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RV602 Ventrac Vacuum Collection System

RV602 Ventrac Vacuum Collection System
             RV602 Ventrac Vacuum Collection                                          System

 

Today we are looking at something a little bit different, which is the RV602 Ventrac vacuum collection system which is an attachment for the Ventrac 4500 series power units.

As you know I like to make life easier in the garden and I like to look at all types of machines for landscapers, gardeners and horticulturalists etc! I know that this machine isn’t suitable for every garden, but I have to say that it fascinates me how the right machine can make life so much easier.

 

 

Collect Mulched Grass And Leaves
       Collect Mulched Grass And Leaves

 

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RV602 Ventrac Vacuum Collection System

The RV602 Ventrac vacuum collection system is an attachment that fits onto the Ventrac 4500 series articulated tractor power unit. It is attached via the traditional three-point linkage that is fitted to most agricultural tractors and compact tractors. I’m not sure if this vacuum collection system can be fitted to other power units or not. Certainly, when fitted on the Ventrac 4500 it looks like the perfect match.

 

When I first watched the video on the Ventrac vacuum collection system I thought that it looked rather cumbersome. However, with the articulated steering and the dual wheels fitted, it becomes a very lightweight and much more compact machine. Traditionally ride-on mowers and compact tractors can lead to tram lining, especially if you are mowing the same way each time. With the dual wheels, I’m sure that this must reduce the pounds per square inch on the soil considerably.

 

Clear Lawns Quickly And Efficiently
     Clear Lawns Quickly And Efficiently

 

A Good Collection System

Looking at the video, it seems like the Ventrac vacuum is making an excellent job vacuuming up the grass and leaves. I didn’t realise to start with that the actual vacuum is powered by an independent 10 hp electric start Briggs & Stratton Vanguard engine. In an ideal world this would be better if the vacuum could be powered from the tractors power take-off or hydraulic system. However, realistically and practically the property is not enough power to carry out both jobs at once.

I appreciate that for many people this system may not be suitable for your garden, however, we have a range of blowers and vacuums and leaf collectors that can help you in your garden.

Of course, the only downside of this is that you have two engines to maintain and to start and stop. However, if this was giving me good results and collecting efficiently, I would not be too concerned about having two engines.

 

High Lift RV602 Ventrac vacuum Collection System
       High Lift RV602 Ventrac vacuum                              Collection System

 

Straightforward Emptying

One of the great things about the RV 602 Ventrac vacuum collection system is that you don’t have to leave the driver seat to empty the collection system. This obviously, increases efficiently considerably and is much more pleasant for the operator, there’s nothing worse to keep jumping off a tractor seat!

Another great feature of the RV 602 Ventrac vacuum collection system, is the ability to be able to load a truck or trailer from the driver’s seat. Traditionally with the majority of ride-on mowers do not have the high lift capacity which is a real benefit with the Ventrac. I have owned an Iseki SXG ride on tractor with a high lift collection system, it’s a good machine. This really is a great system for loading trucks or even just making a heap in your garden for composting, no more forking up, totally effortless!

You Can See The Iseki SXG High Tip Tractor Here

 

I can never understand why some manufacturers make a nice ride on lawnmower, but then they will have three bags in the back of the machine that you will have to empty individually. This is very time consuming and in most cases totally unnecessary. I appreciate that there may be some instances where you’re tipping the grass and you can’t actually get to the compost heap or something similar. However, if this is your situation, I will try my hardest to keep things simple so you can empty from the driver’s seat. I have never purchased a ride-on machine where I cannot empty the bag or collection system from the driver’s seat. I don’t like handling materials twice when potentially when I only need to do the job once!

 

Easy Disconnect Vacuum Pipe
          Easy Disconnect Vacuum Pipe

 

Vacuum Cleaner

Another great feature of this machine is the fact that you can disconnect the vacuum pipe from the cutter deck and literary use as a giant vacuum cleaner. Apparently there is a hose clamp that quickly releases the vacuum hose, so there is no need for any tools to release the hose.

This is perfect for cleaning up in areas where your lawnmower cannot enter into. Or for example, in places like flowerbeds, shrub borders and under hedges, this really can save loads of time and make clearing up leaves very easy.

 

Storage Stand

The RV 602 Ventrac vacuum collection system comes complete with a storage stand on castor wheels. This enables easy fitting and removal of the vacuum to your tractor.

You can see more features and reviews in the video below.

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How Much Is A Petrol Leaf Blower?

Parker 26cc Leaf Blower With Bag
      Parker 26cc Leaf Blower With Bag

 

I’m often asked the question, “how much is a petrol leaf blower”. People are often pleasantly surprised when I tell them how cheap you can buy a petrol leaf blower for!

Our Cheapest Leaf Blower

Our cheapest blower is currently the Parker petrol leaf blower, this leaf blower, mulcher and vacuum, it sells for just £79.99, it has recently been reduced by £10. It actually amazes me how cheap they can make this petrol leaf blower for.

This Parker 26cc three in one petrol leaf blower, vacuum, mulcher and shredder really do offer value for money. I haven’t actually used this particular leaf blower, however, reading the reviews 53% of customers gave the Parker blower five stars. However, to be fair, 23% of people gave the Parker blower just one star. You can see the Amazon reviews here.

I would always recommend buying the best machine that you can afford, but sometimes we don’t have a choice to buy the best. A few years ago I purchased an orbital sander for some do-it-yourself work, I’m not really a do-it-yourself person, or certainly not in the home! However, we were re-decorating the house from top to bottom and to be fair this orbital sander done the job very well indeed and I have no complaints.

Purchase The Parker Petrol Leaf Here For £79.99

 

 

I think because I work in the landscape industry and professionally, I always like to try and have the best machine in a particular category. The Parker blower will probably do the job, but you also stand a chance of having a few problems in my opinion, it’s a risk you take.

I did read an article of a contractor buying a Parker blower and apparently it served him well, especially, taking the cost into consideration.

You Can Read More about the Parker Handheld Petrol Blower Here

 

Chipperfield PRO EBV260 Petrol Blower-Vac
Chipperfield PRO EBV260            Petrol Blower-Vac

Chipperfield PRO EBV260 Petrol Blower-Vac

Our second cheapest petrol leaf blowers is the Chipperfield PRO EBV260 Petrol Blower-Vac which sells for £99.95, which again is an amazing price for a petrol leaf blower.

I believe this is a fairly new petrol leaf blower to the market, however, looking at the reviews, they appear to be very positive.

