BILLY GOAT’S NEXT GEN HYDRO-DRIVE SOD CUTTER OFFERS ROBUST CONSTRUCTION AND EFFORTLESS OPERATION



LEE'S SUMMIT, Missouri (February, 2017) – All new from the ground up, this unit is built upon the most rugged foundation in the industry with a newly designed superstructure frame featuring 50 more pounds of steel and supports a robust new drive and cut system.

The machine’s new heavy-duty gear box and cutting system include oversized sealed bearings, tight shaft mounted eccentrics and a new one-inch lateral stability bar – all designed to perform in the industry’s most rugged conditions providing the next level in durability.

Because of differences in soil and moisture content, one speed does not fit all. The Billy Goat Next Gen Hydro-Drive Sod Cutter now features the popular variable speed fingertip control in both forward and reverse, similar to the innovative Billy Goat hydro-drive overseeder and brushcutter controls – for consistent feel, simple operation and reliability through the hydro-drive family.

Compared to multiple settings on other machines, the SC181H features the easiest to use “Set and Forget™” blade depth adjustment where users can simply adjust depth to 2.5 inches with a single lever from the operator station. The unit comes standard with a rear caster wheel for curved cuts that locks when straight cutting. Unique drive wheels clear mud and improve grip for added control. Handle isolation mounts absorb vibration and offer smooth, fatigue-free operation.

Additionally, Billy Goat’s all new “Text to Video” provides access via mobile device to a brief 90-minute on-demand operator training video by simply texting “sod” to the number 33988. This information is prominently displayed on the machine’s instruction panel. It offers rental stores and rental store customers alike quick and easy access to an operating overview when renting the Next Gen HydroDrive Sod Cutter.

Other user-friendly features include an hour meter, a heavy-duty front bumper bar and six convenient tear-drop tie-down points for stable, safe strapping during transport. Operators will also appreciate the reverse feature when backing out of a truck or trailer, or when coming up against a fixed object while cutting. The Next Gen Billy Goat Sod Cutter is powered by a reliable 133 cc Honda GXV engine, backed by a three-year limited warranty and the machine is warranted by a one-year limited bumper to bumper warranty*.

See the video at: https://www.billygoat.com/na/en_us/support/videos/browse/next-gen-18-hydrodrive-sod-cutter.html

*Complete Warranty details found in Billy Goat Operations Manuals

Media Contact: 
Gail Trudeau

816.251.8128
trudeau.gail@billygoat.com

About Billy Goat Industries
Billy Goat Industries, Inc. is the premier manufacturer of property cleanup products with a reputation for innovation, productivity and quality. Started in 1967, Billy Goat became independent in 1969 and was acquired by Briggs & Stratton Corporation in May, 2015. Billy Goat Industries features a complete line of seasonal product solutions for residential, commercial and municipal customers serving rental, contractor and retail markets. Visit www.billygoat.com for more information.

About Briggs & Stratton Corporation:

Briggs & Stratton Corporation (NYSE: BGG), headquartered in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, is focused on providing power to get work done and make people's lives better. Briggs & Stratton is the world’s largest producer of gasoline engines for outdoor power equipment, and is a leading designer, manufacturer and marketer of power generation, pressure washers, lawn and garden, turf care and job site products through its Briggs & Stratton®, Simplicity®, Snapper®,  Ferris®, Vanguard™, Allmand®, Billy Goat®, Murray®, Branco® and Victa® brands. Briggs & Stratton products are designed, manufactured, marketed and serviced in over 100 countries on six continents. For additional information, please visit www.basco.com and www.briggsandstratton.com.