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Poulan Pro PR240 - 179cc dual stage 498$ (Walmart Anniversary)

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What's the verdict in this? I can't find anything on the Web about this brand/model
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It is amazingly cheap!

It is an incredible deal for those who plan to buy a snowblower for this winter. I don't think there will be anything like it after that until the end of the winter (if even)
AtticusFinch wrote: currently $857USD on amazon with decent reviews. dont know much else about it though.
That is the electric start version, but I guess that would be the only difference.
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alkizmo wrote: That is the electric start version, but I guess that would be the only difference.
thanks, edited. not sure if electric start is worth the extra $? are pull starts a pain to get going in the winter if garage stored?

edit: the walmart descrition says manual or pull start which is conflicting. according to the model #, its an electric start unless theres two versions. i think this is the pull start but with a different model #:
http://www.amazon.com/Poulan-Pro-961920 ... B00LHN4J3I
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AtticusFinch wrote: thanks, edited. not sure if electric start is worth the extra $? are pull starts a pain to get going in the winter if garage stored?
I only use the electric start for the first start of the season. After that, a single pull or two works for me, even if it was sitting outside for a few weeks. I have a sno-tek.
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My question is, it is enough for blowing out the front and side of car shelter ?
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I read somewere that 179cc is not enough for a dual stage. Any advise please?
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tbtaoufiq wrote: I read somewere that 179cc is not enough for a dual stage. Any advise please?
I'm debating because of that..
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I have the B&S 14.5 TP 27 " only used the electric start when it was new first time to start it.

Starts 1/4 pull every time.
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i have a craftsman snowblower. electric start never used. pull start is best. starts in one shot. also in heavy snow 157 cc would be a bit weak . just my opinion though
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alkizmo wrote: I only use the electric start for the first start of the season. After that, a single pull or two works for me, even if it was sitting outside for a few weeks. I have a sno-tek.
I have the manual start Sno-tek. Pull start works great all winter long. I change the oil, gas and spark plug every October. That first start is the only one that takes a little work to get going.

That being said, for a decent unit, this a great deal.
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179cc = ?? Horsepower

Thank you...
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DougO wrote: 179cc = ?? Horsepower

Thank you...
There is no direct conversion.
CC is just the cubic centiliter capacity of the cylinder(s).
A lot of other factors come into play.
However, you can compare CC between similar engines for identical applications (Blowing of said snow).
A typical 2-stage snow blower is >200cc
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My suggestion would be to go in and have a look at it and check it over. I got a Yardworks from CT a few years back for about the same price and it has its pros & cons. Biggest con is how the chute is operated. It has a handle that turns a spring but the spring doesn't fit snug enough and the chute starts moving on its own so I have to end up having to try and hold the chute with one hand while steering with the other.

Also the deflector is manual so if I need to adjust the angle of how the snow is thrown, I have to stop and unscrew a lever then try to eyeball the angle and then rescrew and go again. Not as efficient as the blowers that have a joystick type lever that you can both move the chute back and forth (plus locks) and also adjust the angle of the deflector.

This Poulon model shows "manual deflector" so that is why I suggest you go in and play with it to see if it will work for your level of patience and precision.

Also check to see what engine is in this blower. Briggs & Straton are very good and will start up quite easily every time. It doesn't matter how good the machine is built if the engine won't start easily. ...not sure if this is relevant but I have a Poulon Pro chainsaw and it is a pain in the arse to start.

A 24" wide opening will work for most homeowners and is great for walkways and small driveways...just don't wait until the snow is 2ft deep before going out as it will clog and bog this down. When a major storm is hitting, you may have to go out 2-3 times.

Hope some of this helps.
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$498.
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Just checked Sears. Conversion was divide by 30 to get approximate HP but that's probably wrong. What you need us the foot pounds rating for the conversion. Any idea what it is for this model? The model I was looking at was 250cc @ 1150 ft. Lb. (can't remember rest) putting it at around 8 HP (I think) which is about what I need. The smaller one *might* be acceptable but not for heavy snow when the grader comes by and plows in my driveway or if it freezes...
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DougO wrote: Just checked Sears. Conversion was divide by 30 to get approximate HP but that's probably wrong. What you need us the foot pounds rating for the conversion. Any idea what it is for this model? The model I was looking at was 250cc @ 1150 ft. Lb. (can't remember rest) putting it at around 8 HP (I think) which is about what I need. The smaller one *might* be acceptable but not for heavy snow when the grader comes by and plows in my driveway or if it freezes...
my understanding is 25cc/hp
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My neighbor has a 179 cc and she seems to blow just fine.

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