Billy goat walk behind vacuum needing new engine

Discussion in 'Mechanic and Repair' started by agm, Jul 24, 2019.

  1. agm

    agm LawnSite Senior Member
    from NM
    Messages: 358

    I have an older billy goat walk behind debris vacuum. Unsure of model number as they have all worn off. I pretty sure it was a kd series. Just dont know the actual model number. Has anyone ever put a predator motor on these (the harbor freight ones)? I dont want to spend money on a honda or briggs cause my guys dont check the oil as often as they should. They already blew 2 engines on it. I'd rather put a cheap engine on it cause of this reason.
  2. JoeRagMan

    JoeRagMan LawnSite Member
    Messages: 212

    I have a Horror Freight on a old Craftsman mower and it works great. Only problem is there aren’t many parts available. You’ll need to check shaft sizes, mount pattern, etc. before making your decision. Might be a good idea to get the troops to check oil levels more frequently! Good luck.
  3. BigFish

    BigFish LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,428

    As was mentioned, ya need to double-check the shaft dimensions.
    Getting the old impeller off can be a pain, right?
  4. OP

    agm LawnSite Senior Member
    from NM
    Messages: 358

    It can be.....sometimes. Ive been pretty lucky that theyve come off pretty easy. Only once was it a pain but even then not too bad.

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