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2ACCESSORIES

NUT REPLACEMENT KIT

P/N 500208.

To replace stripped or damaged insert nuts in engine base.

BLADE BC2401

P/N 500210.

Original Equipment Blade for replacement.

BELT TRACTION DRIVE

P/N 500119.

Traction Drive Belt for BC2401

BELT BLADE DRIVE

P/N 500237.

Blade Drive Belt for BC2401

BLADE HIGH LIFT

BC2401

P/N 500102.

Optional blade for replacement

T h a n k Y o u f o r S e l e c t i n g

The Powerful BC2401 SELF-PROPELLEDBRUSH CUTTER

Operator Owner's Manual

BC2401, BC2401H, BC2401HE

3

 

Specifications

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

BC2401

 

BC2401H

BC2401HE

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ENGINE: H.P.

8.0 (5.96 kW)

11 (8.20 kW)

11 (8.20 kW)

 

 

ENGINE: TYPE

B&S

 

HONDA

HONDA

 

 

ENGINE MODEL NO:

195702-0450-E1

GXV340K1DX3

GXV340K1DE33

 

 

ENGINE: FUEL CAP.

3.0 qt. (2.84 L)

2.3 qt. (2.18 L)

2.3 qt. (2.18 L)

 

 

ENGINE: OIL CAP.

1.10 qt. (1.04 L)

1.20 qt. (1.13 L)

1.20 qt. (1.13 L)

 

 

WEIGHT: UNIT

269# (122.3 kg)

278# (126.1 kg)

282# (127.9 kg)

 

 

WEIGHT: SHIPPING

291# (132.3 kg)

306# (138.8 kg)

310# (140.6 kg)

 

 

ENGINE WEIGHT:

53.0# (24.04 kg)

70.5# (32.0 kg)

72.5# (32.9 kg)

 

 

MAX. OPERATING SLOPE

15°

 

20°

20°

UNIT SIZE:

OVERALL LENGTH: 82.5"(2.09 m)

OVERALL WIDTH 32.0" (0.81m)

OVERALL HEIGHT43" (1.09m)

Part No. 500264

Page 1 of 12

Form No. F071300A

5IN THE INTEREST OF SAFETY

BEFORE STARTING ENGINE, READ AND UNDERSTAND THE “ENTIRE OPERATOR'S MANUAL & ENGINE MANUAL.”

THIS SYMBOL MEANS WARNING OR CAUTION. DEATH, PERSONAL INJURY AND/OR PROPERTY DAMAGE MAY OCCUR UNLESS INSTRUCTIONS ARE FOLLOWED CAREFULLY.

WARNING: The Engine Exhaust from this product contains chemicals known to the State of California to cause cancer, birth defects or other reproductive harm.

WARNING: DO NOT

1.DO NOT run engine in an enclosed area. Exhaust gases contain carbon monoxide, an odorless and deadly poison.

2.DO NOT place hands or feet near moving or rotating parts.

3.DO NOT store, spill or use gasoline near an open flame, or devices such as a stove, furnace, or water heater which use a pilot light or devices which can create a spark.

4.DO NOT refuel indoors where area is not well ventilated. Outdoor refueling is recommended.

5.DO NOT fill fuel tank while engine is running. Allow engine to cool for 2 minutes before refueling. Store fuel in approved safety containers.

6.DO NOT remove fuel tank cap while engine is running.

7.DO NOT operate engine when smell of gasoline is present or other explosive conditions exist.

8.DO NOT operate engine if gasoline is spilled. Move machine away from the spill and avoid creating any ignition until the gasoline has evaporated.

9.DO NOT transport unit with fuel in tank.

10.DO NOT smoke when filling fuel tank.

11.DO NOT choke carburetor to stop engine. Whenever possible, gradually reduce engine speed before stopping.

13.DO NOT tamper with governor springs, governor links or other parts which may change the governed engine speed.

14.DO NOT tamper with the engine speed selected by the engine manufacturer.

15.DO NOT check for spark with spark plug or spark plug wire removed. Use an approved tester.

16.DO NOT crank engine with spark plug removed. If engine is flooded, place throttle in “FAST” position and crank until engine starts.

17.DO NOT strike flywheel with a hard object or metal tool as this may cause flywheel to shatter in operation. Use proper tools to service engine.

18.DO NOT operate engine without a muffler. Inspect periodically and replace, if necessary. If engine is equipped with muffler deflector, inspect periodically and replace, if necessary, with correct deflector.

19.DO NOT operate engine with an accumulation of grass, leaves, dirt or other combustible material in the muffler area.

