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FORCE BLOWER 8 Owner’s Manual

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BILLY GOAT FORCE BLOWER

F800

Owner's Manual

Accessories

HOLD DOWN KIT

 

PARKING BRAKE

To secure

 

Effective and

blower for

 

Easy to use to

transportation

 

prevent blower

on trailer floors.

 

from rolling.

P/N 440120

P/N 440140

 

 

 

Part No 440187

 

FRONT AIR

DIVERTER

Simple to attach, allowing air to be directed forward.

P/N 440188

1

AIM AND SHOOT

Allows up and down motion via a lever to easily move debris.

P/N 440128

THROTTLE

CONTROL

Positions throttle control at a convenient location.

P/N 440189

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ABOUT THIS MANUAL

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

CONTENTS

SERIAL PLATE DATA AND SPECIFICATIONS

 

3

 

GENERAL SAFETY

 

4-5

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

INSTRUCTION LABELS

 

6

 

PACKING CHECKLIST

 

7

 

ASSEMBLY

 

8

 

OPERATION

 

9

 

MAINTENANCE

 

10

TROUBLESHOOTING AND WARRANTY PROCEDURE

11

ILLUSTRATED PARTS LIST

 

 

12

PARTS LIST

 

13

MAINTENANCE RECORD

 

14

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SERIAL PLATE DATA

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

Purchase Date:

Purchased From:

Specifications

F800

 

 

 

 

Engine: HP

8 HP (5.96kW)

 

 

 

 

Engine: Model

202432-0210-E9

 

 

 

 

Engine: Type

B & S

 

 

 

 

Engine: Fuel Capacity

4 qt. (3.78L)

 

 

 

 

Engine: Oil Capacity

28 oz. (0.8L)

 

 

 

 

Total Unit Weight:

144# (65.3Kg)

 

 

 

 

Overall Length:

58"(1.43m)

 

 

 

 

Overall Width

29.25” (0.74m)

 

 

 

 

Overall Height

45" (1.14m)

 

 

 

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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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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 12).

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

LABEL EXPLOSIVE FUEL

ITEM # 43 P/N 400268

ENGINE LABELS

BRIGGS AND STRATTON

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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-440187,HandleHardware-Items#10(washer 8171003), #11(locknut 8160002), and #36(cap screw 8041032).

Boxing Parts Checklist

Handle Upper Assembly

Item #49 P/N-440185

Parts Bag & Literature Assy

P/N-440186

B & S Intek 8 hp manual

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ASSEMBLY

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

Figure A

The hardware for attaching the upper handle to the lower is in the parts bag. Install upper handle (item 49), to preassembled lower handle (item 28) by sliding the upper over and down the outside of the lower handle. Using bolt (item #36), washers (item #10) & lock nut (item #11) to install upper handle to lower handle.

Finish installing the other side of the upper handle assembly using screw and lock nut provided.

Two ½” open ended wrenches

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 engine. 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 12.

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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 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.

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

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MAINTENANCE

PERIODICMAINTENANCE

Periodic maintenance should be performed at the following intervals:

Maintenance Operation

Every

Daily or Every

Every 25

Every 50

Every

 

Use

5 Hours

Hours

Hours

100-150

 

 

 

 

 

Hours

 

 

 

 

 

 

Inspect for worn or damaged parts.

z

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Check for excessive vibration

 

z

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Inspect Impeller for cracks or damage

 

 

 

 

z

 

 

 

 

 

 

Inspect for loose parts.

 

z

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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 14 for proper impeller bolt torque specifications).

TIRE AIR PRESSURE

Check at regular intervals and maintain. Front Tires - 24 Psi (165 kPa).

Rear Tires - 20 Psi (137 kPa).

STORAGE

Never store engine indoors or in enclosed poorly ventilated areas with fuel in tank, where fuel fumes may reach an open flame, spark or pilot light, as on a furnace, water heater, clothes dryer or other gas appliance.

If engine is to be unused for 30 days or more, prepare as follows:

Remove all gasoline from carburetor and fuel tank to prevent gum deposits from forming on these parts and causing possible malfunction of engine. Drain fuel outdoors, into an approved container, away from open flame. Be sure engine is cool. Do not smoke. Run engine until fuel tank is empty and engine runs out of gasoline.

Fuel stabilizer (such as Sta-BilTM) 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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