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Poulan Pro PR48BT Spec Review

The Poulan Pro PR48BT is a gas-powered backpack leaf blower delivering 475 CFM at 200 MPH. It features a 2-cycle 48 cc engine. (Read full specs)

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  • $219.99 - May 12, 2022
  • $279.99 - May 5, 2022
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Since: May 5, 2022
  • Highest Price: $279.99 - May 5, 2022
  • Lowest Price: $219.99 - May 12, 2022

Features and Specifications

Type
Type Gas-Powered
Handling Backpack
CFM Up to 475
MPH Up to 200
Blowing Force N/A
Engine
Make N/A
Engine displacement 48 cc
Strokes 2
Fuel/oil ratio 50:1
Speed settings Variable
Features
Throttle positionTube
Cruise controlYes
Fuel tank 49.3 fl. oz.
Vacuum No
Misc
Weight 22 lbs
Noise rating 96.7 dB
Warranty 2 years
CARB-compliantYes
Other model numbers967087101

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Description

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. (source: Poulan Pro)

Overview of the Poulan Pro PR48BT

The Poulan Pro PR48BT in use

The Poulan Pro PR48BT

  • Power: The PR48BT, built by Poulan Pro, is a gas-powered leaf blower capable of expelling a maximum air volume of 475 cubic feet per minute (CFM). Its air speed is rated at 200 MPH.
  • Handling: Like most backpack blowers, this model is technically heavier than a handheld. That being said, it can feel lighter and more comfortable because of the way it is carried, even when used over extended periods of time. Its throttle is located on the tube, which allows you to keep your left hand free. All told, it weighs 22 lbs — the Poulan Pro PR48BT is neither the lightest nor the heaviest gas-powered backpack blower on the market.
  • Engine: The engine boasts a displacement of 48 cc. Since this is a 2-stroke engine, it’s important to remember that the PR48BT cannot run on gasoline alone. The fuel must be mixed with an appropriate ratio of gasoline and oil in order for it to function properly (for this Poulan Pro model, this ratio is 50:1).
  • Speed Settings: With its variable speed settings, the Poulan Pro PR48BT allows you to precisely control its air output. In addition, the blower is also equipped with cruise control, with which the user can easily maintain the selected settings.
  • Noise: With a decibel rating of 96.7 dB, the PR48BT is neither louder nor quieter than its rivals in the gas-powered backpack category.
  • Fuel Tank: With a capacity of 49.3 fl. oz., this Poulan Pro blower is average compared to other gas backpack blowers.

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The Poulan Pro PR48BT's performance versus other blowers

The following charts are provided to give you an idea how the key specs of the Poulan Pro PR48BT compare with similar leaf blowers.

  • Upon exiting the nozzle, the air can reach speeds of up to 200 MPH, which is pretty much what is to be expected 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.
  • As this unit is rated at 475 CFM (cubic feet per minute), it expells less air than most gas-powered backpack blowers. For the highest air volume, you may want to have a look at the Shindaiwa EB910RT, which boasts with 1110 CFM.

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Price comparison

As you can see from this interactive chart, when compared to other gas backpack blowers, the Poulan Pro PR48BT 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
  • Cruise control
AVERAGE SPECS:
  • Decent weight (22 lbs)
  • Decent tank (49.3 fl. oz.)
  • Acceptable noise (96.7 dB)
  • Decent MPH (200 MPH)
WEAKNESSES:
  • Low CFM (475 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 PR48BT 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.

Questions & Answers

What is the part number for the fuel tank for Poulan PR48BT blower? The blots holding the tank split the plastic tank and I need a replacement. (Asked May 23, 2020)

The part number is 501424344.

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Poulan Pro PR48BT
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  1. 1.9
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    50
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    10
    Quality
    80
    Performance
    10

    Cannot order the cruise control and throttle lever for my PR48BT leaf blower. The cruise control lever keeps spinning and not working. The very same with the throttle. I’m not sure if the linkage came apart.contacted customer service numerous times today, no avail

    + PROS: East to use
    - CONS: I cannot access the part # for both the cruise control lever and throttle trigger. Both trigger and lever not working. Not sure if it’s a linkage issue. There is no gripping on the lever. Tried customer support three times to no avail.
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  2. 1.5
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    Bought Lowe’s and it’s a piece of junk.had it small engine repaire shop while under warranty. Problem is won’t start after hot engine.we all know it’s in fuel system.have good spark at all temperatures. But no one can not fix problem.

    + PROS: This blower from day 1 has been a nightmare. Engine is cold it starts.if using it for half hour an I shut off engine it will not start.when hot .had it back to small engine repair an when I get it back it may work about a week problem starts all over again.blowe is about 2 years old maybe used it total of 5 months .I dont know what to do with this blower.
    - CONS: Spent 245.00 at lowes.
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