Push Vacs.-Little Wonder or Billy Goat

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by lawnconcepts, Oct 16, 2006.

  1. lawnconcepts

    lawnconcepts LawnSite Member
    from ohio
    Messages: 49

    I am looking into getting a new Billy Goat push vac to aid in fall cleanups. I have looked at the Billy Goat & the Little Wonder the BG seems to be a couple of hundred dollars less than the LW. Any one use one of these Im not sure which brand to go with?
  2. ed2hess

    ed2hess LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 14,592

    We have a two year old 13hp Billygoat and like it a lot. I was just looking at the new Force Billygoat and I like the fact they have bigger tires on the 13hp model. The big plastic fan housing would not be a concern.
  3. LLandscaping

    LLandscaping LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,016

    I demoed the Little Wonder vac for a few days last fall. It had get suction and even picked up gumballs if you went slow. The only thing I didn't like was it is heavy but I think they have a new hydro model out this year.
  4. wriken

    wriken LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,154

    I also looked at the force today it does'nt have the handle that moves the shoot up or down. I like the older BG I have, simply for thr ease of moving the shoot.
  5. oldturf

    oldturf LawnSite Member
    Messages: 221

    I have the Billy Goat but the Little Wonder has a LOT more suction than the Billy Goat and it has a steel impeller-the new Goats may be steel now, but I don,t know that. If you get the Wonder, be sure to get the self propelled one because it is heavy to push. My Goat is self propelled and there are things about it that I like better , but the Wonder is so much more powerful that I am trading mine in on the Wonder.
  6. Eclipse

    Eclipse LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,149

    When I was shopping for new ones the LW had a much better warranty than the BG.
  7. Tharrell

    Tharrell LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,967

    I have a Snapper with the big wheels. I can tell you it's a pain to push even with the big wheels when loaded.
    IF I ever buy another, it will be self propelled.
    I use mine mostly for parking lot cleanups.

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