Model # 36BB

Internet #202279676

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

Discontinued Beast

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

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Product Overview

This heavy duty brush beast mower powered by a Subaru EH65V 22 HP (653cc) 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

Info & Guides

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Assembled Depth (in.)
77 in
Assembled Height (in.)
40 in
Assembled Width (in.)
39 in
Blade Length (in.)
Cutting Width
36 inches
Front Wheel Size (in.)
Mower Deck Width
36 in
Rear Wheel Size (in.)


Assembly Required
CA (CARB) Compliant
Not CARB Compliant
Drive Type
Rear-wheel Drive
Engine Displacement (cc)
Engine Make
Hour Meter,Keyed start,Rust resistant deck
Fuel Tank Capacity (gallons)
Engine oil
Lawn Mower Type
Brush Mower
Maximum Cutting Height (in.)
Maximum Forward Speed (mph)
Maximum Reverse Speed (mph)
Minimum Cutting Height (in.)
Number of Blades
Number of Cylinders
Number of Deck Wheels
Oil Capacity (oz.)
Power Type
Product Weight (lb.)
Recommended Oil Type
SAE 10W-30
Size of Yard
2 - 4 Acres
Start Type
Terrain Type
Flat with Obstacles
Transmission Type

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.

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Customer Questions & Answers

Can I get a 2-wheel Sulky for this?

Asked by: ConcreteDan
Hello ConcreteDan! Thank you for your recent inquiry with The Home Depot. We do not have a 2-wheel Sulky available. You may contact the manufacturer Beast at 800-393-0668. We appreciate your business and look forward to serving you in the future. Thank you for shopping Home Depot.
Answered by: THDSupport
Date published: 2016-08-17

Wher do I get a starter?

I called the dealer and they gave me a number to a local Subaru Dealer. These people only service auto's
Asked by: JAS
Thank you for your recent inquiry with The Home Depot, JAS. We do not carry parts for this brush mower, but you may be able to locate them here, with the vendor: We appreciate your business and look forward to serving you in the future. Thank you for shopping Home Depot.
Answered by: THDSupport
Date published: 2016-05-27

I'm not seeing this product available yet. When will it be available?

Asked by: Chillertek
Hi Chillertek, per our vendor, this 36 in. 22 HP Subaru Commercial Duty Dual-Hydro Walk-Behind Brush Mower has an estimated arrival of late February, early March with limited inventory, which is subject to change. If you would like to be notified with updates on the status of this item, you can enter your email address into the field provided on the product's page. We appreciate your business and look forward to serving you in the future. Thank you for shopping Home Depot!
Answered by: THDSupport
Date published: 2016-03-08

When do you expect to have these available to order again?

Asked by: Randy
Thank you for your recent inquiry with The Home Depot, Randy. These brush mowers are expected to be available to order in mid December. We appreciate your business and look forward to serving you in the future. Thank you for shopping Home Depot.
Answered by: THDSupport
Date published: 2015-11-01
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Customer Reviews

36 in. 22 HP Subaru Commercial Duty Dual Hydro Walk-Behind Brush Mower is rated 1.9 out of 5 by 17.
Rated 2 out of 5 by from needs some improvement Bought mower to clear brush areas that the rotary cutter could not get to. Pros: Strong engine, If material to be cut enters the mower deck area it does a great job. No bogging down. Dual hydrostatic drives allow maneuvering without alot of muscle power although this is still a big heavy machine. Fairly quiet. Cons: Needs bigger tires. Traction is suboptimal when trying to mow over densely packed brush. Mower belt will not stay on pulley despite replacing belt and retaining clip. Hard to replace in the field as access to pulley is below muffler which stays hot and drive pulley is below motor which is nearly closed in by support structures.
Date published: 2010-12-27
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Very Poor product returned to Home Depot (Thank-You Home Depot!) after 11.0 hours of run time. The *only* good thing about this mower is that it can really destroy a small tree. The problem is that you don't get much chance to actually *use* the mower. The belt came off almost every time the blade was disengaged, and you have to risk serious burn from the exhaust to try to put the belt back on. The mower was constantly getting stuck due to the rigid design, heavy weight, and the lack of traction control. The forward/reverse controls became a problem after only a few hours of use. No clearance. Bad customer support. Bad manual.
Date published: 2011-10-05
Rated 1 out of 5 by from The Belt Thrower I made the mistake of purchasing one of these in spite of the reviews noting how these thing throw belts. Even called Home Depot to see if this problem had been solved and they indicated it had been. While the machine is great when it is operational, that is almost never. The manufacture is not responsive, delays, and is nearly impossible to work with. Fortunately, Home Depot did ultimately assist me in getting a refund. This is really a good idea that was not executed very well. I really needed a machine like this; but this version is a very bad mistake
Date published: 2015-10-16
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Used 7 hours When it was working it was amazing. It was fully assembled. It turned underbrush into mulch. It would throw off the cutting deck belt ever 20-30 minutes of use (not just when engaging the blade). When the ground was wet or soft even small trees < 2” would get caught on the transmissions due to poor ground clearance. Seven hours into using it one of the transmissions locked up and only worked in reverse. I returned it and got a full refund. Had the transmission not have failed I would have put oversized tires on it and lowered the front deck.
Date published: 2015-09-28
Rated 1 out of 5 by from NO GOOD I bought this unit in April of 2011 Used the product for less then 1 hour the belt fell off 3 times. Looked at what could be the problem and found the drive pulleys out of alignment by at least 2 inches. Called company spoke with several different people from salesman to engineers and got a story that this was normal and that the belt retainers needed to be adjusted. I Adjusted the retainers and put the belt back on started the unit and it again threw the belt this time tearing the drive belt off and destroying it. Called company again explained that the pulleys should not be off center they told me this time that it was designed that way to except other attachments. I had to deliver the unit to the repair center to be repaired, load it on a trailer drive 18 miles and unload it. The repair center told me they could not believe the unit was designed that way and that they thought it would never work properly. After about 100 telephone calls and six months of trying to get it fixed I finally told them to take it back and that I did not want a machine designed so poorly they had the nerve to tell me to go and pick it up from there service center and pack it up to return it. I said I don't think so. This product is a piece of junk that if you ever are able to use it for any period of time will at the least eat up belts like there candy. Also the wheels and tires are way to small for the weight of this machine. The short amount of time I used it it got stuck in wet ground twice. Nice idea, engineering stinks, customer service is horrible, STAY AWAY FROM THIS UNIT OR YOU WILL BE SORRY!!!! Did not use the machine for seven months and still have not gotten all my money back.
Date published: 2011-11-23
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Brushbust I purchased a brand new brush beast and i regret it every day. Upon arrival the plastic fuel filter was broken and the blades are blunt, and after 3 hours of work the belt began to come off and the design makes it almost impossible to reinstall it. then one of the drive motors gave out and the customer service is terrible i took it to a service center and it took 3 weeks to fix it due to paperwork and when i got it back and put it to work the throttle cable broke, this looks like a tough machine but its a sheep in wolf's clothing im very disappointed in this machine the only good thing is the subaru Engine other than that its a piece of junk.
Date published: 2016-04-23
Rated 3 out of 5 by from This product is an animal Biggest problem. Keeps throwing the belt. Finally figured out if I slow the throttle down to idle before disengaging the blade the belt stays on... but threw it evertime it was disengaged before that. Pretty tough machine but not meant for rough terrain, which is where my brush is. Tires are undersized thus gets stuck and reguires some real elbow grease to free it up. Cuts through anything once it is on track...
Date published: 2011-09-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from 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 .
Date published: 2012-09-02
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