Billy Goat GZ401H User Manual

Size:
1.05 Mb
Download

GZ Owner’s Manual

BILLY GOAT GRAZER

Owner's Manual

GZ401H & GZ451S

Accessories

8" HEAVY DUTY

 

DRIVE BELT

 

ENGINE

 

BRUSH DRIVE

REPLACEMENT

 

 

 

PULLEY

 

PULLEY

BRUSH

 

 

 

 

 

 

OEM quality

 

Original

 

Original

 

Original

replacement wire

 

Equipment Belt

 

Equipment

 

Equipment

brush.

 

for replacement.

 

Pulley

 

Pulley

 

 

 

 

for replacement.

 

for replacement.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

P/N 600172

 

P/N 610420

 

P/N 610417

 

P/N 610403

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Part No 610428

1

Form No F022508A

GZ Owner’s Manual

ABOUT THIS MANUAL

THANK YOU for purchasing a BILLY GOAT® Grazer. 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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

INSTRUCTION LABELS

 

6

 

 

 

PACKING CHECKLIST & ASSEMBLY

7

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

OPERATION

 

 

8-9

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

MAINTENANCE

 

10

 

TROUBLESHOOTING AND WARRANTY PROCEDURE

11

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ILLUSTRATED PARTS & PARTS LISTS

 

12-13

MAINTENANCE RECORD

 

 

14

 

Part No 610428

2

Form No F022508A

GZ Owner’s Manual

SERIAL PLATE DATA

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

Purchase Date:

Purchased From:

Specifications

 

GZ401H

GZ451S

 

 

 

Engine: HP

4.0 (2.98 kW)

4.5 (3.36 kW)

 

 

 

Engine: Model

GX120T1QA2

EX130D50031

 

 

 

Engine: Type

HONDA OHV

SUBARU OHV

 

 

 

Engine: Fuel Capacity

2.1 qt. (2.0 L)

3.0 qt (2.9 L)

 

 

 

Engine: Oil Capacity

0.63 qt. (0.6 L)

0.63 qt. (0.6 L)

 

 

 

Total Unit Weight:

84# (38.1 Kg)

85# (38.5 kg)

 

 

 

Max. operating slope

20o

20o

Part No 610428

3

Form No F022508A

GZ Owner’s Manual

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 ® Grazor.

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.

Part No 610428

4

Form No F022508A

GZ Owner’s Manual

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 operate the machine while under the influence of alcohol or drugs.

DO NOT brush excessively steep slopes.

DO NOT change the engine governor setting or overspeed the engine.ALWAYS Stop the brush when crossing gravel drives, walks, or roads.

ALWAYS Shut the engine (motor) oft and wait until the brush comes to complete stop before performing maintenance.

ALWAYS Use equipment only in daylight or good artificial light.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.

Part No 610428

5

Form No F022508A

GZ Owner’s Manual

INTENDED USE

INTENDED USE: This machine is designed for cleaning and removing vegetation and debris from cracks in asphalt pavement.

Do not operate if excessive vibration occurs. If excessive vibration occurs, shut engine off immediately and check for damaged or worn brush, loose hardware, loose engine or lodged foreign objects. (See trouble shooting section on page 11).

INSTRUCTION LABELS

The labels shown below were installed on your BILLY GOAT ® Grazer. 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 WARNING GUARDS

LABEL EXPLOSIVE FUEL

DANGER FLYING DEBRIS

LABEL READ MANUAL

ITEM #59 P/N 900327

ITEM # 2 P/N 400268

ITEM #66 P/N 810736

ITEM #58 P/N 890301

LABEL EAR EYE BREATHING

LABEL EXPLOSIVE FUEL

LABEL DANGER

ITEM #57 P/N 890254

ITEM # 63 P/N 610107

ITEM #5 P/N 600117

 

(Honda only)

 

ENGINE LABELS

SUBARU

 

HONDA

IMPORTANT ENGINE INFORMATION

EM

 

ENGINE FAMILY - 2FJXS, 1691GA DISPLACEMENT 169CM3

 

 

REFER TO OWNER'S MANUAL FOR MAINTENANCE SPECFICATIONS

 

 

AND ADJUSTMENTS. THIS ENGINE CONFORMS TO U.S. EPA PH1 AND 2002 CALIFORNIA

 

EMISSION REGULATIONS FOR SMALL

 

 

OFF-ROADENGINES.

