Poulan 3400 Chainsaw User Manual

The Poulan Micro XXV (top) is the
standard of the casual user market
today and is one of the main rea-
sons for Poulan’s phenomenal
growth in the 1970’s. Poulan is con-
tinuing its innovative tradition in
the 1980’s with the introduction of
the Model 3400 (bottom) which
offers many of the features of a pro-
fessional saw at a greatly reduced
cost. Over 96,000 man hours and
millions were invested in the devel-
opment of this saw
new line of consumer saws.
While the XXV and XX models reached
the casual user market, Poulan had not for-
gotten the professionals. The Poulan Mod-
els 4200, 5200 and 6000, all with the farm
and logging industry. Of particular impor-
tance was the Model 5200, which was
designed for the professional logger who
used the saw daily for long hours.
In 1975, Poulan entered a new phase
when the company added a line of light-
weight, self-priming centrifugal water
pumps with the capacity to pump water in
5,000, 8,000 and 10,000 gallons per hour
In 1976, D. Seals moved from another
Emerson Division to become President of
Beaird-Poulan. Conly became chairman of
the board and Beaird assumed an execu-
tive consultant position.
1977 brought further developments and
changes for Beaird-Poulan. The first
development was the introduction of the
Poulan Micro XXV, an nine-pound chain
saw selling for only $79.95. the 10-inch
saw was the result of three years of
research and millions of dollars in
advanced manufacturing procedures. Said
Tuggle, “Poulan is able to offer more qual-
ity for less cost than any other chain saw
manufacturer in the world.”
A broad statement, but true nevertheless.
The Micro XXV had features which made
the saw easier to use. Among the innova-
tions was a larger handle spread for better
leverage and control, a guard link chain to
minimize the effect of kickback and a kill
switch, located close to the trigger finger to
make operation shutdown easier, even with
two hands on the saw.
A sister model, the Deluxe Micro XXV,
offered the same features, with a 12-inch
sprocket nose bar rather than the 10-inch
bar. The other major development in 1977
was the opening of Beaird-Poulan’s
100,000 square foot plant in Nashville, AR,