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BillyGoat 33" ???

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by The Happy Gardner, Oct 2, 2005.

  1. The Happy Gardner

    The Happy Gardner LawnSite Member
    Messages: 48

    I've been looking at the new BillyGoat 33" mower and was looking for feed back. My thought is to replace my 24" Hondas. What I like is for my crews that run out of a truck only (no trailer) It would fit and give a larger cutting area.
    How it does in the rain is the most important thing to me.
     
  2. dbrockner

    dbrockner LawnSite Member
    Messages: 25

    It cuts awesome in the rain, 19000 fpm blade tip speed.
     
  3. TClawn

    TClawn LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,036

  4. eruuska

    eruuska LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 454

    I was looking through a Billy Goat brochure, and saw a pic of their 33", and it looked to me that you could only adjust the cutting height in the front. Am I wrong? That would seem kinda cheesy.
     
  5. Jake's Lawn Service

    Jake's Lawn Service LawnSite Member
    Messages: 127

    I demoed the billy goat finish mower and it was crap!!!!There was no lock on the inside wheel when you went to make a turn so it pulled me around and gave me blisters. They might have changed because I demoed it last year. But it is still crap
     
  6. TClawn

    TClawn LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,036

    that is one of the reasons I went with the quick 36.
     
  7. Ron's Lawncare

    Ron's Lawncare LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 266

    it has a lawn tractor style rear end(differential).you have to turn it manually.it is awefull on side slopes.




    Ron
     
  8. The Happy Gardner

    The Happy Gardner LawnSite Member
    Messages: 48

    Thanks for the feed back! In regards to the 36" I already have a couple Xmark's but for the crews running in a truck only they take too much room. That's why this was an attractive thought. It looks like I'm going to get an opportunity to demo on in a couple weeks.
    so we'll see!
     
  9. John Gamba

    John Gamba LawnSite Fanatic
    from ct
    Messages: 10,812

    Go to betters web page. take a look at both videos. It is very informative. If i was going for a 36, it would be the Quick 36.

    They have a deal going on that if you get the super duty, for a special price you get a bagger and something else??

    John
     
  10. ALBsun1

    ALBsun1 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 114

    So you are going to put this unit in a pickup truck? Using ramps i assume? I have one of these and am not that crazy about it. It serves its purpose on some lawns. It gives a nice cut on flat lawns, but like someone else said, it doesn't hold a hill well at all. Also, tons of wet grass will accumulate under the deck and it will need to be scraped all the time. It is also a bit jerky when you engage the drive. If i had the chance to do it again, i probably would have just bought 2 toro prolines or a 32" belt walk behind with that $2000 i spent on the goat. One good thing though is that the engine is 13hp which is pretty good for a relatively small mower. Good luck.
     

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