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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- 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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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.
Top Customer Reviews
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.
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'.Read more ›
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.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I received it today. Freight had it 1/2 from my home, and said they may not be able to deliver it tomorrow because of expected snow storm. I picked it up. Read morePublished on January 11, 2011 by Amazon Customer
I purchased this after getting so much snow that the plow mounted on my lawn tractor was ineffective. Read morePublished on March 3, 2010 by E. Timmerman
Just set it up yesterday night. Took me approx. 60 min to assemble. Pretty much straight forward. Then the moment of truth: Put gas in, connected the extension cord, choke to... Read morePublished on December 23, 2009 by Frank
It was delivered off the truck and moved up my driveway (125') from the street. While I was opening the crate a plow came by and put a 3' berm infront of my driveway. Read morePublished on January 24, 2009 by Thomas L. Nihoul
My Snow blower arrived a bit late due to, of all things, no access to my house because of too much snow, but once unloaded and assembled it started up with the electric starter... Read morePublished on January 14, 2009 by Spokanite
I am glad I bought this out of season because it was cheaper. Everyone else thought I was crazy buying a snowblower in august. Method to my maddness, I saved 200$. Read morePublished on December 8, 2008 by Artty J.
I have used this snowblower quit a lot now and it works great, all my nieghbors can't believe how strong and far it throws even heavy snow. Read more