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HW Owner’s Manual

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BILLY GOAT HIGH WHEEL MOWER

Owner's Manual

HW651SP

Accessories

Grass Catcher Kit

Easily convert your mower to bag grass and leaves.

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ABOUT THIS MANUAL

THANK YOU for purchasing a BILLY GOAT® High Wheel 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

8

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

OPERATION

 

 

9-10

 

MAINTENANCE

 

11-12

TROUBLESHOOTING AND WARRANTY PROCEDURE

13

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ILLUSTRATED PARTS & PARTS LISTS

 

14-15

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

 

HW651SP

 

 

Engine: HP

6.0 (4.5 kW)

 

 

Engine: Model

FJ180V

 

 

Engine: Type

Kawasaki OHV

 

 

Engine: Fuel Capacity

2.1 qt (2.0 L)

 

 

Engine: Oil Capacity

0.63 qt. (0.6 L)

 

 

Total Unit Weight:

156# (70.8 kg)

 

 

Max. operating slope

15o

Overall length

62”(1.57m)

 

 

Overall width

32”(0.81m)

 

 

Overall height

43”(1.09m)

 

 

Lwa at operator position

100.48dBa

 

 

Lpa at operator position

80.48dBa

 

 

Vibration at operator position

2.57g

 

 

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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 ® HW 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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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) 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.

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 80 dB(a) at Operator Position

Sound tests were conducted in accordance with 2000/14/EEC, and were performed on 2-21-2002under 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:

49oF (9.4oC)

Wind Speed:

8 mph (12.8 kmh)

Wind Direction:

South East

Humidity:

53%

Barometric Pressure:

30.15Hg (102.1kpa)

VIBRATION DATA

VIBRATION LEVEL 2.57g (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.

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.

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INSTRUCTION LABELS

The labels shown below were installed on your BILLY GOAT ® HW 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 OILCHAIN #49 DANGER FLYING DEBRIS LABEL CLUTCH BLADE LABEL CLUTCH DRIVE AND FEET AWAY ITEM#62 P/N 830502 ITEM #111 P/N 810736 ITEM #84 P/N 500177 ITEM #101 P/N 500176

ITEM #61 P/N 400424

LABEL WARNING GUARDS

LABEL EXPLOSIVE FUEL

LABEL CUTTING HEIGHT

LABEL WARNING MOWER

ITEM #63 P/N 900327

ITEM # 48 P/N 400268

ITEM #58 P/N 510147

ITEM #60 P/N 510206

LABEL MOWER INSTRUCT.

LABEL EAR EYE BREATHING

LABEL READ MANUAL

ITEM #59 P/N 510207

ITEM #110 P/N 890254

ITEM #109 P/N 890301

ENGINE LABELS

KAWASAKI

THROTTLE CONTROLS

FIXED THROTTLE

Engine speed is factory set.

SPEED CONTROL

Push forward for faster speed, pull back for slower speed

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PACKING CHECKLIST

Your Billy Goat HW Mower is shipped from the factory in one carton, completely assembled except for the upper handle.

READ all safety instructions before assembling unit.

TAKE CAUTION when removing the unit from the box the Handle Assembly is attached and folded over

PUT OIL IN ENGINE BEFORE STARTING

PARTS BAG &

LITERATURE ASSY

Warranty card P/N- 400972, Owner’s Manual P/N-510267

Boxing Parts

Checklist

Kawasaki 6HP

Literature Assy

P/N-510256

ASSEMBLY

1.REMOVE unit from carton and allow upper handle (item 7) to lay on ground behind unit.

2.REMOVE hardware items 8, 71, 78, 87, 96, & 97 from temporary storage positions on lower handles (items 10).

3.ATTACH lower handle (item 10) to the main frame using hardware (items 71, 78, & 96) removed from the previous step (see figure above).

4.ATTACH upper handle to lower as shown in page 14, and securely tighten all fasteners.

Note: Be sure the engine starter rope is properly installed in the starter rope guide (item 8) before tightening the corresponding fasteners (see figure above).

5. CONNECT spark plug wire to spark plug.

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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

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.

STARTING

STOP POSITION

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: Set at factory. The engine runs at a constant speed.

1. Select desired cutting height before starting engine. 2. Place mower on a sidewalk or driveway where the mower blade is in an unloaded condition. If it must be started on the lawn, move mower over previously cut grass.

3. Be sure drive lever (Yellow lever on the right hand side) is not engaged (fig. 1).

4. Prime to choke. Prime is located in front of the engine. 5. Pull down on operator presence control lever (Red lever on the left hand side - fig. 1.1), then pull back on starter rope slowly until resistance is felt. Then pull cord rapidly to start. Repeat if necessary.

HANDLING & TRANSPORTING:

Fig. 1

OPERATING POSITION

Fig. 1.1

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.

CUTTING OPERATION

CAUTION: The mower blade will be rotating whenever engine is running.

CAUTION: Shut down the engine 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.

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

CAUTION: Use extreme care when operating the blade. 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 blade with bystanders in the work area

CUTTING HEIGHT ADJUSTMENT

Fig. 2

CAUTION: DO NOT make cutting height adjustment when engine is running. Cutting height can be adjusted from 2" to 4" by 1/2" increments by lowering or raising the deck. For easiest adjustment change the height from one side at a time. To change cutting height, remove lock pins, raise or lower deck to desired height, and then reinsert lock pins. Repeat this step on other side NOTE: Be sure that the deck is level. Running the deck out of level will result in poor cut quality and increased belt wear.

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PROPULSION

Fig. 3

This unit is self-propelled,and is controlled by a lever control. To

 

 

engage the wheel drive, pull up and squeeze it against operator's

 

handle. The drive is disengaged by releasing this lever.(See Fig. 3 &

 

3.1)

 

GROUND SPEED can be varied by selecting a higher or lower gear using

 

the gearshift lever on top of the handle (See Fig. 4). Under most conditions

 

cutting should be done in first or second gear. Third gear should be reserved

 

for conditions where weeds and brush are thinned out or not as tall. The

 

quality of the cut produced is directly related to the unit's ground speed

Fig. 3.1

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. For improved

 

control in confined areas, this machine can be pushed forward or backward

 

by releasing the drive lever located at the right side of the handle.

 

Fig. 4

HILLSIDE MOWING

 

WARNING! Never mow on any slope greater than 15 degrees. Always

 

mow across the face of slopes; never up and down or diagonally see fig 5).

 

DO NOT attempt sudden starts or stop when mowing on a slope. Avoid

 

sudden turns and use extreme caution when changing direction on a slope.

Fig. 5

 

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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