10/18/2016

Poulan Pro Debuts New Backpack Blowers

CHARLOTTE, N.C. [Oct. 18, 2016] — While we all enjoy the arrival of fall — the beautiful colors, the aroma of pumpkin pie, and the sounds of leaves crunching under our feet — the season also brings additional chores around the yard. With falling leaves lurking around the corner, Poulan Pro® today announces a new line of Backpack Blowers that are comfortable, versatile, easy to use, and powerful enough to tackle Mother Nature’s fury.

As Poulan Pro’s most powerful yet, these blowers have incredible high-velocity air speeds that stand up to leaves, grass, and other stubborn debris. Ideal for year-round clean-up, and ergonomically designed for comfort and reduced fatigue, these backpack blowers are a perfect choice for homeowners and small business owners with 1/2-acre yards and larger.

Features:
• Powerful two-cycle engines with airspeeds (up to 220 mph) and airflow (up to 490 cfm) capable of tremendous blowing capacity
• Heavy-duty design for long life, even with the toughest clean-up tasks like clearing wet, heavy leaves and debris
• Ergonomic design with heavy-duty frame; soft-grip throttle/handle; large, adjustable shoulder straps; and padded, load-reducing harness for superior comfort, minimal strain, and reduced fatigue
• Intuitive, easy-to-use, easy-to-reach controls for effortless operation
• Cruise control and variable speed control for simple operation and precise operator control 

“Backpack blowers are a must-have for homeowners with large yards or long driveways,” said Steve Pawl, Vice President of Product and Brand Marketing. “The all-new Poulan Pro backpack blowers are impressive. They’re engineered for ultimate comfort, with the weight supported by the user’s back and shoulders, rather than arms, lessening user fatigue. Backpack blowers might require a larger investment, but they pack a lot more punch than handheld blowers, and nothing can speed up outdoor clean-up tasks like a backpack blower.”

Two new Poulan Pro backpack blower models are available (PR48BT and PR46BT). Featuring wind speeds up to 220 mph and air volume up to 490 cfm, both have incredible high-velocity airstreams to handle big blowing tasks with ease.

“As soon as leaves start falling, homeowners and small business owners break out their blowers,” continued Pawl. “But blowers aren’t just for cleaning up leaves – they’re useful all year long. They’re handy for cleaning up grass clippings, sticks, pinecones, sand, dirt, and even light snow. Users really need to try one to fully appreciate how powerful and productive they are. They not only move lot of air, they’re comfortable and really easy to use.”

All Poulan Pro blowers are backed by a two-year limited warranty, or optional three-year extended warranty with purchase of two canisters of Poulan Pro-branded pre-mixed fuel + oil at time of original blower purchase. The PR46BT model is available exclusively at Lowe’s, while the PR48BT model is available at home improvement centers, hardware stores, and mass merchants across North America. Suggested retail price is $219.

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About Poulan Pro:
Founded in 1944 by veteran lumberjack Claude Poulan in Shreveport, Louisiana, the Poulan Saw Company got its start manufacturing two-man chainsaws. By the early 1950s, Poulan had earned its spot as a respected brand among U.S. loggers, and over the next two decades, the chainsaw range was broadened to meet growing demand with professional loggers, as well as users outside of the logging community. Today, Poulan Pro manufactures a broad line of rugged, high-performance outdoor power equipment including riding lawn mowers, garden tractors, zero-turn mowers, walk-behind mowers, chainsaws, trimmers, blowers, brushcutters, hedge trimmers, pole saws, garden tillers, and snow throwers. Poulan Pro products are sold through professional outdoor power equipment dealers, as well as home centers, hardware stores, and mass merchants. With U.S. headquarters based in Charlotte, N.C., the company operates multiple manufacturing facilities across North America. Poulan Pro is a part of Sweden-based Husqvarna Group’s global portfolio of brands. For more information, visit www.poulanpro.com.


Media Contact:
Kelly Rouse
Communications Manager
704-921-6877
kelly.rouse@husqvarnagroup.com