 

 

FUJI HEAVY INDUSTRIES LTD.

 

 

 

 

 

THROTTLE CONTROLS

Subaru

Throttle

Honda

Throttle

Choke

Choke

Fuel valve

Fuel valve

Part No 610428

6

Form No F022508A

GZ Owner’s Manual

PACKING CHECKLIST

Your Billy Goat is shipped from the factory in one carton, completely assembled except for the upper handle assembly, lower handles, handle brace, brush lift rod, and brush.

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-610428.

Parts Bag Checklist

Boxing Parts

Safety Glasses

Checklist

610129 qty. 1

 

 

Handle upper

12

assembly 610438

Handle Brace

 

610442

 

Brush Lift Rod

 

610426

 

Handle Lower RH

 

610423

 

Handle Lower LH

 

610424

 

Brush 8” Wire

 

600172

Owner’s Manual

GZ 610428

Engine Manual Per

Model

Honda 4.0 HP

Subaru 4.5 HP

ASSEMBLY

All required assembly can be done using two 1/2" combination wrenches.

1. Install the lower handles one on each side of the unit using bolt (Item 45), washer (Item 54) and nut (Item 52). There are two bolts per lower handle section. NOTE: The lower handle has a left and right hand section. Be sure when installing that each section will point to the outside of the unit when hardware is secured.

2.Install upper handle assembly by aligning the holes in the upper handle with the holes in the lower handle stubs that are preassembled on the machine. Secure the handles together using bolt (Item 46), washer (Item 54), and nut (Item 52) on the operator’s right hand side. Secure using bolt (Item 64), washer (Item 54), and nut (Item 52) on the operator’s left hand side. Use the same hardware to secure the flat end of the handle brace (Item 42) to the left side of the handle.

3. Secure the bent end of the handle brace (Item 42) to the face of the engine using bolt (Item 47)

4. Install the Brush Lift Rod (Item 38) by placing one end through the hole in the lift control arm mounted on the upper handle and securing it with a washer (Item 54) and pin (Item 60). Place the other end thought the brush pivot arm and secure in the same way.NOTE: The pin and washer comepre-installedin the ends of the rod (Item 38). Remove andre-usethem for final assembly.

5. Install Brush (Item 6) by removing the Brush Guard (Item 27) and removing the brush mounting Nut (Item 15) and one Washer (Item 16). Slide the brush on the shaft and reinstall the washer, nut, and brush guard.

Part No 610428

7

Form No F022508A

GZ Owner’s Manual

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

Do not operate if excessive vibration occurs. If excessive vibration occurs, shut engine off immediately and check for damaged or worn brush, loose hardware, loose engine or lodged foreign objects. (See trouble shooting section on page 12).

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" positionSTOP SWITCH: Located on the engine. "ON" position.

CHOKE: Operated with choke lever on the face of engine.

THROTTLE: Controlled by the throttle lever located on the face of the engine.

IF YOUR UNIT FAILS TO START:

See Troubleshooting on page 11.

HANDLING & TRANSPORTING:

Using two people to lift machine is recommended. Lift holding the handle and front of the frame. Secure unit in place during transport. Be sure the brush arm is in the up position and locked in place during transport.

Never lift the machine while the engine is running.

OPERATION

1. Do not operate product when barefoot or wearing open sandals. Always wear safety footwear, pants or slacks that cover your legs.

2. DO NOT use product on graveled surfaces.

3. Never operate this product without good visibility or light.

4. Start the engine carefully. Make certain the brush is raised in the store position, and that the engine stop switch is set to “on” before attempting to start. Keep hands, feet, clothing and the like well away from cutting member and other moving parts.