The Chipperfield PRO EBV260 Petrol Blower-Vac is powered by a 25.4cc air-cooled two-stroke engine, which develops 0.9 hp. With an at a glance 0.65 L transparent fuel tank, you can easily see how much fuel is left in the tank.

It’s always good to use a lightweight and comfortable blower; the Chipperfield Pro petrol leaf blower weighs just 6.5 kg. It comes complete with a adjustable rubber grip shoulder strap that takes the weight off your arms and makes operating much easier.

Airflow is excellent on the Chipperfield leaf blower which has a tapered nozzle which helps to increase the airflow, by forcing the airflow into one place. It also has rubber mounts which protect it when the leaf blowers is placed on the ground with the engine running.

Vacuum mode

This petrol blower vac can be used as a vacuum, it comes with a generous 30 L collection bag. Allegedly, the manufacturer claims that it can reduce the size of the waste by 80%. I guess this depends on how dry the material is as this will make a huge difference in efficiency. As I’ve mentioned in previous posts I always find it much quicker to use these leaf blowers as blowers rather than vacuums. To me, it is far quicker to blow your debris into a heap and then collect it manually.

Features

  • A high-quality but remarkably low-priced blower-vac for all your garden clear-up needs
  • 3-in-1 design – blows, vacuums and mulches
  • Powerful but highly efficient 2-stroke engine with an easy-read transparent fuel-tank
  • Mulching capability saves space in the collector a makes debris simple to dispose of
  • Well balanced with a rubber-grip and shoulder-harness – comfortable and easy to handle
  • Tapering nozzle for high-performance blowing
  • Rubber mounts prevent impact-damage when you set the blower down

Specification

  • A high-quality but remarkably low-priced blower-vac for all your garden clear-up needs
  • 3-in-1 design – blows, vacuums and mulches
  • Powerful but highly efficient 2-stroke engine with an easy-read transparent fuel-tank
  • Mulching capability saves space in the collector a makes debris simple to dispose of
  • Well balanced with a rubber-grip and shoulder-harness – comfortable and easy to handle
  • Tapering nozzle for high-performance blowing
  • Rubber mounts prevent impact-damage when you set the blower down

Would I Buy One Of The Above Leaf Blowers?

So would I buy one of the above leaf blowers? This is a difficult question for me as I have generally used professional equipment and I like to use a quality product that will last me a long time.

Unfortunately, over the years I have seen people by terrible products for the garden which I know will not last for a long time. I also see people buying products that are not right for the garden and just makes the job very difficult indeed.

As with every purchase we make, budgeting and the cost is always of prime importance. I’ve always tried to go for the best machine that I can afford and also buy a machine which will give me many years of service and that has a good ready available parts backup.

When buying a budget machine I would always look at the reviews and the warranty. I know of many people who have brought budget machines and they have given several years of good service. It really comes down to how many hours you are going to use a machine for.

 

Stihl SH86CE Vacuum/Shredder
Stihl SH86CE Vacuum/Shredder

Going Upmarket

If you want to go upmarket, I can definitely recommend you something that will last and that is the STIHL BG 86 C-E Handheld Petrol Leaf Blower. I have owned this particular blower and used many of these leaf blowers over the years. I know of many contractors who use this particular Stihl leaf blower.

The STIHL BG 86 C-E Handheld Petrol Leaf Blower sells for £319, which is also much more expensive than our cheapest petrol leaf blower. However, I know that this leaflet I will give you many hours and years of trouble-free leaf blowing!

If you’re looking for a petrol leaf blower with a collection bag then another good choice is the STIHL SH 86-CE Vacuum Shredder. This petrol leaf blower sells for £369 which once again I appreciate is much more than our cheapest petrol leaf blower, vacuum.

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Billy Goat QV900HSP Quiet Vac Self Propelled Wheeled Vacuum

Billy Goat QV900HSP Quiet Vac Self Propelled Wheeled Vacuum
Billy Goat QV900HSP Quiet Vac Self                   Propelled Wheeled Vacuum

 

Today we are going to be talking about the Billy Goat QV900HSP Quiet Vac Self Propelled Wheeled Vacuum. This is Billy Goats largest and most quiet machine. This particular model is Billy Goats largest self-propelled garden vacuum, which offers everything you need in a wheeled garden vacuum. It sells for £3779.99 and at the moment has a £280 discount.

Last week we talked about the Billy Goat basic garden vacuum and their midrange wheeled garden vacuum. Today will be talking about the top of the range Billy Goat quiet vacuum.

 

                         Powerful Suction

 

Billy Goat QV900HSP Quiet Vac Self Propelled Wheeled Vacuum

The Billy Goat QV900HSP Quiet Vac Self Propelled Wheeled Vacuum is a 33-inch wide leaf and litter vacuum which is ideal for large gardens, professional landscapers and gardeners and is ideal for industrial and commercial areas.

 

Honda GX270 Engine
                         Honda GX270 Engine

 

Engine

The Billy goat is powered by a high-performance 270 cc 7 hp Honda engine, which is very quiet indeed. I have owned several pieces of machinery with Honda engines, they are very quiet, reliable and economical engines. Although I would like to start an engine two or three times in the winter, there have been occasions when I have left an engine all winter without starting. The amazing fact about the Honda engines is that they can be left for many months without starting and then start first pull.

Incidentally, this machine has a recoil start which I know from experience is absolutely effortless.

To start the engine, turn the switch on the engine to the on position. Turn the petrol on, and then the choke, pull the starting chord and as soon as the engine fires, move the choke to the off position and you are away!

 

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  Find Billy Goat Vacuums On eBay

 

Please Note

Honda engines have a fuel tap which turns off the fuel, I normally stop the engine after a days use by turning the fuel off. In this way, it stops the fuel sitting in the carburettor for long periods which can cause problems later. It only takes a minute or so for the engine to stop.

 

Billy Goat Collection Bag
              Billy Goat Collection Bag

 

The Billy Goat can be used to collect leaves and debris by driving in a forward or reverse direction, with a 33-inch white suction chute, the Billy Goat will quickly clear leaves and debris from your garden.

More Info On The Billy Goat QV900HSP Quiet Vac Self Propelled Wheeled Vacuum

 

The Billy Goat has a bag capacity of 136 L which is a considerable amount of leaves and debris. The bag is attached simply with four hooks and can quickly be removed for emptying. It is important not to overfill the bag as this will create blockages which will slow your work rate down considerably in the long run. You will soon get used to how much debris is in the bag, you can simply put your foot on the bag and feel how much debris is in the bag. It’s a case of trial and error to start with!

