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Poulan Pro PR46BT Spec Sheet (Discontinued)

The Poulan Pro PR46BT is a gas-powered backpack leaf blower delivering 490 CFM at 220 MPH. It features a 2-cycle 46 cc engine. (Read full specs)

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It was replaced by the Poulan Pro PR48BT. However, you might still find it second hand on eBay, by clicking on the button below.

Features and Specifications

Type
Type Gas-Powered
Handling Backpack
CFM Up to 490
MPH Up to 220
Blowing Force N/A
Engine
Make N/A
Engine displacement 46 cc
Strokes 2
Fuel/oil ratio 50:1
Speed settings Variable
Features
Throttle positionTube
Fuel tank 51.2 fl. oz.
Vacuum No
Misc
Weight 19.8 lbs
Noise rating 100 dB
Tube length N/A
Warranty 2 years

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Description

Equipped with a powerful 46 cc two-cycle engine, the Poulan Pro PR46BT gas-powered backpack blower is capable of incredible high-velocity air speeds up to 220 mph and airflow up to 490 cfm to easily handle tough blowing tasks like clearing wet, heavy leaves, grass, and other stubborn debris. This lightweight blower is packed with all sorts of high-performance features, like cruise control with variable speed control; heavy-duty frame; soft-grip handle; large, contoured, adjustable shoulder straps; and padded, load-reducing harness for optimal fit, superior comfort, minimal strain, and reduced fatigue for users of any size. Powerful, comfortable, versatile, and easy-to-use, it's ideal for year-round clean-up, and is a perfect choice for homeowners and small business owners with 1/2-acre yards and larger.

Overview of the Poulan Pro PR46BT

  • Power: The Poulan Pro PR46BT is a gas-powered leaf blower. It sports a max air speed of 220 MPH and a max air volume rating of 490 cubic feet per minute (CFM).
  • Handling: This blower’s backpack functionality makes make it less exerting on the user, even when used for an extended period of time. Its throttle is located on the tube, which allows you to keep your left hand free. When compared to other gas-powered backpack blowers, the Poulan Pro PR46BT stands out due to its lower weight: just 19.8 lbs.
  • Engine: This blower's engine has a displacement specification of 46 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 PR46BT 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 PR46BT features variable speed settings for added control.
  • Noise: As far as gas-powered backpack blowers go, this one is average in terms of noise with a rating of 100 dB.
  • Fuel Tank: It has an average fuel capacity, with a tank able to hold around 51.2 fl. oz of fuel.

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The Poulan Pro PR46BT's performance versus other blowers

The following charts are provided to give you an idea how the key specs of the Poulan Pro PR46BT compare with similar leaf blowers.

  • It can push air from the nozzle at 220 MPH, which puts it ahead of its class in terms of air speed for gas-powered backpack blowers. If you wish to benefit from air expelled at the fastest possible speed, the Husqvarna 150BT and its 251 MPH could be an option to consider.
  • Its max air volume rating (490 cubic feet per minute) means it is really not the biggest air producer of gas-powered backpack blowers. For the highest air volume, you may want to have a look at the Echo PB-9010T, which boasts with 1110 CFM.

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The bottom line

STRENGTHS:
  • Lightweight (19.8 lbs)
  • High MPH (220 MPH)
AVERAGE SPECS:
  • Decent tank (51.2 fl. oz.)
  • Acceptable noise (100 dB)
WEAKNESSES:
  • Low CFM (490 CFM)

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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 PR46BT 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.

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Poulan Pro PR46BT
2.9 Total Score
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  1. 1
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    Do not even bother spending your money on the machine.

    + PROS: Worked great for 2 weeks keeping the leaves blow into piles in the yard. Only for 2 weeks
    - CONS: Broke within 10 hrs of use. Good luck getting anything done with the "warranty". They don't even list anyone to provide service on the service locator on their website. Just don't buy it or just give your money to some kid with a rake. This thing is worthless
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  2. 1.25
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    If you are looking for a blower that starts easily, runs consistently at all throttle settings, restarts easily after a brief shutdown and will idle at the lowest throttle setting, DO NOT buy this machine. It is without question the most difficult to start small engine I have ever owned. It has plenty of power if you can get it started and keep it running, but if you release the accelerator trigger the engine will shut down and you may have to wait until the next day to get it started again. Most disappointing purchase I’ve ever made.

    + PROS: Great power when its running
    - CONS: Almost impossible to start it and keep it running
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    Donald Blasingame February 16, 2020 at 1:18 pm
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    This was the worst blower I have ever in life purchased. It will let you down contantly and small engine techs laugh at it.😣

    + PROS: Good price!
    - CONS: NOT RELIABLE/JUNKER AT BEST!
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  4. 0.5
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    The other reviews pretty much sum up this product! It has no redeeming qualities and is at best a child’s toy for them to pretend that they are blowing leaves.

    + PROS: There are absolutely no pros to this POS. Kudos to Scott for getting 2 weeks out of his.
    - CONS: Let's see: It starts and then dies consistently. Hands are blistered and bleeding from trying to get the blower to start. Shoulder is injured from trying to start.
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    Dionisio Hernandez July 26, 2020 at 1:03 pm
    2.15
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    Quality
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    Hard to start and runs rough. With half choke will not get full power. DO NOT BUY!

    + PROS: Powerful when new. Did the job.
    - CONS: Second year, hard to start and stay running.
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  6. 3.15
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    Initially, the blower worked great and was easy to start. The second year it would lose power. It would run ok at lower power level. The third year it was very hard to start and after running 15-20 min. started losing power. Eventually, it would barely run above idle. Determined the problem was the fuel line inside the tank. It had disintegrated. While it was easy for me to fix, I’m sure it would have cost a lot to have it repaired at a dealer. The warranty expired at two years. Clearly. the fuel line was ani nferior material. It would be hard to trust Poulan in the future. I would look hard at an alternative.

    + PROS: Worked fine for a while
    - CONS: Inferior fuel line material
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  7. 0.9
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    Absolute JUNK!!!!! Starting is virtually impossible without pulling the plug, injecting starting fluid into the cylinder. Once you get it started (If you can that is) it will die every single time you let off the throttle. So it is necessary to run at wide open throttle to use. How Poulan can stay in business is a mystery to me because I’ve owned a Poulan weed whip, 18″ chain saw and another smaller blower and all three are useless for the exact same issue. I have since changed over to Stihl products and never have an issue. ************DO NOT PURCHASE**************

    + PROS: Easy to find on the shelves because people smarter than me, pass them by.
    - CONS: Made by Poulan
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  8. 1.75
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    Sorry excuse for a leaf blower. Never ran right. Would not idle and bogged down when you gave it gas. Time when it did run decent after about 5 minutes would start bogging down. Hard to start cold, would not start warm. Never buy anything with Poulan on it. Customer service is as sorry as the blower.

    + PROS: Only thing decent about this blower
    - CONS: Never ran right, would not idle, bogged down when giving it gas and while running it would surge. Called but never got any satisfaction. Will never buy anything with Poulan on it again
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  9. 1
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    bought a used one did really good the first year bought didn’t start the 2nd year
    took carb off found carb mount was loose took mount off cleaned carb mount and carb starts every time
    has good power now I’m assuming it was a vacuum leak
    hope this helps
    lets see what next year brings

    + PROS: blows good
    - CONS: loose parts
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