20.DO NOT use this engine on any forest covered, brush covered, or grass covered unimproved land unless a spark arrester is installed on the muffler. The arrester must be maintained in effective working order by the operator. In the State of California the above is required by law (Section 4442 of the California Public Resources Code). Other states may have similar laws. Federal laws apply on federal lands.

21.DO NOT touch hot muffler, cylinder, or fins because contact may cause burns.

22.DO NOT run engine without air cleaner or air cleaner cover.

23.DO NOT operate during excessive vibration!

24.DO NOT leave machine unattended while in operation.

25.DO NOT park machine on a steep grade or slope.

WARNING: DO

1.ALWAYS DO remove the wire from the spark plug when servicing the engine or equipment TO PREVENT ACCIDENTAL STARTING.

2.DO keep cylinder fins and governor parts free of grass and other debris which can affect engine speed.

3.DO pull starter cord slowly until resistance is felt. Then pull cord rapidly to avoid kickback and prevent hand or arm injury.

4.DO examine muffler periodically to be sure it is functioning effectively. A worn or leaking muffler should be repaired or replaced as necessary.

5.DO use fresh gasoline. Stale fuel can gum carburetor and cause leakage.

6.DO check fuel lines and fittings frequently for cracks or leaks. Replace if necessary

7.Follow engine manufacturer operating and maintenance instructions.

8.Inspect machine and work area before starting unit.

12. DO NOT run engine at excessive speeds. This may result in injury

& /or damage to unit.

6TABLE OF CONTENTS

SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS

2

GENERAL SAFETY

3

ASSEMBLY

3

LIT. BAG & CONTROLS

4

LABELS

4

OPERATION

5, 9

MAINTENANCE

10 - 12

PARTS DRAWING & LIST

6 - 8

TROUBLESHOOTING

12

WARRANTY PROCEDURE

12

Part No. 500264

7

SOUND

LA

82

LpA

OPERATOR

SOUND TESTS

Sound tests conducted were in accordance with 79/113/EEC and were performed on 05/19/ 95 under the conditions listed:

GENERAL CONDITION:

Sunny

 

 

 

 

 

 

TEMPERATURE:

 

62 °F (16.7 °C)

 

 

 

5 MPH (8 kmh)

WIND SPEED:

 

 

South

WIND DIRECTION:

 

 

67%

HUMIDITY:

 

 

 

 

BAROMETRIC PRESSURE: 30.06" Hg (763mm Hg)

 

 

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8VIBRATION

VIBRATION LEVEL 1.1g

Vibration levels at the operators handles were measured in the vertical, lateral, and longitudinal directions using calibrated vibration test equipment. Tests were performed on 05/19/95 under the conditions listed:

GENERAL CONDITION:

 

Sunny

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

TEMPERATURE:

 

72 °F (22.2 °C)

 

 

 

 

 

 

5 MPH (8 kmh)

WIND SPEED:

 

 

 

 

S.W.

WIND DIRECTION:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

67 %

 

HUMIDITY:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

30.06" Hg (763mm Hg)

BAROMETRIC PRESSURE:

Form No. F071300A

9GENERAL SAFETY

For your safety and the safety of others, these directions should be followed:

Do not operate this machine without first reading owner's manual and engine manufacturer's manual.

Use of Ear Protection is recommended while operating this machine.

Use of Eye and Breathing protection is recommended when using this machine.

·DO NOT place hands or feet beneath cutting deck, near debris outlet or near any moving parts.

·DO NOT start engine or operate unit with bystanders in or near the work area.

·DO NOT start or operate machine with blade or drive clutch engaged.

·DO NOT operate during excessive vibration.

·DO NOT perform any maintenance or inspection until engine has been turned off and has come to a complete stop, and the spark plug has been removed

·DO NOT operate machine with guards removed.

·DO NOT use this machine for cutting areas containing rock, glass, string like material, wire, rags, cans, metal, or other nonorganic material.

·DO NOT operate this machine on slopes greater than specified on page 1.

·DO NOT operate machine near any hot or burning debris, or any toxic or explosive material.

·DO NOT allow children to operate this equipment.

10 ASSEMBLY

Read all safety and operating instructions before assembling or starting this unit.

PUT OIL IN ENGINE BEFORE STARTING.

DISCONNECT SPARK PLUG WIRE

BEFORE ASSEMBLING UNIT.

Your Billy Goat Brush Cutter is shipped from the factory in one carton, completely assembled except for the upper handle, and front guard bar.

1.REMOVE unit from carton and allow upper handle (item 40) to lay on ground behind unit. Set guard bar(Item 31) to the side for now.

2.REMOVE hardware items 115, 117, 141, 143, & 144 from temporary storage positions on lower handle (items 51, & 52).

