Billy Goat VQ902SPH, VQ1002SP Yard Vacuum User Manual

VQ Owner’s Manual
BILLY GOAT VQ VACUUM
Owner's Manual
VQ902SPH, VQ1002SP
Accessories
VACUUM HOSE
KIT
HOSE COUPLER
KIT
Optional Debris bags
RIDE ON
CHARIOT KIT
STANDARD
DEBRIS BAG
DEBRIS BAG
COVER
TURF
DEBRIS BAG
5" (127mm) x 8'
(2.4m) For
vacuuming in
hard-to-reach
areas
5" (127mm) For
coupling multiple
hoses together to
increase
vacuuming
distance.
Reduces operator
fatigue. Operator
stands while riding
behind vacuum.
Maximum load
300 lbs.(136 kg)
Standard on VQ
models. For
dusty
conditions.
Directs dust
downward
away from
operator.
For use in
leaves and
grass in nondusty
conditions.
P/N 830255
P/N 800334
P/N 830257
P/N 830320
P/N 830284
P/N 830282
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ABOUT THIS MANUAL
THANK YOU for purchasing a BILLY GOAT ® VQ Vacuum. 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
SOUND AND VIBRATION
6
INSTRUCTION LABELS
7
PACKING CHECKLIST & ASSEMBLY
8-9
OPERATION
10-11
MAINTENANCE
12-13
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
VQ1002SP
Engine: HP
10 (7.45 kW)
9.0 (6.6 kW)
Engine: Type
205432-0141
GX270K1QA2
4 qt. (3.8 L)
6.3 qt. (6.0 L)
Engine: Oil Capacity
0.875 qt. (0.8 L)
1.16 qt. (1.1 L)
Total Unit Weight:
282# (127.9 kg)
287.3# (130.3 kg)
Overall Length
66” (1.68m)
66” (1.68m)
Overall Width
32.75” (0.83m)
32.75” (0.83m)
Overall Height
43.5” (1.10 m)
43.5” (1.10 m)
Engine: Fuel Capacity
Max. operating slope
20
0
20
0
Sound at operators ear
88 dBa
88 dBa
In accordance with
2000/14/EEC
108 dBa
108 dBa
Vibration at operator position
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2
0.83g (8.16m/s )
3
2
0.92g (9.07m/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
VQ Vacuum.
®
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 place hands or feet underneath unit, or near any moving parts.
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
Remove all rocks, wire, string, plastic bags, 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, or clothes line anchors, etc.
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SOUND
SOUND LEVEL 88 dB(a) at Operator Position
Sound tests were conducted in accordance with 2000/14/EEC, and were performed on 2-14-2002 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
50oF (10oC)
15 mph (24.1 kmh)
North
32%
30.06”Hg (764 mm Hg)
VIBRATION DATA
VIBRATION LEVEL 0.92g (9.07m/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 5-25-2006 under the conditions listed below.
General Conditions:
Temperature:
Wind Speed:
Wind Direction:
Humidity:
Barometric Pressure:
Sunny
75oF (24.1oC)
6.7 mph (10.8kph)
West
52.5%
29.9Hg (101.3kpa)
INTENDED USE
INTENDED USE: This machine is designed for vacuuming leaves, grass clippings and other types of organic litter.
Debris mixed with cans, bottles and small amounts of sand can be vacuumed; however, it is not this machine's
primary purpose. Vacuuming cans, bottles and sand will affect the longevity of your machine. Self propelled unit is
not intended for use with any ground engaging implements [maximum tow bar weight 300 lbs (136 kg)].
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 14).
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INSTRUCTION LABELS
®
The labels shown below were installed on your BILLY GOAT VQ Vacuum. 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 DANGER KEEP HANDS
AND FEET AWAY
ITEM #100 P/N 400424
LABEL READ MANUAL
ITEM #181 P/N 890301
LABEL EAR EYE BREATHING ITEM #180
P/N 890254
DANGER FLYING DEBRIS
ITEM #101 P/N 810736
LABEL EXPLOSIVE FUEL
ITEM # 130 P/N 400268
DEBRIS BAG LABEL
Throttle
Control
LABEL DANGER GUARDS
ITEM #111 P/N 900327
LABEL OIL CHAIN
ITEM #111 P/N 830502
LABEL DIVERTOR INSTRUCTIONS
ITEM #99 P/N 830196
LABEL CAUTION
ITEM #159
P/N 830138
LABEL SPEED CONTROL
ITEM #150 P/N 830237
LABEL CLUTCH VQ
ITEM #106 P/N 830503
Briggs and
HONDA
engines
have a
choke type
carburetor
that is
operated
using
choke lever
on side of
engine.
ENGINE LABELS
HONDA
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FAST
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PACKING CHECKLIST
Your Billy Goat is shipped from the factory in one carton, completely assembled except for the debris bag, deflector
assy, upper handle assembly, rod nozzle door, and elbow assy.
