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leaf loader replacement engine

Discussion in 'General Industry Discussions' started by lawns90, Aug 25, 2007.

  1. lawns90

    lawns90 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 19

    hello,
    thanks for your reply on the talon ring. I am trying to repower my tr tailgate

    billygoat loader. I am trying to find out the correct shaft and engine type for

    the 11hp briggs and 11hp honda. I want to try to find one on ebay and need

    to know what I can and can't use to repower. thank you
     
  2. lawns90

    lawns90 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 19

    p.s. the shaft is usually 3-31/64 or 3 1/2 for honda replacement engines. Will

    these fit on the billy goat? thank you!
     
  3. Mr. Force® Billy Goat Industries

    Mr. Force® Billy Goat Industries LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 511

    I'll give you the sizes that were are currently using. The Briggs and Stratton has a 3.660" crankshaft. The Honda has a 2 27/32 crankshaft. If you are going to repower with a different engine you'll need to change to that respective impeller. The Briggs and Honda impellers are not interchangable. You'll also have to remove the spacers that are used under the Briggs engine for a Honda conversion or visa versa.

    Let me know if you have any other questions.
     
  4. leapinlizards

    leapinlizards LawnSite Member
    from Maine
    Posts: 3

    Im trying to find a dealer in my area that actualy has some demo models, or at least floor models. We are looking at the debris loaders and blowers and the dealers that are listed in this area seem not to carry actual models. I was wondering if you might know of one that does. Thanks Bob
     
  5. Mr. Force® Billy Goat Industries

    Mr. Force® Billy Goat Industries LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 511

    Leapin lizards,

    I'm sorry for your difficulty in finding a dealer with product to see. Obviously it's frustrating for us as a manufacturer to have customers looking for a dealer who's stocking product and not easily finding one. PM me your zip code and I'll get you at least one nearby truckloader stocking dealer or a rep who can get you a unit to try. Let me know.
     
  6. leapinlizards

    leapinlizards LawnSite Member
    from Maine
    Posts: 3

    Hi and thanks for getting back to me Our zip code is 04252 we are located in Maine .. Thanks for the help Bob
     
  7. Mr. Force® Billy Goat Industries

    Mr. Force® Billy Goat Industries LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 511

    Bob,

    The Distributor who covers that area is recommending you go and see Chad Little at 181 Pleasant Street Route 1 Brunswick, ME. You can call them as well at (207) 729-6716. Please let me know if there are any problems. Thanks!
     

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