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SNOW BLOWER by
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-Friday 8:00AM-5PM EST
www.beastpowerequipment.com
DO NOT RETURN THIS SNOW BLOWER TO THE
STORE!
When you call the help-line you 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 ............................................................................. 31
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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Snow BEAST
Safety Information and Warnings
Safety Information
Emission Control System Information
30SB, 36SB, 45SB
Training
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.
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.
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.
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.
WARNING
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.
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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
Preparation—Safety Precautions
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-wire extension 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.
Gasoline and other fuels—Safety Precautions
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-open
device.
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.
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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.
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
Equipment Operation—Safety Precautions
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.
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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
Clearing A Clogged Chute—Safety Precautions
1. SHUT THE ENGINE OFF!
30SB, 36SB, 45SB
Do NOT over-prime the 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.
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.
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.
Before attempting to use your snow blower,
make sure you are familiar with all of the
components and have read the manual.
Need Help?
Parts, Service
and Technical Assistance call:
(919)-550-3221
Monday-Friday 8AM-5PM EST
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Safety Decals
30SB, 36SB, 45SB
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)-550-3221 or www.beastpowerequipment.com for a replacement.
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Feature
Product Type
Clearing Path
Engine
Torque
Engine Start
Speed Control
Deck Type
Discharge distance
Impeller
Auger
Discharge Chute
Fuel/Capacity
Chute control
Product Specifications
30SB
Snowblower
30”
302cc
15.9 ft.lbs
120V Electric Start and recoil
6 fwd, 2 rev
All Steel
40’
16” 2 Stage
16” serrated
6”
Unleaded gasoline/1.32 GAL
Crank
Models
36SB
Snow blower
36”
420cc
20.7 ft.lbs
120V Electric Start and Recoil
6 fwd, 2 rev
All Steel
40’
16” 2 Stage
16” serrated
6”
Unleaded gasoline/1.32 GAL
Crank
30SB, 36SB, 45SB
45SB
Snowblower
45”
420cc
20.7 ft.lbs
120V Electric Start and Recoil
6 fwd, 2 rev
All Steel
40’
16” 2 Stage
16” serrated
6”
Unleaded gasoline/1.32 GAL
Crank
* Product Specifications may
change without notice.
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Control Panel and Snow Blower Components
Throughout this manual, instructions are given on the operation of your SNOW BEAST snow blower. We recommend that
while going through this manual, you have your snow blower available for quick and easy access in order to orient yourself
with the controls, maintenance and orientation of different parts. Please read through the manual before operating.
Control Panel
Below is a diagram of the control panel. Please take the time to familiarize yourself with the snow blower controls.
Discharge Angle
Control
Transmission
Speed Control
Transmission
Engagement Lever
Discharge
Chute Direction
Headlight
Switch
Snow Blower Component Identification
(Some components may appear different than shown, depending on the model.)
Control Panel
Muffler—HOT!
Discharge Deflector
Discharge Chute
Handle Bar
Drift Cutters
Headlight
Friction Wheel
(located under)
Augers/Impeller
Serial # stamped on engine
Stamped Steel Gearbox
with Bearings
Belt Cover
Adjustable
Skid Shoes
Primer
Safety Key
Do NOT Over-Prime
Choke
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Shear Bolts
Snow BEAST
Missing Parts Request Form
30SB, 36SB, 45SB
Please indicate the part that you are missing:
Name
Hardware bag
Other
Address
Date of purchase
Model #:
Phone
Email
Serial #:
Comments:
IMPORTANT: Please include your receipt. Without a receipt, your
order will be delayed. You may also email us at:
customerservice@gxioutdoorpower.com
Fax: (919)-550-3277
If emailing, please scan in your proof of purchase.
Please refer to pages 26-30 for a detailed parts listing and description. This will
expedite the process of getting parts identified correctly for shipment.
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Assembly Instructions
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Step 1: Control Panel Handles
1. Align the two holes on each side of the control panel
handles over the lower handle frame.
2. Insert the bolts through the handlebar holes and frame
holes. Secure in place with hardware provided. All bolt
heads must face to the inside.
Step 2: Directional Discharge Chute
1. Fit round spacer onto impeller housing before installing chute.
Apply light coat of grease onto spacer.
2. Install the bolts for the retainer brackets with the plastic
spacer between the chute and the steel retaining tabs.
DO NOT OVERTIGHTEN. If the bracket is too tight the chute
will not move properly. Ensure there is enough space
between the impeller housing and the bracket on all sides
so that the chute rotates smoothly.
Step 3: Chute Rotation
Attach the cable coming from the middle of the
control panel by screwing the cable end onto the
crank section. See next page for specific details.
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Step 3: Chute Rotation Cable Connection (continued)
1. Locate the connection: The chute rotation cable connection is located at
the base of the discharge chute between the engine and the discharge chute.
2. Slide the threaded end of the connector down the
cable in order to easily see the end of the cable connection. The center section should be about 3/4” to
1” beyond the end of the cable.
NOTE: There is nothing wrong if the end of the center section of the cable protrudes more than about
3/4” to 1” beyond the end of the cable.
The center section can be easily pushed back into
the cable.
3. Align the center section with the cable chute rotator. The end
of the center section is square and requires proper alignment in
order to correctly connect to the machine.
4. Press the cable toward the chute rotator screw. The end of the
cable should touch the end of the chute rotator.
If the surfaces do not contact, continue to apply pressure and
slowly rotate the discharge chute direction handle on the control
panel so the center of the cable aligns itself on both ends.
5. Slide the threaded end from Step 2 toward the chute rotator,