READ all safety instructions before assembling unit.
TAKE CAUTION when removing the unit from the box the Handle Assembly is attached by
cables and folded over
PUT OIL IN ENGINE BEFORE STARTING
PARTS BAG &
LITERATURE ASSY
Warranty card P/N- 400972, Owner’s Manual P/N-830542, Declaration of Conformity P/N-830321.
Boxing Parts Checklist
Debris Bag P/N-890320
Elbow Assy P/N-830159
Upper Handle Assy
Per model
Briggs models P/N-830011
Honda models 830012
Deflector Assy P/N-830280
Rod Door Nozzle
P/N-830286
Literature Assy
P/N-830531
Honda 9 HP GX270
Briggs & Stratton
10 HP Intek
Parts Bag Assembly Checklist P/N 830204
44
113
Screwcap 1/4-20 x 1 1/4
qty. 2
117
Screwcap 5/16-18 x 3/4
qty. 3
131
143
N ut Lock 1/4-20
8160001 qty. 2
132
140
W asher 1/4 Flat Cut
8171002 qty. 6
138
Nut Lock 5/16-18
8160002 qty. 3
N ut Regular 5/16-24
(Fine Thread) 8149002
qty. 2
W asher 5/16 SAE
8172008 qty. 3
44
73
G asket Flange
Transition VQ
P/N 830160
(not to scale)
TY-W rap Cable 900407
1" qty. 5
R od End Ball Joint
5/16-24 400873 qty. 2
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ASSEMBLY
1. UPPER HANDLE (item 41). Assemble securely to lower handle stubs (item 37) and handle brace (item 36), using screws
(item 120 & 121), so that screw heads are on inside of handle. Otherwise, premature bag wear could result.
2. NOZZLE DOOR CONTROLS. Assemble ball joints (item 73), jam nuts (item 138), to both ends of rod (item 47). Do not fully
tighten jam nuts.
Using screw (item 113), washer (item 143) and lock nut (item 131), connect one end of rod (item 47) to nozzle door mounting.
(See Figure 5). Using rod, pull nozzle door open horizontal to ground and hold opposite end of rod next to mounting hole on
remote lever (item 48), already assembled onto upper handle. (See Figure 1). If necessary, adjust rod length using threads
provided on rod. Adjust rod length to give a minimum of 1.0" (25.4 mm) hand clearance between lever & maximum forward
throttle position when door is open. Assemble upper end of rod to lever on handle using same hardware item numbers as
shown above. (See figure 1& 2). Tighten jam nuts.
3. EXHAUST ASSY. Place flange gasket (item 35) onto housing of main unit and assemble exhaust elbow to housing using
screws (item 117), washers (item 140) and lock nuts (item 132), provided in parts bag. The rear hole mounts deflector (item
118), using screw assembly (already attached to deflector) and lock nut (item 132). Bend opposite end of deflector down until
notch in rear of deflector catches onto handle brace (item 36) (see figure 3).
4. DEBRIS BAG (Item 50) (see figure 4).
4.1 Unfold and place mouth of bag over exhaust elbow, completely covering the discharge opening with bag neck straps,
placing one on each side of elbow flange.
COMPLETELY TIGHTEN BAG NECK STRAPS
4.2 Attach rear hanger straps of bag to the hanger loops located one on each side of the upper handle.
5. CABLES AND WIRES. Attach to the handle using cable clamps (item 44).
6. Secure engine starter rope into starter rope guide (Item 177) using hardware that is preassembled to the lower handle.
7. INSPECT ALL PARTS & MECHANICAL FASTENERS for security and integrity.
8. Note: See debris bag conditioning under operation section on page 11).
SELF PROPELLED ONLY (before starting unit).
9. CONTROL ASSY (item 77).
Before starting engine, check for neutral by placing the control into neutral and engaging the bail, the unit has been
adjusted at the factory and should free wheel. If not, adjust as needed by placing the control (item 77) and
transmission offset link (item 68) into neutral and adjust nuts on control cable (item 75).
10. Check tire pressure and lubricate all grease and oil points
(see MAINTENANCE).
11. Connect spark plug wire.
48
118
73
Deflector notch
138
36
47
47
73
Fig. 1
Fig. 4
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Fig. 2
50
Fig. 3
Fig. 5
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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.
ENGINE SPEED: Controlled by throttle lever on left side of handle. Under normal conditions operate at minimum throttle
to accomplish your current cleaning task. For Honda model, the stop switch is located on the switch panel on the engine
& for SP Honda models only, on remote shift control panel. NOTE: Before starting, check that all switches and fuel
valves are on.
FUEL VALVE: Move fuel shutoff valve to "ON" position.
CHOKE: Located on engine. Choke engine before starting when engine is cold.
