Billy Goat Lawn Mower FM3301EB User Manual User Manual

FM Owner’s Manual  
BILLY GOAT FINISH MOWER  
Owner's Manual  
FM3301EB  
Patent Number: D494985  
Accessories  
Transaxle Guard  
Kit  
Grass Catcher Kit  
Mulching Kit  
To protect the  
transaxle from  
accidental contact  
from concrete  
curbs or other  
hazards.  
Easily convert your  
mower to bag  
grass and leaves.  
Reduces lawn  
clippings to fine  
nutrient-rich  
particles that filter  
down to the soil.  
P/N 520144  
P/N 520142  
P/N 520155  
Part No 520187  
Form No F010408A  
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SERIAL PLATE DATA  
Record the model number, serial number, date of  
purchase, and where purchased.  
Purchase Date:  
Purchased From:  
Specifications  
FM3301EB  
Engine: HP  
13 (9.7 kW)  
Engine: Model  
21A9070147  
B & S INTEK OHV Elec.  
3.0 qt. (2.8 L)  
1.5 qt. (1.4 L)  
267# (121 Kg)  
15o  
Engine: Type  
Engine: Fuel Capacity  
Engine: Oil Capacity  
Total Unit Weight:  
Max. operating slope  
Overall length  
57” (1.44m)  
43” (1.09m)  
47” (1.19m)  
108dBa  
Overall width  
Overall height  
In accordance with 2000/14/EEC  
Sound at operators position  
Vibration at operator position  
88dBa  
2.65g  
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Form No F010408A  
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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 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) 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 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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Form No F010408A  
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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 8-15-2003 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  
86oF (30oC)  
2.4 mph (3.9 kmh)  
South  
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 5-26-2006 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.  
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Form No F010408A  
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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  
ITEM #2 P/N 810736 ITEM #11 P/N 500177 ITEM #10 P/N 500176  
AND FEET AWAY  
ITEM#178 P/N520191  
ITEM #5 P/N 400424  
LABEL WARNING GUARDS  
ITEM #119 P/N 900327  
LABEL EXPLOSIVE FUEL  
ITEM #4 P/N 400268  
LABEL CUTTING HEIGHT  
ITEM #95 P/N 520117  
LABEL WARNING MOWER  
ITEM #17 P/N 510206  
LABEL HEIGHT ADJUST GUIDELINE  
ITEM #7 P/N 520043  
LABEL EAR EYE BREATHING  
ITEM #114 P/N 890254  
LABEL READ MANUAL  
ITEM #52 P/N 890301  
ENGINE LABELS  
BRIGGS AND STRATTON  
THROTTLE CONTROLS AND LABELS  
Throttle Control  
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.  
LABEL FM  
CONSOLE ITEM #47  
P/N 520079  
ELECTRIC (520048)  
Electric Start Only  
Pull up on the switch then push  
forward to start the engine.  
Part No 520187  
Form No F010408A  
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