Hints & Tips
American manufacturer Billy Goat produces some of the best leaf and debris clearing equipment in the world and these three models and the answer to all sorts of problems that autumn will throw up.
The Billy Goat KV600 Estate Series Lawn Vacuum, currently on special offer, is a top seller and aimed at grounds of about an acre.
Simple and light to push it has terrific suction to hoover up all manner of leaves and twigs and will even deal with paper and cans as well as leaves.
Equipped with a high specification 6hp Briggs & Stratton engine for extended working life, the Billy Goat KV600 Lawn Vacuum has a 68.5cm suction-width and large sized 151 litre collection bag for fewer stops. The bag features new commercial grade nautical fasteners which are more reliable than a standard zip.
It has large wheels and can cover 3300 sq metres and hour. And with its five bladed steel impellor can condense the debris it is collecting.
The working height is easily adjusted and the material is contained in a mesh turf bag with a dust cover.
A 2.25 metre hose kit can also be purchased to extend the capabilities of this model.
It costs £799 – the maker’s recommended retail price is £1100 – and it has a one year warranty from Billy Goat. It is delivered free the next working day.
Now a self-propelled machine to make the seasonal clear-up even better.
The Billy Goat MV650-SPH Multi Vac Outdoor Vacuum has a 187 cc Honda engine and sports a 151 litre collection bag with hard bottom and extra strong fasteners.
This machine can deal with pine cones paper card, even drink cans and bottles thanks to a five bladed impellor.
It has a working width of over 68 cm and is fitted with semi-pneumatic tyres. It moves along at 4.8 km an hour, a comfortable walking pace which allows it to conquer difficult ground conditions.
There is a hose kit to make it even more versatile so it can clear under benches and trees.
It is delivered free the next working day and has a one year warranty from Billy Goat. It costs £1799 compared with the maker’s recommended retail price of £2500.
And finally, the Billy Goat QV550H QuietVac Outdoor Vacuum a hand propelled machine designed for people who care for large sports grounds, parks and leisure areas as well as larger private estates.
This model is fitted with a steel impellor to give terrific suction and also to shred all manner of waste and can shred leaves and twigs down to mulch.
It is fitted with a 225 litre collection bag and is designed to keep dust to a minimum. And there is also an optional dust sock to keep it down even more.
The working height can be adjusted between 127mm and 762 mm and front castor wheels make turning easy. Wide tyres prevent skidding on damp grass.
A Honda 160 cc provides plenty of suction power. An optional hose kit can be purchased for £189.
The machine costs £1899 compared with the maker’s recommended price of £2520. Delivery is free the next working day and there is a one year warranty.
For the full range of Billy Goat equipment and accessories see these pages.
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