THROTTLE: Move remote throttle control to fast position. Pull starting rope to start engine.
IF YOUR UNIT FAILS TO START:
See Troubleshooting on page 16.
HANDLING & TRANSPORTING:
Do not lift by hand. Use loading ramps or other mechanical assistance. Secure in place during
transport. See page 3 for weight specifications
Never lift the machine while the engine is running.
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.
VACUUMING OPERATION
VACUUM NOZZLE HEIGHT ADJUSTMENT: Is adjusted by unlocking wing nut (item 32) and turning caster knob. Turning the
knob clockwise increases height. Be sure the nozzle height is level (left to right) before tightening caster wing nuts.
Adjust nozzle height according to surface conditions and debris size; For vacuuming on flat surfaces, set nozzle 1/2" (12.7 mm) to
5/8" (15.8 mm) above ground; Higher for uneven terrain and turf. Note: The nozzle side bogie wheels should be at least 1/8"
(3.2mm) above the ground, or maneuverability will be reduced.
FOR MAXIMUM PICKUP: Adjust nozzle close to debris, but without blocking airflow into the nozzle.
NOTE: Never bury nozzle into debris.
CLEARING A CLOGGED NOZZLE & EXHAUST: Turn engine off and wait for impeller to stop completely and
disconnect spark plug wire. Wearing durable gloves, remove clog. Danger, the clog may contain sharp materials. Reconnect
spark plug wire.
NOZZLE GOBBLER DOOR.
Large debris can be vacuumed without readjusting nozzle height by temporarily opening the remote Nozzle Gobbler Door. For
maximum pickup of small debris, the gobbler door must be down, flush with front face of nozzle.
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DEBRIS BAG
Debris bags are normal replaceable wear items.
Note: Frequently empty debris to prevent bag overloading with more weight than you can lift.
An optional bag and dust cover is available for use where debris will be vacuumed in dusty conditions (See Optional Accessories
shown on page 1.)
DO NOT place bag on or near hot surface, such as engine. Run engine at 1/2 throttle for first 1/2 hour to condition new bag. Your
new bag requires a break-in period to condition the pores of the material against premature blockage. The entire bag surface serves
as a filter, and must be able to breath to have good vacuum performance. Be sure engine has come to a complete stop before
removing or emptying bag.
This vacuum is designed for picking up trash, organic material and other similar debris (see Safety Warnings page 4-5).
However, many vacuums are used where dust is mixed with trash. Your unit can intermittently vacuum in dusty areas. Dust is the
greatest cause of lost vacuum performance. However, following these rules will help maintain your machine's ability to vacuum in
dusty conditions:
•Run machine at idle to quarter throttle.
•The debris bag must be cleaned more frequently. A vacuum with a clean, pillow soft bag will have good pickup performance. One
with a dirty, tight bag will have poor pickup performance. If dirty, empty debris and vigorously shake bag free of dust.
•Machine or pressure-wash debris bag if normal cleaning does not fully clean bag. Bag should be thoroughly dry before use.
Having one or more spare debris bags is a good way to reduce down time while dirty bags are being cleaned.
•DO NOT leave debris in bag while in storage.
PROPULSION
PROPULSION: VQ self-propelled vacuums are equipped with 5 forward gears, neutral and reverse. With the engine running, the
bail in released position and brake in on position, select desired drive gear. Pull bail against handle to engage drive (see figure 7).
Smoothly engage the bail. Parking brake engages when the bail is released. To freewheel, set transmission control in neutral and
pull back on bail. Use good judgment when operating the self-propelled drive. Fifth gear is faster than walking speed and should
normally be used only for moving quickly from place-to-place. Using neutral, on level terrain is advisable when maneuvering in tight
areas. This increases operator control, and can prevent bumping into nearby objects. Do not force-shift gears of transmission. To
assist gear meshing, it may be necessary to partially engage bail while shifting. To stop machine, release operator's bail (this
engages the parking brake). Do not shift the transmission while unit is moving. Internal damage to transmission can result
For reverse - Set Throttle to Idle
With operator's bail released, pull shift lever back and depress wire stop (item 90) to continue to the reverse position. Then smoothly
pull operator's bail against handle. Release bail to stop (see fig 7).
Drive Gear selection @ (3400 RPM)
Position
MPH
KPH
Rev.
3.0
4.8
N
0
0
1
1.9
3.1
2
2.7
4.4
3
3.4
5.5
4
4.0
6.5
5
5.1
8.3
Fig. 7
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MAINTENANCE
PERIODIC MAINTENANCE
Periodic maintenance should be performed at the following intervals:
Maintenance Operation
Every Use (daily)
Every 5 hrs (daily)
Every 10 Hrs
Every 25 Hrs
Every 50 Hrs
z
Inspect for loose, worn or damaged parts.
