Gator Pit of Texas Custom BBQ Pits

Texas Premier 2036 Pellet COOKER

Total Package Price:  $2,995.00


Upgrade size to a GP2436PC Texas Premier II for a Total Package Price:  $3,495.00

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Gator Pit did not invent the wheel.  We just made a better wheel.  That is what our Pellet Cooker is today.  Gator Pit has raised the bar in the Pellet Grill industry with this Gator Pit.  Heavy duty welded construction, ¼” thick steel, large commercial all-weather casters, and more.  Does not arrive in a cardboard box and you will not have to spend hours assembling our Pellet Cooker.  Arrives ready to fire up and start cooking.  Made in Houston, Texas USA.  See full description below.


*For more information pertaining to the Hopper and PID controller please visit  Although Gator Pit of Texas is not the manufacturer of the Hopper or controller, our customers do have a one (1) year limited warranty on the Hopper parts and controller that is covered thru Smoke Daddy Inc (SDI).  All customers will receive the full detailed written warranty on the Hopper Assembly when you receive your Gator Pit Pellet Cooker to retain for your records.  All customers will also receive full written Owner’s Manual on the Gator Pit Pellet Cooker.  Rest assured, your Gator Pit is covered.  Hopper components are covered for that one year and your Gator Pit grill is covered under our Limited Life Time Warranty listed on our website.


Gator Grill/Smoke section:

Approximately 400 pounds total weight


Lower sliding food rack is approximately 20” x 33”


Upper split food pull-out food racks are apprx. 8” x 33” each.  Both racks inserted are apprx. 16’ x 33”.  Insert one rack or both racks for additional cooking capacity.  Making apprx. 1188 square cooking inches.


¼” thick new pipe x 20” Diameter x 36” Long food/smoke chamber


¼” thick end caps or side walls


¼” steel construction allows for better heat retention and less fuel consumption.  This provides a longer burn time at a set cooking temperature


Fully welded door flanges to prevent heat and smoke from escaping the chamber and last-forever stainless steel cool touch handle


One Probe hole/port for wired thermometers


Drop Down 12” deep x 35” Long 304 Brushed stainless steel front shelf with Gator etching. Stainless steel rivets attach the stainless top to the angle frame, which is completely welded to the smoke chamber.  Stainless has welded corners and 1” legs on three sides for a smooth custom fit.


Legs and lower storage area are completely welded angle iron with ¾” expanded metal mesh


Gator’s signature adjustable dual Birdhouse stacks which provide a more even heat distribution by pulling heat and smoke left and right of the smoke chamber.  Each stack is equipped with last-forever stainless steel cool touch handles


11 gauge thick removable grease pan for easy clean up


11 gauge thick removable firepot heat shield to assist in spreading heat out


Large 2” brass ball valve grease drain


Side push/pull handle with two last-forever stainless steel cool touch handles


Four commercial all-weather heavy duty 2” x 5” casters.  Two swivel with easy to use foot brakes to lock and secure your cooker in place.  Two rigid.  All four have grease zerks to lubricate axle and bearings.



Hopper Description and features:  Manufactured by Smoke Daddy-Pellet Pro


Larger Hopper Capacity (35lbs Total).  Easily holds 20 pounds of pellets

Hopper Baffling System (Directs pellets into auger more easily)

36,000 BTUs


PID controller set in 5 degree increments.  PID controller can be removed and upgraded by the customer, should you want to go with WIFI, mobile phone APP, etc controllers.  Plug and Play, so to speak.  It is the customer’s responsibility to ensure any aftermarket modifications will work with this Pellet Pro Hopper Assembly.  Gator is not responsible for any aftermarket modifications by the customer.  And, any implied/express warranty is void.


Temp range: 160°F-450°F

2rpm auger


Upgraded 9-hole burn pot; creates a more efficient burn


Combustion fan facilitates a natural convection throughout the grill area


Smoke Setting & Grill Setting


Improved Hot Rod Design


100% Digitally Controlled


Requires 110v outlet; ±10%



Extra Long 5ft long RTD Probe

5ft Meat Probe

Hopper is removable from the smoke chamber

Complete Hopper Instructions

Operating Voltage: AC 110V ±10%, 60Hz


The hopper assembly is 18" from the center of the burn pot to the mounting edge of hopper in order for the burn pot/fire pot to be as close to the center of the smoke chamber as possible.


The PID Controller Operates where the fan motor and auger motor pulsate at different times. It will operate differently than other controller brands to maintain a stable temperature.


The auger motor is designed to "float" inside of the hopper assembly.  It may appear loose, although that is the design.


Your Gator Pit Pellet Cooker is tested prior to our customers receiving the unit.  Pellet Pro tests each Hopper Assembly prior to sale.  Gator Pit tests each complete Gator Pit Pellet Cooker prior to leaving our facility.  We ensure all is in working order before our customers receive their GP Pellet Cooker.  Know that when you receive your GP2036PC, you can start cooking.



Gator’s CUSTOM PRO SHOP Options Available:  Limited ONLY to the custom options listed below  Due to your Gator’s unique design & customization, lead time will be extended from the standard featured model above.


Paper towel hanger on front shelf $39.95


Utensil hanger $15.00 each, fabricated by Gator Pit.


BBQ Rubs: Riley's Red Rub, Riley's Sweet Pecan, Smoky and Bold  - 1 lb. bag of your choice $12.99 Each


BBQ Sauce: Riley's Triple R BBQ Sauce- 16 oz. bottle $7.99 Each





Gator Pit of Texas, LP

11161 West Little York Road

Houston, Texas 77041-5015 USA

Our office hours (Central Time)

Monday thru Friday: 8:00AM to 4:00PM

Saturday and Sunday:Office is closed

Office: 713-896-0144

Toll Free: 1-866-869-5166

Fax: 713-896-8857

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