Just used this today after the storm, had to blow through 12 inches of snow, several inches was heavy wet stuff on the bottom. Blower handled both the wet and powdered snow without clogging. Started right up with gas, oil is already in the machine from factory, but I checked the level anyways. Was surprised it had heated grips, was not in the description. The older model did not have a throttle, this one does. It also has bigger tires than the older model that had 13 inch tires. I love the ease of directing the snow with a joystick type thing not a hand crank ****. The power steering takes practice it really turns the machine fast. I'm impressed, got a good sale price and living in central NY state I know I will get to use it a lot. only issue, I chose site to store and it comes in a wooden crate wrapped in cardboard. It was too large for my suv, I had to go home and borrow a truck from someone to pick it up. Should have used the ************* option that was available. Would give 5 stars but I have only used it this once so time will tell how it holds up.
I haven't even had the chance to try the item as I purchased it, Sears withdrew the money from my bank account then turned around and canceled the order saying the items is out of stock however, it's still available online (it has never been listed out of stock in the past 24 hours). I now am out hundreds of dollars for 3-5 business days and after two calls to customer service and one online chat absolutely no one was willing to help us. Hours of our time wasted. I am SO disappointed in Sears.
Right out of the box the Snowblower had problems. The hand grip warmers did not work and the drive system is faulty. When you engage the drive it moves for a little bit then quits. It is failing more and more as i use it. Now i have to figure out how to get this monster to the repair shop. Poulan customer service was of no help. Apologizing for a bad product does not help get it fixed.I am stuck getting this bad from the factory unit to repair shop. I do not recommend you buy a Poulan snowblower.
I bought this snow blower because my old one was over 15 years old and things were starting to fail on it. I chose this one cause it was very similar in size to the one I was replacing. It starts very easily and blows snow very well.
Excellent over all paint job. Paint looks like powder coat which is very durable.
Great features, hand warmers,headlight, dash board chute controls and power steering.
I bought this unit about a 3 weeks ago and I have found it to be easy to use
I bought this in October and just got to use it for the first time tonight. Didn't take long to get use to it and it worked great. The light helps to see and be seen. It's suppose to have handle bar warmers but didn't seem to work.