Pros / This Poulan mower is great for tough mowing tasks.
Cons / It’s designed primarily for small or medium-sized yards.
Verdict / The Poulan Pro PR675AWD is a versatile self-propelled lawn mower equipped with four-wheel drive, nine cutting heights and the ability to take on slopes, hills and uneven ground.
The Poulan Pro PR675AWD is a sturdy gas lawn mower built for cutting the grass and grooming your property nicely, even if you have a yard with difficult terrain including hilly sections, uneven ground and other troublesome conditions. Poulan has recently been acquired by well-regarded Swedish corporation Husqvarna, which sells a wide range of outdoor and gardening products.
This self-propelled mower offers nine different cutting heights, which is more than any of the lawn mower brands we reviewed. Having so many easily adjusted cutting heights at your command ensures that you can get the precise look you want while mowing your yard. The cutting path of the Poulan Pro is a generous 22 inches, which is bigger than all but one other product on our lineup. This can help you achieve a clean, attractive cut.
Both front and rear wheels are 8 inches in diameter, and this four-wheel-drive mower comes with variable speed control so you can take on hard mowing jobs and complete them with ease. Unfortunately, you do not get a push button start with this lawn mower. Instead, it requires you to pull a cord. However, the cord is designed to make starting this gas lawn mower simple with no-prime starting and no flooding.
The 149cc engine is rather small, which typically cuts down on engine power. However, the Poulan Pro is designed to take on difficult mowing jobs even with an engine this size. The noise level is high, which is not unusual with gas-powered lawn mowers, and we recommend using hearing protection. A quieter alternative is the Craftsman 37441.
The versatile deck on the Poulan Pro offers side discharge so you can avoid clippings landing on your feet. This 3-in-1 machine also mulches clippings into small pieces to fertilize your lawn naturally, or you can make use of its rear-bagging capability so the clippings are contained and you can remove and dispose of them easily. The bag can collect 1.8 bushels, 2.2 cubic feet, of clippings, which is on the low end when compared to other mowers in our lineup. Another feature that makes this lawn mower easy to use is the capability to switch from one grass clipping disposal method to another without having to use any tools.
Cleanup and maintenance are easy for this lawn mower. You don't have to turn the machine sideways so you can clear away those grass clippings and debris on the undercarriage and blade. Instead, this model includes a water hose connector that you can attach to your garden hose and rinse away any mess from the mower's underside.
The handle offers two positions and is covered with rubber so you can grasp it comfortably. In addition, you can fold the handle for easy storage.
Poulan/Husqvarna provides customer support through email and phone if you run into any difficulties with this lawn mower. The Poulan website also includes a downloadable user manual, a FAQs section, a toll-free phone number and a variety of helpful services such as video tutorials, customer service options and product updates once you have registered your mower. If you are the do-it-yourself type, you can order lawn mower parts such as belts, deck parts and blades online. In addition, the website gives you an electronic service locator so you can find authorized individuals who can repair Poulan products in your area.
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- Bag Capacity
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- Number of Cutting Positions
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The Poulan Pro PR675AWD is a good choice if you’ve got a lawn filled with thick, hard-to-tame grass as well as some serious inclines and different terrain levels. It’s a self-propelled mower that is easy to start up and use, and clean-up and maintenance are also straight forward.