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The Happy Gardner
10-02-2005, 01:07 PM
I've been looking at the new BillyGoat 33" mower and was looking for feed back. My thought is to replace my 24" Hondas. What I like is for my crews that run out of a truck only (no trailer) It would fit and give a larger cutting area.
How it does in the rain is the most important thing to me.

dbrockner
10-03-2005, 03:30 PM
It cuts awesome in the rain, 19000 fpm blade tip speed.

TClawn
10-03-2005, 03:32 PM
I would also look at this one. www.betteroutdoorproducts.com

eruuska
10-03-2005, 04:53 PM
I was looking through a Billy Goat brochure, and saw a pic of their 33", and it looked to me that you could only adjust the cutting height in the front. Am I wrong? That would seem kinda cheesy.

Jake's Lawn Service
10-03-2005, 06:02 PM
I demoed the billy goat finish mower and it was crap!!!!There was no lock on the inside wheel when you went to make a turn so it pulled me around and gave me blisters. They might have changed because I demoed it last year. But it is still crap

TClawn
10-03-2005, 06:37 PM
that is one of the reasons I went with the quick 36.

Ron's Lawncare
10-03-2005, 07:26 PM
it has a lawn tractor style rear end(differential).you have to turn it manually.it is awefull on side slopes.




Ron

The Happy Gardner
10-04-2005, 10:49 AM
Thanks for the feed back! In regards to the 36" I already have a couple Xmark's but for the crews running in a truck only they take too much room. That's why this was an attractive thought. It looks like I'm going to get an opportunity to demo on in a couple weeks.
so we'll see!

John Gamba
10-04-2005, 10:59 AM
Go to betters web page. take a look at both videos. It is very informative. If i was going for a 36, it would be the Quick 36.

They have a deal going on that if you get the super duty, for a special price you get a bagger and something else??

John

ALBsun1
10-04-2005, 03:53 PM
So you are going to put this unit in a pickup truck? Using ramps i assume? I have one of these and am not that crazy about it. It serves its purpose on some lawns. It gives a nice cut on flat lawns, but like someone else said, it doesn't hold a hill well at all. Also, tons of wet grass will accumulate under the deck and it will need to be scraped all the time. It is also a bit jerky when you engage the drive. If i had the chance to do it again, i probably would have just bought 2 toro prolines or a 32" belt walk behind with that $2000 i spent on the goat. One good thing though is that the engine is 13hp which is pretty good for a relatively small mower. Good luck.

The Happy Gardner
10-05-2005, 09:56 AM
ALBsun1 you said the magic word. Cutting wet grass. Up here in the NW the only thing that matters is how it cuts in the wet. We are cutting wet grass 65% of the time so if a machine is not good in the wet we don't even talk about it.
I will still demo it because my dealer is going through the trouble of getting it but I'll drill the rep on it's ability in the wet.
thanks

RKISTNER1
10-05-2005, 02:50 PM
I demoed the billy goat finish mower and it was crap!!!!There was no lock on the inside wheel when you went to make a turn so it pulled me around and gave me blisters. They might have changed because I demoed it last year. But it is still crap
Bought a Billy Goat Lawn Vac biggest POS Ive ever owned!Gathering dust in the barn for 3 yrs now.

Louis1014
04-11-2007, 01:15 PM
Just purchased the Billy Goat FM 3301 for $999 at a local dealer. Price must have decreased since 2004. Haven't had the opportunity to mow, though- 5 inches of snow today!

Sorensen Lawn Care Inc
04-11-2007, 04:01 PM
I like the Exmark 32" belt drive. They run forever and fit in most all of my small gates.

lifetree
06-10-2007, 08:28 PM
Just purchased the Billy Goat FM 3301 for $999 at a local dealer. Price must have decreased since 2004. Haven't had the opportunity to mow, though- 5 inches of snow today!

Louis1014 -- How has the Billy Goat 33" worked out for you now that you've been using it for a couple of months ?