Poulan Pro PB30 Review

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Poulan produce very popular and affordable riding lawn mowers. Is their popularity justified or are they just over hyped ?

Poulan Pro PB30 – Product Details

The Pro PB30 is a riding lawn mower from Poulan. This company makes a range of lawn mowers, riding mowers and riding tractors, as well as other outdoor power equipment. Poulan Pro PB30 Review

With this model (which is not a zero turn sit on mower), it is in competition with the Weedeater and the Snapper brands.

The set-up is easy enough. A simple seat adjustment (which we have to say is very comfortable). The riding position is very good with excellent all round visibility.

Having a step through frame, mounting and dismounting the mower is easy, even if you don’t possess the agile of bodies. A cup holder is available for refreshments.

Then it is just a case of in with some oil and gas (1 gallon fuel capacity) and you are pretty much good to go.

Minor slippage was experienced on the more challenging climbs. However, this was on wet grass and therefore not seen a major concern. The cut is satisfactory and grass clippings can be bagged (bagger bought separately).


  • Full Descriptive Title : Poulan Pro PB30 30-Inch 11-1/2 HP Briggs and Stratton Rear Engine Riding Lawn Mower
  • Dimensions : 65.8 x 34.2 x 34.5 inches
  • Model : PB30
  • Power : Gas
  • Blade : Rotary
  • Cutting Height : 1.5 inches to 4 inches
  • Cutting Width : 30 inches
  • Propulsion : Sit on mower with variable speed transmission
  • Start : Key
  • Grass Collection : Bag (separate purchase)
  • Wheel Size : Front – 13 inches / Rear – 16 inches
  • Weight : 370 pounds
  • Warranty : 2 years


Good Points :

  • The reliable Briggs and Stratton engine.
  • Comfortable seat.
  • Good riding position.

Areas for Improvement :

  • The 30 inch turning radius might be a bit wide for some people – although we find it acceptable. We would guess that some people are trying to compare this with a Zero Turn sit on mower.

Other things to be aware of :

  • The Poulan Pro PB30 is non carb compliant. As such it is not for sale in California.
  • Some people on Amazon have questioned the poulan’s reliability.
  • You can view the operators manual here.

Customer reviews have been mixed. However, this would not stop us recommending this riding mower and it certainly offers great value for money. You can check out some customer reviews here.

We award the Poulan Pro PB30 a review score of :

78 out of 100

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