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Poulan Pro PR827ES 27-Inch 205cc Briggs & Stratton 800 Series Gas Powered Two-Stage Snow Thrower With Electric Start 961920043 (Discontinued by Manufacturer)

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3.3 out of 5 stars 14 customer reviews

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  • 27-inch Two Stage Snow Thrower
  • Electric Start
  • Remote deflector
  • 23-inch Intake Height
  • Non-CARB Compliant/Not For Sale In California
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Product Description

Product Description

Poulan Pro 800 Series Briggs & Stratton 27-inch electric start 2 Stage Snow Thrower PR827ES. Poulan Pro snow throwers are built like a tank and balanced for heavy snow. Easy out of the box set up (10 minutes), Long life and easy to service. Ergonomic handle and easy to use controls that have a single motion. High performance auger/impeller with a high velocity discharge. Super-slow speed for heavy and deep snow. Optimized styling / high performance skid adjustment and single motion chute adjustment control. The Poulan Pro PR827ES also includes the following specifications: Briggs & Stratton Engine. 12-by-12-inch diameter auger/impeller. Loop style. Standard speed drive. Remote deflector. Regular light. Interlock. 23-inch intake height. Light. Interlock. Optional drift cutter and weight bar. 16-by-4-inch wheels.

The Poulan Pro PR827ES Snow Thrower features an electric start, powerful engine, and 27-inch-wide coverage, making it ideal for snow removal on sidewalks and driveways. The PR827ES is well-suited for residential use in areas with moderate-to-heavy snowfall. This heavy-duty snow thrower has deep-tread tires and comfortable loop handles for maximum maneuverability on snowy terrain. What's more, an easily accessible control panel keeps you in control of the auger, throttle, discharge chute, and snow deflector.

The Poulan Pro
PR827ES Snow Thrower
At a Glance:
  • Powerful 205-cc Briggs and Stratton OHV engine
  • Electric and manual start
  • 27-inch-wide coverage for moderate to heavy snowfall
  • 2-stage snow thrower technology
  • 16-inch deep-tread tires; flood headlight
  • 2-year limited warranty

OHV engine with electric start
is designed for use in cold weather.
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Powerful, Reliable Engine with Electric Start
The PR827ES is powered by a reliable 205-cc Briggs and Stratton OHV engine that is designed for use in colder climates. There are two ways to start the engine: electric or traditional recoil starting. Electric starting fires up the engine by using the included power cord connected to a standard 120-volt outlet, and then pressing the electric start button located on the engine. The engine will start without priming.

The deep-tread 16-inch tires are powered for easy maneuvering over snowy terrain. The drive speed lever controls the snow thrower's speed and direction (forward/reverse). The traction drive lever allows the user to quickly engage or disengage the drive system.

Two-Stage Snow Removal Clears Deep Snow
With a wide 27-inch x 23-inch (W x H) intake and two-stage snow throwing capability, the PR827ES is able to clear snow more efficiently than a single-stage model. Two-stage snow thrower technology employs an auger with an additional impeller for greater efficiency--removing snow faster and throwing it farther. The adjustable skid plate allows alterations to the height of the scraper bar for use on a variety of surfaces, including concrete, dirt, and ice.

The discharge chute and deflector are controlled remotely, allowing the snow to be directed away from the user and thrown at a chosen distance. An integrated tool facilitates quick cleaning of the discharge chute.

Conveniently Located Control Panel for Easy Operation
The PR827ES features a convenient control panel for managing the various functions of the machine. Located between the comfortable loop handle grips, this panel allows the user to control the drive system's speed and direction, the deflector's angle and direction, auger operation, and engage or disengage the drive system--all within arm's reach.

An integrated flood light illuminates the work path for easier removal of snow in low-light conditions.

The PR827ES weighs 265 pounds and uses a 12-inch diameter auger and 12-inch diameter impeller. It is backed by a two-year limited warranty.

What's in the Box
PR827ES Snow Thrower, power cord, safety ignition key, multi-wrench, and user manual.

