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FORCE BLOWER Owner’s Manual
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BILLY GOAT FORCE BLOWER
Owner's Manual
Accessories
Part No 440021
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
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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
GENERAL SAFETY
3
4-5
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
F900S
F900H
Engine: HP
9.0 HP (6.6kW)
9.0 HP (6.6kW)
13.0 HP (9.6kW)
Engine: Model
EX270D50021
GX270K1QA2
GX390K1QAA2
Engine: Type
SUBARU OHC
HONDA OHV
HONDA OHV
Engine: Fuel Capacity
6.4 qt. (6.1L)
6.3 qt. (6.0L)
6.5 qt. (6.1L)
Engine: Oil Capacity
1.05 qt. (1.0L)
1.16 qt. (1.1L)
1.16 qt. (1.1L)
Total Unit Weight:
138 # (62.6Kg)
143 # (64.8Kg)
160 # (72.6Kg)
58"(1.43m)
58"(1.43m)
58"(1.43m)
Overall Width
29.25” (0.74m)
29.25” (0.74m)
28" (0.71m)
Overall Height
45" (1.14m)
45" (1.14m)
45" (1.14m)
In compliance with 2000/14/EEC standards
107dB(a) @3340 rpm
109dB(a) @ 3660 rpm
110dB(a) @ 3640 rpm
Sound at Operator’s ears
87dB(a) @ 3340 rpm
89dB(a) @ 3660 rpm
90dB(a) @ 3640 rpm
Overall Length:
Vibration at operator position
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F1300H
2
.96 g (9.44 m/s )
1.05 g (10.30 m/s )
3
.81 g (7.96 m/s2)
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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 90 Db(a) at Operators Position
Sound tests were conducted in accordance with 2000/14/EC, as well as ISO 11094, and were performed on 5-172006 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
o
o
79.7 F (26.5 C)
1.7 mph (2.8kph)
South Southwest
31.2%
29.9Hg (101.25kpa)
VIBRATION DATA
2
VIBRATION LEVEL 1.05g (10.30m/s )
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 5-17-2006 under the conditions listed below.
General Conditions:
Temperature:
Wind Speed:
Wind Direction:
Humidity:
Barometric Pressure:
Sunny
o
o
86.5 F (30.3 C)
2.5 mph (4.1kph)
South Southwest
56.4%
29.9Hg (101.25kpa)
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 lodged foreign objects. Note:
See parts list for proper impeller bolt torque specifications. (See trouble shooting section on page 13).
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INSTRUCTION LABELS
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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
HONDA
READ OWNER’S MANUAL BEFORE OPERATION.
LIRE LE MANUEL D UTILISATEUR AVANT USAGE.
VOR INBETRIEBNAHME UNBEDINGHT BEDIENUNGSANLEITUNG DURCHLESEN.
NO UTILIZAR SINANTES NO HABER LEIDO EL MANUAL
SUBARU
OIL ALERT
WHEN OIL LEVELLOW,
ENGINE STOPS IMMEDIATELY.
HONDA MOTOR CO. , LTD. MADE IN JAPAN
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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-440021, Declaration of Conformity P/N-440022, Handle
Hardware-Items #10, #11, and #36
Boxing Parts Checklist
Front Air Diverter
Item#38 P/N-440045
Handle Upper Assembly
Item #30 P/N-440035
Parts Bag & Literature Assy
P/N-440020
Honda 9 or 13 hp
Subaru 9 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 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.
The throttle control 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 #39). Screws will already be
mounted in handle, simply remove and use to mount the
throttle control.
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 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 F900 and F1300 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 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, first loosen knob and then position air director cone to desired angle. When the cone is at a
suitable position tighten knob to secure. 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
FRONT DIVERTER POSITIONING
The removable front diverter adapter can be slipped on to direct the air stream forward. First turn off engine, and then
simply slide diverter onto cone following guide points and twist till locked in position. This option is extremely useful for
cleaning out long cracks in pavement or for cleaning under bushes, building overhangs or along curbs.
WARNING: Unit will be hard to handle and be pushed backward by the force of the air pushing against the unit. Keep
hands on the unit at all times when using the front diverter. To reduce resistance when attaching the diverter, use a
silicone lubricant spray on the locking grooves. This should allow the diverter to slide into position with more ease.
Front diverter
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MAINTENANCE
PERIODIC MAINTENANCE
Periodic maintenance should be performed at the following intervals:
Maintenance Operation
Every
Use
Daily or Every
5 Hours
Every 25
Hours
Every 50
Hours
Every
100-150
Hours
Inspect for worn or damaged parts.
Check for excessive vibration
Inspect Impeller for cracks or damage
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 #7) 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 3/4-16x1” (25.4mm) 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.
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Fuel stabilizer (such as Sta-Bil ) 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.
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 .
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:
American Honda: 800-426-7701
Subaru America: 800-277-6246
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.
