Poulan Pro Snow Thrower PR627ES – 27 Inch 208cc LCT Two-Stage Thrower With Electric Start 961920038

by Martin

in Gas snow blowers, Poulan snow blowers, Two stage snow blowers

The Poulan Pro PR627ES 27-Inch 208cc LCT Gas Powered Two-Stage Snow Thrower With Electric Start 961920038 is one of the best Poulan Pro snow blowers around.

It combines power, size and versatility with an affordable price to make it one of the most popular two stage snow blowers on the market.

With its 27 inch clearing width and its 208cc engine, it sits in the mid-point of two stage snow blowers class, which probably has a bearing on its popularity.

Features at a glance

  • 208cc LCT engine
  • 27 inch clearing width
  • 23 inch clearing depth
  • Discharge distance of up to 40 feet
  • Standard speed drive
  • Electric start

What can it do?

This Poulan Pro snow thrower’s 208cc OHV engine delivers 6.5 hp or around 9 feet per pound of torque. It therefore has the power to clear medium to large driveways and other areas around your home in pretty impressive time.

The 27 inch width means that you can cut a good size swathe with each pass and the 23 inch clearing height means that this machine is not troubled if you’ve let the snow build up or had a heavy fall.

It has a loop style 12 inch diameter serrated auger which enables it to cut through hard packed and icy snow with relative ease. The impeller will then throw that snow up to 40 feet away so you shouldn’t be troubled (or waste time) by having to clear areas more than once.

It also has a super slow speed setting so that that you can churn your way slowly and surely though the worst drifts that you have to face.

Is it easy to use?

Poulan Pro machines are generally designed for ease of use and this one doesn’t disappoint.

Let’s start with starting. The electric start gets you going in all conditions but the back-up recoil start is easy to use and reliable for when you need it.

Steering and handling are also pretty effective. The single hand interlock system lets you operate the main controls with one hand.

You need to set the speed and direction of travel first with the speed control lever. Then, squeeze the traction drive control lever to set the self-propelling drive system going and engage the auger with the auger control lever in order to start throwing snow.

Once the auger and traction drive control levers are both engaged, the auger control lever will be locked in position, enabling you to free up your right hand to adjust direction of the tough steel discharge chute.

it has a remotely adjustable chute deflector so that you can angle the snow where you want it to go.

The power of this snow thrower means that handling at higher speeds can sometimes be a bit of a challenge (although that is the case with more or less all higher powered two stage snow throwers).

The knack is to use slow speeds for heavy snow and faster speeds for when moving the snow thrower around or when dealing with lighter snow coverings. Poulan Pro recommends that “you use a slower speed until you are familiar with the operation of the snow thrower“.

Finally, adjustable skid plates enable you easily adjust the height of the auger to suit the ground surface you are clearing.

What safety features does it have?

All Poulan Pro snow throwers comply with American National Standards Institute safety standards.

This unit features both auger and impeller shear bolts which are designed to shear in the event that a blockage is caused by ice or a foreign object. This stops any damage occurring to other components. The shear bolts are easily replaced.

A safety ignition key is also used. This has to be inserted for the engine to start and run. You should remove it when the thrower is not in use.

Finally, a clearing tool is provided which you should use (with engine off and all moving parts stopped) in order to clear any debris from the auger housing area.

Is it worth buying?

The short answer is yes.

Assuming you don’t need a snow thrower in the larger size/power classes, this is a well regarded machine that delivers on its promises at a reasonable price.

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