Poulan Pro PR624ES
Ok to fair
I bought mine from Home Depot in December 2012, within the first two weeks the recoil broke, granted it was -20 to -30 degrees out. Next the chock lever broke and the primer line was rotted. Once I was able to get the thing to run it would do a pretty decent job at clearing my driveway. It would be better if I had chains on the tires as my driveway has a pretty long incline. Next winter I am getting the windshield/cover so the snow doesn't get thrown back in my face.
July 4, 2013
24" Poulan Pro Snowthrower
Great bang for the buck- easy to assemble, started on 2nd pull out of the crate! A little heavier than it looks, and turning is a learned skill, but snow was never a challenge for it. Even the drift the snowplow made wasn't a problem. Just kept right on going! Tires get great traction- though will dig into your gravel driveway more than you think.
I am getting an arc from the chute to the part that turn it, though. not sure if that's good...
March 31, 2013
I can't say enough about Poulan Pro!
Failed out of box, parts not tightened down at the factory. Customer Service failed to send a bolt that would fix it. Please thank Hal in North Carolna for me.
March 14, 2013
Registering my Snow Thrower
I tried 3 times on the Poulan website to register my new snow thrower - but nothing came up to say it went through, just went back to the blank register screen AND there is no place on the website to e-mail them! I shouldn't have to call just to register.
So now I have rec'd 3 emails that I registered it!!!
I bought the snow thrower because it had good ratings, but I may not be able to try it out until next winter.
March 9, 2013
Great Solid Build!!!
Just bought this and only tried it out once so far.
Tons of power and really well built. Almost total construction is STEEL, not plastic!!! I can see this really lasting a long time. Time will tell.
January 2, 2013
Great Quality Machine
I bought this snow blower from my local Menards with a coupon and payed about the same as similar size models. From the minute I uncrated this thing I knew I would be set for the next decade or so. This thing is built great! The tires are burly and keep their grip. The auger has notches to break up solid snow and throw it with some serious force. The controls are easy to manage and the only thing that needs to be adjusted away from the handles is the chute height. The chute rotates very easily with the control lever. To get this thing fired up all I had to do was add gas, choke, give a couple of prime pumps and a light pull. It started super easy and being used to pulling an old Toro I almost fell down because the pull was so light. It has the electric start but I wanted to try the recoil handle first. Runs great, no rattling or noises. On full speed in light snow i almost have to jog behind the snow blower. Once I slowed it down in some decent snow I cleared my drive in record time. It gets all the way to the concrete with no snow leftover! Definitely a great snow blower and I recommend it to everyone. I just wish I had more snow to keep putting the Poulan Pro to the test.
Bottom line: GO OUT AND BUY ONE!!
May 22, 2012
2 winters of snow
I've had this PR 624ES for two full winters now. It starts like a champ and handles any snow. There is no reason to spend more money if you have a moderate size driveway. Mine is a two car and about 40 feet long with a 50 foot stretch of sidewalk.
It's built solid and has run with no problem. It even bulldogs the mountain the city snowplow driver leaves me every time immediately after I finish blowing. :-#
My ONLY Issue, and it's one someone else has raised, is the bolt on the flywheel that drives the belts....mine came loose in the first season and stopped me dead in my tracks. I had it fixed and back up and running in 30 minutes #this included a run-through of every other bolt head to tighten...and I found 2 that were extremely loose). Since then, zero isues.
It doesn't make me one bit hesitant to buy Poulan, but they obviously need to beef up their final quality check. Fix this and you have a solid product with no cutting corners like some other brands.
For the consumer: checking the bolt heads as you are first joining the blower head to the engine/body is an easy thing since you have access to the inside wheel. Do this and you will be soild.
April 20, 2012
Still in repair shop
Fortunately we only had one storm this winter. Blower didn't run well at all. Brought to your dealer in Groton,Mass(Myette Power Equipment). Still waiting for parts!!!!!!!
March 27, 2012