and thread the end onto the chute rotator.
IMPORTANT: Finger tighten firmly. Inspect before each use to make certain the connection doesn’t loosen during operation of the machine.
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Step 4: Chute Direction Control Cable Support
With the rubber lined one hole strap removed, put
the chute direction control cable and the chute
deflector cable into the opening, and press the
strap together aligning the hole for the bolt.
Secure strap to side of the engine.
NOTE: Rotate discharge chute and ensure there is
no binding of any cables and there is enough slack
in the deflector cable for full rotation.
Step 5: Drift Cutters (if desired)
1. The drift cutters are attached to the main housing in
the stored position.
2. Remove the two bolts on each drift cutter.
3. Reattach the drift cutters in the operating position.
4. Replace bolts and secure tightly.
Step 6: Skid Shoes
1. Skid shoes are stored in the hardware bag for shipping.
2. Remove from hardware bag, and install skid shoes using the
provided fasteners
3. Insert the fasteners so the flat head of the carriage bolt is
toward the inside of the main housing.
CAUTION: Check the skids to ensure that the auger does
not contact the paved or gravel surface. Adjust skids as
necessary to make up for wear on the snow blower.
1. Check the tire pressure to ensure the tires are properly
inflated.
2. Move skid shoes up and down to the desired position based
on the surface texture.
 If the surface is rougher adjust the skid shoes lower which
increases the auger ground clearance.
 If the surfaces is smoother adjust the skid shoes higher
(decrease ground clearance). Firmly tighten the nuts that
secure both skids to the auger sides.
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Assembly Instructions
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Step 7: Auger and Transmission Control Cables
Control cables are preset at the factory, but may require additional adjustment for optimal operation. Control cables
require periodic inspection and maintenance to maintain optimal performance.
1. Locate the black cable on the right side (standing from the operator position) of the snow blower. Ensure the
cable is properly seated in the plastic guide pulley at the rear of the chassis.
2. Attach the cable to the threaded end under the drive control handle. The cable adjustment tube with Z rod may
need to be attached to the bottom of the handle.
3. Screw clockwise to secure until all threads are engaged in the adjustment tube. Tighten lock nuts when correct
tension is achieved.
4. The drive and impeller cables will be at correct tension when the cables are properly attached to the handles and
the cable has a 1 inch deflection to either side when pushed with a finger as shown.
Repeat the same process for the Auger/Impeller engagement cable on the left side of the snow blower.
Correct amount of
deflection shown
Transmission
Control Cable
Auger/Impeller
Control Cable
Adjustment Tube
Preset and attached to
handle at factory.
Cable End
Connector
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Cable End Connector—All threads
should be inside the adjustment tube.
Then lock into position with the jam nut.
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Step 9: Headlight
1. Connect snow blower headlight wire plug to the headlight
bulb.
2. Connect the headlight bezel to the control panel.
A. Tilt headlight assembly and align tabs on the top
of the headlight bezel with the notches in the
control panel. Insert the notches into the panel.
B. Tilt headlight assembly down while gently
squeezing the headlight bezel and push headlight
into control panel.
Step 10: Filling Oil and Gasoline
1. Fill the engine with SAE 5W-30 engine oil. Fill the engine with 1.2 to 1.5 quarts of oil. Fill up to the full level mark on the dip
stick. Do not overfill.
When checking oil, remove dipstick, wipe completely clean, insert dipstick into dipstick tube on the engine (do NOT screw
dipstick down), remove dipstick and observe oil level (detail below).
Keep oil level at the high run mark for longest engine life.
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.
High Mark
Low Mark
2. Check that the fuel filter is clean and fill the tank to the proper level leaving adequate space for fuel to expand when the engine
is running at its operating temperature. That level is about 0.75-1” below the top of the tank to ensure no gasoline leaks.
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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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!
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Starting the Engine
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WARNING
DANGER
Before attempting to use your snow blower, make sure you
are familiar with all of the components and have read the
manual.
DANGER: Exhaust contains poisonous carbon
monoxide, a colorless and odorless gas. Breathing
exhaust can cause loss of consciousness and may
lead to death. Do not operate the engine in a
confined space where dangerous carbon monoxide
fumes can collect.
WARNING! The electric starter is designed to
operate on 120 volt AC household current. Use only a
UL-listed, 16 gauge extension cord for outdoor use that is
no longer than 50 feet (15 meters).
To prevent damaging electric starter wait 1 minute between every
electric start attempt and never use
electric start in the rain.
Starting the Engine using the
Electric Start
1. Use a safe, non damaged power
cord to plug into the electric start outlet.
WARNING
Thoroughly inspect the area where you plan to use the
snow blower. Look for items such as stones, sticks ,
wire, and other foreign objects. If struck by the snow
blower, these and other objects may become
projectiles that could lead to serious injury or death.
Clear area of all debris. Keep people and pets at a safe
distance.
2. Make sure the safety key is fully inserted in order for
the engine to start. Remove the key when the snow
blower is not in use.
3. Firmly push the primer to force the fuel directly into
the engine’s carburetor. Push two to four times
depending on the temperature.
4. Make sure the choke is set in the CHOKE position
(choke more in colder temperatures).
Starting the Engine Using the Recoil Start
5.
NOTE: Be sure to add fresh unleaded gasoline and leave
a gap for expansion and fill the engine with SAE5-W30
motor oil (1.2—1.5 quarts) before starting your snow
blower. Check engine oil before each use.
6. After the engine is started, slowly turn the choke up
one level at a time as the engine warms up until it is
at the maximum level or “RUN LEVEL.”
1. Make sure the safety key is fully inserted in order for
the engine to start. Remove the key when the snow
blower is not in use.
Press the electric start button. Note: Do not engage
starter more than 10 seconds each time.
7. Unplug the extension cord before operating the
snow blower.
2. Firmly push the primer to force the fuel directly into
the engine’s carburetor. Push two to three times
depending on the temperature. Note: Do not press