3.ATTACH upper handle to lower as shown below, and securely tighten all fasteners. For easy alignment of handles during installation, loosen the four screws that secure the lower handles. Line up and hand tighten all handle hardware before final tightening. Note: Be sure the engine starter rope is properly installed in the starter rope guide (item 145) before tightening the corresponding fasteners.

4.REMOVE hardware items 102, 103, 117, 119, 124, 141, & 152 from temporary storage positions on deck and skid assy at front of unit (items 2, 155, & 156)

5.ATTACH guard bar(Item 31) to deck as shown below. Install the center bolts(Item 153) first, and install the bolts that fasten through the sides of the deck last. Securely tighten all fasteners. Note: Hardware items 117, 119, & 141 are used to secure both the front skid attachment and the sides of the guard bar. Be sure both are securely attached.

6.CONNECT spark plug wire to spark plug.

11 PACKING CHECKLIST

These items should be included in your carton. If any of these parts are missing, contact your dealer.

Literature

Assy

Engine

Manual

Per Model

Check

Handle Upper Assembly 500256

Check

Bar Support WA 500235

Check

Literature Assy 500263

Check

Briggs & Stratton

Check

Honda(English)

Check

Honda W/Electric

Start (English)

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Form No. F071300A

12

LITERATURE ASSY P/N 500263

13 CONTROLS

Throttle Control

Literature Checklist

Briggs and Honda engines have a choke type carburetor that is operated by moving the throttle control to the full start position. See STARTING section, see page 5.

Ty Wrap 900407

Qty: (4)

 

Check

Owner's

 

 

 

Owner's

 

 

 

 

 

Manual

 

 

 

Manual

 

BRIGGS &

HONDA

 

500264

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

STRATTON

 

 

 

 

 

 

Pull Start

Electric Start

 

Check

Warranty

START

PULL OUT

PULL OUT

 

 

 

Warranty

 

PULL OUT FOR CHOKE

PULL OUT FOR CHOKE

 

 

Card

 

STARTING:

STARTING:

Card

 

 

AND TURN TO LOCK

AND TURN TO LOCK

 

400972

 

AFTER STARTING:

AFTER STARTING:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

RELEASE FROM

RELEASE FROM

 

 

 

 

CHOKE AND ADJUST

CHOKE AND ADJUST

 

 

 

 

ENGINE TO DESIRED

ENGINE TO DESIRED

 

 

 

 

SPEED

SPEED

 

 

 

 

PUSH IN

PUSH IN

 

 

 

 

NOTE: WHEN ADJUSTING THROTTLE CONTROL TURN

NOTE: WHEN ADJUSTING THROTTLE CONTROL TURN

 

 

 

 

THROTTLE CONTROL HANDLE CLOCKWISE TO LOCK,

THROTTLE CONTROL HANDLE CLOCKWISE TO LOCK,

 

 

 

 

THEN TURN COUNTER CLOCKWISE 1/4 TURN TO

THEN TURN COUNTER CLOCKWISE 1/4 TURN TO

 

 

 

 

RELEASE BEFORE ADJUSTING SPEED.

RELEASE BEFORE ADJUSTING SPEED.

EU Declaration

Check

EU Declaration

 

RUN

START (PULL UP)

 

of Conformity &

 

of Conformity

 

 

 

 

 

EU Distributor

 

 

RUN

& EU

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Distributor List

 

List 500265

 

OFF

OFF

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

STOP

TM

TM

 

 

 

 

PART NO. 500309

PART NO. 500314

14 INSTRUCTION LABELS

These labels should be included on your Brush Cutter. If any of these labels are damaged, replace them before putting this equipment into operation. Item and part numbers are given to help in ordering replacement labels..

15 ENGINE LABELS

Briggs & Stratton

WARNING

EXPLOSIVE FUEL

400268

 

STOP ENGINE AND ALLOW T O

COOL BEFORE REFUELING.

Label Do Not Fill While

Engine Is Hot

Item 63 Part No.400268

WARNING

890254

900327

Label Ear Eye Breathing Item

No. 188 Part No. 890254 Label Warning Guards Item 185 Part No.900327

Read Owner’s Manual Before Operating.

Lire le manuel d’utilisation avant la mise en route.

Vor Inbetriebnahme Bedienungs - und Wartungsanleitung lesen.

Favor leer las instrucciones de operacion'

antes de operar el motor.

 

'

'

Consultare il Manuale Uso e Manutenzione prima dell utilizzo.

..

..

 

Las Skotselinstruktionen Innan Start.

