Poulan Pro PR500N21SH

21-Inch 140cc Briggs & Stratton Walk Behind 2-IN-1 Lawn Mower

Final Score
Final Score
A score from 1 to 100 based on reviews all over the web combined with our team of experts.
3.4/5 from
 393 users
Poulan Pro PR500N21SH
We spent 7.9 hours reading reviews from customers and experts. In summary, here’s what users think:

7 reasons to buy

  • A good number of owners appreciated that the Poulan Pro PR500N21SH was easy to assemble out of the box.
  • Many Reviewers loved that the mower starts consistently on the first pull.
  • The mower is easy to maneuver because of its large wheels and lightweight design.
  • A majority of users were impressed that the mower cuts grass well.
  • A few individuals noted that it is more fuel-efficient than other gas mowers.
  • The mower’s wheels are easy to adjust.
  • One buyer mentioned that the mower’s 140cc Briggs & Stratton Engine runs more quietly than other gas engines.

3 reasons not to buy

  • A couple of reviewers found it difficult to pour oil into the mower’s engine.
  • Some people remarked that the mulching plug does not tightly fit the deck and causes some clippings to blow out of the gap when mulching.
  • At least one purchaser mentioned that the screws holding up the handle can sometimes vibrate loose

Bottom Line

The compact Poulan Pro PR500N21SH performs just as well as its full-sized gas-powered counterparts. The mower checked out in terms of start-up reliability, fuel efficiency, maneuverability, and good cutting quality. It also brings good value for money, discovered a few delighted purchasers. However, a small number of customers pointed out some design opportunities caused by vibration and when mulching. They recommend the mower primarily when cutting and using the side discharge.


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2 Years

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High Rear Wheels

Video Reviews

3.4/5 based on
393 reviews

James Leal

James Leal

Poulan Pro PR500N21SH High-Wheel Side Discharge/Mulch Push Mower 21-Inch



Operator's Manual: Poulan Pro Push Lawn Mower PR500N21SH PR450N20S PR550N21RH3 (115587827R5)

Magan Beane

Magan Beane

Poulan Pro 961120134 PR500N21SH Briggs 500ex Side DischargeMulch 2 in 1 Hi

Tips for Poulan Pro PR500N21SH

  • A fuel stabilizer is recommended to treat ethanol in gas to prevent engine damage and help ensure reliable start-ups at the start of the season.
  • Wet grass can cause corrosion to the deck’s underside, use a fluid film spray to prevent rust and debris build-up.
  • It is recommended to use a flex funnel to help pour oil into the engine hassle-free.



Q: Is the Poulan Pro PR500N21SH made in the USA?
A: Yes, the mower is made in McRae, Georgia.

Q: Does the mower’s engine have a governor?
A: Yes it has. The engine operates at one good speed.

Q: Can the mower switch from side-discharge to bagging?
A: No, this model does not have an option to bag.

Q: How long is the mower’s blade?
A: The mower uses a 21-inch mulch blade.

Q: Is the mower self-propelled?
A: No, the mower is self-push.

Q: What is the engine’s oil capacity?
A: The engine has a 20-ounce oil capacity.

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