the primer button more than 5 times. Fuel may leak
from the carburetor with over priming.
Safety Key
Choke
3. Make sure the choke is set in the CHOKE 1 position
(choke more in colder temperatures).
4. Pull the recoil to start the engine.
5.
After the engine is started, slowly turn the choke up
one level at a time as the engine warms up until it is
at the maximum level or “RUN LEVEL.”
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Do NOT over-prime the 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.
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Snow BEAST
Operating Instructions
30SB, 36SB, 45SB
Transmission Control
Engage Transmission Drive
Your snow blower is equipped with an easily
adjustable transmission control, which can be
adjusted for forward and reverse speed.
To engage the transmission drive squeeze the right lever to
the hand grip.
To disengage, let go of the right lever.
There are six forward and two reverse speeds.
To change the speed, pull the handle out to the right
and move the handle to the desired speed.
WARNING
DO NOT shift gears while
the transmission is engaged. Disengage the
transmission handle and
come to a complete stop
before switching speed or
switching from forward to
reverse.
Engage Augers/Impeller Control
To engage the augers/impeller drive squeeze the left
lever to the handgrip.
To disengage release the left lever.
To Stop Engine
To stop the engine, pull the safety key up until the engine
and augers/impeller stops running. For safety, it is
recommended that you remove the key when not using the
snow blower.
Control Interlock Feature
WARNING
WARNING! Do not operate the snow blower
with defective guards, shields, or without the
safety devices securely in place.
This machine is equipped with a control interlock feature.
When both controls are pressed down, they lock together to
allow right hand to be free for adjustments.
The interlock feature is only functional as long as the left side
(auger/impeller) lever is held down.
To stop the impellers and the transmission, both levers must
be released.
IMPORTANT! The snow blower belts are adjusted to ensure the augers 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 re-adjusted to achieve this design specification.
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Snow BEAST
Operating Instructions
30SB, 36SB, 45SB
Chute Direction Control
Headlights
To rotate the chute to the right rotate the chute control
clockwise.
To turn on the lights, flip the switch up.
To turn off the lights, flip the switch down.
To rotate the chute to the left rotate the chute control
counter-clockwise.
Never use your hands to clean a clogged
chute or opening.
Chute Discharge Angle
There are five different angles the discharge chute can
be arranged to discharge.
To change the discharge angle, pull the handle out to
the left and move to the slot up to discharge snow at a
higher angle and down to discharge snow at a lower
angle.
Clean Out Tool
Release both wheel and impeller drives. Stop the engine by removing the safety key. Disconnect spark plug
wire and ground against the engine. Make certain all
moving parts have stopped completely.
Use clean out tool as needed.
DANGER
DANGER! Make certain the engine comes to a complete
stop before putting you hands near the augers/impeller .
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Snow BEAST
Operating Instructions
30SB, 36SB, 45SB
Using your Snow Beast.
The following tips will help ensure proper and long lasting use of your BEAST snow blower. ALWAYS wear proper safety
equipment when operating the snow-blower, and make sure you dress appropriately for cold weather.
Figure 1
Figure 1
 Before use, always ensure there is nothing lodged in the auger,
or impeller area. Inspect the auger and impeller for damage
from rocks or other debris, and ensure there is no string, twine,
etc stuck on the auger or impeller shafts. Visually inspect for
loose hardware or any control cables that are loose or disconnected. Ensure the sheer-pins are intact before operation.
Impeller
 Inspect the area you will be operating the snow blower. Avoid
areas with rocks, large branches and limbs, or other debris that
may damage the snow-blower. Only operate the snow blower
on paved ground.
Figure 2
 To prolong the life of the friction wheel system, do not partially
-engage the drive system, or continually engage and disengage the drive system if the engine begins to slow under
heavy loads. When operating the snow-blower in dense wet
snow, or significant amounts of snow, use a slower speed on
the transmission. Also, only shift gears after coming to a complete stop.
Shear-Pins
Auger
Figure 2
Speed Control
Figure 3
Figure 3
 The Snow Beast uses a solid axle which means the wheels on
either side of the snow blower turn together. When turning the
snow-blower 180o dis-engage the drive system. Shift to F1 or
F2. Re-engage the drive handle and pull on the control handle
to shift the weight distribution to the outside tire. This will assist in turning the snow blower, and is especially important for
the 45SB which uses double tires on each side.
Example: If turning left, shift the weight of the snow
blower to the right. If turning right, shift the weight of
the snow blower to the left.
The wheels spin better when spinning than when stationary.
Figure 4
 Set the desired dis-charge direction and angle before engaging
the auger/impeller. Always be aware of your surroundings and
the direction the discharge chute and deflector are throwing
snow to avoid injury to by standers or property damage.
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Figure 4
Discharge Angle
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Chute Direction
Snow BEAST
General Maintenance
The Importance of Maintenance
CAUTION
Regular maintenance is essential to ensure your snow
blower continues to deliver safe and high-quality
performance.
To help you properly care for your snow blower, the
following pages include a recommended maintenance
schedule, routine inspection procedures, and simple
maintenance procedures using basic hand tools.
Maintenance is the responsibility of the owner and
must be performed regularly. More difficult service
tasks or tasks that require special tools are best
handled by a recommended service technician or other
qualified mechanic.
The maintenance schedule described on page 19
applies to snow blower used under normal operating
conditions. If you operate your snow blower under
severe conditions, such as sustained prolonged use or
use it in unusually wet, dusty or rocky conditions,
consult your servicing dealer for recommendations
applicable to your individual needs and use.
Be sure to use genuine SNOW BEAST replacement
parts when servicing your snow blower to assure the
best quality, safety and performance.
Need Help? Parts, Service and Technical Assistance
1-919-550-3221 ext. 158
Check Skid Shoes
Check the skids to ensure that the auger does not
contact the paved or gravel surface.
Adjust skids as necessary to make up for wear on the
snow blower.
Replacement skid shoes are available for purchase
through GXi Parts & Service.
