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Poulan Pro PLB26 Spec Review

The Poulan Pro PLB26 is a gas-powered handheld leaf blower delivering 430 CFM at 190 MPH. It features a 2-cycle 26 cc engine. (Read full specs)

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Features and Specifications

Type
Type Gas-Powered
Handling Handheld
CFM Up to 430
MPH Up to 190
Blowing Force 13.2 N
Engine
Make N/A
Engine displacement 26 cc
Strokes 2
Fuel/oil ratio 50:1
Speed settings Variable
Features
Cruise controlNo
Fuel tank N/A
Vacuum No
Misc
Weight 9.9 lbs
Noise rating N/A
Tube length N/A
Warranty 2 years
CARB-compliantYes
Other model numbers967672701

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Description

Equipped with a 26cc two-cycle engine, the Poulan PLB26 gas-powered blower is capable of 190 mph air speed and 430 cfm airflow, making it ideal for year-round clean-up of grass, leaves, and other stubborn debris. With trigger-operated variable speed control and a comfortable, soft-grip handle, it's powerful, versatile, and easy-to-use. (source: Poulan Pro)

Overview of the Poulan Pro PLB26

The Poulan Pro PLB26 in use

The Poulan Pro PLB26

  • Power: The Poulan Pro PLB26 is a gas-powered blower with a maximum air volume rating of 430 cubic feet per minute (CFM) and an air speed of 190 MPH.
  • Handling: For those who are looking for a portable and convenient leaf blower, this model is a strong candidate. It’s designed for easy handling and use, and its size means it’s easily carried and stored. All told, it weighs 9.9 lbs — the Poulan Pro PLB26 is neither the lightest nor the heaviest gas-powered handheld blower on the market.
  • Engine: The engine boasts a displacement of 26 cc. Being that this is a 2-stroke engine, it must be fuelled using a mix of gas and oil. The proper fuel ratio set by the manufacturer for the PLB26 is 50:1.
  • Speed Settings: Sometimes you just need a little more power, while other times you may want a little more precision when moving leaves and debris. That’s why the PLB26 features variable speed settings for added control.

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The Poulan Pro PLB26's performance versus other blowers

The following charts are provided to give you an idea how the key specs of the Poulan Pro PLB26 compare with similar leaf blowers.

  • The Poulan Pro PLB26 expels air at speeds up to 190 MPH, making it standard in terms of air speed for gas-powered handheld blowers. If you wish to benefit from air expelled at the fastest possible speed, the Craftsman BV2500 and its 250 MPH could be an option to consider.
  • The PLB26 is average in terms of air volume. It's rated at 430 CFM, which is common for gas-powered handheld blowers. If air volume is important to you, the Craftsman B225, with 650 CFM, could be in your good books.

Price comparison

As you can see from this interactive chart, when compared to other gas handheld blowers, the Poulan Pro PLB26 is on the cheap side of the price range.

It can therefore be a really good buy if you're looking to acquire a budget blower.

The bottom line

STRENGTHS:
  • Inexpensive
AVERAGE SPECS:
  • Decent weight (9.9 lbs)
  • Decent CFM (430 CFM)
  • Decent MPH (190 MPH)
WEAKNESSES:
  • No cruise control

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About Poulan Pro

Poulan Pro was originally founded in 1912 as Poulan Saw Co. by Claude Poulan. Once recognizable by its characteristic green color scheme, the company has since undergone many changes after becoming a brand name of Husqvarna Group. Now known as Poulan Pro and featuring black and gold colors, the brand specializes in high-quality outdoor equipment.

Warranty Information

The Poulan Pro PLB26 is covered under a warranty for up to 2 years. This warranty may not cover all parts of the blower.
For more information about the warranty of Poulan Pro blowers, please consult Poulan Pro's warranty policies (opens in a new tab). Alternatively, you can also contact their Customer Support: 1-800-849-1297.
Poulan Pro also has an extended warranty program (opens in a new tab) for 2-stroke handheld blowers like this one.

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