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Help Which Billy Goat?

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by jpp, Oct 17, 2006.

  1. jpp

    jpp LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,131

    I cannot decide on which one. The Quiet Blower 9hp or the 9hp Force. Both have the same engine. Help me out here. Does the force have much drag while you are pushing it across lawns? Meaning are you going to be working your tail off with the force or are the about the same.

  2. John Gamba

    John Gamba LawnSite Fanatic
    from ct
    Messages: 10,812

    I think the force is better. your best bet is to try them both
  3. jrc lawncare

    jrc lawncare LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 420

    I just bought the force with the robin/ subary engine, really like it. No disappointments here, although I would love a 13hp model.:)
  4. ed2hess

    ed2hess LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 14,269

    You would be working your tail off trying to push our 13HP Billygoat across the lawn if you had the snout on to blow forward. I noticed the big Billygoat had good size tires this year and that would be good.
  5. J&R Landscaping

    J&R Landscaping LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,095

    are you looking at a honda powered unit or the subaru powered unit. I have heard several good things about that subaru engine.
  6. jpp

    jpp LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,131

    I am looking at the subaru engine.

  7. jpp

    jpp LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,131

    I have that set up for Wednesday.

  8. dcondon

    dcondon LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,246

    The only problem is you don't have a hand control for the shoot. wriken and I just looked at them yesterday. No way will we be buying a force.
  9. jpp

    jpp LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,131

    I did notice that the tires were pretty good size. So it sounds like the 13 is pretty powerful too. Are you tired at the end of the day from using it?
  10. jpp

    jpp LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,131

    Yep that is one drawback that I didn't like. That will be the upgrade for the new ones next year. Do you use the quiet blower?


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