 

Collapsible Hose
                        Collapsible Hose

 

The Billy Goat also has an optional hose kit available, this is ideal for getting in the areas where the Billy Goat cannot go. For example, the hose can be used to clear leaves around flower borders, shrubs, and under hedges etc.

 

Hydrostatic Drive Transmission
        Hydrostatic Drive Transmission

 

Hydrostatic transmission

The Billy Goat QV900HSP Quiet Vac Self Propelled Wheeled Vacuum is fitted with hydrostatic transmission, which to me is the best type of transmission to have on the majority of garden and horticultural machinery.

Hydrostatic transmission offers instant forward and reverse speed without using any clutch or gears. Basically, the Billy Goat transmission consists of an oil-driven motor on the axle, which is powered by a small hydraulic pump. On walk-behind hydrostatic drive machines, you normally have a hand lever pull one way for forward and the other way for reverse. This gives you variable speeds in forward and reverse with no clutch or gear lever to move. It also gives you variable speed instantly which is great when you’re going through thick patches of leaves so as you can slow the machine right down.

 

Easy Steering With The Hydrostatic Transmission
Easy Steering With The Hydrostatic                                 Transmission

 

Some machines, for example, zero-turn mowers have two hydrostatic motors which gives instant forward and reverse on the two rear wheels. This offers exceptional manoeuvrability and is the most efficient type of transmission drive in my view.

Operating the Billy Goat QV900HSP Quiet Vac Self Propelled Wheeled Vacuum

The Billy Goat QV900HSP Quiet Vac Self Propelled Wheeled Vacuum has a screw-type height adjustment at the rear of the machine. It is recommend that the vacuum chute is set approximately 1 inch above the ground. This may vary depending on the type of terrain you are travelling over. If the grassed areas are slightly rough may need a slightly higher setting.

For more details, please see the video below.

 

Over 40 years in the business

To give you confidence in buying a Billy Goat vacuum, Billy Goat probably the largest manufacturers in garden vacuums. They have also been building garden vacuums for over 40 years.

Optional extras

 

Parking Brake Kit
                       Parking Brake Kit

 

Parking Brake

Optional extras include a replacement bag, a parking brake which is ideal if you are working on slopes. However, if the engine is not running, in normal cases with hydrostatic drive the machine will not move.

Collapsible Hose

There is a 10-foot collapsible hose that can be stored on the machine, this is definitely an accessory that I would strongly recommend.

Liner Sleeve
                            Liner Sleeve

 

Liner Sleeve

This is something that I would probably use just to give further protection to the machine. It is really meant for sandy conditions, however, I feel it’s always good to protect your machine as much as possible.

Conclusion

As you know I’m all for making life easy in the garden, whether you are a professional gardener or landscaper or have a large garden. The Billy Goat is one of those machines that once you have one you won’t want to be without one!

My advice is always to go for the best machine that you can afford. The cheapest Billy Goat starts at £649.99, this is a push model and is ideal for narrow paths and smaller gardens. The Billy Goat QV900HSP Quiet Vac Self Propelled Wheeled Vacuum is a top of the range model and has everything you need for a good garden vacuum!

Features

  • State-of-the-art cyclonic filtration with exclusive dust sock technology
  • Six-blade armour plate steel fan
  • Rear turf tyres and front castors for excellent maneuverability
  • Simple to handle two-latch bag system
  • Optional Hose Kit with extendable handle
  • Bag Volume : 136 litre mesh turf

Specifications

  • Engine : Honda 4 stroke 270cc
  • Drive : Yes, self -propelled
  • Working Width: 84cm / 33”
  • Volume : As low as 97 LWa and 77 dBa at full RPM and 96 LWa and 76 dBa at 2800 RPM
  • Length : 160cm
  • Width : 83.8cm
  • Weight : 112.5kg (248lb)
  • Warranty : Manufacturer’s 12 Months
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A Cordless Stihl Hedge Cutter For Under £100

Stihl HSA 56 Cordless Hedge Trimmer with Battery and Charger
Stihl HSA 56 Cordless Hedge Trimmer                with   Battery and Charger

 

Today we are looking at a few special offers, starting with A cordless Stihl hedge cutter for under £100. As I’m sure you’re aware Stihl make quality garden products, they have been specialists in chainsaws, forestry machines and garden equipment for many years. The new

I have personally used Stihl products for over 30 years and I am still using their products today and I will carry on doing so!

I must admit that I’m not a great fan of electric or battery-operated tools, I much prefer something with an internal combustion engine on. However, the other day I was working with a group of tree surgeons and I noticed that they were using several battery-operated tools. I kind of made a joke about them, however, they were saying how good the range of Stihl battery tools are.

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Although this team of tree surgeons, obviously still have their larger petrol chainsaws, they were using a battery-powered pole saw and hedge cutter. A battery-powered top handle saw that is generally used for climbing, this particular tree surgeon was really praising these new battery tools up.

Search Ebay Stihl Battery Hedge Cutter
Search eBay For Stihl Battery Hedge                                        Cutter

 

I must admit when I saw these tools in action, I was pleasantly surprised, although, it is still not quite the same as having an engine on a machine. However, that’s just my personal take and I have heard very good things about these battery tools. They are especially useful if you are in a residential area and there are noise restrictions.

Lightweight Stihl HSA 45 Cordless Hedge Trimmer
Lightweight Stihl HSA 45 Cordless Hedge                                 Trimmer

 

So, Let’s Have A Look At The Cordless Stihl Hedge Cutter For Under £100

The Stihl HSA 45 Cordless Hedge Trimmer is lightweight and very well balanced. It has a double-sided cutting blade, this is something I would always recommend as for efficient cutting it’s good to be cutting on your up-and-down strokes. There are a few single-bladed hedge cutters around, however, to me these single-bladed hedge cutters are wasting energy and time. A double bladed hedge cutter makes use of every downward and upward movement.

Battery

The Stihl HSA 45 Cordless Hedge Trimmer it is powered by a 18 V lithium battery, which gives around 40 minutes cutting time. Please be aware that battery time can vary considerably depending on how hard the hedge cutter is working. The Stihl HSA 45 Cordless Hedge Trimmer comes complete with its own charging unit. It may be well worth considering looking at a second battery to backup your hedge cutter.

There is also a battery level indicator that warns you when the battery is becoming low. This could be a time when you recharge and start clearing up your hedge cuttings, while your hedge trimmer is recharging.