•
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
1
ENGINE 13 HP HONDA GX390
ENGINE 9 HP HONDA GX270
ENGINE 9 HP HORZ SUBARU OHC
2
BASE ENGINE W A
3
SPACER RING ENGINE
4
PLATE REINFORCE HOUSING
5
HOUSING FRONT MOLDED
6
HOUSING BACK MOLDED
7
W ASHER LOCK 3/8 TW ISTED TOOTH
W ASHER LOCK 7/16 TW ISTED TOOTH
8
SCREW CAP 3/8-16X1 1/2 ZP
9
ROD HAND STOP
10
W ASHER 5/16 FLATW ASHER Z/P
11
NYLON INSERT LOCKNUT 5/16-18
12
SCREW CAP 5/16-18 X 1.75 ZP
13
SCREW CAP 1/4-20 x 1 1/2
14
NUT FLANGE 1/4-20
15
W HEEL & TIRE 13" X 5" PNEUMATIC
16
RING RETAINING 3/4
17
SCREW SELF-TAP 5/16 NC X 3/4 HEX
18
W HEEL ASSY 10 " PNEUMATIC
19
SPACER FRONT AXLE
20
SPACER LH W HEEL
21
SPACER RH W HEEL
22
SCREW CAP 1/2-13 x 7"
23
W ASHER FLAT 1/2" SAE
24
W ASHER W /BOLT W A
25
KNOB 3/8-16 SOLID HUB
26
W ASHER 2.25 OD x .515 ID x .134 ZP
27
BRACKET HOLDER W A
28
HANDLE LOW ER
29
NYLON INSERT LOCKNUT 1/2-13
30
HANDLE UPPER
31
CONTROL THROTTLE
32
CABLE THROTTLE CONTROL
33
NUT LOCK 3/8-16 LT W T THIN ZP
34
W ASHER 1.5 O.D.X 0.45 I.D. X 0.25
35
SCREW CAP 3/8-24 X 3.5 GR. 8 50ft-lbs.
SCREW CAP 7/16-20 X 3.5 GR.8 60ft-lbs
36
SCREW CAP 5/16"-18 X 2" ZP
37
DIRECTOR CONE 5"
DIRECTOR CONE 4"
38
DIVERTOR FRONT
39
SCREW SM #10-24X1/2" DRILL POINT
40
IMPELLER ASSEMBLY 17"
41
GRILL FRONT BLOW ER
42
LABEL THROTTLE CONTROL
43
LABEL HOT ENGINE
44
LABEL READ
45
LABEL EAR EYE BREATHING
46
LABEL DANGER FLYING DEBRIS
47
GRIP 1-1/4" ID x 13"
48
LABEL FORCE
49
HANDLE ASSY UPPER
50
Key 1/4" SQ x 2.25
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F1300H
F900H
F900S
PART NUMBER QTY. PART NUMBER QTY. PART NUMBER QTY.
440018
1
430287
1
430413
1
440011
1
440011
1
440011
1
440009
1
440009
1
440009
1
440010
2
440010
2
440010
2
440023
1
440023
1
440023
1
440024
1
440024
1
440024
1
400502
5
400502
4
400502
4
850132
1
850132
1
8041052
4
8041052
4
8041052
4
440057
1
440057
1
440057
1
8171003
16
8171003
16
8171003
16
8160002
10
8160002
10
8160002
10
8041031
8
8041031
8
8041031
8
8041008
11
8041008
11
8041008
11
900455
11
900455
11
900455
11
440054
2
440054
2
440054
2
850230
2
850230
2
850230
2
8122082
7
8122082
7
8122082
7
400295
1
400295
1
400295
1
440050
1
440050
1
440050
1
440052
1
440052
1
440052
1
440051
1
440051
1
440051
1
8041235
1
8041235
1
8041235
1
8172011
1
8172011
1
8172011
1
440075
1
440075
1
440075
1
811230
1
811230
1
811230
1
610308-P
1
610308-P
1
610308-P
1
440074
1
440074
1
440074
1
440034
1
440034
1
440034
1
8160005
1
8160005
1
8160005
1
440035
1
440035
1
440035
1
440013
1
440013
1
440013
1
440014
1
440014
1
440014
1
8161042
1
8161042
1
8161042
1
440153
2
440153
2
440153
2
440151
1
440150
1
440150
1
8041032
2
8041032
2
8041032
2
440044
1
440046
1
440046
1
440045
1
440045
1
440045
1
8122064
2
8122064
2
8122064
2
440110
1
440110
1
440110
1
440112
1
440111
1
440111
1
810656
1
810656
1
810656
1
400268
1
400268
1
400268
1
890301
1
890301
1
890301
1
890254
1
890254
1
890254
1
810736
1
810736
1
810736
1
440012
2
440012
2
440012
2
440017
1
440016
1
440016
1
440104
1
440104
1
440104
1
9201123
1
9201123
1
9201123
1
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MAINTENANCE RECORD
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