Owner`s manual | Billy Goat EX17D50012 Blower User Manual

FORCE 6 BLOWER Owner’s Manual
Patent #6,253,416 and other patents pending
F601S
BILLY GOAT FORCE BLOWER
Owner's Manual
ACCESSORIES
FRONT AIR DIRECTOR
Simple to attach, allowing air
to be directed forward.
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ABOUT THIS MANUAL
THANK YOU for purchasing a BILLY GOAT ® FORCE Blower. 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 FORCE Blower in top running order. Read this manual
carefully before assembling, operating, or servicing your equipment.
CONTENTS
SERIAL PLATE DATA AND SPECIFICATIONS
3
4-5
GENERAL SAFETY
SOUND AND VIBRATION
6
INSTRUCTION LABELS
7
PACKING CHECKLIST
8
ASSEMBLY
9
OPERATION
10-11
MAINTENANCE
12
TROUBLESHOOTING AND WARRANTY PROCEDURE
13
ILLUSTRATED PARTS LIST
14
PARTS LIST
15
MAINTENANCE RECORD
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SERIAL PLATE DATA
Record the model number, serial number, date of
purchase, and where purchased.
Purchase Date:
Purchased From:
Specifications
F601S
Engine: HP
6.0 HP (4.7kW)
Engine: Model
EX17D50012
Engine: Type
SUBARU
Engine: Fuel Capacity
3.8 qt.(3.6 L)
Engine: Oil Capacity
0.63 qt.(0.60 L)
Total Unit Weight:
76# (34.5 kg)
Overall Length:
43.5"(1.1m)
Overall Width
22” (0.56m)
Overall Height
45" (1.14m)
In compliance with 2000/14/EEC standards
105dB(a) @3600 rpm
Sound at Operator’s ears
89dB(a) @ 3600 rpm
2
Vibration at operator position
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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
FORCE Blower.
®
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.
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 keep hands and feet away from moving or rotating parts.
ALWAYS store fuel in approved safety containers.
WARNING: Important
Do not run this machine without director cone attached or with improper air director cone.
DO NOT run this machine with a cracked or damaged impeller under any circumstances.
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SOUND
SOUND LEVEL 89 Db(a) at Operators Position
Sound tests were conducted in accordance with 2000/14/EC, as well as ISO 11094, and were performed on 8-32007 under the conditions listed below.
Sound power level listed is the highest value for any model covered in this manual. Please refer to serial plate on
the unit for the sound power level for your model.
General Conditions:
Temperature:
Wind Speed:
Wind Direction:
Humidity:
Barometric Pressure:
Sunny
87.8oF (31.1oC)
1.8 mph (2.8kph)
East South east
61.5%
30.1Hg (101.98kpa)
VIBRATION DATA
VIBRATION LEVEL 1.02g (10.1m/s2)
Vibration levels at the operator’s handles were measured in the vertical, lateral and longitudinal directions using
calibrated vibration test equipment. Tests were performed on 9-20-07 under the conditions listed below.
General Conditions:
Temperature:
Wind Speed:
Wind Direction:
Humidity:
Barometric Pressure:
Sunny
86.5oF (30.3oC)
8 mph (13 kph)
South Southwest
49.8%
30.1Hg (101.94kpa)
INTENDED USE
This machine is designed for cleaning outdoor surfaces, where the debris can be effectively blown into a
consolidated area for convenient pickup and removal.
DO NOT OPERATE IF EXCESSIVE VIBRATION OCCURS. If excessive vibration occurs,
shut engine off immediately and check for damaged or worn impeller, loose impeller bolt, loose
impeller key, loose engine or debris stuck in fan or housing. To remove debris from impeller see
the trouble shooting section on page 13. Note: See parts list for proper impeller bolt torque
specifications.
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INSTRUCTION LABELS
The labels shown below were installed on your BILLY GOAT ® FORCE Blower. If any labels are damaged or
missing, replace them before operating this equipment. Item numbers from the Illustrated Parts List and part
numbers are provided for convenience in ordering replacement labels. The correct position for each label may be
determined by referring to the Figure and Item numbers shown.