 

Stihl HSA 45 Cordless Hedge Trimmer Blade
Stihl HSA 45 Cordless Hedge Trimmer                                       Blade

 

Extremely Quiet

I must admit where I was working the other day, there were four tree surgeons working using a range of Stihl power tools. It did seem amazingly quiet as I’m used to hearing a two-stroke engine running, especially when there are several men working. The only noise I could hear in the distance was the diesel chipper running!

The Stihl HSA 45 Cordless Hedge Trimmer has a “quiet award” making it one of the quietest tools on the market. This is ideal for working in urban areas or areas where there is a noise restriction.

Stihl HSA 45 Cordless Hedge Trimmer With Cover
Stihl HSA 45 Cordless Hedge Trimmer                               With Cover

 

Lightweight

Traditionally hedge cutters can be quite heavy, I have been used two using a Stihl two-stroke petrol engine 30 inch hedge cutter. It’s a great tool, however, they can be quite heavy on the arms and shoulders, I never seem to quite get used to the weight of a petrol hedge cutter!

The Stihl HSA 45 Cordless Hedge Trimmer weighs just 2.3 kg, which is very light indeed. The vibration is also minimal that causes considerable less operator fatigue. For safety, there is a lock function that stops the hedge cutter accidentally starting. There is also a key to turn off the machine totally when not in use.

Storage

For those of us who have a range of garden tools, it’s always good to look after them and keep your garden storage tidy and organised. The Stihl HSA 45 Cordless Hedge Trimmer can be mounted to a wall when not in use, therefore taking up minimal space.

Warranty

Stihl offers a two-year warranty on the Stihl HSA 45 Cordless Hedge Trimmer, which is great. I know that Stihl products are very good, and they obviously have great faith in their products to offer a two-year warranty.

Specification

  • Power: Lithium-ion Integrated Rechargeable Battery
  • Voltage: 18v
  • Blade Type: Single Sided, Dual Action
  • Blade Length: 50cm / 20″
  • Blade Stroke Rate: 2500/min
  • Tooth Gap: 24mm
  • Total Length: 92cm
  • Vibration Levels: 1.4 / 1.5m/s² (left / right)
  • Noise Levels: 77dB(A)
  • Weight 2.3kg
  • Warranty: 2 Years
Snapper NX-50 18 inch Push Petrol Lawn mower
Snapper NX-50 18 inch Push Petrol                                   Lawnmower

Lawnmower Special Offers

Most of us are probably not thinking about purchasing a new lawnmower this time of year. However, sometimes as the grass cutting season draws to an end, it’s a good time to purchase a new lawnmower. Incidentally, there are many times that I’m cutting grass right up till Christmas Eve, so the grass cutting season may not be over yet!

We have a range of different lawnmowers ranging from ride-on lawnmowers, zero turn lawnmowers, roller rotary mowers, electric lawnmowers and more. Why not browse our website and search for a bargain.

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Toro Pro Force Series Debris Blower

Pro Force Series Debris Blower
Pro Force Series Debris Blower

 

Today we are looking at something slightly different, the Toro pro force series debris blower. I appreciate that this debris blower may not be the right machine for most gardeners, however, it is always good to see machinery in action, that makes life easier!

I am someone who likes to make gardening and landscaping easier, so I’m always looking at various types of machine. If there is a machine that can make life easier, I am all for it!

 

 

Toro Wireless Remote Control
   Toro Wireless Remote                           Control

Toro Pro Force Series Debris Blower

The Toro pro force series debris blower as one of the most powerful machines on the market. It is powered by a 24.6 hp Kohler Command engine, with an electronic governor. The electronic governor sounds like a great idea as I have found on the Kohler engines the traditional governor can be a bit slow to react. The electronic governor should solve this issue. Having used Kohler engines for many years, I’ve noticed was the manual governor that sometimes they can be a bit slow to react you need more power. The range of Kohler EFI engines are now becoming more popular which gives increased efficiency and better governor control.

 

24.6 hp Kohler Engine
     24.6 hp Kohler Engine

 

I think one of the main features of this blower is the fact that it has a “boys toy feature” the fact that it is radio remote. When I say radio remote, this is a towable machine, so the machine isn’t fully radio remote. However, the wireless radio remote allows you to stop and start the engine from the operator’s vehicle. You can adjust the throttle remotely up and down, from low to high revs and vice versa. It also allows you to adjust the blower nozzle 360° from the operator’s seat!

 

Electronic Governor
          Electronic Governor

 

So, in other words, no jumping on and off the operator’s seat to make adjustments, which to me is a very practical feature indeed. I can never understand why manufacturers of ride-on lawnmowers want to have a series of bags to unload. When in theory you should just be able to stay in the operator seat and control everything from the operator’s seat. However, without going too much off track, I appreciate in some circumstances people may need to load the grass clippings into compost bins or something similar.

 

Heavy-Duty Trailer & Tow Hitch
  Heavy-Duty Trailer & Tow                          Hitch

 

Who Needs The Toro Pro Force Series Debris Blower?

Obviously, the Toro pro force series debris blower is more for large estates, golf courses, parks, etc rather than the average garden. However, if you have a garden with a few acres this could be very useful tool for blowing leaves, clearing pathways and driveways. The Toro blower could also be used after scarifying your lawn to blow the moss and thatch into large rows for collection.

What Do You Pull Your Toro Blower With?

The Toro pro force series debris blower is a towable machine which can be towed by the Toro WorkMan or something similar like a John Deere Gator. Compact tractors, quad bikes, ride on mowers can also be used. At 475 lbs in weight, most of the above machines would cope with this sort of weight. The low ground pressure grade tyres help to keep turf damage and ease of pulling to a minimum.

To Conclude

Toro offers two years warranty or 1500 hours, whichever comes first. So they obviously have confidence in their product. As I mentioned this machine isn’t for the average garden but certainly extremely useful for the golf course, large estate or garden and park areas and commercial landscapers.

You can find more garden type leaf blowers here, we have a massive selection from small handheld electric models to larger wheeled blowers.

