
360175
8
360175
8
42
LINK LIFT LEFT
360277
1
360277
1
98
NUT LOCK 1/4x 20 THIN
8160001
1
8160001
1
43
WASHER FLAT 3/8 SAE
8172009
14
8172009
14
99
SCREW CAP 1/4 - 20 x 1 1/2"
8041009
1
8041009
1
45
SPRING EXTENSION
360154
2
360154
2
100
HARNESS WIRE AE
360199
1
360199
1
46
ROD LIFT
360271
2
360271
2
101
BRACKET MOUNT SWITCH
430141
1
430141
1
47
LYNCH PIN 3/16"
520004
2
520004
2
102
SWITCH ON-OFF
500281
1
500281
1
48
HANDLE UPPER AE
360239
1
360239
1
103
NUT - PAL 3/8
360218
2
360218
2
50
NUT LOCK 5/16-18
8160002
18
8160002
18
104
GRIP LEVER
500181
4
500181
4
51
CARRIAGE BOLT 5/16-18X1.50
8024042
2
8024042
2
105
NUT LOCK 5/16 -18 THIN
8161041
6
8161041
6
52
HANDLE LIFT
360167
1
360167
1
107
PLASTIC LANYARD
360243
3
360243
3
53
CLEVIS PIN 3/8" X 1.625
520119
2
520119
2
109
CAP WATER TANK
360256
1
360256
1
54
BAIL CLUTCH
360217
1
360217
1
110
SCREW SELF TAP 1/4-20 x 5/8"
430361
1
430361
1
55
CABLE CLUTCH ASSY
360119
1
360119
1
111
WASHER - EXTENSION
810652
2
810652
2
56
SCREWCAP #10 - 24 X 0.625
8059135
1
8059135
1
112
57
WASHER #10 SAE FLAT
8172005
2
8172005
2
113
PLUG DRAIN 1"
360293
1
360293
1
58
RUBBER BUMPER 5/16" STUD
360263
2
360263
2
114
GUARD PLUG AE
360292
1
360292
1
68
TY-WRAP
900407
10
900407
10
116
PLUG CAP 1" TUBE
890132
2
890132
2
72
CARRIAGE BOLT 5/16-18X1.75
8024043
2
8024043
2
117
RETAINER 3/8"
360279
2
360279
2
76
WASHER 1/4 FLAT CUT
8171002
9
8171002
9
118
LOOP FOLDING HANDLE
350138
2
350138
2
79
LABEL TANK INSTRUCTIONS AE
360262
1
360262
1
122
SCREWCAP 5/16-18 x 3/4
8041026
4
8041026
4
80
NUT LOCK 1/2 - 13 THIN HGT
8161044
2
8161044
2
123
BOLT SHOULDER 3/8 x 1 1/4"
360284
2
360284
2
82
HANDLE LOWER RIGHT WA
360270
1
360270
1
124
LABEL BILLY GOAT OVAL
360274
1
360274
1
83
HANDLE LOWER LEFT WA
360269
1
360269
1
125
LABEL BILLY GOAT CIRCLE
430303
1
430303
1
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PARTS LIST AE
ITEM
NO.
DESCRIPTION
AE400H
Part No.
QTY
AE450
Part No.
QTY
ITEM
NO.
DESCRIPTION
AE400H
Part No.
QTY
AE450
Part No.