LABEL READ OWNERS MANUAL
ITEM #35 P/N890301
LABEL EAR EYE BREATHING
ITEM#36 P/N890254
DANGER FLYING DEBRIS
ITEM # 37 P/N 810736
LABEL EXPLOSIVE FUEL
ITEM # 34 P/N 400268
ENGINE LABELS
SUBARU
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PACKING CHECKLIST
These items should be included in your carton. If any of these parts are missing, contact your dealer.
Your BILLY GOAT ® FORCE Blower was shipped in one carton, completely assembled except for the Upper Handle
Assembly and Front Diverter. Mounting hardware for the Upper Handle Assembly can be found on the lower
handle.
READ all safety instructions before assembling unit.
TAKE CAUTION when removing the unit from the box the Handle Assembly is attached to the
unit by cables.
PUT OIL IN ENGINE BEFORE STARTING
PARTS BAG &
LITERATURE ASSY
Warranty card P/N- 400972, Owner’s Manual P/N-441161, Declaration of Conformity P/N-440022
Boxing Parts Checklist
Handle Upper Assembly
Item #24 P/N-441157
Parts Bag & Literature Assy
P/N-441160
Subaru 6
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ASSEMBLY
1.Follow the steps in figures A and B, then securely tighten all hardware shown.
2.Connect spark plug wire.
Figure A
Figure B
The hardware for attaching the upper handle to the lower
can be found on the lower handle. Install upper handle
(item 24), to preassembled lower handles (item 25 & 26)
by sliding the upper over and down the inside of the lower
handle. Using bolt (item #12), washers (item #10) & lock
nut (item #11) to install upper handle to lower handle.
Finish installing the other side of the upper handle
assembly using screw and lock nut provided. The Aimand-Shoot TM is not attached, you will need to unroll the
cable and attach the ball end to the lever and seat the
cable end into the hole on the saddle clamp, with the
cable running through the slot. To keep the cable from
being damaged use three ty-wraps (item 61) to secure it
to the handle, as shown making sure that the cable is not
rubbing against the tire.
Attach the front tire using the hardware located on the
front wheel bracket. Use a block to raise the front end of
the unit off the ground. Insert the wheel spacer (item 17)
into the wheel and place in between the bracket. Finally
insert the bolt (item 20) through the bracket, wheel, and
spacer and secure with the nut (item 27)
Two ½” open ended wrenches
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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.
FUEL VALVE: Move fuel valve to "ON" position (when provided on engine).
STOP SWITCH: Located on the engine. "ON" position.
CHOKE: Operated with choke lever on engine.
THROTTLE: Controlled by throttle lever on the handle. Move remote throttle control to fast position. Pull starting
rope to start engine.
ENGINE SPEED: Under normal conditions, operate at minimum throttle to accomplish your current cleaning task.
IF YOUR UNIT FAILS TO START:
See Troubleshooting on page 13.
HANDLING & TRANSPORTING:
Using two people to lift machine is recommended. Lift holding the handle and handle brace. Secure in place during
transportation. See series specifications on page 3 for unit weight.
Do not use the front grill as an anchor point when securing the unit for transport.
Never lift the machine while the engine is running.
BLOWING OPERATION
Your Billy Goat Force blower is equipped with an air director cone and the patented Aim-N-Shoot TM control lever to
allow the operator to direct the air stream up or down as required to assist in moving debris. This feature is
extremely useful when debris has piled up to the point that it cannot be blown any farther. The air stream can be
directed upward to blow the top of the debris pile over and allow the operator to continue moving more debris
farther.
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ADJUSTING AIR DIRECTOR
To adjust air direction, squeeze Aim-N-ShootTM control lever. When you want to blow debris at the same angle for an
extended period, choose a suitable position and use the finger controlled push button lock to lock the cone in position.
