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Billy Goat Force 169cc Subaru 4-Cycle Walk Behind Leaf Blower

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Model: F601S
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4.7 out of 54.7 out of 54.7 out of 54.7 out of 54.7 out of 5
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Grade
Entry Level
Style
4-Cycle Gas
Surface Area
Up to 1/4 Acre
Up to 1/4 Acre
Function
Leaf Collection


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Powerful 169cc Subaru EX17 4-Cycle Engine
Proven reliability and outstanding performance
Automatic decompression system ensures fast, sure starting

16-Inch Single-Shot Composite Fan
16-blade closed face design
Produces air velocity of just under 200 mph
Air volume is equal to approx. 2-1/2 backpack blowers

Glass Filled Nylon Impeller
Best in class output and less noise than the competition

Impact Resistant Housing
30% lighter than comparable steel housing
Makes it a breeze to roll through the yard

Patented Aim N Shoot™ Nozzle
Direct air flow where you need it with fingertip control
3-1/2" discharge opening
Lockable in three positions

High Floatation Tires
Easier to push through grass and uneven surfaces


Engine
Engine Brand
Subaru
Starting System
Recoil Start
Engine Cycle
4-Cycle
CC
169 CCs
Fuel Tank Size
0.75 Gallons
Engine Cylinders
1 Cylinder
Oil Filter
No
Consumer Engine Warranty
3 Years
Drive
Drive System
Push
Impeller
Impeller Blades
16
Impeller Material
Plastic
Impeller Size
16 Inches
Blower
Volume of Air
1090 CFM
Air Speed
200 mph
Discharge Opening
3.5 Inches
Decibels
89 dBA
Wheels
Front Tire Size
8 Inch
Rear Tire Size
10 Inch
Tire Type
Pneumatic Wheels
Overview
Made in USA
Yes
Weight
76 Pounds
Product Length
43.5 Inches
Product Width
22.0 Inches
Product Height
45.0 Inches
Consumer Warranty
1 Year
Commercial Warranty
1 Year
Model
F601S
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Billy Goat F601S Reviews & Ratings
Overall Rating
Features
5/5
Quality
5/5
Performance
5/5
Value
5/5
Overall
4.7 out of 54.7 out of 54.7 out of 54.7 out of 54.7 out of 5
Pros
Light Weight (7)
Easy To Use (6)
High Quality (4)
I'd Buy It Again (3)
Exceeded Expectations (3)
Cons
Heavy (1)
Couldn't locate details ... (1)
Bad Instructions (1)
95% of respondents would recommend this product to a friend
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Dale, the Leaf Blower Expert
Leaf Blower Expert

Product Expert
Total Reviews
43 Reviews
Total Helpful Votes
3163 Helpful Votes
Leaf Blowers Direct Recommended

Billy Goat's F601S takes our Best spot. Like its brother the F601V, the F601S is going to be identical except for the engine. What makes this unit a Best product within this category has to do with the price as well as the quality Subaru engine. Overall what you get for the price is honestly a great deal for the average homeowner all the way to the landscaping company.

The F601S is powered by a 169cc EX17 Subaru engine. These engines prove to be top of the line engines for a very... more
Dale Recommends This Model
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William S.
Englewood, FL
Purchased from Leaf Blowers Direct
Purchased 8/16/17
Most Helpful Positive Review
REVIEWED
SEP.
09
2017
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Great!! Use It To Blow Sand & Gravel Off Parking Lot
Use it to blow sand etc. off parking lot. Great !!
William Recommends This Billy Goat Product
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Lorraine K.
Oakland, NJ
Purchased from Leaf Blowers Direct
Purchased 10/5/17
REVIEWED
OCT.
27
2017
4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5
Walk Behind Model F601s
The blower is easy to use, has cut time for blowing leaves in half. So far we are very pleased.
Pros: Light Weight, Easy To Use, High Quality, Easy To Store
Lorraine Recommends This Billy Goat Product
Lorraine's Experience With Leaf Blowers Direct
Web Site
5/5

