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Owner’s Manual

This manual contains important safety instructions for the gasoline engine powered snow blower models: 30SB, 36SB, 45SB

READ SAFETY WARNINGS AND OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS CAREFULLY.

SAVE THIS MANUAL.

Need Help?

Parts, Service, and Technical Assistance call:

(919)-550-3221

Monday-Friday8:00AM-5PMEST www.beastpowerequipment.com

DO NOT RETURN THIS SNOW BLOWER TO THE

STORE!

When you call the help-lineyou will need to have the following information:

Date of Purchase:

_______________________

Location of Purchase:

_______________________

Serial # - Snow Blower:

_______________________

*Serial number is located on engine block below the starter.

Snow blower and engine life is extended greatly by performing frequent lubrications, oil changes and regular maintenance. To protect your investment perform routine maintenance.

Snow BEAST

30SB, 36SB, 45SB

 

 

Copyright© 2012 by GXi Outdoor Power, LLC. All rights reserved.

No part of this publication can be reproduced or distributed without prior written permission of GXi Outdoor Power, LLC Clayton, NC 27520 USA.

DEK is a registered trademark of GXi Outdoor Power, LLC

GXi Outdoor Power, LLC reserves the right to discontinue or change specifications or design at any time without notice and without incurring any obligation whatsoever.

The information and specifications included in this publication were in effect at the time of approval for printing.

This manual contains important safety instructions for Snow Blowers

READ SAFETY WARNINGS AND OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS CAREFULLY

SAVE THESE INSTRUCTIONS.

This owner’s manual is considered a permanent part of the snow blower and should remain with the snow blower if resold.

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Contents

 

Safety Information and Warnings.........................................................................

1

Preparation Safety Precautions ............................................................................

2

Operation Safety Precautions ................................................................................

3

Safety Decals ...........................................................................................................

5

Product Specifications ...........................................................................................

6

Control Panel and Snow Blower Components....................................................

7

Missing Parts Request Form...................................................................................

8

Assembly Instructions ............................................................................................

9

Operating Instructions

 

Starting the Engine.........................................................................................

14

Operating Instructions....................................................................................

15

General Maintenance.....................................................................................

18

Maintenance Schedule..................................................................................

19

Service Adjustments

 

Adjusting Augers/Impeller Cable..................................................................

20

Adjust/Check Drive Cable ..............................................................................

20

Adjusting Shift Rods........................................................................................

19

Adjust/Replacing Drive and Augers/Impeller Belts...................................

21

Adjusting Discharge Chute Deflector ..........................................................

22

Changing Friction Wheel................................................................................

22

Replacing Headlight Bulb ..............................................................................

22

Storage Instructions ..............................................................................................

23

Troubleshooting......................................................................................................

24

Replacement Parts.................................................................................................

26

Limited Warranty and Service.............................................................................

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About the Snow Beast Manual

Congratulations on the purchase of your new Snow Beast commercial snow blower. We at GXi Outdoor Power are confident that this snow blower will provide excellent performance, outstanding quality, and great durability when operated and maintained as directed in this manual.

1.This manual contains assembly, operating, safety, adjustment, maintenance, and troubleshooting instructions. BEFORE OPERATING YOUR SNOW BLOWER, CAREFULLY READ THIS MANUAL IN ITS ENTIRITY.

2.This owner’s manual is considered a permanent part of the snow blower. It must be available to all operators and/or person(s) servicing the snow blower. Should the snow blower be resold, this manual must remain with the snow blower.

3.All information, illustrations, and specifications contained in this manual were in effect at the time of the publication. GXi Outdoor Power reserves the right to add, delete or modify specifications and/or designs without notice.

4.If you ever have questions in regards to the operation, maintenance or safety of your snow blower, please contact GXi Parts & Service, LLC at 1-919-550-3221.

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Safety Information

Emission Control System Information

The U.S. and California Clean Air Acts EPA and California regulations require all

manufacturers to furnish written instructions describing the operation and maintenance of emission control systems. The following instructions and procedures must be followed in order to keep the emissions from your engine within the emission standards. Maintenance, replacement, or repair of the emission control devices and systems may be performed by any engine repair establishment or individual, using parts that are ‘‘certified’’ to EPA standards.

Safety Label Locations

Safety labels are located on your snow blower to warn you of potential hazards. Read them carefully. If a label comes off or becomes hard to read, contact GXi Parts and Service, LLC for a replacement.

Operator Responsibility

It is the owner’s responsibility that all operators and mechanics must be trained and read this manual before operating the snow blower as well as being physically able individuals. They should be instructed about safe operating and mechanical procedures. If they can not read or understand English, it is the owner’s responsibility to explain all safety operating instructions. The owner or operator is responsible for accidents or injuries occurring to themselves, other people or property. Potential misfortunate incidents can be prevented by the owner/user.

Training

1.Read, understand, and follow all instructions on the machine and manual(s) before attempting to assemble and operate.

2.Operator must be familiar with all controls, their operations, and how to stop the engine and disengage the controls quickly.

3.Never allow children to operate this machine.