 

Label Danger Keep Hands and

Feet Away

Item 180 PartNo.400424

R N 1 2 3

Label Shift BC2400

Item No. 186

Part No. 500202

DANGER

Honda

 

810736

Label Danger Flying

Label Read Owner's

Material Item 184

Manual Item No. 187

Part No.810736

Part No. 890301

 

500177

500176

Label Clutch Blade

Label Clutch Drive

Item 192

Item 191

Part No.500177

Part No.500176

WHEELS MUST BE CHOCKED

OR BLOCKED WHEN UNIT IS

PARKED ON A SLOPE.

500168

US DESIGN PATENT

NO: D386768

PART NO. 500279

Label Patent No

Item 190 Part No.500279

Label Chock Wheels Item No. 189 Part No. 500168

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Form No. F071300A

16 OPERATION

INTENDED USE: This is not a lawn mower. The BC2401 is designed for cutting overgrown weeds, brush, and other types of organic growth to a height of 3-1/2".The unit may also be used to clear small saplings1-1/2"in dia. or less. It does not provide the cut quality of a finish cut lawn mower. The unit is designed for use in rural areas, and should not be used in settings where conditions require that the unit be operated in tight or confined areas. Be sure to inspect work area and machine before operating. Make sure that all operators of this equipment are trained in general machine use and safety.

Like all mechanical tools, reasonable care must be used when operating machine. Do not operate unit in areas where bystanders may be present.

Do not operate if excessive vibration occurs. If excessive vibration occurs, shut engine off immediately and check for damaged or worn blade, loose blade bolt, loose blade adapter key, loose engine or lodged foreign objects. Note: See parts list for proper blade bolt torque specifications. (See trouble shooting section on page 12).

16.1 STARTING

PUT OIL IN ENGINE BEFORE 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 the handle.

FUEL VALVE: Move fuel valve to "ON" position (when provided on engine).

CHOKE: Operated by remote throttle on handle. To choke engine move the throttle to full fast position.

NOTE: HONDA MODELS ONLY: Pull the control lever out completely and turn clockwise to lock the control in choke. After starting the engine, unlock the t-handleby turning counter clockwise, and push in to set the desired engine speed and lock in place.

THROTTLE: Move remote throttle control to fast position. Pull starting rope to start engine.

ELECTRIC START: Choke the engine if necessary. Pull up on the sleeve on the toggle switch, push it up to start position and hold until engine starts, then release switch and it will return to the run position.

IF YOUR UNIT FAILS TO START:

See Troubleshooting on page 12.

16.2CUTTING OPERATION

GENERAL OPERATION: To engage the blade, depress the operator's left hand control lever against operator's handle. The blade is disengaged by releasing this lever.(See Fig. 1.1)

To engage the wheel drive, lift the operator's right hand control lever against operator's handle. The drive is disengaged by releasing this lever.(See Fig. 1.2) Ground speed can be varied by shifting gears as described on page 9. To begin cutting engage the blade lever, allow the blade to spin up to speed, and engage the wheel drive to begin moving forward into the material to be cut.

NOTE: Do not engage blade during transport between work sites. The blade should remain disengaged at all times when work is not being performed.

The best performance is achieved when cutting in dry conditions. If the deck becomes choked with grass or debris during operation, back unit off of debris allowing machine to clear itself and continue cutting, or shut the unit off and clear the clog by hand (See below). A drop in engine RPM or a noticeable change in engine sound is usually a good indicator of a clogged discharge or other interference.

Under most conditions cutting should be done in first or second gear. Third gear should be reserved for conditions where weeds and brush are thinned out or not as tall. The quality of the cut produced is directly related to the unit's ground speed during cutting. If the quality of the cut is not satisfactory (i.e. material left standing) you should shift into a lower gear during cutting. For improved control in confined areas, this machine can be pushed forward or backward by releasing the operator's clutch lever, placing the transaxle in neutral, and pushing the machine.

CLEARING A CLOGGED CUTTING DECK:

Turn engine off and wait for blade to stop completely. Disconnect spark plug wire. Wearing durable gloves, remove clog.

Danger, the clog may contain sharp materials. Reconnect spark plug wire.

BLADE CLUTCH

The Brush Cutter blade clutch is controlled by an operator presence control. To engage the blade, depress the operator's left hand control lever against operator's handle. The blade is disengaged by releasing this lever.(See Fig. 1.1)

NOTE: The blade clutch must be either fully engaged for cutting or fully disengaged to bring the blade to a stop. Do not operate the unit with the blade clutch partially engaged. Premature belt wear and clutch failure will result from improper operation of the clutch.

CAUTION: Use extreme care when operating the blade. Inspect the work area for foriegn objects that could cause damage to the unit or injure the operator if struck by the blade. Never operate the blade with bystanders in the work area.