Part# B07111
www.serviceandwarrantyonline.com
30SB, 36SB, 45SB
CAUTION! Before making any adjustments and/or
servicing to your SNOW BEAST, make sure the snow
blower is 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.
If you are performing adjustments or maintenance after
operating the snow blower, allow the unit to cool and
always wear protective clothing.
CAUTION
CAUTION: Always wear work gloves when performing
auger maintenance and beware of sharp edges. Be
sure the engine is off, the key removed, and the spark
plug wires are disconnected from the spark plugs to
prevent inadvertent starting.
Shear Bolts
Check shear bolts (as well as other bolts) at frequent
intervals for proper tightness to be sure the equipment
is in safe working condition.
Do NOT use standard bolts to replace shear bolts.
Severe damage or injury could occur. Warranty is also
void if shear bolts are not used.
Shear bolts are available for replacement through GXi
Parts & Service.
Part# B06711
www.serviceandwarrantyonline.com
After Blowing Snow
Check Oil Level
CHECK ENGINE OIL BEFORE EACH USE. Change oil as
recommended on page 19 and follow proper
procedures to check and change oil.
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Allow the machine to run with the impeller engaged for
a few minutes after blowing snow to prevent freeze-up
of the augers/impeller.
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30SB, 36SB, 45SB
Maintenance Schedule
Time Interval
Item
Procedure
Belts
Inspect Tension
(adjust if needed)
Augers/Impeller
Inspect
Engine Air Filter
Inspect
Break-in
(first 5 hrs)
X
Every 8 hrs Every 40 hrs Every 100 hrs Every 200 hrs
(daily)
(weekly)
(Bi-weekly)
(monthly)
X
X
X
Check
X
Engine Oil
Change
20-30 hrs
Engine Spark Plug
Inspect
20-30 hrs
Fuel Line
Check
Hardware
Check for proper
tightness
Snow Blower Main
Frame
Remove debris from
under belt cover
Safety Interlock System
Check Operations
and Switches
Tires
Check Air Pressure
Augers/Impeller Brake
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
Cleaning the Snow blower
It is recommended that the SNOW BEAST snow blower be cleaned on a daily basis. Excessive accumulation of
dirt, debris, oil, etc. on the muffler, air filter, snow blower augers/impeller and engine may present a potential
safety hazard.
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Snow BEAST
Service Adjustments
30SB, 36SB, 45SB
Adjusting Augers/Impeller Cable
Adjusting Drive Cable
If tension seems to be too loose or too tight the
augers/impeller cables needs to be readjusted.
If tension seems to be too loose or too tight the drive
cables needs to be readjusted.
1. Loosen the bolt above where the cable screws in
to the left side of the control panel.
2. Loosening the bolt enables the cable to screw in further, which makes the
augers/impeller handle
tighter.
3. Adjust the bolt and cable
to the
necessary adjustments.
1. Loosen the bolt above where the cable screws in
to the right side of the control panel.
2. Loosening the bolt enables the cable to screw in
further, which makes the augers/impeller handle tighter.
3. Adjust the bolt and cable
to the necessary
adjustments.
Adjusting Shift Rod
The shift rod will be at a preset position from the
factory, but after use, or maintenance, the shift rod
may require occasional adjustment.
Signs of adjustment need:
1. The shift handle is moved to the F1 position, and
when the engagement handle is pressed, the unit
does not move.
2. The shift handle is moved to the R1 position, and
when the engagement handle is pressed, the unit
does not move.
If either of the above occur, it may be necessary to
adjust using the following procedure:
1. Set the transmission handle to the space between F1
and R1 as shown on the right.
2. Loosen the 2 nuts on the adjustment turnbuckle.
3. Remove the cover plate from the gearbox housing
(see page 22).
4. Adjust the rod by turning the turnbuckle until the
friction wheel aligns with the center of the circular
disk in front of the rubber friction wheel.
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Snow BEAST
Service Adjustments
Check & Replacing the Transmission Drive Belt
If belt needs to be changed or altered for any reason, the
belt is located in the front of the snow blower behind the
discharge chute and in front of the wheels.
1. Remove the cover that is protecting the snow
blower’s belts. Remove the screws and simply lift
up the cover.
2. Remove the black belt and replace with a new belt.
3. Attach the cover and all hardware as they were
when taken off.
Check & Replacing the Augers/Impeller Belt
There are two located in the front of the snow blower
behind the discharge chute and in front of the wheels.
1. Remove the cover that is protecting the Snow
Beast’s belts. Remove the screws and simply lift up
the cover.
2. Remove the two belts and replace with new belt or
belts depending on the belt’s condition.
3. Attach the cover and all parts as they were when
taken off.
NOTE: Always change both belts at the same time.
Changing only one belt can lead to performance issues.
Also check for correct belt tension after changing belts.
Readjust if necessary.
Belt Spec: MXV4-370
Part# B08911
IMPORTANT! The snow blower belts are adjusted to
ensure the augers stop turning within 5 seconds of
releasing the augers/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 re-adjusted to achieve this design specification.
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30SB, 36SB, 45SB
Snow BEAST
Service Adjustments
Adjusting Discharge Deflector
The discharge chute is preset at the factory, but may
require adjustment over time or during maintenance.
For adjustments, follow the procedure below:
1. Loosen the two nuts at the chute cable mount on the
discharge chute.
2. To make the chute open more, adjust nuts so the
cable end moves closer to the discharge deflector
(upward).
3. To make the chute close more, adjust nuts so the
cable end moves further from the discharge deflector
(downward).
Changing Friction Wheel
If the friction wheel needs to be replaced for any reason:
1. Remove the two bolts to remove the cover
underneath the control panel between the wheels.
2. Remove the bolt and nut in the hexagonal shaft
carrying the friction wheel
3. With the bolt and locking nut removed, the shaft can
be removed with the rubber friction wheel assembly.
4. Replace the friction wheel and reassemble in
reverse order.
5. Resetting the neutral position may be necessary.
Replacement friction wheel assembly is available for
purchase through GXi Parts & Service
Part# B02510
www.serviceandwarrantyonline.com
Replacing Headlight Bulb
1. Push the headlight case up from the
bottom, then gently lift the headlight out.
2. Twist the black round wire harness counterclockwise until the bulb is unlocked at the spot.
3. Replace the bulb and lock the headlight back into
place the same way it was taken out.
Replacement bulbs are available for purchase through
GXI Parts & Service.
Part# B03211
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30SB, 36SB, 45SB
Snow BEAST
Storage Instructions
30SB, 36SB, 45SB
Short Term Storage