For operations that do not require the use of the Aim-N-ShootTM feature the manual adjustment knob, pictured below, can
be used to permanently lock the cone into position. NOTE: be sure to release the knob when returning to using the AimN-ShootTM.
DO NOT position director cone to where it will blow debris towards people, vehicles or other objects in vicinity. Flying
debris may damage, harm, or cause injury to people or objects in air flow range.
Manual Adjustment
knob
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MAINTENANCE
PERIODIC MAINTENANCE
Periodic maintenance should be performed at the following intervals:
Maintenance Operation
Inspect for worn or damaged parts.
Every
Use
Daily or Every
5 Hours
Every 25
Hours
Every 50
Hours
Every
100-150
Hours
z
z
Check for excessive vibration
z
Inspect Impeller for cracks or damage
z
Inspect for loose parts.
IMPELLER REMOVAL
1. Wait for engine to cool and disconnect spark plug.
2. Remove housing front cover, by removing (10) screws, around outside of front cover and the exhaust knob
(22) and nut(14).
3. Remove impeller bolt (item #29), lock washer (item #7) and washer (item #28).
4. DO NOT pry on impeller. Pull on center hub area only of impeller. If impeller slides off freely, proceed to
(step 6).
5. If the impeller does not loosen, use a pry bar against the back of the hub and the plate and apply pressure
to separate the impeller from the shaft. DO NOT use the pry bar to apply pressure to any plastic part such
as the impeller or the main housing. Using a penetrating oil can help loosen a stuck impeller.
6. Reinstall new impeller in reverse order of removal.
7. Tighten impeller bolt. Torque impeller bolt (see parts list on page 15 for proper impeller bolt torque
specifications).
TIRE AIR PRESSURE
Check at regular intervals and maintain.
Rear Tires - 20 Psi (137 kPa).
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.
Fuel stabilizer (such as Sta-Bil TM) is an acceptable alternative for minimizing the formation of gum
deposits during storage. Add stabilizer to gasoline in storage container or fuel tank. Follow
stabilizer manufacturer’s instructions to determine proper mix ratio. Run engine at least 10
minutes after adding stabilizer to allow it to reach carburetor.
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TROUBLESHOOTING
Problem
Abnorm al vibration.
Engine will not start.
Engine is locked, will not pull
over.
TM
lever sticking
Aim -N-Shoot
Possible Cause
· Loose or out of balance im peller.
· Debris in im peller.
· Loose engine.
Solution
· Check im peller and replace if required.
· Clear debris with com pressed air or a
backpack blower (see below pictures).*
· Check engine.
· Engine not in full choke position.
· Out of gasoline or bad, old gasoline.
· Check choke position.
· Check gasoline.
· Spark Plug wire disconnected.
· Gas valve off.
· Dirty air cleaner.
· Connect spark plug wire.
· Turn on gas valve.
· Clean or replace air cleaner. Contact a
qualified service person.
· Contact an engine servicing dealer for
engine problem s.
· Clean debis
· Apply silicone based lubricant to
pivot points
· Loosen m anual adjustm ent knob
· Loosen nut
· Engine problem .
· Debris stuck around cone
· Cone adjustm ent knob too tight
· Adaptor m ount nut (item 43) too
tight
*Using compressed air, or a Backpack blower, you
can loosen or free debris easily from the impeller and
housing, which can cause wear and tear on the
machine. You can manually remove debris by taking
off the front housing. Note: Always disconnect the
sparkplug when servicing.
When servicing engine refer to specific manufacturers engine owner's manual. 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 3). If
you cannot locate a servicing dealer in your area you can contact the manufacturers national service organization.
To reach:
Subaru America: 800-277-6246
WARRANTY CLAIM PROCEDURE
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.
•
The distributor service manager will sign off on the claim and submit it to BILLY GOAT for consideration.
•
The Technical Service Department at BILLY GOAT will study the claim and may request parts to be returned for
examination. BILLY GOAT will notify their conclusions to the distributor service manager from whom the claim was
received.
