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Little Wonder or Billy Goat

tiedeman

LawnSite Fanatic
Location
earth
If you guys had to choose between little wonder and billy goat for a walk behind blower, which one would you choose and why?
 
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tiedeman

tiedeman

LawnSite Fanatic
Location
earth
I have used billy goat before, but I am curious about Little Wonder
 

LB Landscaping

LawnSite Bronze Member
Location
Maine
I tried the little wonder and wasn't crazy about the fact that you can't adjust the shoot from the handle. I love my BG, 10 HP has tons of power.
 
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tiedeman

tiedeman

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LB Landscaping said:
I tried the little wonder and wasn't crazy about the fact that you can't adjust the shoot from the handle. I love my BG, 10 HP has tons of power.
I used to have a Billy Goat 10HP Brigs
 

AL Inc

LawnSite Bronze Member
Location
Long Island, NY
I've never used a Billy Goat, but I have 2 LW's and they see a lot of use in the spring and fall. They have been very reliable and durable for me.
 

LB Landscaping

LawnSite Bronze Member
Location
Maine
Yeah mine has the 10hp briggs, pretty reliable so far, I do service it regularly but overall I like it. The Honda 8 horse was $300 more but I just couldn't justify it. If I was usinig it year round maybe but its just pulled out for fall clean-ups.
 

MudslinginFX4

LawnSite Bronze Member
Location
Raleigh, NC
get a self propelled if your going to be using it on things other then paved surfaces. Thats the only thing I wish I would have gotten. I have two 10hp lw's.
 
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tiedeman

tiedeman

LawnSite Fanatic
Location
earth
I got rid of my BG, and now I wish that I didn't. So I am looking around again
 

topsites

LawnSite Fanatic
Billygoat for no other reason than you can adjust the chute from the handlebar on the move. At LEAST 8hp thou 10 is better, I have the 10hp.
Run it for 8 hours, change the oil to a standard oil, run it for the season then switch to a synthetic-base 10w-30 to 10-40 weight and she runs like a champ.

Only problem I ever had was a blown head gasket in 3 years of heavy fall-time use... don't do leaf cleanups in spring no more.
 

kemmer

LawnSite Senior Member
Location
New Jersey
I have both, a 10hp Billygoat and a 9hp Little Wonder.

Little Wonder
  • Powerful
  • Moves large piles with ease
  • Heavier
  • More Balance-more weight on front wheel

Billygoat
  • Not as powerful
  • Adjustable shoot, great for those stubborn leaves
  • Lighter
  • More weight on back wheels, tips back more often

Personally i like the Little Wonder more than the billygoat, its heavier but gets the job done better. I was more annoyed with the Billygoat because it just doesn't get the leaves as far.
 
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