Specification 

 

  • Air Flow
    In independent 3rd party testing, the Pro Force™ demonstrated greater CFM, or air volume flow, than any single nozzle turbine-type debris blower currently available.
  • Engine
    24.6 hp (18.3 kW) twin-cylinder air-cooled Kohler® Command Pro® with electronic governor
  • Fan
    Axial flow
  • Height
    33 inches (83.8 cm)
  • Length
    79 – 115 inches (200.7 – 292.1 cm) from adjustable tow hitch to nozzle outlet
  • Nozzle Type
    Impact-resistant plastic with 13″ (33 cm) outlet diameter
  • Tires
    20 x 10-8, 4 ply turf tire
  • Warranty
    2-year or 1,500 hour manufacturer’s limited warranty
  • Weight
    475 lbs. (215.5 kg)
  • Width
    48 inches (121.9 cm)
  • Wireless RF Controller
    Engine start, Engine stop, Engine speed, Nozzle directional control

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Billy Goat KV601SP Self-Propelled Garden Vacuum

Billy Goat KV601SP Self-Propelled Garden Vacuum
        Billy Goat KV601SP Self-Propelled                                Garden Vacuum

 

Today we are looking at the Billy Goat KV601SP self-propelled garden vacuum, this is a 6 hp machine. Yesterday we were looking at the smaller Billy Goat LB352 wheeled push vacuum with a 3.5 hp engine. This particular model costs £1299.99, or there is the Billy Goat KV601 push wheeled vacuum available at £999.98

The Billy Goat KV601SP self-propelled garden vacuum offers more power than the previous model and most importantly this model is self-propelled. So it takes any effort of pushing a machine away.

 

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     Search eBay For Billy Goat Vacuums

 

The Billy Goat KV601SP Self-Propelled Garden Vacuum

The Billy Goat KV601SP self-propelled garden vacuum is a 27-inch model that offers powerful garden vacuuming. The Billy goat is powered by a powerful 6 hp Briggs & Stratton professional series engine.

I have owned many machines over the years and my guess is that 75% of these machines have been powered by Briggs and Stratton engines. When I look back, I can honestly say that I have almost had zero problems with the Briggs & Stratton engine’s that I have owned.

More Info On The Billy Goat KV601SP Self-Propelled Garden Vacuum

With the leaves falling right now the Billy Goat KV601SP self-propelled garden vacuum offers the perfect way to keep your garden tidy. You can either drive the machine up and down and clear leaves from your lawn and driveway. Or you can use the optional hose attachment which becomes like a giant vacuum cleaner for vacuuming leaves and flower borders and those awkward places that you cannot reach.

The Billy Goat KV601SP self-propelled garden vacuum it is ideal for clearing leaves from driveways, paths, lawns, tennis courts and all those awkward to get to places. Especially with the optional hose attachment that goes in places where blowers and rakes can’t go!

 

Robust Transmission
                     Robust Transmission

 

Self-Propelled

The Billy Goat is a self-propelled garden vacuum which takes the hard work out of pushing the machine. It has one forward speed and is highly manoeuvrable.

Adjustable Height

The Billy Goat has an adjustable height for maximum performance. For example, if you are clearing leaves on your lawn, you need to raise the machine slightly, so that you are not pushing through the grass. Whereas on a hard surface like a driveway, you can set the machine lower for maximum suction.

 

5-Blade Serrated Impeller
                5-Blade Serrated Impeller

 

Accessories

Optional extras are available for the Billy Goat KV601SP self-propelled garden vacuum, including, a hose kit, a caster wheel kit which increases manoeuvrability. Billy Goat also offers a nozzle wear kit which helps to protect the nozzle on your hose.

If you’re looking to reduce the amount of waste going into the collection bag there is a shredder screen kit that can reduce leaf waste up to 12 times. This obviously means fewer journeys to the compost heap!

 

Hose Kit
                            Hose Kit

 

There is also a liner sleeve, this helps to protect the machine when it is used in sandy conditions. Sand can be particularly abrasive so I would definitely recommend this optional extra. It is probably not a bad idea to add it to protect your machine against general wear and tear.

Finally, there is a cover to keep your Billy Goat vacuum dry and clean when not in use. I would definitely recommend an outbuilding to house your machine, although if space is limited the cover could be an option.

 

Caster Wheel Kit
                         Caster Wheel Kit

 

Look After Your Billy Goat Vacuum

As with all machinery it pays to look after your investment to keep it running properly. Make sure you clean your machine down after use, I often use a leaf blower to blow machinery down after use.

It also important to look after the Briggs & Stratton professional engine. I would recommend an oil change after the initial 10 hours of first use and then refer to the engine manual for future recommended oil changes. I always say that it’s cheaper to keep the oil clean rather than wear expensive engine parts.

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As with all engines and this is something that is often neglected. Make sure and keep your engine air filter clean, it’s amazing how much dust and dirt can build up in an air filter, especially if you are collecting dry leaves.

Most air filters only take a few minutes to clean and are very easy to access. Simply remove the air filter and remove any dirt, ideally with an airline. Most air filters are dry paper filters which are very easy to clean and to replace. It is of utmost importance that no dirt or debris enters the engine as this will cause unnecessary wear and tear and shorten the life of the engine.

How Did The Billy Goat Perform?

The Billy goat has a good capacity for leaf collection, however, it is much easier to collect your leaves regularly rather than trying to collect wet sticky leaves all at once. As with rotary lawnmowers and leaf vacuums they have a tendency to block when you are trying to put too many wet leaves through.

The Briggs & Stratton 6 hp engine is very easy to start, spare parts are readily available at sensible prices.

The Billy Goat KV601 self-propelled garden vacuum is one of those machines that not that many people own, however, to me it’s a great machine to make life in the garden easier.

If you look after your Billy goat vacuum properly it will give you many years of trouble-free service.

Specification

Engine Make
Briggs & Stratton
Performance kW*
4,5
Displacement (cc)
190
Productivity (m3/h)
2900
Drive Type
Self Propelled
Wheels (inch)
12
Impeller Type
Serrated
Bag Capacity (l)
151
Length (cm)
158
Height (cm)
110
Engine Model
Professional Series™
Performance HP*
6,0
Starting
Recoil Start
Working Width (cm/in)
69 / 27
Housing Material
Metal
Impeller Blades
5
Bag System
Foldable Bag
Weight (kg)
60
Width (cm)
68

 

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Billy Goat LB352 Wheeled Push Vacuum

 

Billy Goat LB352 Wheeled Push Vacuum
Billy Goat LB352 Wheeled Push Vacuum

 

Today we are going to be talking about the Billy Goat LB352 wheeled push vacuum, which is Billy Goats entry-level vacuum that sells for just £649.99.

We are now well into October and the leaves are coming down. However, in East Anglia, the trees are still quite green for the time of year, but that will quickly change with the autumn rains and frosts!

Over the past few weeks, we have been talking about various types of leaf blowers, ranging from handheld leaf blowers, knapsack blowers and wheeled blowers. So I thought today would be a good time to introduce the Billy Goat LB 352 wheeled push vacuum. This is Billy Goats entry-level model, however, it still has good features that the larger more powerful models also have.

