Billy Goat Debris Loader

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by Shuter, Oct 27, 2003.

  1. Shuter

    Shuter LawnSite Bronze Member
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    This is what I meant, not the Vac. Looking for opinions on the Billy Goat (16hp) Debris Loader. Thanks.

    I am looking for new opinions, thats why I am skipping the search.
     
  2. landscaper3

    landscaper3 LawnSite Bronze Member
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    The 16hp is a great machine! I love the Billt-Goat the best after testing the competition! Heres our mounted on the front.

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  3. Blades of Steel

    Blades of Steel LawnSite Senior Member
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    I just purchased the Billy Goat 2 weeks ago. Have yet to put it in the field though. I campared the 2 of them side by side and really couldn't tell the difference. They have identical engine platforms. The only differences i saw was the intake tube on the Little wonder is 3ft longer because of the collection handle.

    Can't wait to try mine. I almost have my trailer finished, doing some last minute painting.
     
  4. Shuter

    Shuter LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Landscaper3 - What size is yours. The one i want is the HRT 1600. Looks like yours.
     
  5. Blades of Steel

    Blades of Steel LawnSite Senior Member
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    ffshuter,

    That looks just like mine. The 16 hp, the 23 hp is huge and i don't know that you could bumper mount the 23hp unit. He posted some good clean-up pics a few days ago.
     
  6. Blades of Steel

    Blades of Steel LawnSite Senior Member
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  7. jsaunders

    jsaunders LawnSite Bronze Member
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    I like my 23 hp Billy goat. I've only used it once this season, but it does make it nicer than putting leaves in the truck by hand. I mounted it to the trailer but I think next year it will be in the front of the truck. I'll try to take pics this week - if it stops raining. Joel
     
  8. LawnCrafters

    LawnCrafters LawnSite Member
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    I've been really happy with our Billygoat. It's the 16hp.
    Make sure you get one with the new discharge tube design. It's taller and has a more gentle curve. Mine came with the older design and my only complaint with the unit was that it would clog right in the bend of the discharge when sucking up wet leaves. So I ordered the newer style discharge part and just put it on. I won't get a chance to try it till tomrrow, but I think it will make a great difference.
    I'll post pics of the ywo so you can see what I'm talking about.
     
  9. LawnCrafters

    LawnCrafters LawnSite Member
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    Here's the older style with the sharp bend.

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  10. LawnCrafters

    LawnCrafters LawnSite Member
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    And here's the new one with the more gradual curve, on the machine. It's about 18" taller so I had to mount the unit lower to end up with the discharge in the same spot. Which is actually alot easier to start and fill up.

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