5. Never attempt to make any adjustments while engine is running.

6. Never direct discharge of material toward bystanders nor allow anyone near the area of operation. Use care in directing discharge to avoid glass enclosures, automobiles and the like.

7.Stay alert for uneven pavement, holes in terrain or other unstable conditions when using this product. Always push the machine slowly over rough surfaces.

8.Objects struck by the brush can cause injuries. The surface should always be carefully examined and cleared of all foreign objects prior to operation. See brush safety instructions, page 9.

9.Move brush lever to store position when the product is not in use. Take all possible precautions when leaving the machine unattended. Disengage attachments and stop the engine.

10.When cleaning, repairing, or inspecting, make certain the brush and all moving parts have stopped, and the engine is not running. Disconnect the spark plug wire and keep the wire away from the plug so that unintentional starting does not occur. Keep all guards free from debris build-up.

11.Never operate this product without guards, plates or other protective devices in place.

12.Use only accessories and attachments supplied, or specifically recommended by the manufacturer.

13.Do not operate this product with a damaged or excessively worn brush.

14.CAUTION: Operate this product from a position where guards block the line of sight to the brush.

Part No 610428

8

Form No F022508A

GZ Owner’s Manual

OPERATING HINTS:

A side-to-sidesweeping motion is the quickest way to remove surface vegetation from crevices, even if deeper crevice cleaning is desired.

After removing surface vegetation, the crevice will be more visible for a deeper cleaning.

Power Brush Safety Requirements

Warning – In normal power brushing operations, the material being removed such as burrs, scale, dirt, weld slat, or other residue, will fly off the brush with considerable force along with brush filaments, which break off due to fatigue. ThePotential of Serious Injury Exists for both the brush operator and others in the work area (possible 50 or more feet from the brush). To protect against this hazard, wearSafety Goggles orFull Face Shields Worn Over Safety Glasses With Side Shields, along withProtective Clothing. You must follow all operator and safety instructions, as well as all common safety practices, which reduce the likelihood of physical injury, or reduce its severity.

Summary – Power Brush Safety Requirements

Safety Goggles – Safety goggles or full face shields worn over safety glasses with side shieldsMust Be Worn by all Operators and Others in the Area of Power Brush Operations.

Guards – Keep all machine guards in place.

Speeds – Observe all speed restrictions indicated on brushes, containers, labels or printed in pertinent literature. “MSFS” means Maximum Safe Free Speed (RPM) – spinning free with no work applied. For reasons of safety, “MSFS” should not be exceeded under any circumstances.

Protective Equipment – Appropriate protective clothing and equipment must be used where there is a possibility of injury that can be prevented by such clothing or equipment.

Warning! Failure To Observe Safety Precautions May Result In Injury.

Brush usage Recommendations

Pressure – Avoid excessive pressure when using a power brush. Excessive pressure causes over-bendingof the filaments and heatbuild-upresulting in filament breakage, rapid dulling and reduced brush life. Instead of greater pressure on a brush, it is suggested that you try: 1) a brush with a more aggressive cutting action (increased wire size, decreased filament length, change to a different brush type, i.e., knot type instead of crimped wire type), or 2) higher speed (increased R.P.M., increased brush diameter.)

Important Note: Never exceed the recommended Maximum Safe Free Speed R.P.M. (MSFS) rating of the brush.

SAFETYFIRST

FAILURE TO OBSERVE ANY OF THE REQUIREMENTS SHOWN IN THE SAFETY SECTION WILL CREATE HAZARDS AND CAN CAUSE INJURY.

Brushing Problems – Do Not Allow unsafe Conditions To Continue. Occasionally, due to worn bearings, a bent spindle, an unusual application, operator abuse, or inappropriate use, a brush may fail.

