Billy Goat Lawn Mower 510223 User Manual

HW Owner’s Manual  
BILLY GOAT HIGH WHEEL MOWER  
Owner's Manual  
Accessories  
Grass Catcher Kit  
Easily convert your  
mower to bag grass  
and leaves.  
P/N 510223  
Part No 510267  
Form No F070506A  
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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  
Kawasaki OHV  
2.1 qt (2.0 L)  
0.63 qt. (0.6 L)  
156# (70.8 kg)  
15o  
Engine: Type  
Engine: Fuel Capacity  
Engine: Oil Capacity  
Total Unit Weight:  
Max. operating slope  
Overall length  
62”(1.57m)  
32”(0.81m)  
43”(1.09m)  
100.48dBa  
80.48dBa  
Overall width  
Overall height  
Lwa at operator position  
Lpa at operator position  
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 near drop-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 the self-propelled mechanism 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 2-21-2002 under 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:  
Temperature:  
Wind Speed:  
Wind Direction:  
Humidity:  
Sunny  
49oF (9.4oC)  
8 mph (12.8 kmh)  
South East  
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 5-26-2006 under the conditions listed below.  
General Conditions:  
Temperature:  
Wind Speed:  
Wind Direction:  
Humidity:  
Sunny  
87.44oF (30.8oC)  
3.1 mph (5.04kph)  
South East  
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  
ITEM #63 P/N 900327 ITEM # 48 P/N 400268  
LABEL CUTTING HEIGHT  
ITEM #58 P/N 510147  
LABEL WARNING MOWER  
ITEM #60 P/N 510206  
LABEL MOWER INSTRUCT.  
ITEM #59 P/N 510207  
LABEL EAR EYE BREATHING  
ITEM #110 P/N 890254  
LABEL READ MANUAL  
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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