Home Made Billy Goat Blower Trailer tie down

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by promower10, Oct 7, 2010.

  1. promower10

    promower10 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 19

    well I got a new Billy goat 9HP Subaru force blower yesterday and I wanted something to keep it from rolling all over the trailer. And before any of the PRO welder's say anything I'm in my first year of welding lol:laugh:. I will mount it with a few lag bolts and I drilled two holes one behind the axle and one in front and put a small bungee cord and set my parking brake and it should stay in place. I'm open to any and all ideas this is the first of what I want to make.




  2. topsites

    topsites LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 21,653

    Not to blow you down but if that blower's anything like mine then it won't hold
    in that position, mostly because there's hardly any weight on that front wheel.

    Way I do it, after years of frustration as I'd watch my blower fall over backwards...
    I used to hate it, no matter what I did, I tried everything but that blower just would fall over.

    Now I back my blower up against the front of the trailer with the front wheel pointed to the back.
    Then I drive one of my Wb's up against it with the caster against the fan shroud, block it in.
    Then I set the parking brake on the Wb.

    End of that discussion.
  3. promower10

    promower10 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 19

    thanks for the info, thats why I said I will be putting a small bungie through the holes in the side one behind the axle and one in front. Yeah if there was nothing to hold it in it would fall over at the first light:drinkup:
  4. promower10

    promower10 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 19

    I think I might make the top like a pro locker still thinking though
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  5. Mr. Force® Billy Goat Industries

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

    First of all thank you very much for purchasing one of our products. Our 75+ full time employees and their families thank you as well.

    We tried a bracket similar to that as we were designing a Force lock down kit. http://www.billygoat.com/site/accessories.aspx?pid=78 It worked well and took up the least amount of trailer space of anything we tried. The problem we had with that design is in testing the rear of the unit would jump up and torque the front forks if the trailer was driven poorly (caught air over trailer tracks or took a gravel road too aggressively).

    Most folks shouldn't/don't drive like that but we test aggressively for worst reasonable expectations. If you don't drive like that your bracket will serve you well. Well done!

  6. promower10

    promower10 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 19

    Mr.force No problem you guys put out a fantastic blower it is so user friendly and just blows like crazy but I have some more pics if it on the trailer today all tied down and I'll post them here later. I'm glad to see you all actually look on sites like this to get the feedback and see what we ( the people in the field ) need or think.
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  7. promower10

    promower10 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 19

    here it is on the trailer all tied down



  8. grasshog08

    grasshog08 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 73

    looks good to me, and that looks like a bad a** blower

    THEGOLDPRO LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,222

    i dont think its dot approved :) looks good man.
  10. promower10

    promower10 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 19

    yeah this is the fisrt design and ill work on a better one this winter after I see hoe this works. I also want to make something like a pro locker for my Tracers. thanks for the feedback guys :drinkup:

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