A brush which is not received in acceptable condition for trouble-freeoperation may also fail. Do not use or continue to use a failed brush or one which is functioning improperly (i.e., throwing filaments,out-of-balance,etc.) as this increases the possibility for further brush failure and hazard of injury. The cause of the failure should be evaluated and corrected.

This information is based on the collective experience of the ABMA Industrial Division members and provided solely as a public service for the guidance of the users of the members’ products. These recommendations are not necessarily complete with respect to any particular application and common sense safety considerations should be adhered to generally. Any applicable federal, state, local law or regulation must be strictly adhered to, and is

controlling over any recommendation contained herein.

SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS

TWISTED-IN-WIREBRUSHES

The Twisted-In-Wirebrushes, used under power, shall be securely held in a collet, chuck or similar holding device.

Part No 610428

9

Form No F022508A

GZ Owner’s Manual

MAINTENANCE

PERIODICMAINTENANCE

Periodic maintenance should be performed at the following intervals:

Maintenance Operation

Every Use (daily)

Every 5 hrs or (daily)

Every 25 Hours

 

 

 

 

Inspect for loose, worn or damaged parts.

 

z

 

 

 

 

 

Check for excessive vibration.

z

 

 

 

 

 

 

Inspect belt for wear.

 

 

z

 

 

 

 

Engine (See Engine Manual)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Lubricate front wheels and rear wheels.

 

 

z

 

 

 

 

Grease brush arm mechanism.

 

 

z

 

 

 

 

CHANGING BRUSH

1. Wait for engine to cool and disconnect spark plug.

2. Remove the brush guard (item 27) by removing the two screws (item 45) that secure it in place. Use gloves and a shop rag to hold the brush and prevent it from rotating.

3. Using a 3/4" wrench remove brush nut (item 15), and slide brush washer (item 16) off the bearing shaft. 4. Slide the brush (item 6) sideways off of the bearing shaft.

5. Install new brush over the shaft. NOTE: Be sure that to use the nylon bushing that comes with the Billy Goat replacement brush to insure proper fit between the brush and the shaft.

6. Replace the brush washer (item 16), and the brush nut (item 15). Use a 3/4" wrench to torque the nut to 45 ft.lbs to secure the brush in place. Be sure to wear gloves and use a shop rag to hold the brush while tightening. Reinstall the brush guard that was removed in step 2.

CHANGING BELT

1. Wait for engine to cool and disconnect spark plug.

2.Using two 1/2" wrenches, remove the bolt (item 45) and nut (item 52), one on each side, that secures the brush guard (item 27) and the front pulley guard (item 31). Set the two guards aside.

3.Using a 3/8" wrench, remove the three bolts (item 4) that secure the rear pulley guard in place. Set the guard aside.

4.Slide the belt off the engine pulley and over the end of the crankshaft, and discard the old belt.

5.Install the new belt in the reverse order of removal.

6.Replace the guards and secure in place with using the hardware you removed.

NOTE: Use only factory original belts for maximum service life. BGI #610420 Inspect the pulleys when replacing the belt and replace if worn or damaged.

CHANGING PULLEYS

NOTE: Pulleys should be replaced in pairs and not individually to obtain the maximum service life from you unit. 1. Wait for engine to cool and disconnect spark plug.

2. Remove the belt by following the Belt Replacement procedure on the preceding page.

3. Using a 5/32" allen wrench loosen the set screws, two per pulley that secure the pulleys in place. 4. Slide the pulleys off the shafts and slide the new pulleys in place.

5. Use a long straight edge to align the pulleys before tightening the setscrews in place. 6. Torque the setscrews to 15 ft.lbs to secure them.

7. Replace the belt and all guard by referring to the Belt Replacement procedure on the preceding page. NOTE: Use only factory original pulleys as replacement parts. Inspect the belt when replacing the pulleys and replace if worn or damaged.

TIRE AIR PRESSURE

 

Check at regular intervals and maintain.

 

Rear Tires - 24 Psi

(17 kPa).

 

Part No 610428

10

Form No F022508A