Rated 5.0 out of 5 by 4
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Jo I love my Slasher
The brush mower is awesome! I'm so proud of him (his name is "Slasher.") My husband will be helping me with his use but Slasher does have his work cut out for him.
July 12, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by KAP Top of the line product
Received the Brush-Beast mower via Estes Trucking company who delivered it using 30 ft long Trk with lift-gate. Product came mounted on fork-lift pallet with plastic visqueen wrapped around mower. Package with Operator and Engine manuals were included, however, the engine manual is for different engine not the 22 Hp Subaru. But I down-loaded the actual engine parts manual (.pdf) via internet.
I immediately cut-open the plastic shipping wrap to inspect the mower for shipping damage and there was none. Then signed the delivery invoice so the driver could leave. I cut the tie-downs which secured this monster mower to the shipping pallet and removed all the plastic-visqueen.
After giving the entire machine a good eye-ball once-over, I realized that the mower was delivered just as Home Depot described, completed assembled. Then I added gas, checked the oil level and inserted the ignition key, turned it and it fired right up without even using the choke...real smooth sounding powerful engine.
That powerful Subaru engine pur's real pretty, sound great. I increased the thrautle-lever slowly to the max position, and realized that this Subaru engine doesn't make a lot of noise like those Briggs & Stratton jobbies, but I could feel the power mustering-up so then I thought, lets move it over to my 5 acre brush-line to give it a try.
I released the parking-break and drove it across to the other side of the driveway and then engaged the blade activation lever and entered that 5-6 ft tall under-growth of heavy brush and mini-tree like growth to find out what this baby can do. It cut a path 36 inches wide swath with no problem at all. I couldn't even hear the engine bog under pressure. Those double free-wheeling 1/2" thick dual steel blades are a fantastic concept in mowing.
Another thing I did noticed is that those tires will "dig-in" in soft dirt if your cutting real thick and heavy tall undergrowth. I found out the trick is if you are somewhere that has soft-loose-like dirt you'll want to take your time forward and reverse (in/out) cutting that first swipe and then overlap the width on the next pass adjacent to the first swipe. This situation only happened in soft sand-like dirt on terrain that had previously been dug-up over the years. I believe that the heavy weight of the machine coupled with its powerful engine is the reason for that.
Also, when engaging the manual parking-break lever you might have to move the machine a few inches forward or backwards to lock-in because of the rubber-caugs on the tires, which should not be any biggie 99% of the time.
Another feature I like is the forward and reverse drive system with the controls on the handle bars so the driver/operator can concentrate on other issues. You do not have to stop the machine to change gears with a lever like other commercial brush cutter machines.
I love this machine, it's a joy to operate and own.
July 22, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by MPD Highly recommend
Best on the market. would highly recommend. Product does everything it says it does. Very satisfied with the mower. Gets big jobs done fast.
May 12, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by OceanViewers 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