Let engine cool before storing and do not store
near flame, high heat, and possible ignitions from
sparks.

Do not drain fuel indoors or near a flame.

Always park machine on level ground.

Always clean off all flammable material as well as
grime and dirt before storage.

Store the machine in a clean and dry environment.


Wash with mild detergent and water only.
Always remove the safety key and ground the
spark plug to the engine.

After washing the machine engage the engine at
high and let the snow blower run for 5 minutes.

Always run the snow blower before storage to
clear up snow to prevent freeze up.

Store snow blower only on the ground.

Check all parts to see if they are in working
condition.

Check the spark plugs condition and pour two
tablespoons of engine oil in the spark plug holes
and leave the spark plugs off.

Cover the machine when in storage.

Everything mentioned in short term
storage should also be applied to extended
storage.
Extended Storage

Change air filter.

Make sure all fuel is drained before storing.


To ensure all fuel is drained from the snow blower,
turn the fuel valve off, then run the snow blower
until it runs out of gas before storage.
Add a fuel stabilizer to fresh fuel on the last
refueling day.
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Snow BEAST
Troubleshooting
30SB, 36SB, 45SB
Problem
Possible Causes
Solution
Engine will not start
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
8.
9.
10.
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
8.
9.
10.
11.
Fuel is leaking from the
engine.
1. Primer button was pressed too many 1. Do not press primer more than 3 times. Wipe off
times.
excess fuel and allow to dry COMPLETELY before
attempting to start
2. Fuel hose has become dis-connected 2. Re-connect fuel hose and clamp(s)
3. Carburetor has contaminants in it
3. Fuel tank and carburetor needs to be flushed and
causing the bowl to flood.
carburetor needs cleaning.
Key in the OFF position
Insufficient fuel in the tank
Air bubble in the fuel line
Fuel valve in OFF position
Choke not ON
Choke linkage out of adjustment
Loose spark plug wire
Fouled spark plug
Plugged or dirty air filter
Bad gasoline
Engine will not start with 1. Not using proper gauge cord
2. Safety key is loose
electric starter
Turn key to ON position
Add gasoline
Prime engine or shake bubble out
Turn valve ON
Turn choke ON
Refer to Engine Owner’s Manual
Add engine oil
Tighten wire or connections
Clean or replace the plug
Clean or replace the air filter
Drain and replace with fresh gasoline
3. No power from electrical source
1. Use 120V 16 gauge cord in good condition.
2. Verify the safety key is fully inserted.
3. Check breaker and plug connections
Engine will not keep
running/quits
1. Water in the fuel
2. Fuel valve is OFF
3. Low engine oil
1. Drain and replace with fresh fuel
2. Turn fuel valve ON
3. Add engine oil
Augers do not turn
1. Shear pins holding the augers may
have sheared.
2. If the pins sheared, replace them as needed after
applying lubricant into the shaft. Call GXi Parts &
Service at 1-919-550-3221 ext. 158 or email:
customerservice@gxioutdoorpower.com for parts.
Shaft is not turning
1. Shear-Pins holding the augers may
have sheared.
2. Check the gearbox.
If the pins sheared, replace them as needed after
applying lubricant into the shaft.
Call GXi Parts & Service at 1-919-550-3221 ext. 158 or
email: customerservice@gxioutdoorpower.com for
parts.
Snow blower always pulls 1. Skid shoes and / or scrapper blade
to one side
dragging more on one side than the
other
1. Adjust skid shoes and / or scrapper blade so the
scrapper blade drags uniformly on the surface
being blown.
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Snow BEAST
Troubleshooting
30SB, 36SB, 45SB
Problem
Possible Causes
Solution
Snow blower will not
move forward or reverse
1. Transmission cable out of
adjustment (too loose) or
damaged.
2. Friction wheel rubber worn
1. Readjust transmission cable
If damaged, replace and readjust.
2. Replace friction wheel assembly
Cannot move snow
1. Transmission handle is pressed 1. Release transmission handle
blower when the engine is
into the engaged position
off
2. Transmission cable out of
2. Readjust transmission cable
adjustment (too tight)
Engine is overheating
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1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
Dirt in the fuel line
Dirty air filter
Low engine oil
Fouled spark plug
Misuse of the snow blower
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
Replace fuel filter and flush tank
Clean or replace the air filter
Add engine oil
Replace spark plug
Walk the snow blower slowly
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Snow BEAST
30SB, 36SB, 45SB
30SB Collector Assembly Diagram Key - Year Model 2012/13
Item #
GXi Part
Number
1
B00512
2
3
4
B00712
B00910
B01412
5
B01512
6
B02410
7
B03712
8
B04812
9
B05112
10
B06511
Discharge chute assembly, SB orange, with labels, hand guard, hand guard spring, deflector, deflector seal, plastic rotation ring, chute mounts and spacers, deflector cable, and hardware
Discharge chute deflector, SB orange, with deflector seal and hardware
Drift cutters, set of 2, SB orange, with hardware
Auger/Impeller gear box, SB, SS
Discharge chute rotation ring, SB, SS, black chute mount tabs, chute mount spacers with steel tube inserts, and hardware
Snow cleanout tool with mounting bracket and hardware
Discharge chute direction gear (spiral gear), SB, SS, with threaded chute cable connection, cotter pin, plastic bushing, flat washer, and hardware
Auger/Impeller clutch pulley assembly, SB, SS, includes clutch arm, idle pulley, hardware, brake spring with spring mount, and pivot bushing
Auger/Impeller pulley, SB, SS, double V, with key and mounting hardware ‐ loctite recommended (not included)
