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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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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
Tube length N/A
Warranty 2 years
CARB-compliantYes
Other model numbers967087101

Unlike many websites, we did our best to research each of the specs above. That being said, we are not immune to making the occasional mistake or omission. Should you notice any missing or incorrect values, don't hesitate to suggest improvements so we can address the issue. Should you wish more detailed specs on the Poulan Pro PR48BT, the user manual is available here (opens in a new tab).

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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 Poulan Pro PR48BT is a gas-powered leaf blower. It sports a max air speed of 200 MPH and a max air volume rating of 475 cubic feet per minute (CFM).
  • 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 blower is fitted with a 48 cc engine. 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 PR48BT is 50:1.
  • Speed Settings: There are times when you only need a little more power, while other times you will want a bit more precision when clearing leaves and debris. For this purpose, the PR48BT offers variable speed settings, adding you, the user, more control, and a cruise control mode, which will allow you to maintain it comfortably for as long as you wish.
  • Noise: As far as gas-powered backpack blowers go, this one is average in terms of noise with a rating of 96.7 dB.
  • 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.

  • Its max air speed of 200 MPH places it at the approximate midpoint in comparison to other 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 (475 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 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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    Quality
    80
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    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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