Clean Debris bag and check strap tightness
z
Check Tire pressure
z
z
Engine (See Engine Manual)
z
Check for excessive vibration
Check belt adjustment (pg. 15)
z
Grease wheel zerks
z
z
Lubricate Drive chain and oil control pivot
points
IMPELLER REMOVAL
1. Disconnect spark plug wire.
2. Disconnect remote control rod from nozzle gobbler door.
3. Elevate front of machine using stable support blocks between housing and ground so that front caster wheels are
not touching ground.
4. Remove nozzle and caster wheel brackets from the housing.
5. Remove both the top and side belt guards between housing and transmission.
6. Loosen wire belt guide located on front face of engine on left side of unit between housing and engine.
7. Slide belt toward engine, out of belt groove in impeller hub drive pulley.
8. Remove impeller bolt and lock washer.
9. If impeller slides off freely, proceed to (step 12). (Do not drop impeller).
10. If impeller does not slide off crankshaft, place two crowbars between impeller and housing on opposite sides. Pry
impeller away from engine until it loosens. Using a penetrating oil can help loosen a stuck impeller.
11.If the impeller cannot be loosened, obtain a 1” (25.4mm) longer bolt of the same diameter and thread type as the
impeller bolt. Invert engine and impeller and support engine above ground to prevent recoil damage. Thread longer
bolt by hand into the crankshaft until bolt bottoms. Using a suitable gear or wheel puller against the bolt head and the
impeller back-plate (near the blades), remove impeller from shaft.
12. Slide impeller off of crank shaft and remove impeller from housing.
13. Reinstall new impeller and all applicable spacers, new impeller bolt and lockwasher in reverse order of removal.
(See the parts drawing on pages 16 and 17 for parts break-down and parts list on page 18 for proper impeller bolt
torque specifications and proper spacer for Honda engine only.)
14.When impeller is installed, slide belt into drive pulley and adjust wire belt guide as shown on page 13 (see fig. 10
& 11).
15.Reattach nozzle and both caster brackets in reverse order of removal.
16. Check operator's bail to ensure that it operates properly. (If not, see drive adjustments on page 13). Note: Drive
must completely disengage with bail released and must engage when bail is depressed within 1.0" (25.4mm) of the
operator's handle.
17. Reinstall all belt guards.
18. Reconnect spark plug wire.
Chain Lubrication: Using S.A.E. 30 weight oil or
equivalent. See maintenance schedule.
Grease: Wheels, Casters, and Rear Axle Bearings.
Tire air pressure: Check at regular intervals & maintain:
Rear SP 13" tires at 14 psi. (9.8 kPa).
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DRIVE
Chains and Belts are normal replaceable wear items. A new chain should not be used on worn sprockets. Sprockets
should be replaced when replacing chains.
MAINTENANCE
Brake Adjustment: As parking brake wears, the brake discs may eventually require adjustment. To adjust belt, remove brake
guard and tighten mounting nut that connects brake arm onto transmission. Adjust cable as required. Unit must freewheel with
brake off. DO NOT OVER ADJUST.
CHAIN ADJUSTMENTS (see pg. 17)
1. Remove guards and place a support underneath the back end of the machine to raise the back wheels off of the ground.
2. Inspect chain and sprockets for wear, lubrication and tension. Replace if badly worn or damaged.
CHAIN TENSION AND ALIGNMENT (see pg. 17)
3. To install a new chain, locate and remove the keeper clip of chain connecting link on inboard side of chain. Along with the
master link and remove the chain. Replace chain, master link and keeper clip. Make sure the open end of the clip is facing away
from the chain travel and that the clip is on the inboard side of the unit.
4. Check the alignment of the chain to ensure that the chain will not jump off of the sprockets by rotating the wheels while they
are off the ground. If the chain is aligned properly proceed to step 8.
5. Alignment is made by loosening the nuts on the rear wheel bearings, do not remove bearing carriage bolts, nuts or wheels.
6. With the bearings pressed fully outward against wheels, keeping axle square with engine base, align and tension chain for
proper travel in as straight of a line as possible. When the desired position is reached, slightly tighten front bearing bolts and nuts
first. Then slightly tighten rear bearings. (Note: Tightening the front bearing carriage bolts and nuts first, helps keep chain tight.)
7. Recheck chain alignment, tension and axle squareness. If ok, fully tighten front and then rear bearing screws. Repeat
adjustment steps if necessary.
8. Check chain tension and roll wheels to be sure there are no excessively tight areas in the chain. Readjust if necessary.
9. Reinstall chain guard and differential guard.
10. Reinstall spark plug wire.
Belt Adjustment: As V-belt wears, adjustments may be required. Adjust by tightening or by loosening clutch cable nut as
required. When replacing the belt, the impeller must be removed. See instructions on page 12. See parts list for impeller bolt
torque specifications. See figure 10 & 11 for proper belt tension adjustment. If cable cannot be adjusted to provide proper belt
tension then belt must be replaced. DO NOT OVER ADJUST.