Impeller, SB, SS, welded 3 blade impeller with hardware
11
B06811
Auger shaft bearings, SB, SS, collector housing end, with plastic bushing, bearing housing and hardware
12
B06912
Gear box support bar, SB, SS, black reinforcement, with top reinforcement plate, and hardware.
13
B07111
14
B10912
15
16
17
18
19
B08211
B09511
B08911
B08112
B06711
Skid shoes, set of 2, steel, reversible, SB orange, with hardware
30" Scraper blade assembly, 30SB, 30SS, black, with hardware, scrapper blade assembles to bottom of collector housing with carriage bolt heads down.
Impeller shaft main bearing with support bracket and hardware, SB, SS, black
30" Snow collectors (augers), set, 30SB, 30SS, black only replacements
Auger/Impeller belt set of 2, SB, SS, aramid fiber MXV4‐370
Collector assembly hardware kit, SB, SS
Shear bolts, package of 10 with locking hardware
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Description
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Snow BEAST
30SB, 36SB, 45SB
36S B Co llec tor A sse m bly D iag ra m K ey - Ye ar M ode l 2012/13
Item #
G X i P art
N um b er
1
B00512
2
3
4
B00712
B00910
B01412
5
B01512
6
B02410
7
B03712
8
B04812
9
B05112
10
B06511
11
B06811
12
B06912
13
B07111
14
B07212
15
16
17
18
19
B08211
B08311
B08911
B08112
B06711
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D e scrip tio n
Discharge chute assem bly, SB orange, with labels, hand guard, hand guard spring, deflector, deflector seal, plastic rotation ring, chute m ounts and spacers, deflector cable, and hardw are
Discharge chute deflector, SB orange, with deflector seal and hardw are
Drift cutters, set of 2, SB orange, with hardware
Auger/Im peller gear box, SB, SS
Discharge chute rotation ring, SB, SS, black chute m ount tabs, chute m ount spacers with steel tube inserts, and hardware
Snow cleanout tool with m ounting bracket and hardware
Discharge chute direction gear (spiral gear), SB, SS, w ith threaded chute cable connection, cotter pin, plastic bushing, flat washer, and hardware
Auger/Im peller clutch pulley assem bly, SB, SS, includes clutch arm , idle pulley, hardw are, brake spring with spring m ount, and pivot bushing
Auger/Im peller pulley, SB, SS, double V, with key and m ounting hardware ‐ loctite recom m ended (not included)
Im peller, SB, SS, welded 3 blade im peller with hardw are
Auger shaft bearings, SB, SS, collector housing end, with plastic bushing, bearing housing and hardw are
Gear box support bar, SB, SS, black reinforcem ent, with top reinforcem ent plate, and hardware.
Skid shoes, set of 2, steel, reversible, SB orange, with hardware
36" Scraper blade assem bly, 36SB, 36SS, black, with hardware, scrapper blade assem bles to bottom of collector housing with carriage bolt heads down.
Im peller shaft m ain bearing with support bracket and hardware, SB, SS, black
36" Snow collectors (augers), set, 36SB, 36SS, black only replacem ents
Auger/Im peller belt set of 2, SB, SS, aram id fiber M XV4‐370
Collector assem bly hardware kit, SB, SS
Shear bolts, package of 10 w ith locking hardware
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Snow BEAST
30SB, 36SB, 45SB
45SB Collector A ssem bly D iagram Key - Year M odel 2012/13
Item #
G Xi Part
N um ber
1
B00512
2
3
4
B00712
B00910
B01412
5
B01512
6
B02410
7
B03712
8
B04812
9
B05112
10
B06511
11
B06811
12
B06912
13
B07111
14
B11012
15
16
17
18
19
B08211
B08411
B08911
B08112
B06711
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D escription
Discharge chute assembly, SB orange, with labels, hand guard, hand guard spring, deflector, deflector seal, plastic rotation ring, chute mounts and spacers, deflector cable, and hardware
Discharge chute deflector, SB orange, with deflector seal and hardware
Drift cutters, set of 2, SB orange, with hardware
Auger/Im peller gear box, SB, SS
Discharge chute rotation ring, SB, SS, black chute m ount tabs, chute mount spacers with steel tube inserts, and hardware
Snow cleanout tool with m ounting bracket and hardware
Discharge chute direction gear (spiral gear), SB, SS, with threaded chute cable connection, cotter pin, plastic bushing, flat washer, and hardware
Auger/Im peller clutch pulley assem bly, SB, SS, includes clutch arm, idle pulley, hardware, brake spring with spring m ount, and pivot bushing
Auger/Im peller pulley, SB, SS, double V, with key and mounting hardware ‐ loctite recom m ended (not included)
Im peller, SB, SS, welded 3 blade impeller with hardware
Auger shaft bearings, SB, SS, collector housing end, with plastic bushing, bearing housing and hardware
Gear box support bar, SB, SS, black reinforcement, with top reinforcem ent plate, and hardware.
Skid shoes, set of 2, steel, reversible, SB orange, with hardware
45" Scraper blade assembly, 45SB, 45SS, black, with hardware, scrapper blade assem bles to bottom of collector housing with carriage bolt heads down.
Im peller shaft main bearing with support bracket and hardware, SB, SS, black
45" Snow collectors (augers), set, 45SB, 45SS, black only replacements
Auger/Im peller belt set of 2, SB, SS, aram id fiber M XV4‐370
Collector assembly hardware kit, SB, SS
Shear bolts, package of 10 with locking hardware
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30SB, 36SB, 45SB
30SB, 36SB, 45SB
Chassis Assembly Reference
Item #
30, 36, 45 SB Collector Assembly Diagram Key - Year Model 2012/13
GXi Part
Description
Number
1
2
3
B00112
B01110
B01312
4
B01910
5
B02010
6
B02212
7
8
B02510
B02610
9
B09012
10
B02812
11
B02912
12
B03412
13
B03512
14
B03811
15
B03911
16
B04412
17
B04511
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Snow tire and rim, SB, SS, includes shoulder bolt and locking nut
Transmission belt, timing belt, SB, SS
Belt guard, SB, SS, plastic, top retaining tab and with hardware
