Great Choice For: Gravel Driveways with Heavy Wet Snow

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Overall Score: 9.6 out of 10

What We Like:

  • The powerful LCT 254cc OHV engine is reliable and starts immediately with an electric start; no cranking necessary.
  • The improved steel augers ensure decreased clearing time with less clogging of wet snow.
  • A friction disc transmission offers 6 forward speeds and 1 reverse mode maneuvering the snow blower in various snowfall conditions.
  • It clears a 27-inch wide path through snowdrifts as high as 23 inches.
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The Poulan Pro PR271 is a gas-powered two-stage snow blower designed to clear heavy wet snow from your 3+-car driveway. It works as well on paved as gravel driveways. An electric start brings the robust and reliable LCT 254cc OHV engine to life even in the coldest conditions.

With an impressive 12.5 lb.-ft of torque, the engine drives the augers cutting through compact snow and ice. The 12-inch ribbon auger is made from high-grade steel; it cuts through snowdrifts and heavy snow with an intake height of 23 inches and clearing a path of 27 inches. The improved ribbon auger mixes the air and snow, resulting in reduced clearing time with better and easier handling of the snow. The impeller avoids clogging of the snow as it pushes it through the chute.

The friction disc transmission offers six forward speeds and one reverse mode maneuvering the snow blower through all types of snowfalls and conditions. The 15-inch tires have enough tread to work against slippery surfaces and slopes. The fuel tank holds 0.71 gallons of gas which should be enough to clear the snow in one run. Power steering makes it a breeze to control this heavy 240-pound snow blower, even with one hand.

Heated handles are ergo adjustable for easier handling of the snow blower when clearing various snow depths. The clear leans floodlight helps with visibility in poor light.

The snow blower has a 2-year warranty and the engine for 4 years.

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