 

Lever Up

 

Disengages

Handle

Clutch

 

Lever

Lever

Down

Engages

Clutch

Fig. 1.1

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Form No. F071300A

18 PARTS DRAWING

BC2401HE, BC2401H, BC2401

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Form No. F071300A

19 PARTSLIST

ITEM

 

BC2401HE

 

BC2401H

 

BC2401

 

NO.

DESCRIPTION

Part No

QTY

Part No

QTY

Part No

QTY

1

Deck Assembly with labels

500239

1

500239

1

500239

1

2

Deck WA BC2401

500266

1

500266

1

500266

1

3

Deflector Front BC2400

500125

1

500125

1

500125

1

4

Base Assembly with labels

500240

1

500240

1

500240

1

5

Handle Brace Left

500196

1

500196

1

500196

1

6

Handle Brace Right

500200

1

500200

1

500200

1

7

Door Base Engine

500233

1

500233

1

500233

1

8

Transaxle 3 SPD BC2400

500100

1

500100

1

500100

1

9

Pulley 5.0" OD ‘A’ Sec.

830180

1

830180

1

830180

1

10

Belt Traction Drive

500119

1

500119

1

500119

1

11

Plate Pivot Idler / Shifter

500122

1

500122

1

500122

1

12

Shifter Pivot WA

500169

1

500169

1

500169

1

13

Pulley Idler

800260

1

800260

1

800260

1

14

Wheel & Tire 16" AG SP LH

500103

1

500103

1

500103

1

15

Wheel & Tire 16" AG SP RH

500104

1

500104

1

500104

1

16

Arm Idler WA

500170

1

500170

1

500170

1

17

Cable Clutch Blade BC2400

500259

1

500259

1

500259

1

18

Cable Clutch Drive BC2400

500146

1

500146

1

500146

1

19

Bar Shift T-axle

500121

1

500121

1

500121

1

20

Angle Support T-axle

500127

1

500127

1

500127

1

21

Rod Link Shifter

500144

1

500144

1

500144

1

22

Tube Shift With Grip

500171

1

500171

1

500171

1

23

Clutch Brake BC2401

500258

1

500258

1

500258

1

24

Grip 3/4 ID - Black

610102

1

610102

1

610102

1

25

Tube Pointer

500184

1

500184

1

500184

1

26

Plate Mount Idler WA

500228

1

500228

1

500228

1

27

Pulley Idler 4.5" OD X 3/8

500270

1

500270

1

500270

1

28

Shaft Traction Drive

500226

1

500226

1

500226

1

29

Belt Blade Drive

500237

1

500237

1

500237

1

30

Spacer Spindle BC2401

500232

1

500232

1

500232

1

31

Bar Guard WA BC2401

500235

1

500235

1

500235

1

32

Bushing Shifter

500130

1

500130

1

500130

1

33

Spacer Crank BC2401

500260

1

500260

1

500260

1

34

Spindle WA BC2400

500174

1

500174

1

500174

1

35

Bearing 7/8" ID Sealed Press

500101

2

500101

2

500101

2

36

Shaft Drive Blade

500107

1

500107

1

500107

1

37

Spacer Spindle Bearing

500115

1

500115

1

500115

1

38

Pulley 7" OD x 7/8" BORE

500253

1

500253

1

500253

1

39

Lever Control Blade

500312

1

500312

1

500312

1

40

Handle Upper BC2400

500243

1

500243

1

500243

1

41

Grip Handle 1 ID x 7.5

500267

2

500267

2

500267

2

42

Lever Control Clutch

500142

1

500142

1

500142

1

43

Bushing Lever Control

500152

4

500152

4

500152

4

44

Fitting Mount Cable

500187

2

500187

2

500187

2

45

Engine 11 HP Honda GXV340 Electric Start

500294

1

-

-

-

-

 

Engine 11 HP Honda GXV340

-

-

620100

1

500216

1

 

Engine 8.0 HP B & S

-

-

-

-

500216

1

46

Pulley Drive Traction BC2401

500238

1

500238

1

500238

1

47

Spacer Engine WA 2401

500262

1

500262

1

500262

1

48

Control Throttle BC2400

500308

1

500308

1

500213

1

49

Tube Cable Cover

500186

2

500186

2

500186

2

50

Blade 24" BC2400

500210

1

500210

1

500210

1

51

Handle Lower RH BC2400

500140

1

500140

1

500140

1

52

Handle Lower LH BC2400

500141

1

500141

1

500141

1

53

Adapter Blade WA

500191

1

500191

1

500191

1

54

Washer Friction Blade

500108

1

500108

1

500108

1

55

Guard Hand BC2401

500257

2

500257

2

500257

2

56

Screwcap 8x3/8 HWH Type B

100121

2

100121

2

100121

2

100

Washer Lock 5/16 Twist. Tooth

8177011

2

8177011

2

8177011

2

101

Bolt Carraige 1/4 - 20 x 3/4

8024021

4

8024021

4

8024021

4

102

Nut Lock 1/4 - 20

*8160001

14

*8160001

10

*8160001

10

103

Screw Cap 5/16 - 18 x 1 1/4

*8041029

18

*8041029

18

*8041029

18

104

Washer Lock 5/16 split

*8177011

7

*8177011

7

*8177011

7

105

Plate Impeller Washer

850443

1

850443

1

850443

1

106

Screw Cap 7/16-20X 3"