Chain Lubrication: With machine not running, oil chain using general S.A.E. 30 weight oil or chain lube every 10 hours or as
needed. Chain oiling hole is located in rear axle cover. Note: Be sure that entire length of chain is properly oiled. Oiling only a
few positions in the chain rotation will not properly oil the chain.
Transmission
pulley
Idler Pulley
in Drive
Position
Belt
Wire
Belt
guides
0.06 (1.5mm)
0.125 (3.3mm)
Idler Pulley
in neutral
position
Pulley
turns freely
0.06 (1.5mm)
0.125 (3.3mm)
Engaged drive position: Wire belt guides
should clear belt by 0.06” - 0.125”
(1.5mm – 3.3mm
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Fig. 10
Fig. 11
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Troubleshooting
P ro b le m
A b n o rm a l vib ra tio n .
W ill n o t v a c u u m o r h a s p o o r
v a c u u m p e rfo rm a n c e
E n g in e w ill n o t s ta rt.
P o s s ib le C a u s e
· L o o s e o r o u t o f b a la n c e im p e lle r o r
lo o s e e n g in e
· d irty d e b ris b a g . N o zzle h e ig h t s e t to o
h ig h o r lo w . H o s e k it c a p m is s in g .
C lo g g e d n o zzle o r e x h a u s t. E x c e s s ive
q u a n tity o f d e b ris .
· S to p s w itc h o ff. T h ro ttle in o ff p o s itio n .
E n g in e n o t in fu ll c h o k e p o s itio n . O u t o f
g a s o lin e . B a d o r o ld g a s o lin e . S p a rk p lu g
w ire d is c o n n e c te d . D irty a ir c le a n e r. L o w
o il (h o n d a o n ly)
S o lu tio n
· C h e c k im p e lle r a n d re p la c e if re q u ire d .
C h e c k e n g in e
· C le a n d e b ris b a g . S h a k e b a g c le a n o r
w a s h . A d ju s t n o zzle h e ig h t. C h e c k fo r
h o s e k it c a p . U n c lo g n o zzle o r e x h a u s t.
A llo w a ir to fe e d w ith d e b ris
· C h e c k s to p s w itc h e s , th ro ttle , c h o k e
p o s itio n a n d g a s o lin e . C o n n e c t s p a rk
p lu g w ire . C le a n o r re p la c e a ir filte r. O r
c o n ta c t a q u a lifie d s e rv ic e p e rs o n .
E n g in e is lo c k e d , w ill n o t p u ll · D e b ris lo c k e d in im p e lle r. E n g in e
o v e r.
p ro b le m .
N o zzle h e ig h t o u t o f a d ju s tm e n t
N o zzle s c ra p e s g ro u n d in
lo w e s t h e ig h t s e ttin g .
N o s e lf p ro p e llin g
S e lf p ro p e lle d d riv e w ill n o t
re le a s e
N o is y o r b ro k e n c h a in
· S e e p a g e 1 0 . C o n ta c t a e n g in e s e rvic e
d e a le r fo r e n g in e p ro b le m s
A d ju s t n o zzle h e ig h t (S e e N o zzle h e ig h t
fin e a d ju s tm e n t fo r h a rd s u rfa c e s o n
page 10
C h e c k tra n s m is s io n g e a r s e le c tio n .
T ra n s m is s io n n o t in g e a r. O p e ra to r's b a il
C h e c k b a il c a b le a d ju s tm e n t a n d b e lt a n d
n o t e n g a g in g b e lt o r o u t o f a d ju s tm e n t.
c h a in (s e e p g . 1 3
W o rn o u t, b ro k e n , o r m is p o s itio n e d b e lt.
S tic k in g b e lt id le r a rm . B e lt fin g e rs o u t o f
a d ju s tm e n t, b e n t o r b ro k e n . P a rk in g
b ra k e a d ju s te d to o tig h t
N o c h a in lu b ric a tio n . C h a in o u t o f
a lig n m e n t o r o ve r te n s io n e d .
C h e c k id le r. Id le r a rm m o u n tin g s c re w
m a y b e to o tig h t o r lo o s e . C h e c k w ire b e lt
g u id e a d ju s tm e n t. R e p la c e if b ro k e n .
(s e e fig 1 0 & 1 1 a d ju s tm e n t o n p g 1 3 .
S e e C h a in a d ju s tm e n t o n p g . 1 3 .