4.Never allow adults to operate this machine without proper instruction.

5.Exercise caution to avoid slipping or falling, especially when operating the machine in reverse.

6.Keep area of operation clear at all times.

WARNING

WARNING! Do not use your BEAST snow blower to carry passengers. Keep bystanders, helpers, pets and children at a safe distance from the machine while it is in operation. Inspect the area where the equipment is to be used and remove all objects such as rocks, toys, and wires which can be thrown by the machine causing serious injury or death.

Snow Blower Inspection

For your safety, inspect the snow blower before each use. Before you begin your inspection, be sure the following conditions are met: the snow blower should be on a level surface, with the ignition switch off, the key removed, and the augers disengaged. Also, disconnect the spark plug wires from the spark plugs and ground them against the engine to prevent inadvertent starting.

WARNING

Wear appropriate clothing including hard hat, safety glasses and hearing protection. Long hair, loose clothing or jewelry may get tangled in moving parts.

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Preparation Safety Precautions

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Preparation—SafetyPrecautions

1.Inspect the area where the equipment is to be used and remove all objects such as rocks, mats, and wire which can be thrown by the machine causing serious injury or death.

2.Disengage all clutches and shift to neutral before starting the engine.

3.Disengage all control levers before starting the engine.

4.Use extension cords and receptacles as specified by the manufacturer for all units with electric drive motors or electric starting motors.

5.Use a grounded three-wireextension cord when using the electric start option.

6.People, pets, and most importantly children must not be near the area being cleared. Do not operate the snow blower in their presence.

7.Never operate snow blower with damaged guards, shields or covers.

8.All users of the snow blower must be alert and pay attention to safety alerts, symbols, and safety signs.

9.Be sure to inspect snow blower before each use.

10.Check the controls and shields to make sure that they are functioning properly before operating. Do not operate if any are damaged or missing.

11.Never attempt to make any adjustments to the snow blower while it is running.

12.Adjust the collector housing height to clear gravel or crushed rock surfaces.

13.Wear appropriate clothing including hard hat, safety glasses and hearing protection. Long hair, loose clothing or jewelry may get tangled in moving parts.

14.Do not operate without wearing adequate winter clothing. Wear footwear that will improve footing on slippery surfaces.

15.Allow snow blower to adjust to outdoor temperature before starting the engine.

Gasoline and other fuels—SafetyPrecautions

Use extra care when handling gasoline and other fuels as they are flammable and vapors can explode.

1.Only use gasoline approved containers for storage and keep out of reach from children.

2.Do not fill fuel tank completely full. Overfilling may result in fuel leakage. Leave a reasonable amount of space for fuel to expand.

3.If fuel is spilled, do not start the engine. Move the snow blower away from the area, wipe up the spill thoroughly and wait until fuel vapors have evaporated before starting engine.

4.Keep the nozzle in contact with the rim on the fuel tank or container opening at all times, until refueling is complete. Do not use nozzle lock-opendevice.

5.Do not fill gasoline containers or equipment inside a vehicle or on a truck/trailer bed.

6.Always place gasoline containers on the ground away from your vehicles prior to filling.

7.Never remove gas cap or add fuel when engine is running or the engine is hot.

8.Avoid prolonged breathing of gasoline vapors.

9.Never refuel or drain the machine indoors.

10.Keep face away from nozzle and gas tank opening.

11.Keep gas and other fuels away from skin and eyes. If fuel is spilled on clothing, change clothing immediately.

12.Never use the mouth to siphon gas.

13.Never refuel the snow blower until all moving parts on the snow blower have stopped.

14.Never smoke when handling fuels and stay away from an open flame where fumes can be ignited by a spark.

15.Gasoline is harmful or fatal if swallowed.

DANGER

DANGER: GASOLINE IS HIGHLY FLAMMABLE AND EXPLOSIVE. Do not add fuel while the engine is running or is hot. Keep open flames, sparks, and heat away from the fuel and store fuel in containers specifically designed for that purpose. ADD FUEL OUTDOORS ONLY. IF THE FUEL IS SPILLED, DO NOT START THE ENGINE. Manually push the snow blower away from the spill and wipe up immediately.

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Operation Safety Precautions

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Equipment Operation—SafetyPrecautions

1.Do not operate the engine in a confined space where dangerous carbon monoxide fumes can collect. Carbon monoxide is odorless, tasteless, and can be fatal.

2.Never operate the snow blower without good visibility or light.

3.Exercise extreme caution when operating on or crossing gravel drives, walks, or roads. Stay alert for hidden hazards or traffic.

4.Never operate the snow blower with defective guards or shields, or without the safety devices securely mounted in place and functioning properly.

5.Be aware of discharge and never direct discharge of material toward people or areas where property damage can occur. Keep children and others away.

6.Do not change the governor settings or over speed the engine.

7.Do not overload the machine capacity by attempting to clear snow at too fast a rate.

8.Always stop the engine when you leave the snow blower, even for a moment.

9.To help reduce fire hazard, keep the engine and the area around the engine free of grass, leaves or any other type of foreign material.

