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FORCE BLOWER 18 Owner’s Manual
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BILLY GOAT FORCE BLOWER
F1801V
Owner's Manual
Accessories
Part No 440179
HOLD DOWN KIT
To secure blower for
transportation on
trailer floors.
PARKING BRAKE
Effective and Easy to
use to prevent blower
from rolling.
P/N 440120
P/N 440140
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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
16
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SERIAL PLATE DATA
Record the model number, serial number, date of
purchase, and where purchased.
Purchase Date:
Purchased From:
Specifications
F1801V
Engine: HP
18 HP (13.42kW)
Engine: Model
3564420224E9
Engine: Type
B & S VANGUARD
Engine: Fuel Capacity
9 qt. (8.52L)
Engine: Oil Capacity
1.75 qt. (1.66L)
Total Unit Weight:
179 # (81.2Kg)
Overall Length:
58"(1.43m)
Overall Width
29.25” (0.74m)
Overall Height
45" (1.14m)
In compliance with 2000/14/EEC standards
117dB(a)
Sound at Operator’s ears
97dB(a)
2
Vibration at operator position
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1.2 g (11.9 m/s )
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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
117 dB
SOUND LEVEL 97 Db(a) at Operators Position
Sound tests were conducted in accordance with 2000/14/EC, as well as ISO 11094, and were performed on 12-122006 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
40.4oF (4.7oC)
6.1 mph (9.9kph)
Southwest
93.6%
30Hg (101.85kpa)
VIBRATION DATA
VIBRATION LEVEL 1.2g (11.9m/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 12-13-2006 under the conditions listed below.
General Conditions:
Temperature:
Wind Speed:
Wind Direction:
Humidity:
Barometric Pressure:
Sunny
57.2oF (14.3oC)
11.8 mph (19.1kph)
South
46.4%
30.1Hg (101.96kpa)
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. Note: See parts list for proper impeller bolt torque specifications. (See trouble shooting section on page
13).
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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 #44 P/N890301
LABEL EAR EYE BREATHING
ITEM# 45 P/N890254
DANGER FLYING DEBRIS
ITEM # 46 P/N 810736
START
LABEL EXPLOSIVE FUEL
ITEM # 43 P/N 400268
LABEL THROTTLE CONTROL
ITEM # 42 P/N 810656
STOP
ENGINE LABELS
BRIGGS AND STRATTON VANGUARD
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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 in the parts bag.
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-440179, Declaration of Conformity P/N-440022, Handle
Hardware-Items #10(washer 8171003), #11(locknut 8160002), #36(cap screw 8041032), #74 (Ty-wrap
900407).
Boxing Parts Checklist
Handle Upper Assembly
Item #30 P/N-440035
Parts Bag & Literature Assy
P/N-440166
B & S Vanguard 18 hp
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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 throttle control and Aim-and-Shoot TM will be attached
to the throttle arm on the engine and wrapped around the
engine for shipping. Unwrap and secure throttle control
(item #31) to upper handle with screws (item #17).
Screws will already be mounted in handle, simply remove
and use to mount the throttle control securing the cable
with two Ty-wraps.
The hardware for attaching the upper handle to the lower
is in the parts bag. Install upper handle (item 30), to
preassembled lower handle (item 28) by sliding the upper
over and down the outside of the lower handle. Using bolt
(item #36), 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.
Two ½” open ended wrenches
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One 3/8 open ended wrench
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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 side of 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 unit 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-and-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 front 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 Aim-NShootTM.
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.
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 (11) bolts and nuts, items #13 & #14, around outside of front
cover.
3. Remove impeller bolt (item #35), lock washer (item #27) and washer (item #34).
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, obtain a 3/4-16x3” (Billy Goat part #440192) or longer bolt. Thread bolt by
hand into nut until bolt rests against the shaft. Tighten the bolt slowly, which will pull the impeller away from
the shaft, remove impeller from shaft. 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.
Front Tires - 24 Psi (165 kPa).
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.
Solution
· Check im peller and replace if required.
· Loose engine.
· 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.
· Engine problem .
· Debris stuck around cone
· Cone adjustm ent knob too tight
· Adaptor m ount nut (item 38) too
tight
· Clean debis
· Apply silicone based lubricant to
pivot points
· Loosen knob
· Loosen nut
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:
Briggs and Stratton: 800-223-3723
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
IT E M N O . D E S C R IP T IO N
1
E N G IN E 1 8 V A N G U A R D
2
B A S E E N G IN E W A
3
S P A C E R R IN G E N G IN E
4
P L A T E R E IN F O R C E H O U S IN G
5
H O U S IN G F R O N T M O L D E D
6
H O U S IN G B A C K M O L D E D
7
W A S H E R L O C K 3 /8 T W IS T E D T O O T H
8
S C R E W C A P 3 /8 -1 6 X 1 1 /2 Z P
9
ROD HAND STOP
10
W A S H E R 5 /1 6 F L A T W A S H E R Z /P
11
N Y L O N IN S E R T L O C K N U T 5 /1 6 -1 8
12
S C R E W C A P 5 /1 6 -1 8 X 1 .7 5 Z P
13
S C R E W C A P 1 /4 -2 0 x 1 1 /2
14
N U T F L A N G E 1 /4 -2 0
15
W H E E L & T IR E 1 3 " X 5 " P N E U M A T IC
16
R IN G R E T A IN IN G 3 /4
17
S C R E W S M 1 /4 x 1 D R IL L P T .