•
The decision by the Technical Service Department at BILLY GOAT to approve or reject a Warranty Claim is final and
binding.
For online product registration go to www.billygoat.com
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ILLUSTRATED PARTS LIST
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PARTS LIST
ITEM NO. DESCRIPTION
ENGINE 6 HP HORZ SUBARU
2
BASE ENGINE WA
3
SCREW PLASTITE #8-16 X 3/4" HWH
4
PLATE REINFORCE HOUSING
5
HOUSING FRONT MOLDED
6
HOUSING BACK MOLDED
7
WASHER LOCK 5/16 ST MED
8
SCREW CAP 5/16-24 X 1" GR. 5 ZP
9
ROD HAND STOP
10
WASHER 5/16 FLATWASHER Z/P
11
NYLON INSERT LOCKNUT 5/16-18
12
SCREWCAP 5/16-18 X 1.75 ZP
13
SCREW PLASTITE 1/4-10 X 3/4 HWH
14
NUT LOCK 5/16-18 LT WT TH ZP
15
RING RETAINING 3/4
16
WHEEL 8" X 0.5
17
SPACER FRONT AXLE
18
WHEEL ASSY 10"
19
FRONT WHEEL BRACKET
20
SCREWCAP 3/8-16 X 3 3/4 HCS ZP
21
WASHER W/BOLT WA
22
KNOB 5/16-18 X 5/8 FLUTED
23
WASHER EXTENSION
24
HANDLE UPPER
25
HANDLE LOWER LH
26
HANDLE LOWER RH
27
NUT LOCK 3/8-16 LT WT THIN ZP
28
WASHER 1.125 OD X 0.344 ID X 10 GA.
29
SCREWCAP 5/16-24 X 1 1/2 GR 8 17-22 Ft. lbs. (23-30 N.m.)
30
DIRECTOR CONE 3.5"
31
SCREWCAP 5/16-18 X 2 1/2
32
IMPELLER ASSEMBLY 17"
33
LABEL LOGO ARCH
34
LABEL HOT ENGINE
35
LABEL READ
36
LABEL EAR EYE BREATHING
37
LABEL DANGER FLYING DEBRIS
38
GRIP 1" ID x 13"
39
LABEL LOGO SMALL FRAME
40
Key 3/16" SQ x 1 3/4
43
NUT LOCK 1/4"-20 HEX ZP
44
HANDLE DIVERTER FORCE
45
PIN LATCH DIVERTER
46
SPRING COMPRESSION 0.281 X 0.88
47
RING RETAINING .122 DIA
48
SADDLE UPPER DIVERTER
49
PLATE LOCK DIVERTER
50
SCREW PLASTITE #6-19 X 5/8"
51
SADDLE LOWER DIVERTER
52
SCREW PLASTITE #10-14 X 1"
53
PIN PIVOT DIVERTER CONTROL
54
RING RETAINING 5/16
55
CABLE ASSY
56
DIVERTER PIVOT ADAPTOR
57
SPRING EXTENSION 0.375 X 3.75
58
PIN CLEVIS 1/4 X 3/4
59
.051 X 3/4" HITCH PIN CLIP
60
ADAPTOR MOUNT WA
61
TY-WRAP
62
VIBRATION LABEL
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350307
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1
441155
10
441102
2
441101-1-S
1
441101-2
1
8177011
5
400164
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441154
1
8171003
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8160002
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8041031
2
840082
6
8161041
1
850230
2
441123
1
441162
1
400295
2
441122
1
8041061
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441156
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400339
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810652
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441157-S
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441158
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441159
1
8161042
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441150
1
830135
1
441120-01
1
8041034
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441202-S
1
441153
1
400268
1
890301
1
890254
1
810736
1
400570
2
441152
1
9201084
1
8160001
1
440119
1
440118
1
440129
1
440125
1
440115
1
440116
1
440132
2
440114
1
440126
2
440123
1
430327
1
441163
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440121
1
440130
1
440124
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440193
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440122
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900407
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