 

Briggs & Stratton 500E Engine
                Briggs & Stratton 500E Engine

 

 

Billy Goat LB352 Wheeled Push Vacuum

 

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The Billy Goat LB 352 wheeled push vacuum is powered by Briggs & Stratton 500 series engine, which develops 3.5 hp. This model is a push model, however, at 26 kg, it pushes easily, especially on hard surfaces, like patios and pathways etc.

More Info Billy Goat LB352 Wheeled Push Vacuum

 

This vacuum is ideal for people with limited access, it is approximately 21 inches wide and has a working capacity of 20 inches. This is the type of machine that will fit into most smaller gardens and get around those narrow winding paths.

The Billy Goat LB 352 wheeled push vacuum is suitable for areas up to half an acre. If you are looking for a larger garden vacuum you can see more of our Billy Goat garden vacuums here. We will be featuring a few more models over the coming few days.

Compact And Easy To Manoeuvre
         Compact And Easy To Manoeuvre

 

Is This Billy Goat Model Suitable For You?

The Billy Goat LB 352 wheeled push vacuum is perfect for clearing leaves on lawns, patios, driveways and even tennis courts. The easy empty bag system allows you to collect leaves with literally no spillage. The large chute at the rear of the machine minimises blockages and keeps the debris flowing into the bag.

The ingenious design actually allows you to pick up leaves from gravel drives without picking up stones.

To make your Billy Goat garden vacuum even more versatile, there is an optional 7-foot hose kit that allows you to vacuum between plants and shrubs. This is a very useful feature as with traditional blowers the leaves tend to get held up on shrubs and plants. Whereas with the Billy Goat wonder hose the leaves can simply be vacuumed up, it is almost like vacuuming your lounge!

Wide Nozzle Billy Goat LB352 Wheeled Push Vacuum
    Wide Nozzle Billy Goat LB352 Wheeled                                  Push Vacuum

 

Height Adjustment

The front wheels of the Billy Goat vacuum are adjustable independently. It’s important to adjust the wheels to the right cutting height for optimum performance. On lawns you will need the machine to be slightly further off the ground otherwise will be difficult to push through the grass. Whereas on smooth surfaces, like driveways and tennis courts the height adjustment can be set much lower.

Warranty

The Billy Goat LB 352 wheeled push vacuum has a one-year domestic warranty and six-month commercial warranty.

Would I Buy A Billy Goat?

I am someone who likes to make gardening easy and as a contractor, over the years I have seen people make unbelievably hard work of gardening. With the right equipment and machines your garden work can become pleasurable rather than a drag or drain on your body. I recommend the Billy goat range of vacuums, they have model to suit every need. You can see more Billy Goat vacuums here.

Specification

Engine Make
Briggs & Stratton
Performance kW*
2,6
Displacement (cc)
140
Productivity (m3/h)
1260
Drive Type
Push
Wheels (inch)
8
Impeller Type
Non Serrated
Bag Capacity (l)
105
Length (cm)
119
Height (cm)
102
Engine Model
500 Series™
Performance HP*
3,5
Starting
Recoil Start
Working Width (cm/in)
51 / 20
Housing Material
Composite
Impeller Blades
4
Bag System
Zipper Bag
Weight (kg)
26
Width (cm)
55

 

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Stihl BR800 Backpack Blower

Stihl BR800 Backpack Blower
   Stihl BR800 Backpack Blower

 

Today we are going to talk about the Stihl BR800 backpack blower. This Stihl BR800 backpack blower has only been available in the UK for a few months, I believe the BR 800 backpack blower was available earlier in the US.

Stihl BR800 Backpack Blower

I’ve always liked Stihl products and I’ve used them commercially for over 30 years and I am still using Stihl products today.

About three years ago I was starting up a new business. I needed a powerful blower to assist me in the cleaning up process after I had completed a job. The original leaf blower that I owned was a Stihl BG86CE which is a 27 mL handheld blower. It’s a great blower and it’s a machine that I still use today, however, I needed something larger so that I could really move debris quickly.

I decided to purchase Stihl’s largest backpack blower at the time which was the BR600. However, literally a few days after purchasing this blower, the BG 700 came out! If I had of known I would have purchased the BG700 as the BR600 and 700 are identical in physical size, but obviously the BR 700 has more blowing power.

I have to say that I am more than happy with my Stihl BG 600 blower. However, when you know there’s something a bit more powerful on the market there is a feeling that it may be time to go for the more powerful machine.

Stihl BR800 Backpack Blower
       Stihl BR800 Backpack Blower

 

Let’s Compare The Differences In Specification

The BR 600 has a 64.8 cc engine, the BR 800 has a 79.9cc engine, so that is almost 25% larger.

The BR 800 has a 4.4 hp engine against the BR 600 which has a 3.8 hp engine.

To See The Full Specifications, Have A Look At The Chart Below.

Technical data BR 600 BR 800 C-E
Capacity ­cm3 64.8 79.9
Performance ­kW 2.8 3.2
Performance ­hp 3.8 4.4
Weight ­kg 10.2 1) 11.7 1)
Sound pressure level ­dB(A) 100 2) 104 2)
Sound power level ­dB(A) 108 2) 112 2)
Vibration level left/right ­m/s² 2.1/2.5 3) 2.9/2.3 3)
Blowing force ­N 32 4) 41 4)
Air speed ­mph 199 181
Max. air speed with round nozzle ­mph 237 216
Tank volume ­l 1.40 2.00
Running time per full tank ­min 69 79
CO2 ­g/kWh 775 858
Displacement ­cm³ 64.8
Sound power level with metal tool ­dB(A) 108 2)

You Can See My Review On My Own BR 600 Backpack Blower Here.

Weight Difference

There is very little weight difference between the BR 600 and BR 800. The weight difference is approximately three pounds or 1.5 kg. I have to say that I have never found the BR 600 to be heavy on my back. I believe this is because it is very well balanced, and it has an excellent shoulder and waist strap that can be adjusted to suit every size of body.

If I’m clearing leaves with my backpack blower, I will normally run the machine until it runs out of fuel. This normally takes around the one-hour mark. I’ve never thought to myself that I need to get this blower off my back due to the weight or the discomfort of carrying it. The weight really is distributed very well indeed, it’s certainly much easier than using a handheld blower and much more powerful!

Stihl BR800 Backpack Blower
          Stihl BR800 Backpack Blower

 

Start The Engine On Your Back

One of the best features that I like about the BR 800 is the option to be able to start the blower without removing it from your back. This may not sound like the most exciting feature but to me, it is extremely useful.