18
W H E E L A S S Y 1 0 " P N E U M A T IC
19
SPACER FRO NT AXLE
20
SPACER LH W HEEL
21
SPACER RH W HEEL
22
S C R E W C A P 1 /2 -1 3 x 7 "
23
W A S H E R F L A T 1 /2 " S A E
24
W A S H E R W /B O L T W A
25
K N O B 3 /8 -1 6 S O L ID H U B
26
W A S H E R 2 .2 5 O D x .5 1 5 ID x .1 3 4 Z P
27
W A S H E R L O C K 3 /8 S /T M E D
28
H AN D LE LO W ER
29
N Y L O N IN S E R T L O C K N U T 1 /2 -1 3
30
H AN D LE U PPER
31
C O N TR O L THR O TTLE
32
C ABLE THR O TTLE C O N TRO L
33
N U T L O C K 3 /8 -1 6 L T W T T H IN Z P
34
W A S H E R 1 .5 O .D .X 0 .4 5 3 X 0 .5
35
S C R E W C A P 3 /8 - 2 4 X 4 1 /2 " G R . 8 ( 5 0 f t. lb s )
36
S C R E W C A P 5 /1 6 "-1 8 X 2 " Z P
37
D IR E C T O R C O N E 6 "
38
N U T L O C K 1 /4 " - 2 0 H E X Z P
39
S C R E W S M # 1 0 -2 4 X 1 /2 " D R IL L P O IN T
40
IM P E L L E R A S S E M B L Y 1 7 "
41
G R IL L F R O N T B L O W E R
42
LABEL TH RO TTLE CO NTRO L
43
L A B E L H O T E N G IN E
44
LABEL READ
45
L A B E L E A R E Y E B R E A T H IN G
46
L A B E L D A N G E R F L Y IN G D E B R IS
47
G R IP 1 -1 /4 " ID x 1 3 "
48
LABEL FO R C E
49
H AN D LE ASSY U PPER
50
K E Y 1 /4 " S Q X 2 .2 5
51
G U A R D M A N IF O L D
52
G U AR D M UFFLER
53
W A S H E R F L A T 1 /4
54
H A N D L E D IV E R T E R F O R C E
55
P IN L A T C H D IV E R T E R
56
S P R IN G C O M P R E S S IO N 0 .2 8 1 X 0 .8 8
57
R IN G R E T A IN IN G .1 2 2 D IA
58
S A D D L E U P P E R D IV E R T E R
59
P L A T E L O C K D IV E R T E R
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6
6
6
6
6
6
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6
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S A D D L E L O W E R D IV E R T E R
S C R E W P L A S T IT E # 1 0 -1 4 X 1 "
P IN P IV O T D IV E R T E R C O N T R O L
R IN G R E T A IN IN G 5 /1 6
C A B LE A S S Y
D IV E R T E R P IV O T A D A P T O R
S P R IN G E X T E N S IO N 0 .3 7 5 X 3 .7 5
B R A C K E T D IV E R T E R F O R C E
P IN C L E V IS 1 /4 X 3 /4
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S C R E W T C S # 1 2 -2 4 X 5 /8 " T Y P E 1
A D A P T O R M O U N T W A
G R IP 1 - 1 /4 " ID x 9 .5 " L O N G
T Y -W R A P
S P A C E R 1 " ID X 2 " O D X 0 .8 9 0 T K
S P A C E R 1 " ID X 2 " O D X 0 .2 6 5 T K
V IB R A T IO N L A B E L
S C R E W S E L F T A P 1 /4 " - 2 0 X 5 /8 "
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F1801V
PART NUM BER
440173
440011
440174
440010
440023
440024
400502
8041052
440057
8171003
8160002
8041031
8041008
900455
440054
850230
430208
400295
440050
440052
440051
8041235
8172011
440075
811230
6 1 0 3 0 8 -P
8177012
440034
8160005
440035
440013
440178
8161042
440176
440208
8041032
440170
8160001
8122064
440110
440171
810656
400268
890301
890254
810736
440012
440172
440104
9201123
811059
811058
8171002
440119
440118
440129
440125
440115
440116
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4
4
4
4
4
4
4
4
4
4
4
4
4
9
8
8
4
8
4
4
4
4
3
4
4
4
4
4
4
4
4
4
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3
3
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