Beast 36 in. 22 HP Subaru Commercial Duty Dual-Hydro Walk-Behind Brush Mower-36BB - The Home Depot


Model # 36BB

Internet # 202279676

36 in. 22 HP Subaru Commercial Duty Dual-Hydro Walk-Behind Brush Mower

Beast 36 in. 22 HP Subaru Commercial Duty Dual-Hydro Walk-Behind Brush Mower

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$3,299.00 / each


Model # 36BB

Internet # 202279676

This heavy duty BRUSH BEAST brush mower powered by a Subaru EH65V 22 HP (653 cc) engine transforms tall grasses and thickets into a 4 in. finish cut appearance in a single pass. Dual breakaway blades act like battering axes to cut up to 4 in. dia. x 20 ft.

  • Cuts up to 4 in. dia. tree trunks effortlessly when clearing large areas
  • Clears up to 1 acre of dense vegetation in under 30 minutes
  • Dual break away blades on 50 lb. flywheel create incredible cutting power
  • 1.5 in. dia. blade pivot studs
  • Substantial heavy duty construction with 7 gauge steel welded deck
  • A professional cut quality that can only be achieved with 18,750 ft/min blade tip speed
  • Dual hydrostatic drive for ease in maneuverability
  • Effortless startup with the electric start and battery feature
  • Patented soft start clutch and spindle brakes for longer belt life and lower maintenance
  • Exclusive V-Bar E-Z hydro speed control for easy maneuverability
  • Quality cut at high speeds through tall grass with the high capacity deck
  • High quality aramid fiber V-belt for longer life usage
  • Front discharge for improved safety
  • Replaceable 3/8 in. rubber guarding to prevent kick back
  • Fully assembled and tested when delivered, just add oil and gas
  • Save money with this 2 in 1 feature: converts in minutes to a 36 in. Turf Beast mower with Finish Cut Mower Conversion Kit, sold separately (Part# M36FDB)
  • Not for sale in California
  • Recommend: review mower buying guide for selecting the correct mower application
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Assembled Depth (in.)  77 in  Assembled Height (in.)  40 in 
Assembled Width (in.)  39 in  Front wheel size (in.) 
Mower Deck Width  36 in  Rear wheel size (in.)  16 
Size of Yard  1 - 2 Acres  Turning radius (in.) 
CA (CARB) Compliant  Not CARB Compliant  Cutting Width  36 in 
Deck material  Steel  Drive type  Rear-wheel Drive 
Engine Displacement (cc)  653  Engine Make  Subaru 
Features  Hour Meter,Keyed start,Rust resistant deck  Fuel tank capacity (gallons)  4.5 
Included  Engine oil  Lawn Mower Type  Walk Behind 
Maximum cutting height (in.)  Maximum forward speed (mph) 
Maximum reverse speed (mph)  Minimum cutting height (in.) 
Mulching Capability  No  Number of Blades 
Number of Cylinders  Twin Cylinder  Number of deck wheels 
Oil capacity (oz.)  45  Power Type  Gasoline 
Product Weight (lb.)  675 lb  Reconditioned  No 
Returnable  90-Day  Start Type  Electric 
Terrain  Uneven with Obstacles  Transmission Type  Hydrostatic 
Warranty / Certifications
Certifications and Listings  EPA Approved  Manufacturer Warranty  Do not return to the store for any reason. For service and warranty, please contact GXi at 919-550-3221 between 8 a.m. to 5:30 EST M-F. BEAST power equipment will be repaired under manufacturer's warranty and will be repaired through a service contactor. 