For example, if your phone rings or a customer comes out to see you, there is no need to remove the blower from your back! With the recoil at the side, you can just simply pull the starter cord without removing from your back, this really is a great feature!

Just remember that when you are carrying out cold start, make sure you don’t touch the throttle lever otherwise this will release the choke and make for difficult starting. It’s a very natural thing to do when you are putting the backpack blower on your back, for some reason we want to touch the throttle trigger!

How Much Better Is The BR 800 Backpack Blower?

I find my BR 600 blower a really great tool for blowing leaves and clearing up in the garden. So I don’t want to run this machine down as its a machine that I really recommend. However, when you know there’s something more powerful on the market for a similar cost and similar type of machine, it seemed a good idea to upgrade. I will definitely be going for the larger BR 800 machine, even though I haven’t personally tried it as yet.

I have seen reviews and videos for the BR800 and they are all praising up this backpack blower. I have used the BR 700 model and although it’s the same engine size as the BR 600, even this offers more blowing power.

Why Choose Stihl?

I know that there are many manufacturers who make good leaf blowers at all different prices. However, I have used and I still use Stihl products today as I like to purchase a quality product that will last and be reliable. Another good plus point is if you have a need to sell a Stihl product, providing the machine is in good order and condition it will hold its value.

Even if you’re not a professional but you want to purchase a product that will last you for many years, I would recommend Stihl products.

As I always mention in many of my posts, by the best product that you can afford, it’s far cheaper in the long run. It’s also nice to use a product that feels well-engineered and works efficiently.

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Mantis Classic 4-Stroke Tiller

Mantis Classic 4-Stroke Tiller
Mantis Classic 4-Stroke Tiller

 

Today we are looking at the Mantis Classic 4-Stroke Tiller, this is a small but very well built tiller with multiple uses for the garden.

Mantis obviously trust their product as they give a five-year consumer use warranty on this particular tiller. They also offer a lifetime guarantee on their tines, however, tines do wear when they are digging soil, so the warranty is more for damage to the tines.

With over 2 million Mantis tillers sold you can buy this machine with confidence, this Mantis Classic Tiller also has excellent reviews which average 4.65 out of 5.

Mantis Classic 4-Stroke Tiller Reviews

Mantis Classic 4-Stroke Tiller

The Mantis classic 4-stroke tiller is the perfect machine to make light work out of heavy garden tasks. It can be used to cultivate your vegetable patch, hoe between vegetables and to weed shrub and flower borders.

The tiller is lightweight and yet heavy enough to dig compacted ground. Now obviously this isn’t a contractors tool for tearing up compacted ground, but it can, however, make light work of tough jobs in the garden. Jobs that you would have had to call a professional in for can be carried out with the Mantis classic 4-stroke tiller. If you require a larger machine you can find more tillers here

Mantis Classic 4-Stroke Tiller
   Mantis Classic 4-              Stroke Tiller

Lightweight

The Mantis classic 4-stroke tiller ways just 24 lbs (11 kg) and with its fold-down handles, it easily fits into most cars and can be taken to the allotment or carried to the garden shed very easily.

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Mantis Classic 4-Stroke Tiller Engine

The tiller is powered by a Honda 25cc four-stroke engine, so in other words, there is no petrol to mix like traditional two-stroke engines on small machines. However, there is an oil sump on this machine that needs to be checked and changed according to the manufacturer’s instructions. I always like to change the oil regularly on machines as it is far cheaper to replace engine oil than worn engine parts.

Over the years, I have had a lot of experience with Honda engines and I can say that they are probably the best starting engines on the market. I have often left machines for a few months over the winter and came to stop them in the spring and they start on the first pull! I do like to normally run engines a couple of times in the winter just to keep things moving.

Mantis Classic 4-Stroke Tiller
    Mantis Classic 4-            Stroke Tiller

 

The Mantis Tiller Makes Gardening Easy

The Mantis tiller definitely helps to make gardening much easier, once you own a Mantis, you will wonder how you manage without one! I was reading a review from a 65 year old lady who uses her machine on a regular basis and has no problem handling and manoeuvring the machine.

The Mantis Tiller is just 9 inches wide (23 cm) which is perfect for getting into the small places, hoeing around plants and shrubs and in the vegetable garden.

Designed To Last

The Mantis tiller is designed to last, with a one-unit gearbox and still mudguard in Serpentine tines which come with a lifetime guarantee against breakage. So you can use your Mantis tiller with great confidence.

A Versatile Machine

The Mantis tiller is more than just a tiller. It has some great optional attachments available to help you in your garden. These attachments include a dethatcher, lawn aerator, a furrow for bulking up potatoes or overwintering. And the ability to weed between plants and shrubs in borders.

90 Day Money Back Guarantee

Mantis trust this tiller so much that they offer a 90 day money-back guarantee trial period if your tiller does not meet your needs.

95% of customers were very happy with their Mantis classic 4-stroke tiller, you can see reviews here.

Here Are Some Of The Main Features Of The Mantis Tiller

  • Light and easy to handle.
  • Powerful.
  • Efficient and adaptable.
  • Easy-to-use.
  • Easy to carry.
  • Designed to last.
  • Versatile.
  • Free kickstand.
  • 90-day moneyback guarantee.
  • Honda four-stroke engine

Specification

  • Tilling width9″ / 23 cm
  • Weight24 lbs / 11 kg
  • Engine25cc, 4-Stroke Honda® engine
    No mixing of petrol/oil required
  • Starting/operating Recoil
    Variable speed throttle
    Tines spin at up to 200 rpm
  • Free Kickstand
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Billy Goat Hurricane Z3000 Zero Turn Stand On Blower

Hurricane Z3000 Zero Turn Stand-On Blower
Hurricane Z3000 Zero Turn Stand-On                               Blower

 

Today we are talking about the Billy Goat Hurricane Z3000 zero turn stand on blower, this is the largest zero turn stand on blower available. Billy Goat makes a slightly smaller stand on blower which is 23 hp, however, today we will be talking about the largest model which is 35 hp.

The Largest Range Of Wheeled Blowers 

Billy Goat has the largest range of wheeled blowers in the world, the smallest wheeled blower being just 5 hp and then their largest walk-behind model going right up to 18 hp. Briggs & Stratton brought out the Hurricane models, they also make the identical Ferris model which is painted in the Ferris red paint colour. Ferris has been making great zero turn mowers for years, so having owned several Ferris zero-turn mowers I know that these machines are very well constructed and reliable.

