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FORCE BLOWER 18 Owner’s Manual

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BILLY GOAT FORCE BLOWER

F1801V

Owner's Manual

Accessories

HOLD DOWN KIT

To secure blower for transportation on trailer floors.

PARKING BRAKE

Effective and Easy to use to prevent blower from rolling.

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ABOUT THIS MANUAL

THANK YOU for purchasing a BILLY GOAT® FORCE Blower. Your new machine has been carefully designed and manufactured to provide years of reliable and productive service. This manual provides complete operating and maintenance instructions that will help to maintain your FORCE Blower in top running order. Read this manual carefully before assembling, operating, or servicing your equipment.

CONTENTS

SERIAL PLATE DATA AND SPECIFICATIONS

 

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GENERAL SAFETY

 

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

 

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SERIAL PLATE DATA

Record the model number, serial number, date of purchase, and where purchased.

Purchase Date:

Purchased From:

Specifications

F1801V

 

 

Engine: HP

18 HP (13.42kW)

 

 

Engine: Model

3564420224E9

 

 

Engine: Type

B & S VANGUARD

 

 

Engine: Fuel Capacity

9 qt. (8.52L)

 

 

Engine: Oil Capacity

1.75 qt. (1.66L)

 

 

Total Unit Weight:

179 # (81.2Kg)

 

 

Overall Length:

58"(1.43m)

 

 

Overall Width

29.25” (0.74m)

 

 

Overall Height

45" (1.14m)

 

 

In compliance with 2000/14/EEC standards

117dB(a)

 

 

Sound at Operator’s ears

97dB(a)

 

 

Vibration at operator position

1.2 g (11.9 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

117 dB SOUND LEVEL 97 Db(a) at Operators Position

Sound tests were conducted in accordance with 2000/14/EC, as well as ISO 11094, and were performed on 12-12-2006 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:

Sunny

Temperature:

40.4oF (4.7oC)

Wind Speed:

6.1 mph (9.9kph)

Wind Direction:

Southwest

Humidity:

93.6%

Barometric Pressure:

30Hg (101.85kpa)

VIBRATION DATA

VIBRATION LEVEL 1.2g (11.9m/s2)

Vibration levels at the operator’s handles were measured in the vertical, lateral and longitudinal directions using calibrated vibration test equipment. Tests were performed on 12-13-2006under the conditions listed below.

General Conditions:

Sunny

Temperature:

57.2oF (14.3oC)

Wind Speed:

11.8 mph (19.1kph)

Wind Direction:

South

Humidity:

46.4%

Barometric Pressure:

30.1Hg (101.96kpa)

INTENDED USE

This machine is designed for cleaning outdoor surfaces, where the debris can be effectively blown into a consolidated area for convenient pickup and removal.

DO NOT operate if excessive vibration occurs. If excessive vibration occurs, shut engine off immediately and check for damaged or worn impeller, loose impeller bolt, loose impeller key, loose engine or debris stuck in fan or housing. Note: See parts list for proper impeller bolt torque specifications. (See trouble shooting section on page 13).

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INSTRUCTION LABELS

The labels shown below were installed on your BILLY GOAT ® FORCE Blower. If any labels are damaged or missing, replace them before operating this equipment. Item numbers from the Illustrated Parts List and part numbers are provided for convenience in ordering replacement labels. The correct position for each label may be determined by referring to the Figure and Item numbers shown.

LABEL READ OWNERS MANUAL

LABEL EAR EYE BREATHING

DANGER FLYING DEBRIS

ITEM #44 P/N890301

ITEM# 45 P/N890254

ITEM # 46 P/N 810736

 

 

 

 

 

 

START

 

LABEL EXPLOSIVE FUEL

LABEL THROTTLE CONTROL

ITEM # 43 P/N 400268

ITEM # 42 P/N 810656

 

STOP

ENGINE LABELS

BRIGGS AND STRATTON VANGUARD

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PACKING CHECKLIST

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

Your BILLY GOAT ® FORCE Blower was shipped in one carton, completely assembled except for the Upper Handle Assembly and Front Diverter. Mounting hardware for the Upper Handle Assembly can be found in the parts bag.

READ all safety instructions before assembling unit.

TAKE CAUTION when removing the unit from the box the Handle Assembly is attached to the unit by cables.

PUT OIL IN ENGINE BEFORE STARTING

PARTS BAG & LITERATURE ASSY

Warranty card P/N- 400972, Owner’s Manual P/N-440179,Declaration of ConformityP/N-440022,HandleHardware-Items#10(washer 8171003), #11(locknut 8160002), #36(cap screw 8041032), #74(Ty-wrap900407).

Boxing Parts Checklist

Handle Upper Assembly

Item #30 P/N-440035

Parts Bag & Literature Assy

P/N-440166

B & S Vanguard 18 hp

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ASSEMBLY

1.Follow the steps in figures A and B, then securely tighten all hardware shown.2.Connect spark plug wire.

Figure A

Figure B

The 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 and Aim-and-ShootTM will be attached to the throttle arm on the engine and wrapped around the engine for shipping. Unwrap and secure throttle control (item #31) to upper handle with screws (item #17). Screws will already be mounted in handle, simply remove and use to mount the throttle control securing the cable with twoTy-wraps.

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 unit specifications on page 3 for unit weight.

Do not use the front grill as an anchor point when securing the unit for transport.Never lift the machine while the engine is running.

BLOWING OPERATION

Your Billy Goat Force blower is equipped with an air director cone and the patented Aim-and-ShootTM control lever to allow the operator to direct the air stream up or down as required to assist in moving debris. This feature is extremely useful when debris has piled up to the point that it cannot be blown any farther. The air stream can be directed upward to blow the top of the debris pile over and allow the operator to continue moving more debris farther.

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