Service
5/5

Shipping
5/5
"Website was clear, easy to order. Product shipped in timeframe indicated."
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Michael C.
Penfield, NY
Purchased from Leaf Blowers Direct
Purchased 9/27/17
REVIEWED
OCT.
20
2017
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Love It!
Really like this thing. Excellent power. Easy start. I was skeptical about needing the adjustable nozzle but it definitely makes the process faster because you can aim low to get stuff off the ground and raise the nozzle to push everything further out. Very easy to use with the squeeze handle control. Wish I bought this years ago!
Pros: Light Weight, High Quality, Features
Michael Recommends This Billy Goat Product
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David
Middlebury, CT
Purchased from Leaf Blowers Direct
Purchased 9/17/17
REVIEWED
OCT.
12
2017
4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5
Really Good
It's does a much better job than backpack blower. Blows leaves farther and with more force. The nozzle that directs the air up and down is amazing. Yet I felt it could have done a bit better with wet leaves. But it's light weight makes up for any issues. What used to takes hours is now a half hour. Perfect for my 1 acre with lots of maples.
Pros: Light Weight, Easy To Use, Exceeded Expectations, Reliable
David Recommends This Billy Goat Product
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Bob D.
Rochester, NY
Purchased from Leaf Blowers Direct
Purchased 9/17/17
REVIEWED
OCT.
09
2017
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Terrific Value
Couldn't be happier with the quality and value of my new Billy Goat. It's light weight and carries more than enough power to manage all types of leaves and small branches. It has cut my yard work down by 90% versus traditional raking and bagging. I highly recommend this unit.
Pros: Easy To Use, Light Weight, Price, Exceeded Expectations
Cons: Bad Instructions, Couldn't locate details on the amount and type of oil to use.
Bob Recommends This Billy Goat Product
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Scott S.
Chappaqua, NY
Purchased from Leaf Blowers Direct
Purchased 10/16/16
REVIEWED
NOV.
28
2016
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Works Great!
I was debating whether to go with the Billy Goat or the Little Wonder and am very happy with my decision. The Billy Goat works great, starts easily and lots of blowing power. It's also much lighter than the Little Wonder so easier to maneuver. The only problem is the assembly manual is terrible but fortunately not much to really do.
Pros: Easy To Use, Light Weight, Reliable, I'd Buy It Again
Scott Recommends This Billy Goat Product
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Bob M.
Gregory, MI
Purchased from Leaf Blowers Direct
Purchased 2/24/17
REVIEWED
APR.
07
2017
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
An Excellent Purchase
This product exceeded my expectations! Would highly recommend this to anyone who wants to make their job easier!
Pros: Easy To Use, I'd Buy It Again, Light Weight, Exceeded Expectations
Bob Recommends This Billy Goat Product
Bob's Experience With Leaf Blowers Direct
Web Site
5/5

Service
5/5

Shipping
5/5
"Was very easy to order and delivery was fast!"
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Marty
Total Helpful Votes
13 Helpful Votes
REVIEWED
NOV.
06
2012
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Oh, My
Have you ever wanted to do yard work? Neither did I until I bought this baby. It's amazing.

I did my whole yard (which used to take me hours and hours to rake and bag) in 1 hour. It's incredible how powerful this thing is. I can't believe I waited this long to buy one. Big mistake waiting that long.

If you're in doubt, don't be. It will be worth every penny. I live on an acre with 3 sides wild. Believe me when I tell you I have TONS of leaves every year. I no longer dread... more
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David Krall
West Lawn, PA
REVIEWED
SEP.
15
2011
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Lightweight Powerhouse!
Bought the F601S almost 3 years ago! My Mom's lot is approx 175' x 125'. It took 5 hours for my wife, my 2 daughters, my mom and I to clean up her leaves! We used a wheel barrow to cart the leaves to the curb for borough pickup! We used rakes and a small gas blower! With the F601S it took me one hour to blow everything to the curb! We had to throttle down to blow leaves off street over to curb! The Subaru engine idles much better at low throttle settings than the Honda GXV 160 engine on... more
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113
David
Total Reviews
2 Reviews
Total Helpful Votes
16 Helpful Votes
REVIEWED
OCT.
25
2015
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Nozzle Air Control Is Great! Lighweight
This Blower is Great. Amazingly good !! Lightweight enough that you can easily push it on slight hills for several hours and not become tired. Excellent wind flow for a 6 HP machine, engine well matched to the blower wheel. Nozzle control is very effective.

Overall we like this much more than the heavy 10 HP model. We do 2 properties, each 2 acres with tons of Oak leaves. Takes about 3 hours +/- for each property. AMAZING.
David Recommends This Billy Goat Product
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Boone C.
Kingsport, TN
Total Helpful Votes
11 Helpful Votes
REVIEWED
SEP.
19
2014
4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5
Cheap Components
Bought brand new. Probably had 10 hours on it when the self propelled cable broke. Not covered under warranty so had to spend 30 bucks for new one. Obviously it was redesigned - mailed letter to company - no response.

Now has about 15 hours on it and throttle cable has broke. Have to replace myself. Had a Little Wonder for 20 years - never a problem - just wore it out. Should have bought another one :(
Dale, the Leaf Blower Expert
Product Expert
Boone,
We're sorry to hear you had a bad experience with the Billy Goat Force. Consider taking it back to where you bought it from to see if they'll honor the warranty, if it's still under warranty.

If you want to get yourself a Little Wonder, we've got them here at Leaf Blowers Direct. Give us a call sometime.
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