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
Briggs & Stratton: 800-233-3723
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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D ESC R IPT IO N
EN G IN E 10 H P IN T EK B&S
EN G IN E 9 H P H O N D A
AN G LE M O U N T H D LE W A
IM PELLER ASSY VQ (IN C LU D ES IT EM 4,5,6,7)
KEY 0.25 SQ . X 2.75"
W ASH ER LO C K 7/16 T W IST ED T O O T H
SC R EW C AP 7/16 N F x 2 1/4 G R 8 T O R Q 60 FT LBS (81.4 N .m )
SPAC ER EN G IN E
W ASH ER LO C K 5/16 T W IST ED T O O T H
SC R EW C AP 5/16 N F x 2 1/2 G R D . 8
H O U SIN G ASSEM BLY W /LABELS VQ
FR AM E W A VQ
N O ZZLE ASSEM BLY VQ
N O ZZLE ASSY W /LABELS
C AP PLU G VQ
PLAT E D O O R N O ZZLE H O SE
R O D D IVER T ER VQ
G R O M M ET FLG . 1/2 M O LD ED
BR KT BO G IE ASSY LH
BR KT BO G IE ASSY R H
BR KT BO G IE W A LH
BR KT BO G IE W A R H
R O LLER G U ID E
PIN R O LLER
W H EEL BO G IE 3"
SPAC ER 5/16 X 1 5/8
C AST ER & BR KT LH ASSY SEM I-PN EU VQ
C AST ER & BR KT R H ASSY SEM I-PN EU VQ
BR KT LH W A 8" C AST ER
BR KT R H W A 8" C AST ER
C AST ER ASSY 8" SEM I-PN EU 3/4 N C (IN C L IT EM 33 (4), 94, 95, 96, 125, 134)
KN O B H AN D
N U T W IN G W A
W ASH ER 3/4 N YLO N
ELBO W ASSY W /LABELS VQ
G ASKET FLAN G E T R AN SIT IO N VQ
H AN D LE BR AC E R EAR
H AN D LE LO W ER VQ
T U BE H AN D LE BAG SU PPO R T
R O D BAG LO O P
C AP T U BE
H AN D LE ASSY U PPER W /G R IP (39, 45, 46, 81, 114, 115, 131, 163)
SW IT C H & W IR E ASSY(IT EM S 107,109,110)
C O N T R O L T H R O T T LE ASSY VQ SER VIC E
T Y W R AP
D O O R N O ZZLE FR IC T IO N ASSY
SPAC ER
R O D D O O R N O ZZLE
BAR LEVER D O O R
PLAT E FR IC T IO N LIFT
BAG ASSY VQ / T U R F BAG 830282
AX LE R EAR W A PU SH
D IFFER EN T IAL ASSY / SPR O C K. O N LY 830021
W H EEL 13" x 6.5" PN EU . SP
BR G ASSY VQ SP
BR KT M O U N T BEAR IN G
T R AN SM ISSIO N 5 SPEED 1 R EV W /BR AKE (T EC U M SEH )
C H AIN #41 x 68P VQ SP
BELT “V” 4L x 34" O U T SID E LG .
PU LLEY 5.0 D IA. A SEC 0.625 ID
KEY H IPR O 3/16 X 3/4
PU LLEY ID LER
BO LT ID LER
AR M ID LER W A VQ
SPR IN G
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VQ 1002SP
PAR T N O .
430352
830126
830244
9201125
850132
830114
830113
800177
830136
830153
830171
830010
830181
830232
830193
830194
830176
830197
830198
830199
830200
850204
850205
850149
850150-03
830540
830541
830147
830148
830539
850154
800227
800109
830159
830160
830162
830161
830163
800178
800392
890295-S
900514-00
900407
830288
850198
830286
850189
850191
830320
830014
QTY
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
2
2
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
2
1
1
1
1
2
2
2
2
1
1
1
1
2
2
2
2
1
1
1
1
1
2
2
1
1
5
1
2
1
1
1
1
1
VQ 902SPH
PAR T N O .
430287
830126
830244
9201125
850132
830114
830113
800177
830136
830153
830171
830010
830181
830232
830193
830194
830176
830197
830198
830199
830200
850204
850205
850149
850150-03
830540
830541
830147
830148
830539
850154
800227
800109
830159
830160
830162
830161
830163
800178
800392
890295-S
830242
830132
900407
830288
850198
830286
850189
850191
830320
830014
QTY
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
2
2
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
2
1
1
1
1
2
2
2
2
1
1
1
1
2
2
2
2
1
1
1
1
1
2
2
1
1
1
5
1
2
1
1
1
1
1
830177
850232
830530
830179
830020
830223
830180
850234
800260
800888
830527
400217
2
2
2
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
830177
850232
830530
830179
830020
830223
830180
850234
800260
800888
830527
400217
2
2
2
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
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2
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1
2
2
1
1
1
1
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VQ 902SPH
PART NO .
