LEE'S SUMMIT, Missouri (October, 2017) – Ideal for medium size maintenance contractors and large property owners, the 10 gross hp F1002V Force™ blower combines innovative fan technology and operator ergonomics with best in class engine technology for the ultimate in blowing power and reliability.

The Billy Goat® F1002 features 16-blade advanced fan technology with light weight composite housing. Patented Aim N Shoot™ allows the operator to direct the air discharge from the operator station and concentrates the air stream for the strongest blowing force in the market (up to 52% more concentrated) for the ultimate combination of CFM and PSI to get more work done.

These units are powered by Vanguard™ with the patented Transport-Guard® system which protects the engine from oil/fuel dilution during transport with a single fuel/engine on and off switch versus two switches found on other units in the market. During transport, this prevents common items such as fuel and oil from mixing in the crankcase, fouled spark plugs, hydraulic lock and difficult starts, as well as premature engine wear and costly downtime.

Force blowers are up to 30% lighter than other units on the market and are easier to push. Smooth, rounded housing eliminates air voids for quiet output and the proven design won’t rust or dent, and is backed by a 5-year limited warranty*. And for added operator comfort, the unit is available in self-propelled.

Other Force commercial blower models include a 9hp** and 13hp** Honda powered and an 18hp† Vanguard powered. Billy Goat’s small property F601 series features a 205cc Vanguard or a 208cc Briggs & Stratton® engine.

All power levels are stated gross horsepower at 3,600 RPM per SAEJ1940 as rated by Briggs & Stratton®.
*Complete warranty details can be found in Operations Manuals.
**Power rated by engine manufacturer.

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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 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 and