Billy Goat FM3301, FM3301E User Manual

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FM Owner’s Manual

BILLY GOAT FINISH MOWER

Owner's Manual

FM3301 & FM3301E

Patent Number: D494985

Accessories

Mulching Kit

Reduces lawn clippings to fine nutrient-richparticles that filter down to the soil.

P/N 520144

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Grass Catcher Kit

Easily convert your mower to bag grass and leaves.

P/N 520142

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Transaxle Guard

Kit

To protect the transaxle from accidental contact from concrete curbs or other hazards.

P/N 520155

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ABOUT THIS MANUAL

THANK YOU for purchasing a BILLY GOAT® FM Mower. 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

 

3

 

 

 

GENERAL SAFETY

 

4-5

 

SOUND AND VIBRATION

 

6

 

 

 

 

INSTRUCTION LABELS

 

7

 

 

 

PACKING CHECKLIST

 

8

 

 

 

 

ASSEMBLY

 

9

 

 

 

 

OPERATION

 

10-12

MAINTENANCE

13-16

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

TROUBLESHOOTING AND WARRANTY PROCEDURE

17

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ILLUSTRATED PARTS & PARTS LISTS

 

18-25

ACCESSORIES

 

 

26

 

 

 

 

 

MAINTENANCE RECORD

 

27

 

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SERIAL PLATE DATA

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

Purchase Date:

Purchased From:

Specifications

 

FM3301

FM3301E

 

 

 

Engine: HP

13 (9.7 kW)

13 (9.7 kW)

 

 

 

Engine: Model

21A9020149

21A9070147

 

 

 

Engine: Type

B & S INTEK OHV

B & S INTEK OHV Elec.

 

 

 

Engine: Fuel Capacity

3.0 qt. (2.8 L)

3.0 qt. (2.8 L)

 

 

 

Engine: Oil Capacity

1.5 qt. (1.4 L)

1.5 qt. (1.4 L)

 

 

 

Total Unit Weight:

267# (121 Kg)

267# (121 Kg)

 

 

 

Max. operating slope

15o

15o

Overall length

57” (1.44m)

57” (1.44m)

 

 

 

Overall width

43” (1.09m)

43” (1.09m)

 

 

 

Overall height

47” (1.19m)

47” (1.19m)

 

 

 

Lwa at operator position

108dBa

108dBa

 

 

 

Lpa at operator position

88dBa

88dBa

 

 

 

Vibration at operator position

2.65g

2.65g

 

 

 

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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 ® FM Mower.

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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WARNING: IMPORTANT! This cutting machine is capable of amputating hands and feet and throwing objects. Failure to observe the following safety instructions could result in serious injury or death.

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 operate barefoot or wearing open sandals. Always wear substantial footwear

DO NOT place hands or feet underneath unit, or near any moving parts.

DO NOT pull mower backwards unless absolutely necessary

DO NOT operate the mower while under the influence of alcohol or drugs.

DO NOT operate mower in wet grass. Always be sure of your footing; keep a firm hold on the handle and walk; never run.

DO NOT mow on wet grass. Reduced footing could cause slipping.

DO NOT mow neardrop-offs,ditches, or embankments. The operator could lose footing or balance

DO NOT mow excessively steep slopes.

DO NOT change the engine governor setting or overspeed the engine.ALWAYS Stop the blade(s) when crossing gravel drives, walks, or roads.

ALWAYS Shut the engine (motor) oft and wait until the blade comes to complete stop before removing grass catcher.ALWAYS Mow only in daylight or good artificial light.

ALWAYS Disengage theself-propelledmechanism or drive clutch on mowers so equipped before starting the engine.ALWAYS wear safety goggles or safety glasses with side shields

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 store fuel in approved safety containers.

WARNING: Important

Remove all rocks, wire, string, 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, limbs, or clothes line anchors, etc.

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SOUND

SOUND LEVEL 88 dB(a) at Operator Position

108 dB(a)

Sound tests were conducted in accordance with 2000/14/EEC, and were performed on 8-15-2003under 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:

86oF (30oC)

Wind Speed:

2.4 mph (3.9 kmh)

Wind Direction:

South

Humidity:

57%

Barometric Pressure:

30.2Hg (767 mm Hg)

VIBRATION DATA

VIBRATION LEVEL 2.65g (25.20m/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 5-26-2006under the conditions listed below.

General Conditions:

Sunny

Temperature:

87.44oF (30.8oC)

Wind Speed:

3.1 mph (5.04kph)

Wind Direction:

South East

Humidity:

41.5%

Barometric Pressure:

29.89Hg (101.25kpa)

INTENDED USE

INTENDED USE: This unit is mainly designed for cutting grass. Some overgrown weeds, and taller grass may also be cut. 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.

