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HP Owner’s Manual

BILLY GOAT HOMEPRO 34" MOWER

Owner's Manual

HP3400

Accessories

Mulching Kit

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

P/N 521400

Grass Catcher Kit

Easily convert your mower to bag grass and leaves.

P/N 521401

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ABOUT THIS MANUAL

THANK YOU for purchasing a BILLY GOAT® HP 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 & ASSEMBLY

 

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8

 

 

 

 

 

OPERATION

 

 

 

9-11

 

 

MAINTENANCE

 

 

12-14

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

TROUBLESHOOTING AND WARRANTY PROCEDURE

 

15

 

 

 

ILLUSTRATED PARTS & PARTS LISTS

 

 

16-23

ACCESSORIES

 

 

 

 

24

 

MAINTENANCE RECORD

 

 

 

25

 

 

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SERIAL PLATE DATA

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

Purchase Date:

Purchased From:

Specifications

 

HP3400

 

 

Engine: cc's

344cc

 

 

Engine: Model

2158020167B1

 

 

Engine: Type

B & S Intek

 

 

Engine: Fuel Capacity

2.8 qt. (2.65 L)

 

 

Engine: Oil Capacity

1.5 qt. (1.4 L)

 

 

Total Unit Weight:

238# (108 Kg)

 

 

Max. operating slope

15o

Overall length

68” (1.73m)

 

 

Overall width

45.5” (1.16m)

 

 

Overall height

43.75” (1.11m)

 

 

In accordance with 2000/14/EEC

102dBa

 

 

Sound at operators position

82dBa

 

 

Vibration at operator position

.7g

 

 

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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 ® HP 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 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) off 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.

ALWAYS wear proper foot apparel when mowing.

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 82 dB(a) at Operator Position

102 dB(a)

Sound tests were conducted in accordance with 2000/14/EEC, and were performed on 9-24-2010under 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:

69oF (21oC)

Wind Speed:

10 mph (16.1 kmh)

Wind Direction:

West

Humidity:

56%

Barometric Pressure:

30.16 Hg (102.13 kpa)

VIBRATION DATA

VIBRATION LEVEL .7 g (7.52m/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 9-24-10under the conditions listed below.

General Conditions:

Sunny

Temperature:

69oF (21oC)

Wind Speed:

10 mph (16.1 kmh)

Wind Direction:

West

Humidity:

56%

Barometric Pressure:

30.16 Hg (102.13 kpa)

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 ® HP 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

DANGER FLYING DEBRIS

LABEL WARNING GUARDS

AND FEET AWAY

ITEM #68 P/N 810736

ITEM #82 P/N 900327

ITEM #71 P/N 400424

 

 

ENGINE LABELS

BRIGGS AND STRATTON

Note: Label may be differ from what is shown here

THROTTLE AND CONTROL LABELS

LABEL HP

CONSOLE ITEM #13

P/N 521301

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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 controls.

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-521302.

Boxing Parts

Checklist

Briggs and

Stratton Intek

Parts Bag checklist

Ty-wrapqty 4

P/N-900407

ASSEMBLY

NOTE: All item numbers called out in the assembly, operation, and maintenance sections of this manual can be found on Parts List (pages16-23).

1.Remove the unit from the box, be careful when removing it as there are cables that could be damaged by the machine when rolling it out of the box.

2.Attach the upper handle assembly to the lower handle assembly using the hardware found in the holes located on the lower handle.

3.Attach the throttle cable to the upper handle with the hardware located in the hole on the right side of the upper handle.

4.Attach the drive and blade cables levers to the upper handle using the hardware provided. Note: The blade cable will also need to be attached to the console. To attach it run one of the nuts off of the thread and slide the cable through the slot then run the nut back down and tightening it. The standard setting should be positioned near the bottom of the barrel of the cable. For fine tuning the lever see page 14 for cable tension adjustments.

5.Make sure that all cables and levers function properly. They should not kink or bind in anyway.

6.Using the Ty-wrapsprovided in the hardware bag, secure the cables. Make sure that no cable is coming into contact with a moving surface such as the wheels.

7.Fill with oil and gas to the proper level and the unit is ready to mow.

8.Read the rest of the operator’s manual.

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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 upper handle.

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.

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 bolt, loose engine or lodged foreign objects. Note: See maintenance section for proper blade bolt torque specifications.

HANDLING & TRANSPORTING:

Using two people to lift machine is recommended. Lift holding the handle and the caster arm at the 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, such as 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 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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CUTTING OPERATION

CAUTION: Shut off the blades when crossing gravel drives, walks or roads and under all conditions where thrown objects might be a hazard.

CLEARING A CLOGGED CUTTING DECK: Turn engine off and wait for blade to stop completely. Disconnect spark plug wire and place the unit in gear to prevent the unit from rolling.

Wearing durable gloves, remove clog.Danger, the clog may contain sharp materials. Reconnect spark plug wire.

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

GENERAL OPERATION: To engage the blades, depress the operator’s left hand control lever against operator’s handle. The blade is disengaged by releasing this lever. (See Fig.16-5next page) 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.16-6next page) Ground speed can be varied by shifting gears as described on page 11. 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 blades 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 above). 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 second or third gear. 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.

CUTTING HEIGHT ADJUSTMENT

CAUTION: DO NOT make cutting height adjustment when engine is running.

Cutting height can be adjusted from 1.5" to 3.5" by placing spacers above or below caster spindles. For easiest adjustment change the height on one side at a time. To change cutting height, tilt the unit back, remove lynch pin, remove all spacers then set if off to the side, remove caster rig, add or subtract spacers, reinstall caster rig, place remainder of spacers if any, then reinsert lynch pin (see figure right). Repeat this step on other side. For finer adjustment relocate the bolts located on the deck brackets to change the angle of the deck. See the chart below for the corresponding positions and cutting heights

NOTE: Be sure that the spacers are even on both casters. Running the deck out of level will result in poor cut quality.

Cutting Height Chart

 

 

Number of spacers below caster arm

 

 

 

0 Spacers

1 Spacer

2 Spacers

3 Spacers

4 Spacers

Bolts in position #1

1.5"

1.88"

2"

2.3"

2.5"

on deck

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bolts in position #2

1.5"

2"

2.4"

2.75"

3"

on deck

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bolts in position #3

1.75"

2"

2.5"

3"

3.5"

on deck

 

 

 

 

 

 

Note that all cutting heights will be from the lowest cutting edge with standard blades

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