QTY
1
FRAME ASSEMBLY
360273
1
360273
1
44
SCREWCAP 3/8 -16 x1
8041050
2
8041050
2
4
BEARING 3/4" PILLOWBLOCK
350133
4
350133
4
49
FLAT WASHER 1/2"
8171006
4
8171006
4
5
SCREWCAP 3/8-16 x 1 1/2
8041052
12
8041052
12
50
NUT LOCK 5/16-18
8160002
55
8160002
55
6
FRONT AXLE 3/4"
360259
1
360259
1
55
CABLE CLUTCH ASSY
360119
1
360119
1
7
KEY SQUARE 3/16 x 3/16 x 1.25
9201080
3
9201080
3
59
SPACER TINE SPROCKET END
360108
1
360108
1
8
WHEEL 10.5" SEMI PN. W3/4" KEYED HUB
360157
2
360157
2
60
PULLEY ENGINE
360117
1
360117
1
9
FENDER WASHER 5/16"
8172020
3
8172020
3
61
SPROCKET 42 T
360106
1
360106
1
10
WASHER LOCK 5/16 TWISTED TOOTH
430298
2
430298
2
62
SPACER - TINE SPROCKET 1.468
360272
3
360272
3
11
SCREWCAP 5/16-18 x 1"
8041028
2
8041028
2
63
SCREWCAP 5/16-18 x 2.50"
8041034
3
8041034
3
12
GUARD DIFFERENTIAL AE
360248
1
360248
1
64
TINE PLATE
360101
8
360101
8
13
SCREWSELF TAP 1/4 x 1/2"
8122080
2
8122080
2
65
TINE
360100
24
360100
24
14
JACKSHAFT AERATOR
360253
1
360253
1
66
SPACER - NUT RIGHT END
360266
1
360266
1
15
BEARING 1" PILLOWBLOCK
810700
2
810700
2
67
SPACER - BETWEEN TINE ASSEMBLIES
360265
3
360265
3
16
NUT LOCK 3/8-16
8160003
16
8160003
16
69
HEAVY WASHER TINE ASSY
830113
1
830113
1
17
COILED PIN 1/4" - 2.25" LONG
360257
5
360257
5
70
WASHER LOCK 7/8" INTERNAL
350154
1
350154
1
18
PULLEY 8" x 1" BORE W/ HOLE
360237
1
360237
1
71
NUT JAM7/8 -14 (Torque 100 ft.lbs)
350155
1
350155
1
19
SPOCKET 16Tx 1" BORE
360260
2
360260
2
72
CARRIAGE BOLT 5/16-18X1.75
8024043
48
8024043
48
20
BELT 4L x 43" POWER RATED
360120
1
360120
1
73
SHAFT TINE DRIVE
360102
1
360102
1
21
CHAIN #40 x 94 PITCH O-RING (WHEEL)
360115
1
360115
1
74
SCREWCAP 5/16 - 18 x 1.5"
8041030
4
8041030
4
9 OR 10
22
CHAIN #40 x 76 PITCH O-RING (TINE)
360114
1
360114
1
75
WASHER FLAT CUT 5/16
8171003
9 OR 10
8171003
23
PULLEY IDLER 4.5"
500270
1
500270
1
77
LABEL HOT ENGINE
400268
1
400268
1
24
ARMIDLER WA
510199
1
510199
1
78
LABEL DANGER GUARD
900327
2
900327
2
25
BRACKET MOUNT IDLER
360121
1
360121
1
80
NUT LOCK 1/2 -13 THIN
8161044
2
8161044
2
26
BELT FINGER FRONT AE
360219
1
360219
1
81
SPACER BEARING/SPROCKET 0.375 THK
360109
1
360109
1
90
ENGINE
360278
1
360127
1
BOLT SHOULDER 1/2 x 1
500114
1
500114
1
94
LOCKNUT 3/8" - 16 THIN HGT
8161042
1
8161042
1
4 OR 5
27
28
29
SPROCKET IDLER 17T x 5/8" BORE
360116
2
360116
2
106
WASHER 1.062" ID X 1.75 OD
8172021
4 OR 5
8172021
30
SPACER SPROCKET IDLER 2.5"
360123
1
360123
1
108
CHAIN MASTER LINK
360205
2
360205
2
31
SCREWCAP 1/2 - 13 x 4
8041106
1
8041106
1
115
SPROCKET 35 TOOTH
360252
1
360252
1
32
SPACER SPROCKET IDLER 1.175"
360124
1
360124
1
119
SPACER - TINE PLATES
360105
4
360105
4
33
SCREWCAP 1/2 - 13 x 3"
8041102
1
8041102
1
120
TINE ASSY (INCLUDES 50,64,65,72,&119)
360197
1
360197
1
43
WASHER FLAT 3/8 SAE
8172009
12
8172009
12
121
RUBBER PAD 1/8" TK X 1/2" W
350310
1
350310
1
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