Rated 3.7 out of 5 by 35 reviewers.
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Great Machine The Beast is Great. It Lived up to all Expectations & More. Quiet - Heavy Duty - Large gas tank so you can go for hours without refilling Does exactly what it states it does Claims of belt problems are really just Operator problems. There is a knack for its handling which has to be learned but that takes no time at all. I cleared 4.5 Acres of high brush & trees with this Machine in a matter of hours. I've included a pic here of the top half & you'll see to the far left & right what the Beast chewed thru. Now it will take no time to retrim the rutty areas that the ride on mower can't do. The Beast Rep in Canada even called before shipping to see if we had any questions . Being an Online purchase this was very reassuring. Best Purchase Ever . September 2, 2012
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by RE: Response to "Not Usable" - Adjustment Suggestion Manufacturer's Response to "Anonymous" in below review. The concern you raised was that the brush mower does not have enough traction due to a slipping input belt. Thank you for your feedback and we apologize for any inconvenience a slipping belt has caused you. If a belt is slipping, please consult the owners manual to tighten the drive system input belt. If you are not sure how, please call the 1-800 number on the product and ask for assistance. The hydro drive system input belt should not slip and when properly adjusted, has plenty of torque to drive this mower. A minor belt adjustment should resolve your performance problem. If the problem persists, a belt replacement is suggested. If the mower is new, the belt replacement will be covered under warranty. Please call the customer service department and they can provide you with assistance. I hope this resolves your concern and after making this adjustment, the mower meets or exceeds your performance expectations. May 6, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by This Machine IS a Real Beast! I had been looking for a machine to clear about 7 years of heavy brush growth from nearly 4 acres consisting mainly of thorny blackberries and vines including honeysuckles. Also mixed in were a large number of small saplings. The field was overgrown to the point you could not walk through it and with vines at 5' - 6' tall, you couldn't really drive a tractor hauling a bush hog. Terrain ranged from fairly level to inclines steep enough that they are difficult to climb on foot. I had looked at several competing brands, but none had the combination of cutting width and horsepower of the 36BB for the price point. Even the lower powered name brand competitor was more expensive. Upon delivery (truck with liftgate) and adding a few gallons of gas, the machine started easily. I first tested it in a 3/4 acre field of basically tall grasses and small trees. An hour later, the field was nearly cleared. The hydrostatic drive takes some getting used to and maneuvering this machine will give you a workout, but the results are worth the effort. Then I tackled the bigger fields and found the same decent results. If it can get over the brush, it cuts it to nearly nothing the way a mulching mower would. The biggest problem I had was keeping the cut vines that had fallen crosswise from blocking forward movement. If I could avoid that, progress was swift. I was surprised at how easily it would climb the hills even while cutting moderate brush. The biggest problem I had was using reverse. This machine does not back up well if you're on any kind of incline. That may be just an adjustment in the drive system though. Another problem was that I pulled one of the tires partially off the rim. At nearly 500 lbs, I needed a floor jack to remove the wheel and repair the tire. This would probably be better off with some sort of filled or solid tire. Fuel pressure built up in the tank while inside a shed during a hot summer to the point that it dislodged the outlet at the bottom of the tank which was just a plastic 1/4 barbed fitting. I replaced that with a brass fitting and nut and drilled a small vent hole in the gas cap and have had no further problems. A word of caution - this is basically a self propelled bush hog and can be dangerous if used carelessly. Make sure no one is in front of the machine while in use due to ejected debris. This Beast handled the task quite well and now I will probably only have to cut these fields once or twice a year to keep them under control. February 14, 2011
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by This is commercial rated equipment. It is heavy, and you should watch that you do not over exert yourself during operation. After arrival, I unwrapped the machine, checked the owner manual for startup procedures and safety of operation. I fueled the machine. It started right away; I backed it off the shipping pallet and put it to work. This machine is all that the specifications and advertising claims promote. It cuts saplings with ease, like a normal lawn mower cuts grass. The operator must learn to control the machine with properly adjusted controls. Use the machine's controls for maneuvering and cutting. I like this machine very much. It is a good "Beast" for sure. I am going to try a pair of tire chains on the wheels to see if that might assist traction under less than ideal surface conditions. July 9, 2012
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Seems like a great value; time will tell... Compared price & spec's versus competitors, this was the best value "on paper." Ordering and shipping went very smoothly. Obviously a Chinese import but quality seems fine. The thing really is a monster- worked great for 6h then a belt broke. GXI was reasonable about sending replacements. I agree with other comments I read about not-great traction, but am still very satisfied with its capability. There's no provision to change the hydro fluid, so I wonder how long those X-missions will last. But as they say: "so far, so good." July 17, 2012
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by The Beast! Easy to assemble. Fun to use. Lot is now mostly cleared and looking sooo much better. Thank you! October 22, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Great for heavily overgrown lots We are clearing a couple of acres with the mower that is heavily overgrown with thickets and small saplings. The mower takes a little getting use to (very heavy) and you have to learn how to move it threw the underbrush and heavy thickets. It has bogged down a couple of times in heavier composted areas and I feel bigger tires with more grip could be an improvement. We've only had two issues with the unit, one being a pin set came out so we replaced it with a better built pin and one of the bolts to the control handle vibrated loose so we replace it with a better bolt and nut. I have had no other issues with the mower. It is a great product. December 28, 2011
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Best unit i have used yet, but still not perfect This thing really does well for 90 % of what i need, which is mowing high grass and weeds on 7 acres of woods and brush. the hydrostatic transmission is awesome in the dense brush and trees as there is no stopping to shift in and out of different gears, particularly reverse. just a toggle of the hand control. However, the hand controls do get very tiring on the thumb and wrist, and after a full day of running the unit your hands will know they had a long day. But i have to say, it does most of what was expected. I have used three other brands (borrowed or as rentals) and none were as good as this unit on any aspect of the duty. One big drawback is the tires don't have much traction. Lots of power, and if you can get something into the blade it will cut it (stumps, water lines, fencing, etc). But the tires lack the traction to push over anything much bigger than an inch diameter. Also, if the tires start to spin for any reason, be prepared to back up and start over. once they break traction, that line of cut is over. also gets stuck on wet ground, and if it is boggy, you better be a big fella if you dont have a chain and come-a-long handy. When you get the unit, buy extra belts before you even take it out to use it. order kevlar belts from a reputable dealer, they are 1/3 the price of the belts from the manufacturer and out last them by a couple 100 percent. Also, decrease the engine speed before disengaging the belt. otherwise, it will likely slip off. if it does come off, and it will, it is relatively easy to slip it back on if you have on gloves and a long sleeve shirt. it is definitely hot around the engine pully. also, get an extra fuel pump if you are mowing in heavy brush. the pump is exposed to backlash from the brush, and i have broken one already. it is $30 from any lawnmower shop, pretty common item. the unit will run without a pump but it does seem to lose a little power. Make sure you take the time to optimize your transmissions and get them as balanced as possible. mine were off badly from the factory, almost to the point i sent it back. but it gives directions in the manual on the balance. it is worth the effort. when this unit is set up correctly, it is a pleasure to operate. Kinda pricy, but so far it is worth it. March 29, 2012
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