Shift rod assembly, SB, SS, connects between shift handle and transmission linkage on chassis
Auger/Impeller OR Transmission Engage cable, SB, SS, ONE cable per package, includes spring, adjustment tube, jam nut, and attachment rod
Headlight assembly, SB, SS, includes bezel, light housing, bulb, and wires to first 2‐pin connector
Friction wheel assembly with bearings, SB, SS
Chassis bottom cover, SB, SS, black with hardware
Upper control handle assemlby, SB grey, includes left and right 30mm pistol grip handle, rubber handle grips, control panel, control panel cover, assembly hardware, controls label applied, and 30", 36", and 45" labels included ‐ customer installs model label depending on their model
Left snow blower control handle, SB grey, for 30mm handlebars, includes rubber grip, and hardware
Right snow blower control handel, SB grey, for 30mm handlebars, includes rubber grip and hardware
Handle grips, SB, 30mm pistol grip handlebars
Chute direction control handle, SB, SS, includes crank handle, rubber knob, square cable receiver, bearings, and cable adapter
Discharge chute angle lever, left, SB, SS, includes rubber grip, mounting hardware, and cable connection pivot
Transmission speed shift lever, right, SB, SS, includes rubber grip, mounting hardware, and transmissioni shift rod connection pivot
Control handle interlock assembly, SB, SS, includes rod, pivot tab, springs, end connections, and hardware
Outter transmission shaft linkage, SB, SS, black, adapts transmission shift shaft on chassis to transmission control rod on control panel
Item#
30, 36, 45 SB Collector Assembly DiagramKey - Year Model 2012/13
GXi Part
Description
Number
Lower handle bar frame, SB grey, 30mm lower handle bar with hardware to connect to chassis
Transmission belt idle pulley assembly, SB, SS, includes idle pulley, radiused pivot arm, pivot bushing, tension spring and hardware
18
B04712
19
B04912
20
B05011
Crankshaft pulley assemlby, SB, SS, includes double‐v impeller driving pulley, transmission timing belt driving pulley, retaining spacers, key, and hardware
21
B05612
Transmission shift assembly, SB, SS, includes friction wheel shifting shaft, front shaft mount, outer transmission shift linkage, and hardware
22
B09311
Friction wheel aluminum drive disc assemly, SB, SS, includes aluminum timing pulley / drive disc mounted to transmission pivot plate
23
B09412
24
B09711
25
B02110
Discharge chute deflector cable, SB, SS, includes spring, spring guides and hardware
26
B01810
27
B00412
28
B03012
29
B10612
30
31
32
33
B08012
B11112
B11212
B11312
Chute direction control cable, SB, SS
Headlight switch and wiring harness, SB, SS, with two pin connectors, includes wire loom
One hole strap with rubber liner, SB, SS, retains chute rotation and deflector cables with mounting bolt
Auger/Impeller and transmission cable guide pulley kit, SB, SS, includes cable guide pulleys and mounting brackets
Chassis assembly hardware kit, SB, SS
Transmission pivot plate tab with hardware, SS, SB
Control panel cover, SB grey, with hardware
Wheel spacers, SB, SS, sets proper wheel clearance from chassis
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Snow blower wheel retaining shoulder bolt, Set of 2, SB, SS
Intermediate transmission shaft, SB, SS, hex shaft / small driving gear with bearings, snap rings, and hardware
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Replacement Parts
30SB, 36SB, 45SB
To order replacement parts, visit our web-site at www.serviceandwarrantyonline.com
Or dial Toll Free 1-800-393-0668 Monday-Friday 8AM-5PM
OEM Replacement Parts
Engine Parts
GXi Part Number
E10211
B01712
B09612
Fuel Primer Bulb Kit: Includes primer bulb assembly, fuel line, and 2 clamps. Models: 30SB,
30SS, 36SB, 36SS, 45SB, 45SS
Fuel Tank with gas cap, fuel valve, fuel line, and clamps for 420cc Snow Blower Engine. Models: 36SB, 36SS, 45SB, 45SS
Oil Fill Plug and Gasket for 420cc & 302cc Snow blower Engine. Models: 30SB, 30SS, 36SB,
36SS, 45SB, 45SS
E11512
Engine Assembly - 302cc Electric Start (Includes complete ready to run engine assembly with
fuel tank and recoil. Does NOT include crankshaft pulleys.) Models: 30SS, 30SB
E07612
Engine Assembly - 420cc Electric Start (Includes complete ready to run engine assembly with
fuel tank and recoil. Does NOT include crankshaft pulleys.) Models: 36SB, 36SS, 45SB, 45SS
E10811
Engine Recoil Assembly for 302cc Snow blower Engine. Models: 30SS, 30SB
E07910
Engine Recoil Assembly for 420cc Snow blower Engine. Models: 36SB, 36SS, 45SB, 45SS
E11311
Carburetor Assembly for 302cc Snow blower Engine. Models: 30SS, 30SB
E08010
Carburetor Assembly for 420cc Snow blower Engine. Models: 36SB, 36SS, 45SB, 45SS
E08110
Snow blower Safety Key Models: 30SB, 30SS, 36SB, 36SS, 45SB, 45SS
E08210
Fuel Tank Lid. Models: 30SB, 30SS, 36SB, 36SS, 45SB, 45SS
E09211
Snow blower fuel tank screen. Models: 30SB, 30SS, 36SB, 36SS, 45SB, 45SS
E10411
Muffler Cover for 302cc Snow blower Engine. Models: 30SS, 30SB
E10311
Engine Cover for 302cc Snow blower Engine. Models: 30SS, 30SB
E09311
Engine Cover for 420cc Snow blower Engine. Models: 36SB, 36SS, 45SB, 45SS
E09411
Muffler Cover for 420cc Snow blower Engine. Models: 36SB, 36SS, 45SB, 45SS
E09511
Muffler Assembly for 420cc Snow blower Engine. Includes muffler and elbow and air check
valve. Models: 36SB, 36SS, 45SB, 45SS
E09612
Oil Fill and Drain Assembly. Includes oil fill neck, dipstick, drain tube and drain bolt. For 420cc &
302cc Snow blower Engine. Models: 30SB, 30SS, 36SB, 36SS, 45SB, 45SS
E10611
120V Electric Start Assembly for 302cc Snowblower Engines. Models: 30SS, 30SB
E09711
120V Electric Start Assembly for 420cc Snowblower Engines. Models: 36SB, 36SS, 45SB, 45SS
E09811
E09911
E10012
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Description