Product Details

  • Shipping Weight: 280 pounds
  • Domestic Shipping: This item is available for shipping in the U.S. except for California and to select countries outside the U.S.
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  • Item model number: PR827ES
  • Average Customer Review: 3.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (14 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #502,183 in Patio, Lawn & Garden (See Top 100 in Patio, Lawn & Garden)
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Customer Reviews

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By RLW on February 13, 2008
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Arrived in perfect condition. It took longer to get out of the box/crate than it did to setup about 30 min. Read the instructions, fueled it up, started it up (first pull by the way), and I was out throwing old snow from the cities snow plows so far I had to watch out for the neighbors windows and cars. I haven't even tried the electric starter yet, that will be the test for today's predicted storm. This machine is heavy and well built, and if you let it do the work it is very satisfying to use. I'm actually looking forward to the next heavy wet storm. If you want a heavy duty machine then this one should be on your list. Thanks Poulan and Amazon. Oct. 27, 2010 9" of heavy snow today machine still started on the first pull and blasted through the mess! Great machine!
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By Pen Name on December 28, 2009
I was a little skeptical about the brand because I have heard mediocre reports about Poulan's other power tools. But, this thing works really well and has a ton of features for the price. Yes, the speed control could be a little more refined, but once I get it where I want it I have little reason to change it very often so it doesn't bother me much. Suprisingly, I find the headlight to be a nice feature- I thought that seemed a little gratuitous at first. Can't comment on the machine's longevity, but I'm hopeful.

FYI- Most of the things Johnny O complained about in his 1 star review (the only review under 4 stars as of this review) are not true for my machine including: there is a control lever for both the discharge rotation and deflector angle, no 'wheelie' problem (althought that seems like a stretch to call a problem IMHO), it does have one hand control of both the drive and auger, the control levers are VERY easy to move (I am wondering if Johnny realizes that you need to press them in lightly to unlock them and allow them to move???). Yes it is loud. It is an 8HP snow blower! It does not strike me as louder or having more vibration than any of the several other brands I have used over the years.
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Great buy. Bought it back in October before any snow in Utah and it was delivered on time and put in my garage. Set up was easy, about a half hour. Waited for snow. Snow came, blizzard warning. Run for the hills this is the storm of the decade. Um, storm only laid 5 inches of powder. Still not a bad start, I guess. Snow thrower threw powder 20-25 feet. Sun came out the next day and melted snow. I took this baby out for a real test in the street along the north curb that was soaked with wet snow from plow. It did a nice job. Threw wet snow 8-10 feet. Slowest speed is still a little fast for the wet stuff but it was manageable. Machine is well balanced and handles rather easily. Reverse gear is nice but should be faster if needed. Full speed forward nearly dragged me up my driveway. This thing will get you noticed; headlight, big snow throwing arc, and nice yellow and black paint. Briggs and Strat engine purrs like a tiger. Owner's manual is well thought out and all parts of all systems schematically laid out nice with part numbers. For the price, free delivery, B&S engine, and my Sears store will service it if necessary....I gotta give this 5 stars.
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I've used this machine six times now, in snow ranging from 2-7 inches. The one good thing I can say about it is that it does go through deep snow, plow drifts and wet snow with little problem. (see comment section - only applies if you keep things adjusted)

Now to the bad stuff:

The manufacturer description claims that the machine has 'EZ power steering system". This is NOT true and both the manufacturer and Amazon have admitted this. This is a big deal as it is a heavy machine that is not easy to turn. Precision is not a feature of this product. It goes where it wants to go, you just hold on and try to get it to go where you want. If you hit grass or such it actually tends to move towards it and it is hard to get it back on the right path.

As mentioned in other reviews, the speed selection is fairly random and hard to get right. This became especially difficult when my speed control pulley fell off. In the six uses I have had with this machine I have already lost two parts. The thing shakes like a beast and anything loose is going to come off. The speed pulley is not a user installed part and would be difficult to determine that it requires checking prior to usage. I've had to improvise on bolts to get it working again.

Using the machine does take some getting used to. Even at the slowest speeds the start up usually involves a "Wheely", with the machine jumping off the ground and leaving a pile of snow in it's wake. Return trips are par for the course.

The manual for this machine, which is specific to the PR8527ES, tells you how to set up the remote chute control. This model does not have that feature, although it would be a very 'nice to have'.
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Not much that I can say bad about this machine. One down side is that the speed control lever is designed such that it is difficult to get the correct speeds every time - takes some getting used to and even then is a challenge. It is also not very easy to manuever - wish it had power steering, but once you get used the machine it's manageable. I wish the snow chute would adjust in smaller increments. Moving the snow chute from the operators control (instead of a hand crank) is really nice though.

Strong points: This machine goes through the heavy snow very well. It does a great job scraping even if the snow has melted and refrozen - I was very impressed as my older snowblower didn't even come close to the performance of this machine. It goes through the heavy snow really well, though the really wet stuff does require a slow speed and smaller cuts as you would expect. Very good traction. No need for chains on this machine since the weight seems well balanced on the rear wheels (can cause the front to jump a bit on the bumps though).

I would recommend this machine and buy it again.
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