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|Torque||24.5nm (18 ft lbs)|
|Starter Type||120v Electric/Recoil|
|Auger/Impeller||16" Serrated auger/
|Speed Control||6 forward /2 reverse|
|Product Dimensions||44 x 38 x 32|
|Package Dimensions||44 x 38 x 32|
|Parts List Available||Yes|
|Warranty||3 Year Limited Consumer Warranty, 5 Year Limited on Gear Case, 30 Day Risk Free|
|Assembled Depth (In)||32 in.|
|Assembled Height (In)||44 in.|
|Assembled Width (in)||38 in.|
|Auger Diameter (in)||16 in.|
|Auger Type||Serrated-steel augers|
|Chute Direction Control||Yes|
|Chute Pitch Control||Crank|
|Chute Rotation||180 Degrees|
|Chute rotation radius||180 Degrees|
|Clearing tool provided? (Yes/No)||Yes|
|Clearing Width (in)||36 in.|
|Color / Finish||Orange/Black|
|Commercial Warranty (Yes/No)||Yes|
|Country of Origin||China|
|40ft High-Cube Container quantity||72|
|Standard pallet qty for TL||3|
|Drift Cutters (Yes/No)||Yes|
|Drift cutters provided? (Yes/No)||Yes|
|Drive System/Drive Type||belt driven|
|Engine Displacement (cc)||420 cc|
|Engine Horsepower (hp)||15 hp|
|Engine Torque (ft-lbs)||25.48 ft-lbs (20.7)|
|Engine Type||Electric-Start Two-Stage Gas|
|Fuel Mix Ratio||N/A|
|Fuel Tank Capacity (gal)||1.5 gal (1.32)|
|Gear Case (Steel)||Steel|
|Heated Handles (Yes/No)||No|
|Housing Material||Durable, heavy-duty, all-steel construction|
|Ideal snow height (in)||25 in.|
|Impeller Diameter||16 in.|
|Instructions / Assembly Required (Yes/No)||Yes|
|Intake Height (in)||25 in.|
|Number Of Forward Speeds||6|
|Number of Reverse Speeds||2|
|Oil Capacity||48 oz.|
|Package Contents||Operator's Manual|
|Pitch Control (Crank, manuel)||Crank|
|Product Weight (lbs)||375 lbs.|
|Recommended Safety Equipment||Ear and eye protection, hat, gloves, shoes|
|Rust Resistant (Yes/No)||Yes|
|Snow blower type||Dual-Stage Gas Snow Blower|
|Stage||Dual-Stage Gas Snow Blower|
|Start Type||120V Electric/Recoil|
|State/Regional Restrictions||California, Alaska, Hawaii, Puerto Rico, Guam, Virgin Islands|
|Tire height (in)||16 in.|
|Tire type (track-tread)||Track-tread|
|Tire width (in)||6.5 in.|
|Number of tires||2|
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The snow beast clears a large amount of snow. It cut the time in half compared to my old snow blower. Extremely heavy but manageable. Customer service has been easy to deal with and are sending parts (belt) free of charge. All in all I recommend this snow blower.
It really moves the snow, but is very heavy to move around.
Get machine. We do side wall in less time.I may purchase the 48” for drive ways.
I ordered the 36SB blower in April 21, 2018. People here in Minnesota thought I was crazy. It arrived May 1 and I put it together that day following the directions to a "T". After servicing, I drove it up and down my driveway and tried the Auger, it rotated. I had forward and reverse but seemed low on power. It was late so I quit. My first snow of 2018 was 5"- 6" of heavy wet snow. I fought through with quite a bit of physical assistance but assumed I needed some final adjustments. I called GXi Customer Service and talked to John. He verified I should recheck the drive cable tension and make sure the friction disc was in the middle of the drive platen. Well we had a day above ZERO degrees so I thought I could check these things pretty quick. Instructions said to set the drive cable tension for about an 1" mid cable deflection. During assembly I set this in the released position. It was not specified in the assembly instructions. My second attempt was done under tension with the drive handle depressed. This worked much better. I also removed the transmission inspection cover and adjusted the shift linkage to properly position the friction wheel on the drive platen.
The frame and sheet metal parts are built like a tank, but the transmission looks the same as the 2 earlier 8hp and 10.5hp blowers I had previously.
I have not had a DEK motor before but it has plenty of power for the short time I have used it.
My first time with electric start.
John, my GXi representative did a follow-up call to see how the machine worked after the adjustments, WOW. This never happened to me on a service help call before, THANKS.
Difficulty in steering. Steering assist would be a BIG benefit.
Owner’s Manual mistakes, omissions, and truncations. Have one of your assembly line builders use the assembly instructions to do a final build and you will see what I mean.
machine works good and the company who makes it does stand behind their warranty.
Good company to do business with.
This past winter was my first time using and at first I was skeptical after having a problem the belt. I called the manufacturer and they tried to help me get the belt on securely, but I really don't know what I'm doing. The snow blower specialist Barb suggested a mechanics shop to look at it.
I read the manual and I was not happy about having to pay for the belt and paying to get it to the mechanics shop. When my snow blower was returned to me I'm expecting to have to write a check to the delivery guy, and I was told not only did the manufacturer cover the repair they also covered the parts and transporting fee!
I did not have to write a check at all!
I definitely need to give this company an outstanding performance accreditation.
The customer service was on point, repetitive on contact until my product was back and working, helpful with my questions and concerns, and I felt that customer service made my experience feel personal and important.
Had this beast for a few years now and this is the first time I have had to change a part other then the belt and rubber. I couldn't replace the part myself so I called the manufacturer of the beast and thy did send me instructions but I'm not that mechanically inclined so I was given a recommended location to have them replace it for me.
Customer service was quick to help even though I was not in my coverage period .
Thank you Barbara for being very prompt with assistance.
At first when I got the blower my husband could not get it to move. I called the number in the manual for customer service. I spoke with a customer service person who explained that sometimes because of being relocated by the shipping trucks adjustments may need to be made. I could see that happening
The same day I was given instructions on how to fix it and a repair shop to send it to if it did not work. I didnt even need to call gxi back they called me the next day to see if I was able to correct the problem. So customer service is another A+ thank you Barbra for your urgency with my problem and my blower works perfectly!
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The snow beast was a little bit too big for us. We are older and it was very difficult to handle. For a younger person it might be just the thing.
Reside in Connecticut and have used the snow beast 36 for 3 snow storms. First let me tell all buyers that when your machine arrives, tighten all nuts/bolts and loctite them. This is a heavy duty commercial snowblower and the 15 hp engine is a power house that could vibrate any loose parts. It’s just common sense. Also remember that some adjustments for the drive train and auger will need to be performed if you set up your machine in 75 degree temperatures and then use in sub zero temperatures....metal and cables shrink and expand. I have not had to use electric start because it starts every time with 1 pull!
It handled a 10 inch snow fall with ease, the headlight is superior and it cut my time in half. My prior blower was a craftsman 12 horse 30 inch that struggled. Not the beast.
The only complaint is this machine is super heavy and will work you.
The is really well named. This is a "Beast". I live in Michigan on the shores of Lake Michigan and get a lot of lake effect snow. This handled the 2 feet of snow we received during one snow storm easily. It threw the snow at least 50 feet. I have used it on light fluffy snow as well as the heavy wet snow. It handled it all without any trouble. I would highly recommend this snow thrower to anyone.