Poulan Pro Tractor Review
Editor Rating - 9.2/10
Customer Rating - 9.3/10
Another model in Poulan’s Pro series of riding mowers, the 960420188 is essentially a rebranded Craftsman. It is manufactured in the same exact plant and comes off of their assembly line with almost identical parts - aside from a few differences such as the paint color and branding. The brand Poulan itself is actually owned by Husqvarna which is one of the largest companies manufacturing mowers and a highly reputable source. Because this line of riding mowers is mainly sold on Amazon, you will find that everything is as described thanks to their reputation for customer service. Anything that you find wrong will be taken care of swiftly and service will be hassle free.
- 46” steel reinforced, floating mowing decks cuts evenly on any terrain
- Solid, rigid frame allows you to pull heavy loads
- Many available attachments
- Tight cornering ability with a claimed 6” turning radius
- Automatic transmission is smooth and easy to operate
- Briggs and Stratton 20 Horsepower Overhead valve Engine
- Manufactured by Husqvarna
- Supply is almost always low and stock is hard to find
- On the pricey side
- Feels extremely heavy on turns
The Poulan Pro 960420188 is a versatile yard tractor meant for many tasks outside of just mowing lawns. Its powerful 20 HP engine allows it to pull heavy loads, and although we did not test its limits, many users claim that it’s able to drag weights up to 800 pounds. The frame is made of thick quality steel and has no problems with structural integrity when placed under stress. This makes the 96042188 capable of using a wide variety of attachments such as a tiller. Even at a decently large size, this mower turns on a dime and is one of the most maneuverable tractors available at any price range. It is perfect for lawns with many tight turns or obstacles such as trees.
Although the 96042011 is another great installation to Poulan’s Pro series, it is difficult to find in stock. Aside from its scarcity, the mower is absolutely a pleasure to drive, and it speaks to the quality of Husqvarna products. Compared to previous versions, it has been improved upon greatly with a more structurally sound frame and more powerful motor. These improvements combined with the Hi-vac 33” mowing deck and automatic transmission make cutting grass a pleasurable task. Even individuals with no previous experience can learn to operate the machine quickly. Outside of just mowing, the tractor has versatile utility. It can use attachments like baggers, mulchers, fertilizers, and you can hitch nearly anything to the back as well. Although lawn tractors are great, come check out some ztr mower reviews.