Poulan Pro PR500N21SH Gas Lawn Mower Review

  • Affordability - 7/10
  • Ease of Use - 7.5/10
  • Motor - 7.5/10
  • Cut Quality - 7.5/10
  • Maintenance - 7/10
  • Overall - 7.3/10

A yard that is consistently maintained is always nice to look at.  It makes even an older home look stylish and beautiful. This is the sort of lawn that every homeowner dreams of having, although some people are unable to keep up with lawn maintenance. Some cannot afford the cost of hiring a regular lawn mowing company. Others can afford but they just prefer to cut their grass. If you have the time and the expertise to mow your lawn, what you need now is a suitable lawn mower. There are so many lawn mower brands out there, no doubt. Even so, you want to choose a brand that is known to offer the best lawn mowers. Remember that you can choose among gas, reel and electric mowers. Bigger and renowned companies have every lawn mower that exists. This allows one to compare and contrast various products. One of these companies is Poulan and the item we have used so far is Poulan Pro PR500N21SH. More about it is described as shown below.

Main features

Poulan Pro PR500N21SH cuts grass efficiently and quickly.  It is among the few gas mowers that leave a cleaner appearance of the yard after a mowing session. When used on a tall grass terrain, this mower still gets the job done. But why does it perform so well?  It is because of these features:

Large Rear Wheels

The Poulan Pro is a walk-behind CARB Compliant lawn mower with super large rear wheels. Like many users, we love the big 12-inch high wheels in the back because they make cutting corners such a simple and quick task. What is more, the wheel system has settings, meaning that you can keep the setting in the middle or high depending on your topography. After mowing our lawn for a few minutes past an hour, we checked under the mower deck to see if there were stuck grass clippings. To our surprise, the deck looked as clean as new. Since it had not accumulated clippings under there, we did not have to hose up the equipment after use. This is why we love our PR500N21SH, as it requires little maintenance after use.

Wide cutting deck with a 2-in-1 system

Poulan Pro PR500N21SH has a twenty-one inch cutting deck. This deck is made of a solid steel metal and is equipped with the 2-in-1 mechanism. The deck cuts grass quickly whether you want to mulch or side-discharge.  To shift between mulching and side discharging modes, simply adjust manually.  You can mulch your grass clippings into small pieces that can discompose on top of the soil to add humus. Alternatively, you can use the side discharging mechanism.

Powerful Engine

The 500e Series 140cc Briggs and Stratton CARB Compliant engine is so powerful and superior. It makes the mower so easy to start and run by offering you the recoil start feature.  The recoil start is a sturdy and thick pull cord that starts the engine after the first pull.  This engine guarantees no fuss instant starting, and in no time you will be feasting your eyes on a perfectly manicured yard.

Easy to assemble

When the equipment arrived, everything else was assembled except the handle. So there were two nuts and two bolts for snapping the handle into place. You will not have to attach the gas tank, spark plugs, cutting blades or any other component. To ensure that your lawn mower runs smoothly, use only unleaded gas with ten percent ethanol.

Pros and Cons

This is one of the best gas lawn mowers Poulan has created so far.  Being a gas mower, it provides enough mowing power and delivers great results.  It runs efficiently as soon as you manage to turn it on and as long as you have enough gas. The equipment is able to cut tall grass.. Since this is a gas mower, we really would lie if we claimed that it causes zero pollution. Emissions and fumes should be expected when using this lawn mower. The 2-in-1 system is always a good component to consider when buying a lawn mower. It is a good thing that this Poulan mower can mulch or side discharge. However, we would have loved it to have a bagging option too.


This equipment is not bad if you get it from a good source. As well, you must use it the way it should and it will do the rest for you.

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