Poulan Pro PR500N21SH 21-Inch Lawn Mower Review

Poulan Pro PR500N21SH 21-Inch Lawn Mower Review

Overall Rating: 4.5 Stars (4.5 / 5)

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Getting a medium or small lawn cut with the Poulan Pro PR500N21SH is quick and quite simple.  It has a 21 inch deck and adjustable height.  It is rather light weight so it is easy to push and not cumbersome even when working in tighter areas near buildings or around shrubbery.  In order to help make maneuverability even easier on uneven areas of the yard, this mower comes with 12 inch wheels in the rear.

When shipped to the home, it is easy to assemble in a matter of minutes by following the simple instructions that are included in the packaging.  The only assembly necessary is to bolt the handle in the upright mowing position.  To make getting started even quicker, this mower comes with a full size container of the proper oil necessary for the Briggs and Stratton engine.  After assembling the handle, all that the user needs to do is to add the oil, fill the gas tank with the proper type of gas, push the primer a few times, and pull the cord to start the powerful engine.  Depending on the condition of the lawn, the cutting height might also need to be adjusted, but it is a simple process as well.

The user has the choice of making the clippings discharge to the side or simply mulching them as they are cut.  Changing between these two options can be done in a matter of minutes and all of the parts are supplied.  The underside is coated and the grass clippings do not get clumped under the deck.  This means that there is no need to stop and clean it or to hose off the underside of the mower after each use.  Even damp grass is not an issue.

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The Good

Aside from gas, everything that is needed comes in the packaging with this mower.  That means that the user can begin cutting their lawn within about fifteen minutes of opening the box.  Uneven terrain and tight areas are easily handled with very little effort.  Even thick grass and tall grass are not a problem with the Poulan Pro PR500N21SH.

The Bad

Although it might not be a problem for some users, the Poulan Pro PR500N21SH does not have the additional option of bagging the grass clippings along with mulching them or discharging them to the side.  For those users that have several large deciduous trees in their yard, the lack of a bagging option might mean taking extra time to either rake the yard and dispose of the leaves before mowing or going over the leaf strewn lawn several times in order to mulch the leaves to make them fine enough that they settle to the soil instead of forming clumps that weigh the grass down.

The Verdict

This is a powerful little mower that costs close to $200.  It easily takes on what some of the more expensive mowers can do.  Aside from those users that prefer to have the option of bagging, this mower is great for small to medium lawns or to use in tight spots on larger laws where a riding mower won’t fit.

Poulan Pro PR500N21SH
4.5 based on 38 reviews

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