10.Beware of any sharp edges. For safety always wear gloves when performing augers/impeller maintenance activities

11.If lightning is seen or thunder is heard in the operators vicinity, do not operate machine. Instead find shelter, as lightning may cause injury/death.

12.After striking a foreign object, stop the engine, remove the wire from the spark plug, thoroughly inspect the snow blower for any damage, and repair the damage before restarting and operating the snow blower.

13.If machine starts to vibrate or function abnormally, stop the engine immediately and check for cause. Vibration is generally a warning of trouble.

14.Keep hands and feet away from augers/ impeller . This product is capable of amputating hands and feet.

15.Be alert and slow down when making turns. Also look left, right, and behind before changing directions and reversing to be sure there is a clear path.

16.Never operate snow blower at high transport speeds on slippery surfaces.

17.Never operate snow blower under the influence of alcohol and drugs.

18.Use care when loading or unloading the machine into a trailer or truck.

19.Use care when approaching blind corners, shrubs, trees, or other objects that may obstruct vision.

20.Always disengage power to augers when not in use or transported.

21.Never listen to music with headphones/ earphones while operating the snow blower.

22.Use extreme caution when operating on slopes.

23.Never touch a hot engine or muffler.

24.Use caution when operating on gravel surfaces.

25.Only use attachments and accessories that are approved by BEAST.

26.When starting the engine pull the cord slowly until some resistance is felt before using full force.

27.Always have a good grip on the handles and never run while operating the snow blower.

28.Stop the engine whenever you leave the operating position, before unclogging the augers/impeller or discharge chute, and when making any repairs, adjustments or inspections.

29.When cleaning, repairing or inspecting the snow blower, stop the engine and make certain the augers/impeller and all moving parts have stopped. Disconnect the spark plug wire and keep the wire away from the plug to prevent someone from accidentally starting the engine.

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Operation Safety Precautions

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Clearing A Clogged Chute—SafetyPrecautions

1.SHUT THE ENGINE OFF!

2.Wait at least 10 seconds to be sure the augers have stopped rotating.

3.Always use a cleanout tool and never your hands.

4.Ground the spark plug when clearing if hands get close to the augers/impeller.

IMPORTANT! The snow blower belts are adjusted to ensure the augers/impeller stop turning within five (5) seconds of releasing the impeller control lever. If you are making any belt adjustments whatsoever, for your safety and the safety of others around you, you must ensure the belts are readjusted to achieve this design specification.

DANGER: Do not bypass, modify, alter or disconnect the safety system. Make sure that the safety interlock system is fully operational each time before operating the machine.

Before attempting to use your snow blower, make sure you are familiar with all of the components and have read the manual.

Do NOT over-primethe engine. Pressing the primer bulb more than 3x could result in flooding the carburetor making the engine hard to start or cause fuel to leak from the carburetor inlet.

GASOLINE IS HIGHLY FLAMMABLE AND EXPLOSIVE. FUEL LEAKS, A LOOSE FUEL TANK, OR A LOOSE FUEL VALVE CAN LEAD TO SEVERE INJURY OR DEATH. DO NOT OPERATE THIS SNOW BLOWER IF ANY COMPONENT OF THE FUEL SYSTEM IS LOOSE OR LEAKS GASOLINE!

Before setting up your SNOW BEAST snow blower, disconnect the spark plug wires from the spark plugs and ground them against the engine to prevent inadvertent starting. This step should be taken as a precaution whenever you are working on this machine.

Check engine oil level before each use. Maintain oil level between run marks on the dipstick, and change oil according to the maintenance schedule to maximize product life.

Need Help?

Parts, Service

and Technical Assistance call:

(919)-550-3221

Monday-Friday8AM-5PMEST

www.beastpowerequipment.com

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Safety Decals

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Safety Decal Identification

The labels shown below are located on your snow blower to warn you of potential hazards and provide you with important safety information. If these decals become difficult to read or are missing from the snow blower, please contact GXi Parts & Service, LLC at (919)-550-3221or www.beastpowerequipment.com for a replacement.

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Product Specifications

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Models

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Feature

30SB

36SB

45SB

 

Product Type

Snow blower

Snow blower

Snow blower

 

Clearing Path

30”

36”

45”

 

Engine

302cc

420cc

420cc

 

Torque

15.9ft.lbs

20.7 ft.lbs

20.7ft.lbs

 

Engine Start

120V ElectricStart and recoil

120V ElectricStart and Recoil

120V Electric Start andRecoil

 

Speed Control

6fwd, 2rev

6 fwd, 2rev

6fwd, 2 rev

 

DeckType

All Steel

All Steel

All Steel

 

Discharge distance

40’

40’

40’

 

Impeller

16” 2 Stage

16” 2Stage

16” 2Stage

 

Auger

16”serrated

16” serrated

16”serrated

 

Discharge Chute

6”

6”

6”

 

Fuel/Capacity

Unleadedgasoline/1.32GAL

Unleadedgasoline/1.32GAL

Unleadedgasoline/1.32GAL

 

Chutecontrol

Crank

Crank

Crank

 

* Product Specifications may change without notice.

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