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INSTRUCTION LABELS

The labels shown below were installed on your BILLY GOAT ® FM Mower. 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 LABEL PATENT FM DANGER FLYING DEBRIS LABEL CLUTCH BLADE LABEL CLUTCH DRIVE AND FEET AWAY ITEM#178 P/N520191 ITEM #2 P/N 810736 ITEM #11 P/N 500177 ITEM #10 P/N 500176

ITEM #5 P/N 400424

LABEL WARNING GUARDS

LABEL EXPLOSIVE FUEL

LABEL CUTTING HEIGHT

LABEL WARNING MOWER

ITEM #119 P/N 900327

ITEM #4 P/N 400268

ITEM #95 P/N 520117

ITEM #17 P/N 510206

LABEL HEIGHT ADJUST GUIDELINE

LABEL EAR EYE BREATHING

LABEL READ MANUAL

ITEM #7 P/N 520043

ITEM #114 P/N 890254

ITEM #52 P/N 890301

ENGINE LABELS

BRIGGS AND STRATTON

THROTTLE CONTROLS AND LABELS

Throttle Control

LABEL FM

CONSOLE ITEM #47

P/N 520079

ELECTRIC (520048)

SPEED CONTROL

5th gear (Transporting Speed): Lift up on the lever then push to engage in the 5th gear.

Rev: Lift up on the lever then pull back for reverse.

Electric Start Only

Pull up on the switch then push forward to start the engine.

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PACKING CHECKLIST

Your Billy Goat Mower is shipped from the factory in one crate, completely assembled except for the handles and console assembly.

READ all safety instructions before assembling unit.TAKE CAUTION when removing the unit from the box.

PUT OIL IN ENGINE BEFORE STARTING

PARTS BAG &

LITERATURE ASSY

Warranty card P/N- 400972, Owner’s Manual P/N-520187.

Boxing Parts

Parts Bag

 

Checklist

 

Briggs and

Ty-wrap900407 qty. 4

 

Stratton 6HP

Washer 3/8 FC

 

Literature Assy

 

8171004 qty. 4

 

 

P/N-520137

 

 

 

8041051 qty. 4

 

 

 

Washer split lock 3/8"

 

 

8177012 qty. 4

 

Clevis pin 520119 qty. 1

 

 

 

Washer 5/16" FC

 

 

8171003 qty. 2

 

Roll pin 1/4"x1" long

 

 

520156 qty. 1

Pal Nut 3/8" 360218

 

 

 

 

qty. 1

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ASSEMBLY

NOTE: All item numbers called out in the assembly, operation, and maintenance sections of this manual can be found on Parts List (pages15-18).

1. Cut and remove the nylon retaining straps (see figure 11-1).2. With the console and handle assembly positioned as shown in Figure11-3,insert the shift linkage rod (Item 31) into the shift linkage connector (Item 54).

3. To assemble the shift rod (item 31) to the shift linkage (item 54), use the roll pin in the parts/literature bag. If you’ll notice on the shift linkage, the hole is larger on one side than the other.

It will be easier to start the roll pin from the larger side, forcing it through the shift rod and the hole on the other side of the shift linkage, using a hammer or large adjustable pliers.

4. Insert one of the handle mounting bolts (Item 102) with split lock washer (Item 6) on top of flat washer (Item 184) through the rear handle mounting hole of the right side handle, and screw it into the rear handle mounting hole on the right side of engine base chassis (Item 61). Repeat this procedure for the left side using the left handle.

5. On each side of the mower, insert one of the handle mounting bolts (Item 102) with split lock washer (Item 6) on top of flat washer (Item 184) through the hole in one end of the handle brace (Item 32), the front handle mounting hole of the handle and screw into the front handle mounting hole in the engine base chassis (Figure 11-5).

7. Position control cables and use 2 cable ties on each handle to secure the cables in position. The top cable tie should be 1” below the console and the lower tie should be 12” below the console (see figure 11-8and11-9).

8. Check the position of the shift rod guide (Item 69), and if necessary, snap it in place in the shift bracket (Item 78) as shown in Figure 11-10.

9. Put shift lever in NEUTRAL, depress the brake lever (release the brake) and carefully pull the machine back off the pallet.

10. Fill with oil and gas to the proper level and the unit is ready to mow. (A battery will also have to be installed on electric models.) 11. Read the operator’s manual.

Fig. 11-1

Shift rod

Shift linkage

Roll Pin

Fig. 11-3

Fig. 11-4

 

Fig. 11-5

 

 

 

Fig. 11-7

Cable ties

 

Fig. 11-8

 

Fig. 11-9

 

Fig. 11-10

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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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 the control console plate.

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

CHOKE: Operated with the throttle control by moving the throttle control to the full start position.

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

ELECTRIC START: Choke the engine if necessary. Pull up then push forward on the toggle switch until engine starts, then release switch to run.

1. Select desired cutting height before starting engine. 2. Be sure drive lever or blade lever are not engaged. 3. Choke if necessary.

4. Pull back on starter rope slowly until resistance is felt. Then pull cord rapidly to start. Repeat if necessary.

Do not operate if excessive vibration occurs. If excessive vibration occurs, shut engine off immediately and check for damaged or worn blade, loose blade jam nut, loose engine or lodged foreign objects. Note: See maintenance section for proper blade jam nut torque specifications.

HANDLING & TRANSPORTING:

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

Never lift the machine while the engine is running. ENGINE MUST BE OFF while handling, lifting, or transporting the unit on or off the vehicle.

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:

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.

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