500269

1

500269

1

500269

1

107

SCREWCAP 5/16-18X 1"

*8041028

5

*8041028

4

*8041028

4

108

Screw Cap 5/16 - 18 x 2 3/4

*8041035

6

*8041035

6

*8041035

6

109

Bolt Carraige 5/16 - 18 x 3/4

8024039

2

8024039

2

8024039

2

110

Washer Flat 1/2"

900230

1

900230

1

900230

1

111

Pin Cotter 3/32 x 3/4"

*8197016

1

*8197016

1

*8197016

1

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Form No. F071300A

19

Parts List continued from page 9.

* Denotes standard hardware item, that may be purchased locally.

Item

Description

BC2401HE

Qty.

BC2401H

Qty.

BC2401

Qty.

No.

 

Part No.

 

Part No.

 

Part No.

 

112

Bolt Shoulder 1/2 x 1

500114

1

500114

1

500114

1

113

Nut Lock 3/8-16

*8160003

3

*8160003

3

*8160003

3

114

Bolt Idler

800888

1

800888

1

800888

1

115

Screw Cap 5/16 x 2"

*8041032

5

*8041032

5

*8041032

5

116

Nut Jam 5/16 - 18

*8142002

3

*8142002

3

*8142002

3

117

Nut Lock 5/16 - 18

*8160002

29

*8160002

28

*8160002

30

118

Bolt Carraige 5/16 - 18 x 1

*8024040

6

*8024040

6

*8024040

6

119

Screw Cap 5/16 x 1 1/2

*8041030

4

*8041030

4

*8041030

4

120

Washer 3/8 FC

*8171004

1

*8171004

1

*8171004

1

121

Terminal Piggyback 3/16

890010

1

890010

1

-

-

122

Screw Cap 1/4 - 28 x 1/2 GR5

850408

1

850408

1

850408

1

123

Washer Lock 1/4 Split

*8177010

1

*8177010

1

*8177010

1

124

Washer 1/4 FC

*8171002

5

*8171002

5

*8171002

5

125

Screw Self Tap 5/16

*8123128

1

*8123128

1

*8123128

1

126

Pin Hair Cotter

900471

2

900471

2

900471

2

127

Washer 5/16 SAE

*8172008

2

*8172008

2

*8172008

2

128

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

129

Washer 3/4 SAE

*8172015

2

*8172015

2

*8172015

2

130

Washer 0.765 x 1.250 x 0.060

850238

2

850238

2

850238

2

131

Plate Control Box

500305

1

500305

1

-

-

132

Ring Snap 0.750

850230

2

850230

2

850230

2

133

Key 3/16 x 2 1/8

9201087

2

9201087

2

9201087

2

134

Washer Fender 1/4"

8172019

4

 

 

 

 

135

Screw Cap 7/16 - 20 x 1 1/4 GR8

800554

1

800554

1

800554

1

136

Washer 1.25 x 0.882 x 0.125

500182

1

500182

1

500182

1

137

Ty Wrap

900407

4

900407

4

900407

4

138

Key Sq 3/16 x 5/8

9201072

2

9201072

2

9201072

2

139

Screw Cap 7/16 - 20 x 2 GR8

500188

1

500188

1

500188

1

140

Washer Lock 7/16 Tw. Tooth

850132

3

850132

3

850132

3

141

Washer 5/16 FC

*8171003

27

*8171003

27

*8171003

23

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

143

Screw Cap 5/16 - 18 x 1 3/4

*8041031

7

*8041031

7

*8041031

9

144

Screw Cap 5/16 - 18 x 2 1/2

*8041034

1

*8041034

1

*8041034

1

145

Guide Rope

830533

2

830533

2

830533

2

146

Grip Lever

500181

2

500181

2

500181

2

147

Key 1/4 x 1"

