Billy Goat Lawn Mower FM3301E User Manual

T h a n k Y o u f o r S e l e c t i n g  
The Powerful Self-Propelled Billy Goat Mower  
Operator Owner's Manual  
FM3301 & FM3301E  
Patent Number: D494985  
Mulching Kit  
P/N 520144  
Reduces lawn clippings to fine nutrient-rich par-  
ticles that filter down to the soil.  
Engine: HP  
Engine: Fuel cap. 3.0 qt. (2.8 L)  
Engine: Oil Cap.  
Weight: Unit  
Weight: Shipping  
13.0 HP (9.7 kW)  
13.0 HP (9.7 kW)  
3.0 qt. (2.8 L)  
Grass Catcher Kit  
P/N 520142  
Easily convert your mower to bag grass and leaves.  
1.5 qt. (1.4 L)  
267 # (121 Kg)  
343# (156 Kq)  
1.5 qt. (1.4 L)  
277 # (126 Kg)  
353# (160 Kq)  
Transaxle Guard Kit  
P/N 520155  
To protect the transaxle from accidental contact  
from concrete curbs or other hazards.  
OVERALL WIDTH - 43" (1.09 m)  
OVERALL HEIGHT - 47" (1.19 m)  
Part No. 520187  
Form No. F102004A  
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For your safety and the safety of others, these directions should be followed:  
Do not operate this machine without first reading  
owner's manual and engine manufacturer's manual.  
Do not mow near drop-offs, ditches, or embankments. The opera-  
tor could lose footing or balance.  
Do not mow excessively steep slopes.  
Use of Ear Protection is recommended while  
operating this machine.  
Use of Eye and Breathing protection is recom-  
mended when using this machine.  
Do not mow on wet grass. Reduced footing could cause slipping.  
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.  
III. Children  
Tragic accidents can occur if the operator is not alert to the  
presence of children. Children are often attracted to the mower  
and the mowing activity. Never assume that children will remain  
where you last saw them.  
I. General Operation  
1. Read, understand, and follow all instructions on the machine and  
in the manual(s). Be thoroughly familiar with the controls and the  
proper use of the mower before starting.  
1. Keep children out of the mowing area and under the watchful  
care of a responsible adult.  
2. Be alert and turn mower off if children enter the area.  
3. Before and while moving backwards, look behind and down  
for small children.  
4. Never allow children to operate the mower.  
5. Use extra care when approaching blind comers, shrubs, trees,  
or other objects that may obscure vision.  
2. Do not put hands or feet near or under rotating parts. Keep clear  
of the discharge opening at all times.  
3. Only allow responsible individuals, who are familiar with the  
instructions, to operate the mower.  
4. Clear the area of objects such as rocks, toys, wire, bones, sticks  
etc., which could be picked up and thrown by the blade(s).  
5. Be sure the area is clear of other people before mowing. Stop  
mower if anyone enters the area.  
IV. Service  
6. Do not operate the mower when barefoot or wearing open  
sandals. Always wear substantial foot wear.  
1. Use extra care in handling gasoline and other fuels. They are  
ammable and vapors are explosive.  
7. Do not pull mower backwards unless absolutely necessary. Look  
down and behind before and while moving backwards.  
8. Do not operate the mower without proper guards, plates, grass  
catcher or other safety protective devices in place.  
9. See manufacturer’s instructions for proper operation and  
installation of accessories. Only use accessories approved by  
the manufacturer.  
a)Use only an approved container.  
b)Never remove gas cap or add fuel with the engine running.  
Allow engine to cool before refueling. Do not smoke.  
c)Never refuel the machine indoors.  
d)Never store the machine or fuel container inside where there  
is an open ame, such as a water heater.  
2. Never run an engine inside a closed area.  
10. Stop the blade(s) when crossing gravel drives, walks, or roads.  
11. Stop the engine (motor) whenever you leave the equipment,  
before cleaning the mower or unclogging the chute.  
12. Shut the engine (motor) off and wait until the blade comes to  
complete stop before removing grass catcher.  
3.Never make adjustments or repairs with the engine (motor)  
running. Disconnect the spark plug wire, and keep the wire away  
from the plug to prevent accidental starting.  
4. Keep all nuts and bolts, especially blade attachment bolts, tight  
and keep equipment in good condition.  
13. Mow only in daylight or good articial light.  
5. Never tamper with safety devices. Check their proper operation  
14. Do not operate the mower while under the inuence of alcohol  
or drugs.  
6. Keep mower free of grass, leaves, or other debris build-up.  
Clean up oil or fuel spillage. Allow mower to cool before storing.  
7. Stop and inspect the equipment if you strike an Object. Repair,  
if necessary, before restarting.  
8. Never attempt to make wheel height adjustments while the  
engine (motor) is running.  
15. Never operate mower in wet grass. Always be sure of your footing;  
keep a rm hold on the handle and walk; never run.  
16. Disengage the self-propelled mechanism or drive clutch on  
mowers so equipped before starting the engine (motor).  
17. If the equipment should start to vibrate abnormally, stop the  
engine (motor) and check immediately for the cause. Vibration is  
generally a warning of trouble.  
9. Always disconnect electric mowers (live operated) before  
cleaning, repairing, or adjusting.  
18. Always wear safety goggles or safety glasses with side shields  
when operating mower.  
10. Grass catcher components are subject to wear, damage, and  
deterioration, which could expose moving parts or allow objects  
to be thrown. Frequently check components and replace with  
manufacturer’s recommended parts, when necessary.”  
11. Mower blades are sharp and can cut. Wrap the blade(s) or  
wear gloves, and use extra caution when servicing them.  
12. Do not change the engine governor setting or overspeed  
the engine.  
II. Slope Operation  
Slopes are a major factor related to slip and fall accidents which can  
result in severe injury. All slopes require extra caution. If you feel  
uneasy on a slope, do not mow it.  
Mow across the face of slopes; never up and down. Exercise extreme  
caution when changing direction on slopes.  
Remove objects such as rocks, tree limbs, etc. Watch  
for holes, ruts, or bumps. Tall grass can hide obstacles.  
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Part No. 520187  
Form No. F102004A