830222
830520
830508
830253
830231
830252
830537
400873
830210
830504
840191
830519
830505
830506
830235
830166
830225
830133
400340
400332
400330
890142
830134
900327
830507
9201084
800177
830512
830142
830538
830144
830250
830228
830196
400424
810736
830515
830513
900471
830514
830503
500281
QTY
1
1
1
1
1
1
4
2
2
1
1
1
1
1
1
2
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
2
4
1
2
2
2
1
1
1
2
2
1
1
1
1
1
1
830502
1
890442
810673
830502
1
1
1
S C R E W C A P 1 /4 -2 0 x 1 1 /4 "
R IN G R E T A IN IN G "E " 3 /4
S C R E W C A P 1 /4 -2 0 x 2 "
S C R E W C A P M A C H 1 0 -1 8 X 3 /4 W F Z P
S C R E W C A P 5 /1 6 -1 8 x 3 /4 "
P L A T E D E B R IS D E F L E C T O R
S C R E W C A P 5 /1 6 -1 8 x 1 1 /4 "
S C R E W C A P 5 /1 6 -1 8 x 1 1 /2
S C R E W C A P 5 /1 6 -1 8 x 1 3 /4 "
*8 0 4 1 0 0 7
850230
*8 0 4 1 0 1 0
*8 0 5 9 1 3 6
*8 0 4 1 0 2 6
830279
*8 0 4 1 0 2 9
*8 0 4 1 0 3 0
*8 0 4 1 0 3 1
2
2
2
3
20
1
1
5
9
*8 0 4 1 0 0 7
850230
*8 0 4 1 0 1 0
*8 0 5 9 1 3 6
*8 0 4 1 0 2 6
830279
*8 0 4 1 0 2 9
*8 0 4 1 0 3 0
*8 0 4 1 0 3 1
2
2
2
3
20
1
1
5
9
B O L T C A R R IA G E 5 /1 6 -1 8 X 3 /4
S C R E W # 1 0 -2 4 N C X 5 /8 H E X
S C R E W C A P 1 /2 -1 0 x 4 1 /2 "
S C R E W C A P 1 /4 N F x 1 /2 G R . 5 "
S C R E W C A P 5 /1 6 N F x 1 1 /2 "
*8 0 2 4 0 3 9
*8 0 5 9 1 3 5
*8 0 4 1 1 0 7
850408
830135
8
4
2
1
1
*8 0 2 4 0 3 9
*8 0 5 9 1 3 5
*8 0 4 1 1 0 7
850408
830135
8
4
2
1
1
L A B E L D O N O T F IL L W H E N E N G IN E IS H O T
N U T L O C K 1 /4 N C
N U T L O C K 5 /1 6 N C
N U T L O C K 1 0 -2 4
N U T L O C K 1 /2 N C
N U T L O C K 3 /8 N C T H IN H T .
400268
*8 1 6 0 0 0 1
*8 1 6 0 0 0 2
8155007
*8 1 6 0 0 0 5
*8 1 6 1 0 4 2
1
7
50
3
2
1
400268
*8 1 6 0 0 0 1
*8 1 6 0 0 0 2
8155007
*8 1 6 0 0 0 5
*8 1 6 1 0 4 2
1
7
50
3
2
1
N U T R E G . 3 /8 N C
*8 1 4 2 0 0 3
2
*8 1 4 2 0 0 3
2
IT E M
66
67
68
69
70
71
72
73
74
75
76
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84
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102
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111
112
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114
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118
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120
121
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129
130
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132
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137
D E S C R IP T IO N
B R K T T R A N S M IS S IO N W A V Q
B R K T T R A N S M IS S IO N R E A R W E L D L O N G
B A R L IN K S H IF T O F F S E T V Q
G U A R D D IF F E R E N T IA L V Q W E L D
G U A R D C H A IN V Q W E L D
G U A R D P U L L E Y W /L A B E L
S P A C E R 3 /4 " x 0 .4 2 1 "
R O D E N D B A L L J O IN T 5 /1 6 N F
C ABLE C LU T C H ASSY
C O N T R O L S H IF T
G R IP
CONTRO L ASSY VQ SP
B R A C K E T C O N T R O L S H IF T
C O V E R C O N T R O L S H IF T
R O D B A IL C L U T C H
G R IP H A N D L E 1 " x 1 6 "
BAR BR AKE C ABLE M O U N T
W IR E B E L T G U ID E V Q
G R IP R IN G
S P R IN G C O M P R E S S IO N
SPACER
S P R IN G D O O R
SPACER
LA BEL D AN G ER G U AR D S
W IR E S T O P G E A R S E L E C T O R
K E Y S Q 3 /1 6 X 1 3 /4
W A S H E R 5 /1 6 T W IS T E D T O O T H
C L IP A S S Y G E A R S E L E C T O R
F O R K C A S T E R 8 " 3 /4 N C
W H E E L & T IR E A S S Y 8 ",3 /4 " B R G . (S E M I- P N E U )
SPACER SPANNER
G U AR D BR AKE VQ W ELD
G U AR D BELT VQ
L A B E L D IV E R T E R IN S T R U C T IO N S
LA BEL D AN G ER
L A B E L D A N G E R F L Y IN G M A T E R IA L
GRO M METT
P IN C L E V IS
P IN H A IR
S C R E W M A C H F L A T H D P H IL L IP # 1 0 -2 4 X 1 /2
LA BEL C LU T C H VQ
S W IT C H R O C K E R
H A R N E S S E N G IN E K IL L 3 3 "
CONNECTOR TAP
L A B E L O IL
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PART NO.
