Poulan Pro Backpack Blower

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by SJH Landscaping, Oct 10, 2003.

  1. SJH Landscaping

    SJH Landscaping LawnSite Member
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    I saw a Poulan Pro backpack blower at the dealer yesterday, and the specs claim that it produces 203 mph with a Kaw. engine. Is it worth looking at, I now it's a poulan not a Red Max.
     
  2. The Lawn Boy Pro

    The Lawn Boy Pro LawnSite Bronze Member
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    ya, but how much CFM?
     
  3. SJH Landscaping

    SJH Landscaping LawnSite Member
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    I think 490cfm.
     
  4. EJK2352

    EJK2352 LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Don't waste your money on that Poulan. I would spend the extra money for a Redmax EB 7001 or an Echo PB 750. You can never have too much power in a backpack!!!
     
  5. K&J lawn

    K&J lawn LawnSite Member
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    I use one every day, it works just has good as those exspensive ones. worth the money.
     
  6. K&J lawn

    K&J lawn LawnSite Member
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    I use a poulan back pack every day, have had no problems,plenty of power also. I really don't think I wasted my money, just saved a few dollars.
     
  7. Team Gopher

    Team Gopher LawnSite Platinum Member
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    Here are the stats I found on that blower.

    # Backpack Gas Blower
    # 40.2 CC High Output Engine With 200 MPH & 400 CFM Results
    # Variable Speed Trigger Throttle Allows For Precise Speed Control
    # Anti-Vibration Handle Reduces Operator Fatique
    # 2 Year Limited Warranty
     
  8. gogetter

    gogetter Banned
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    I have two of them. Got mine new on ebay for $200 & $225 each with shipping included.
    I know some guys knock them, but for the money, I have NO complaints.
    Soon I will bite the bullet and buy the big Redmax, but only because of fall leaves. BUT, for the 90% of the season where I'm only blowing grass, the Poulan Pro's have worked great.

    My figuring was this, for the same price of ONE of the big boys, I now have TWO blowers that get the job done. So on the occasion that I have a helper, we each have a blower. Or one as a back up if I ever have a problem (which I haven't had yet, and they are going on 3rd season, albeit part time seasons).

    They are a big step up from my handheld Shin (same price by the way), but obviously not quite a Redmax EB7001. So if your budget is in the $200-250 range, I'd say go for the Poulan Pro for now.

    I will be selling one soon and putting that money towards a Redmax. And I'll still have a Poulan for my helper or as a back up.

    It's like graduating up. But doing it as money allows, rather then spend more then I can really afford at the time, or blowing my whole nut at one time on one tool.

    Good luck.
     

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