9201113

1

9201113

1

9201113

1

148

Spacer Engine Honda SP VQ

830113

1

830113

1

830113

1

149

Guide Belt LH

500230

1

500230

1

500230

1

150

Guide Belt RH

500231

1

500231

1

500231

1

151

Screw Cap 5/16 - 24 x 1

*400164

2

*400164

2

*400164

2

152

Screw Cap 1/4 - 20 x 1 1/4

*8041007

7

*8041007

3

*8041007

3

153

Screw Cap 1/4 - 20 x 2 3/4

*8041013

1

*8041013

1

*8041013

1

154

Screwcap 1/4-20x 2”

*8041010

2

*8041010

2

*8041010

2

155

Skid RH BC v-cupWA

500291

1

500291

1

500291

1

156

Skid LH BC v-cupWA

500292

1

500292

1

500292

1

157

Switch Box Assy BC

500310

1

500310

1

500283

1

158

Switch Toggle

500307

1

500311

1

500281

1

159

Harness Assy

500306

1

890442

1

890442

1

160

Bushing Strain Relief

500282

1

500282

1

500282

1

161

Label Throttle

500314

1

500309

1

810656

1

162

Cable Battery Red W/Charge

500304

1

 

 

 

 

163

Cable Battery Black 10"

790133

1

 

 

 

 

164

Lid Box Battery

500301

1

 

 

 

 

165

Box Battery Drilled

500299

1

 

 

 

 

166

Plate Guard Bottom Battery

500303

1

 

 

 

 

167

Strap Battery

500302

1

 

 

 

 

168

Bracket Mount Battery Wa

500297

1

 

 

 

 

169

Bar Support Battery

500298

1

 

 

 

 

180

Label OPEI

400424

2

400424

2

400424

2

184

Label Flying Debris

810736

1

810736

1

810736

1

185

Label Guards

900327

2

900327

2

900327

2

186

Label Shift BC2400

500202

1

500202

1

500202

1

187

Label Read

890301

1

890301

1

890301

1

188

Label Ear Eye Breathe

890254

1

890254

1

890254

1

189

Label Chock Wheels

500168

1

500168

1

500168

1

190

Label Patent No

500279

1

500279

1

500279

1

191

Label Clutch Drive

500176

1

500176

1

500176

1

192

Label Clutch Blade

500177

1

500177

1

500177

1

Part No. 500264

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Form No. F071300A

16 OPERATIONcontinued

16.3 PROPULSION

16.5

HANDLING & TRANSPORTING:

This Brush Cutter is self-propelled,and is controlled by an operator presence control. To engage the wheel drive, lift the operator's right hand control lever against operator's handle. The drive is disengaged by releasing this lever.(See Fig. 1.2)

GROUND SPEED can be varied by selecting a higher or lower gear using the gear shift lever at the rear of the machine(See Fig. 2), or by changing the engine rpm. To shift the Brush Cutter into reverse, release all controls and rotate the shift lever to the left, when the lever stops lift it up and continue to turn it to the left until it stops again.

Under most conditions cutting should be done in first or second gear. Third gear should be reserved for conditions where weeds and brush are thinned out or not as tall. The quality of the cut produced is directly related to the unit's ground speed during cutting. If the quality of the cut is not satisfactory (i.e. material left standing) you should shift into a lower gear during cutting. For improved control in confined areas, this machine can be pushed forward or backward by releasing the operator's clutch lever, placing the transaxle in neutral, and pushing the machine.

Lever Up

Handle Engages

Clutch

Lever

Fig. 1.2

16.4CUTTING HEIGHT ADJUSTMENT

Using three people to lift machine is recommended. Lift holding the handle and front of deck. Secure in place during transport.

16.6STORAGE

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:

Be sure engine is cool. Do not smoke. 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. 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.

CAUTION: Wheels must be chocked or blocked when unit is parked on a slope.

SHIFT LEVER

R N 1 2 3

WARNING US DESIGN PATENT

NO: D386768

PART NO. 500279

900327

Cutting height can be adjusted to allow a 1” lower cutting height. This is particularly useful for cutting grasses that lay over when over grown. (i.e. Bermuda, Johnson, etc.)

Fig. 2

Note: When cutting brush and normal field grasses it is strongly recommended that you operate your brush cutter at the standard (top) cutting height.

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Form No. F071300A

17 MAINTENANCE

Use only a qualified mechanic for any adjustments, disassembly or any kind of repair .

WARNING: TO AVOID PERSONAL INJURY, ALWAYS TURN MACHINE OFF, MAKE SURE ALL MOVING PARTS COME TO A COMPLETE STOP.

17.2BELT REPLACEMENT

When replacing one belt the other should be inspected for wear and replaced if worn. It is good practice to change both belts when either is worn beyond use. Use only original equipment belts for replacement. Billy Goat uses only premium quality, kevlar corded and coated belts in your unit. Substitute belts do not meet the design and performance requirements for your unit , and will greatly reduce machine performance and belt life.

