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does anyone have a garbage billy goat power vac?

Discussion in 'Original Pictures Forum' started by instyle, Apr 10, 2007.

  1. instyle

    instyle LawnSite Senior Member
    from Canada
    Messages: 380

    I bought a Billy Goat power Vacuum last year, I bought the moel with the chipper built in, but after using it all year, I now wish I never had the chipper....the blade is just way to heavy for the motor.
    I am looking for an impeller of a differant one...with out the chipper option.
  2. thesargent

    thesargent LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 400

    this doesnt really belong in the pictures forum, does it?
  3. instyle

    instyle LawnSite Senior Member
    from Canada
    Messages: 380

    haha, while I was veiwing some of your pics I had a great thought....I will try to buy an old garbage billy goat. Not even thinking I was in the pics forum still. OOPS!!
  4. lawnpro724

    lawnpro724 LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,201

    What size engine do you have on it? I have a cub chipper vac w/9hp commercial engine and it does ok with smaller branches but most of the time I just use it as a vac.
  5. instyle

    instyle LawnSite Senior Member
    from Canada
    Messages: 380

    i only have I 5 hp on it. I have never used the chipper and prob never will. But the sheer weight of the chipper/impeller makes it very hard to start and takes about 15 seconds to turn off. The machine is way underpowered.
  6. Idealtim

    Idealtim LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 939

    Have you tried taking the blades/anvils off to reduce weight? And if you are using it as a vac only the extra weight should be a good thing, right? Yes, once it bogs down it takes a little bit longer to get it back up to speed but the extra initial inertia should make it harder to bog down in the first place.

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