Beast 36 in and 45 inch Canadian Snow Blower Review
You may be tempted to buy one of the snow blowers because of the price but I do not recommend the 36 inch and 45 inch Stanley/Beast/DEK Snow Blowers at this time. I will review them when I get enough info and there is an established maintenance history and sales record.
But I will tell you what I know about them and let you make your own decision on whether they are right for you.
Beast Snow Blowers
Beast Snow Blowers as far as I can tell are made by dekpowerusa but not in the U.S.A.. DEK seems to be owned by Fuzhou D&J Power Co., Ltd DEK. dek-engine.com
These Snow Blowers are a poor excuse for a Snow Blower. For the same money you can buy a Craftsman, Ariens, Toro or Cub Cadet. These other snow blowers are proven winners and will last you years.
When I get a chance I specifically want to look at the drives, the frame welds, and parts availabilty. From the pictures on the websites I do not see any gussets at the normal stress points for these types of Snow Blowers. I have one customer over on Todaysmower.com that purchased a Beast Zero-Turn mower and as of this review he has been waiting 4 months for parts.
I’m sure the quality is the normal perfect Chinese quality, but will they stand up to Canadian Snow Removal? When I get to see one I know enough about snow blowers to tell if they will last.
One last thing that bothers me about Fuzhou, the company that makes these mowers. They spend a great deal of time bragging about how they tried to buy diesel engine technology from Japan in 1990. They were unsuccessful, so they bought a few of the engines and then proceeded to copy the design and put it into production in 1997. With the technology they copied they produced the first GEN Set made on mainland China.
What do you know about these snow blowers? Do You own one? Leave your comments below: