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Anybody have a 9hp Billy Goat Force blower

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by dfor, Nov 17, 2007.

  1. dfor

    dfor LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 821

    Looking to buy a Force blower with the 9hp Subaru Robin engine (Monday morning) Dealer quoted $999, but will work on the price a little.

    Wondering what you paid for it. Thanks. (did a search, but found no prices)
  2. Frue

    Frue LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,472

    thats a great deal try to get him to thro in the optional aim and shoot. I personally like the little wonder 8 horse power better. I have tested both and the 8 has more guts. The 8 is also 200 cheaper.
  3. dfor

    dfor LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 821

    That includes the aim and shoot. Yea, I am a little torn between the two. Force is lighter, and has the aim and shoot. LW is heaver but has a Briggs. And $200 cheaper.
    Maybe the newer Briggs are better than they use to be. My current LW is about an 1999 model
  4. SpudsM15

    SpudsM15 LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 627

    What are you mainly going to use the blower for? Leaf clean ups or large lot blowing?
  5. dfor

    dfor LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 821

    Leaf clean-ups only.
  6. Ground Scapes

    Ground Scapes LawnSite Member
    Posts: 24

    get the little wonder.. we just got the optimax and it is amazing.. it is like 6 BR600's put together..
  7. dfor

    dfor LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 821

    Are they any better than the 1999 model (that I have now) Anybody know?
  8. maintenanceguy

    maintenanceguy LawnSite Member
    from NJ
    Posts: 156

    Just got two quotes on a 9hp subaru billy goat force blower on Friday.

    One quote was $1060 and the other was $960. I'd say you're right in the ball park.
  9. ojpent

    ojpent LawnSite Member
    Posts: 128

    I've used the 8hp little wonders and they are animals when it comes to leaf clean-ups!! My 2cents
  10. rootslawnservice

    rootslawnservice LawnSite Member
    Posts: 55

    I have a 9 hp sub. Force and it pushs real easy. We love it. It blows as good as my old 13 hp honda BG, but rolls much easier.

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