Ferris makes the FB 2000 and FB 3000 Hurricane stand on blower, they are, 23 hp and 35 hp respectively.

The Billy Goat Hurricane Z3000 zero turn stand on blower comes complete with headlights, so as the daylight disappears in the autumn you can complete your leaf clearance jobs.

With a 35 hp engine, this blower is the equivalent to about 10 to 12 traditional backpack blowers, which is actually quite amazing, that’s a lot of blowing power. This blower has about 8500 CFM.

 

Billy Goat Wheeled Blower Adjustable                                          Chute

Vent Control

You can blow out the right side, this is a fixed vent which is open or closed, this fan is controlled by the throttle speed. The vent at the front is also the same, it is controlled by the throttle speed.

The left-hand vent is different, all the vents will work providing that the key is turned on. The vents are controlled by a joystick, if you move the joystick to open, they will open. You don’t have to close the vents all the time, you can just move across to the open position and the other vent will close. There’s also a place on the joystick to close all the vents, a very straightforward control feature.

When you want to open the left-hand vent, you basically have a depth gauge which you can see from the operator’s position. This depth gauge will tell you how far the vent is open.

As you can see in the photograph the left-hand vent has complete control, the vent is in two pieces, so as soon as the air blows through both vents will rise up together. Being able to adjust these vents is an extremely useful feature, you can direct the air to exactly where you want it depending on the type of material being blown. If you don’t want all that blowing power blowing out just simply adjust the vent to the required position. All these features are carried out from the joystick control.

 

Briggs And Stratton 35 hp Vanguard                                           Engine

More Features

The 35 hp Briggs & Stratton Vanguard engine has an easy access oil filter, which is always good to know when it comes to draining the oil out of the sump. The oil needs changing after the first 10 hours of use and then I would change every 100 hours of use. It’s always a good idea to keep the oil clean as it is much cheaper to change the oil regularly rather than wear expensive metal parts.

The batteries are housed underneath the engine. The air filter sits on top of the engine and is very easily accessible. Once again, keep your air filter clean as it is so important that your engine does not take any debris in that cause unnecessary wear to the engine.

The Billy Goat Hurricane Z3000 zero turn stand on blower has an hour meter, this is always a good idea as it tells you exactly when you need to carry out an oil change etc. When the machine is running the hour meter will actually tell you the rpm of the engine, you can push a button to switch from rpm to hours.

There is an oil alert light, which is always good to know in case your engine runs short of oil in case it has not been checked recently. I generally like to check the oil every time before I use a machine, it’s better to be safe than sorry.

 

 10 Gallon Fuel Tank

Fuel Tank

The machine has a large 10-gallon fuel tank, which should keep going for several hours work. Unfortunately, and I see this on many machines, it does not have a fuel gauge. Some machines have a simple gauge on the fuel which works on a float system. I am guessing that providing you can find the right size fuel cap, you may be able to purchase an optional float fuel gauge from somewhere.

Although there is no fuel gauge on this tank, due to the large-cap, it is easy to look into the fuel tank. There is no filter to block your vision. Ideally, if you are filling from cans I would use a fuel funnel with a fuel filter on, it’s always good to keep your fuel tank clean and to help stop any fuel problems or blockages.

There are two small oil tanks that need to be checked regularly, make sure you use the correct hydraulic oil and keep the area around the caps clean. These oil tanks normally have around half an inch of oil in the bottom as the rest of the tank allows for expansion as the oil heats up. In normal terms, you shouldn’t need to add any oil as the individual hydraulic motors should all be sealed and should not leak.

Tyres And Speed

The stand on blower has large pneumatic rear tyres and foam-filled puncture-free caster wheels at the front. I always fill my tyres on horticulture machinery with a puncture repair fluid, this has literally saved me hours of downtime.

The puncture repellent normally comes in 1 L bottles, simply remove the valve from the tyre, the tar needs to be at the 10 to 2 position. Then place the spout on the valve and squirt in the required amount of fluid. The manufacturers will tell you how much you need to add. I cannot tell you how much downtime this process and save me. A puncture in a tyre can be so time-consuming and costly.

The speed of the machine is variable, it is powered by two individual hydraulic motors on each rear wheel. The speed is controlled by two levers that give you instant forward and reverse control, zero-turn machines are the most manoeuvrable machines on the market.

This is a commercial machine

This Billy Goat Hurricane Z3000 zero turn stand on blower certainly isn’t for the average homeowner, it is more for the contractor who is doing regular leaf clearing and parking areas.

It certainly is a very efficient machine and with the zero-turn capabilities it makes it exceptionally manoeuvrable, it can literally turn around on itself. Although the traditional walk-behind blowers are great, the 18 hp Billy Goat machine only has one forward speed and no reverse, which is fine, but also this particular machine is far superior and efficient.

With the walk-behind machines you have to pull the machine backwards, however, with this zero turn machine, you have instant reverse on two levers. Although, due to the three air vents, you will probably never need to blow in reverse.

To Conclude

Although this is a new machine the Hurricane design has been around for several years, so it should be bullet-proof. The 35 hp Briggs & Stratton engine is a well-proven engine which is also used on Billy Goats largest vacuum machine.

The fact that this machine is the same as the Ferris gives me a great deal of confidence. I have used and owned several Ferris zero-turn mowers which have been excellent machines. They are built to a very high standard and over the years that I owned these machines I had minimal problems. I was also using my Ferris machines commercially, so they carried out a lot of work.

Specification

Part #
5901810
Engine Power Rating*
35
RPM
2600
Drive Train Type
Dual Hydrostatic
Number of Speeds
Infinitely Variable
Front Tire Size
13
Air Flow (Cubic ft/min)
8500+
Overall Length (in)
65
Overall Height (in)
56
Charging System (amps)
20
Solenoid Shift
Solenoid Shift
Warranty (Balance of Machine) †
Standard: 2 Years | Rental: 90 Days
Engine Fuel Type
Regular, unleaded gasoline
Engine Brand
Vanguard® V-Twin
Displacement (cc)
993
Fuel Tank Capacity (gal)
10
Transaxles
Hydro-Gear® ZT-3100®
Max. Travel Speed
11
Rear Tire Size
22
Air Speed (mph)
165
Overall Width (in)
45
Dry Weight (lbs)
895
Ignition
Flywheel Magneto
Fuse (amp blade)
30
Warranty (Engine) †
2-Year Limited Manufacturer’s Warranty
Operator’s Manuals

Operators Manual

Parts List