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shovelracer
09-27-2008, 04:42 PM
I have 2 giant vac blowers that work fine, but are a pain to manuever around the leaves. The local guy has a few 13HP force blowers he's unloading for $1300 each. Supposedly they are $1600. I like what Ive seen with the movable chute. I need at least one new blower this year to replace an older one I have. Is the price good enough to buy more?

Matts lawn care
09-28-2008, 08:05 PM
If its new that's a good buy.

punt66
09-28-2008, 08:32 PM
how would manuvering the billy goats be so much better? I wouldnt spend the money if i already have running blowers.

nobagger
09-28-2008, 09:26 PM
Thats a great deal! I just paid 1100.00 for my 9hp. They do seem a little lighter than our Little Wonder. And that 1100.00 is after a 150.00 rebate they were offering a few weeks back.

shovelracer
09-28-2008, 09:39 PM
how would manuvering the billy goats be so much better? I wouldnt spend the money if i already have running blowers.

The chute is directable. So you dont have to push the machine around as much. Lifting on side to get the top of pile, rocking side to side to get a hole in pile, etc.

punt66
09-28-2008, 09:40 PM
Is it movable by the handle?

shovelracer
09-28-2008, 11:17 PM
I was under the impression that it was. Kinda like a snowblower chute. Ill have to look again.

shovelracer
09-28-2008, 11:23 PM
I thought I remember it moving front to back as well, but maybe it didnt or they changed it this year. Anyways heres the link.

http://billygoat.com/site/intro.aspx?pid=49

punt66
09-29-2008, 06:38 AM
I just saw their video. It goes up and down but its not enough for me to scrap my running giant vac to switch.

LawnScapers of Dayton
09-29-2008, 07:43 AM
I just paid $1495 for the 13hp Force.......

shovelracer
09-29-2008, 10:37 PM
Bought it today. 1299. This one isnt scrapping anything. I have an older one that is normally used for a loader on the second truck. Sometimes it is used for blowing, but it isnt strong enough for that. Im rebuilding it and turning the case to make it a dedicated loader. The original question was whether it was good enough to replaced the barely used 3 year old Giant Vac 13HP that I got for $400 when a client moved out of state. Im going to hold onto it and cant wait to compare the two.