Poulan Pro PR624ES
Really throws the snow
I had a 27" thrower before and that was 8 hp where this is 24" and only 6.5 hp so I thought it would not be as powerful as the old one. I was amazed that it is just about as powerful as the 8 hp with a horse and a half less. The 12" impeller and chute design really allow for high banks. We had more than usual snow this year and my banks were over nine feet high - the Poulan Pro kept on throwing the snow over them.
The only thing I really don't like is the small tires - the old thrower had 16" diameter tires that seemed to be better - this seems to make the front of the thrower ride up a little more than it should. It would be perfect with bigger wheels and tires.
Only other small irritation is the cable actuated chute is not as easy as it could be - I like it but seems like it will need service before anything else. I do like the fact the chute is steel - the old thrower had plastic and that needed to be replaced twice.
Engine starts easy - the electric starter is not really needed but I am retired and it is nice to have. Engine is pretty quiet for a small engine and very smooth.
March 10, 2014
Re: Pro PR624ES
Choke control shaft separated from choke body. It must be re-inserted before each start. Is there a fix?
This machine works extremely well as I am on my second winter. As long as starting instructions are followed it will start on first pull. With choke assembly problem I must always make sure the shaft is seated in housing. the vibration from the motor unseats the shaft in a matter of a few minutes. HELP PLEASE.
March 2, 2014
Transmission trouble after 3 years
Worked great but now gears grinding, no reverse. All of a sudden it seemed to stay in one gear and could only get it to run forward without gears grinding in the reverse position
February 17, 2014
I had purchased this machine 2 months ago and the skid plates are already worn out. I had contacted customer support and was told that they are not covered under warranty and proceeded to give me prices for each one (both sold seperately) imagine that.
February 6, 2014
Parts are falling off
With full choke and about 4-6 pushes on the primer, it starts first pull. Great.
Engine has ample power. Great.
It blows snow very well. Great.
The friction drive slips. Bad
Internal parts are falling off. Bad
It is build like a sardine can. Bad
One tank of fuel through it. It is in the shop dead. Bad
I would suggest that they offer a heavy duty model for extra money. I understand why this is built light to meet a price point, and reduce shipping costs. That said we live in an area that gets snow, and lots of it. I guess I'll get my 44 year old Toro going again.
January 28, 2014
My 1st year, starts great, blasts the snow.
This is my 1st new snow thrower. I haven't even needed the electric start yet. Started on 1 pull at -5 to -10 degrees on several outings already. While not a huge drive its 3 cars wide and 3 cars long. We already had two good snowfalls 6-8" on the drive but 12-16" near the street of heavy packed crud. NO PROBLEMS
January 20, 2014
Poulan Pro 624ES Snow Thrower
Bought brand new at local Menards store in Wisconsin. Used two times. Had to use electric start each time (would not start using recoil starter).
Tried to start for the 3rd snow storm and engine would not start with electric starter or recoil starter.
Color is correct for this machine because it is a real LEMON as far as I am concerned. Paid close to $631.95 for it on sale.
January 16, 2014
Out for a smoke
When I first started my snow thrower after assembly, it ran well but after about three minutes, I could see smoke and smell burning rubber. It turned out that the impeller belt had be installed incorrectly at the manufacturing plant. I contacted the local authorized repair facility and was able to get a new belt on warranty. I installed it myself and the snow thrower has run wonderfully since. It starts easily and powers through snow with ease. I love the ease of use of the controls, especially the chute control. Highly recommended!
January 12, 2014