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Old 04-07-2011, 09:03 AM
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Who Makes the Beast From HD

What the hell is this Beast mower? HD is now a dealer for alleged commercials. Where do you get it repaired when it breaks? Sounds fishy to me
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Old 04-07-2011, 09:10 AM
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You get it repaired in your own garage by yourself or you take it to another dealer and he charges you for it.
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Old 04-07-2011, 02:24 PM
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What the hell is this Beast mower? HD is now a dealer for alleged commercials. Where do you get it repaired when it breaks? Sounds fishy to me
Its called a Zbeast. I just heard about them from a guy at work looking to get one. Turns out he thought he could get a big discount on it because he knew someone high up at HD, but they couldnt do it on that model so he got a resi Cub Cadet Z with a fabricated deck.

I told him I had never heard of Zbeast, but he showed me the website for it, what a crazy assed name.

http://www.beastpowerequipment.com/54zb.php

Still doesnt look like its more than semi-commercial grade to me (Freedom Z,Fast Trak, Bad Boy ZT,etc).
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Old 04-07-2011, 02:36 PM
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Another toy aimed at people with more money than common sense. The new guy with a tax refund or his 401k money will also think its a real commercial mower. I've seen few shiny new BB zt's and JD 225's on trailers this year. Lots o luck when it breaks.
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Old 04-07-2011, 03:18 PM
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I am guessing its made in China. I suggest getting a boat if it breaks and taking it there.
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Old 04-07-2011, 03:27 PM
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Northern tool sells the same mower under two different names. The first name is Dek. The other name is Stanley Mowers. The Stanley mower is yellow and black just like all Stanley tools. The Home depot version is powered by Subaru engines, the Dek and Stanley version have Honda engines. A company in N.C. called GXI distributes the Dek version. I don't know if it is an imported mower or not. Probably is though.
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Old 04-07-2011, 03:34 PM
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Here is a thread all about these mowers. There is some interesting info later on when the rep from GXI joins the discussion.

http://www.lawnsite.com/showthread.p...ght=home+depot
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Old 04-07-2011, 03:50 PM
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That thread like a few others opened a couple peoples eyes. American made or assembled has very different realities than what people are led to believe. Richard Martin can explain the subtle nuances very well. Companies are more concerned with marketing strategies than R&D and customer service these days.
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Old 04-07-2011, 04:23 PM
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yeah like i said on that thread, dont buy them. commie crap and no service behind the purchase. the cheap tube steel alone on the handlebars steers me away!
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Old 04-07-2011, 05:02 PM
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China mower with some assembly in the US. Forget getting them repaired in a timley manner. Even the GXI guy said best turn around is two weeks. Others say much much longer.
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