830222
830520
830508
830253
830231
830252
830537
400873
830210
830504
840191
830518
830505
830506
830235
830166
830225
830133
400340
400332
400330
890142
QTY
1
1
1
1
1
1
4
2
2
1
1
1
1
1
1
2
1
1
1
1
1
1
900327
830507
9201084
800177
830512
830142
830538
830144
830250
830544
830196
400424
810736
830513
900471
830514
830503
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VQ Owner’s Manual
VQ1002SP
PART NO.
*8149002
*8172007
8172008
*8172009
QTY
4
1
3
1
VQ902SPH
PART NO.
*8149002
*8172007
8172008
*8172009
QTY
4
1
3
1
W ASHER FLAT CUT 1/4
W ASHER FLAT CUT 5/16
*8171002
*8171003
33
25
*8171002
*8171003
33
25
W ASHER 3/4 (0.765 x 1.25 x 0.06)
BOLT SHOULDER 3/8 X 3/4"
W ASHER LOCK 1/4
W ASHER LOCK 5/16
LABEL SPEED CONTROL
SCREW MACH #10-24 x 2"
SCREW SHT. MTL 1/4 AB x 3/4
SCREW SELF-TAP 5/16 NC x 3/4 HEX
PIN ROLL 1/8 x 3/4
PIN COTTER 3/32 x 3/4
PIN COTTER 1/8 x 1"
SCREW CAP 5/16-18 x 2 3/4
LOOSE PARTS BAG ASSY VQ
LABEL DANGER INSTRUCTIONS
SPACER ENGINE INTEK
SPACER
DEFLECTOR DEBRIS ASSY
SCREW CAP 1/4-20 x 2"
PLATE QUAD LIFT
PLATE CLAMP LIFT
BALL 1/4"
SCREW CAP 1/4-20 x 1"
850238
360184
*8177010
*8177011
830237
*8059143
*8122082
*8123128
*8195100
*8197016
*8197031
*8041035
830204
830138
430355
900724
830280
8041009
850192
850193
850194
8041006
3
1
1
1
1
2
10
4
1
2
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
2
1
1
1
2
850238
360184
*8177010
*8177011
830237
*8059143
*8122082
*8123128
*8195100
*8197016
*8197031
*8041035
830204
830138
900724
830280
8041009
850192
850193
850194
8041006
3
1
1
1
1
2
10
4
1
2
1
1
1
1
1
1
2
1
1
1
2
NUT LOCK #10-24 NC LT
*8164005
5
*8164005
5
W ASHER #10 FLAT SAE
W ASHER - BELVILLE 1/4"
NUT LOCK 1/4-20
NUT JAM 1/4-20
W ASHER LOCK - EXT 1/4
*8172005
850207
8160001
8143001
*8181007
1
1
2
1
1
*8172005
850207
8160001
8143001
*8181007
1
1
2
1
1
GUIDE STARTER ROPE
SCREW CAP 1/4 - 20 x 2 1/4
W ASHER SHIM 0.020"
LABEL EAR EYE BREATHING
LABEL READ OW NER'S MANUAL
SNAP RING
830533
*8041011
890131
890254
890301
850233
2
1
1
1
1
1
830533
*8041011
890131
890254
890301
850233
2
1
1
1
1
1
ITEM
138
139
140
141
142
143
144
145
146
147
148
149
150
151
152
153
154
155
156
157
158
159
160
161
162
163
164
165
166
167
168
169
170
171
172
173
174
175
176
177
178
179
180
181
182
DESCRIPTION
NUT REG. 5/16 NF
W ASHER SAE 1/4
W ASHER SAE 5/16
W ASHER SAE 3/8
SWITCH AND WIRE ASSEMBLY PARTS LIST
107
(HONDA SP ONLY)
107 SWITCH TOGGLE 6A/125V
109 HARNESS ENGINE KILL 33”
500281
890442
1
1
110 CONNECTOR TAP IN SQUEEZE
810673
1
E-1
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WIRE TO ENGINE STOP SWITCH
R EM O TE
SW ITC H
ON
H AND LE
W
BL
C.D.I.
109
Spark plug
BL
AT
E NG IN E
BL/R
P ulsar coil
IG NITIO N
E NG INE
SW ITC H
110
E1
BL
BL
BL
BLACK
Y
YELLOW
G
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