EPA Approved Fuel line - Preformed for 420cc snowblower engine. Includes hose clamps.
Models: 36SB, 36SS, 45SB, 45SS
Snow blower engine on/off switch. Includes safety key. Models: 30SB, 30SS, 36SB, 36SS,
45SB, 45SS
Plastic choke knob for 420cc & 302cc Snowblower engines. Models: 30SB, 30SS, 36SB, 36SS,
45SB, 45SS
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Limited Warranty & Service
30SB, 36SB, 45SB
Length of Warranty: *(from the date of original retail purchase)
Products Covered by this Warranty
Noncommercial/
Nonrental
Commercial
Rental
Engine
24 months
90 days
90 days
Transmission
Snow blower
12 months
12 months
90 days
90 days
90 days
90 days
*LENGTH OF WARRANTY: Batteries supplied with applicable products as standard, original equipment are covered by this warranty for a period of
90 days from the date of original retail product purchase. Consumable parts such as oil, spark plugs, filters, dirty carburetors, and augers/impeller
are not covered by this warranty.
To Qualify for this Warranty
The product must be purchased in the United States from a dealer authorized by GXi Outdoor Power, LLC to sell those products. This warranty
applies to first retail purchaser/owner during the applicable warranty time period. SAVE YOUR PROOF OF PURCHASE RECEIPT.
What GXi Outdoor Power Will Repair or Replace under Warranty
GXi will repair or replace, at its option, any part that is proven to be defective in material or workmanship under normal use during the applicable
warranty time period subject to the exclusions stated herein. This warranty is void if the owner fails to follow the prescribed maintenance and
operating procedures described in this manual. This specifically refers to ensuring routine lubrication and oil changes are made, that fuel stabilizer
is used when the product is stored and that the product is not overloaded.
GXi has the right to recover warranty administration costs from the owner if the root cause of the malfunction is found to be other than defective
material or workmanship. In particular, this warranty does not cover: contaminants in the fuel or oil; damage caused by not following the
prescribed warnings and operating practices; failure to follow proper maintenance and storage procedures; and physical damage due to misuse,
shipping, handling or storage.
Warranty repairs will be made without charge for parts and labor for the first year.
Anything replaced under warranty becomes the property of GXi. Parts replaced under warranty will be considered as part of the original product
and any warranty on those parts will expire coincident with the original product warranty.
To Obtain Warranty Service
You must take the BEAST product, accessory, replacement part, apparel or the power equipment on which the accessory or replacement part is
installed, and proof of purchase, at your expense, to any BEAST service location in the United States, who is authorized to service that product,
during the service location’s normal business hours. If you are unable to obtain warranty service, or are dissatisfied with the warranty service you
receive, take the following steps: First, contact the manager of the service center involved; normally this will resolve the problem. However, if you
should require further assistance, write or call the GXi Parts and Service, LLC.
Exclusions
This warranty does not cover: normal wear, contaminants in the fuel or oil; damage as a result of use in an application for which the product was
not designed; damage caused by incorporation or use of unsuitable attachments or parts, unauthorized alteration, or other misuse and neglector;
damage caused by failure to follow the prescribed warnings, operating practices, proper maintenance and storage procedures; parts affected or
damaged by accident and/or collision; damage due to shipping, handling, storage or any causes other than defects in material or workmanship of
the product. The customer is responsible for transporting the snow-blower to and from the service center. Pick Up & Delivery will depend on if the
service center provides this service, and will be made at the owner’s expense.
Disclaimer of Consequential Damage and Limitation of Implied Warranties
GXi disclaims any responsibility for loss of time or use of the product, transportation, commercial loss, or any other incidental or consequential
damage. Any implied warranties are limited to the duration of this written limited warranty.
THIS WARRANTY IS VOID IF THE MANUFACTURING DATE AND THE SERIAL NUMBER ON THE EQUIPMENT HAS BEEN REMOVED OR THE
EQUIPMENT HAS BEEN MODIFIED.
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 BEAST 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.
The emission control systems on your BEAST engine were designed, built, and certified to conform with EPA regulations. We recommend the use of genuine BEAST parts
whenever you have maintenance done. These original-design replacement parts are manufactured to the same standards as the original parts, so you can be confident of
their performance. The use of replacement parts that are not of the original design and quality may impair the effectiveness of your emission control system. A manufacturer
of an aftermarket part assumes the responsibility that the part will not adversely affect emission performance. The manufacturer or re-builder of the part must certify that use
of the part will not result in a failure of the engine to comply with emission regulations. Emission controls are covered by this warranty for all uses for a period of 2 years
from original retail purchase date, this coverage extends to subsequent owners of the product with proof of original purchase. For emissions warranty service call 1-800-3930668 or e-mail customerservice@gxioutdoorpower.com .
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