DISCONNECT SPARK PLUG WIRE

BEFORE SERVICING UNIT.

RECONNECT SPARK PLUG WIRE,

AND ALL GUARDS BEFORE START-

ING ENGINE.

Note: Blade, and drive belts are normal wear items. These should be inspected on a regular basis and replaced if worn.

ENGINE

When servicing engine refer to specific manufacturers engine owner's manual. All engine warranty is covered by the specific engine manufacturer. If your engine requires warranty or other repair work contact your local servicing engine dealer. When contacting a dealer for service it is a good idea to have your engine model number available for reference(See table page 11). If you can not locate a servicing dealer in your area you can contact the manufacturers national service organization.

To reach:

Briggs & Stratton: 800-233-3723Fax:414-259-5249

American Honda: 770-497-6000Fax:770-497-6011

17.1BLADE REMOVAL / SHARPENING

NOTE: When sharpening the blade it is a good idea to check the balance of the blade. A properly balanced blade will increase life of the bearings and other components.

Tools required: 5/8 inch socket, torque wrench, adequate support.

1. Disconnect spark plug wire.

2.Support front of unit to allow access to the blade. Note: Unit is heavy. Be sure support is adequate to prevent personal injury.

3.Block the blade to prevent it from rotating during removal.

4.Remove the blade bolt (Item 139), lockwasher (140), and large friction washer (54).

5.Remove the blade (50) and, replace or sharpen the blade.

NOTE: When replacing the blade use only B.G.I. Part no. 500210.

6.Replace the blade using all fasteners in the exact order they were removed. Torque blade screw to 60 ft-lbs.NOTE: Before installing the fasteners inspect them for wear and replace as necessary.

Transaxle Drive Belt

Tools required: 1/2 inch socket, 1/2 inch universal extension bar, pry bar or long screw driver, adequate support for machine.

1.Disconnect spark plug wire.

2.Support rear of unit to allow access to underside of the machine towards the rear. Note: Unit is heavy. Be sure support is adequate to prevent personal injury.

3.Loosen but do not remove the two nuts (116) holding the plate mount idler (item 26) in place. This will release the tension on the blade drive belt (29). NOTE: It may be necessary to apply some force to the pulley to slide it over from it’s tight position and release the belt.

4.Working from the underside of the machine, loosen but do not remove the four screws (103) holding the two belt guides(Items 149 & 150) in place next to the crankshaft drive pulley (9) at the rear of the machine. This will loosen the belt guides(Items 149 & 150) and allow them to move to the side. NOTE: This step requires the use of a universal joint or universal extension bar to reach the screws(103) holding the belt guide(149). If universal joint is not available you may remove the “neutral stop bolt”(Item 115) and associated nuts (116 & 117) to allow the idler arm to swing back and allow access to the screws(103) holding the belt guide(149).

5.With the guides loose slip the transaxle drive belt(Item 10) out of the groove on the drive pulley and down past the pulley.

6.Slip the old belt(10) up and over the pulley on the transaxle (Item 9) and remove belt from machine.

7.Install new belt in groove on transaxle pulley(Item 9) and slip into groove on transaxle drive pulley(46).

8.Tighten four screws(103) to secure belt guides(149 & 150) in place. Note: With clutch levers engaged, be sure belt guides do not touch belts after installation.

9.Reconnect spark plug wire.

Blade Drive Belt

Tools required: 1/2 inch socket, 1/2 inch universal extension bar, pry bar or long screw driver, adequate support for machine.

1.Disconnect spark plug wire.

2.Support rear of unit to allow access to underside of the machine towards the rear. Note: Unit is heavy. Be sure support is adequate to prevent personal injury.

3.Remove the two screws (103) and washers (141) holding the engine base door (7), and remove the door.

4.Loosen but do not remove the two nuts (116) holding the plate mount idler (item 26) in place. This will release the tension on the blade drive belt (29). NOTE: It may be necessary to apply some force to the pulley to slide it over from it’s tight position and release the belt.

5.Working from the underside of the machine, loosen but do not remove the four screws (103) holding the two belt guides(Items 149 & 150) in place next to the crankshaft drive pulley (9) at the rear of the machine. This will loosen the belt guides(Items 149 & 150) and allow them to move to the side. NOTE: This step requires the use of a universal joint or universal extension bar to reach the screws(103) holding the belt guide(149). If universal joint is not available you may remove the “neutral stop bolt”(Item 115) and associated nuts (116 & 117) to allow the idler arm to swing back and allow access to the screws(103) holding the belt guide(149).

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Form No. F071300A