And believe me when I say, that in all my years of running a lawn pruning agency, I too have had my fair share of blunders.
So, when an employee suggested the Poulan Pro for an upcoming mini-golf course job, I couldn’t help but feel skeptical. Though it was a bottom of the line zero turn model, it did boast some solid features.
Hence, I decided to give this mower a shot. And oh my, I won’t be lying if I said that it was one of the best user experiences I have had in a while.
But would the Poulan Pro P46ZX be the right mower for your needs?
Read on to find out!
Poulan Zero Turn Mower Reviews: Can the P46ZX be our choice of the day too?
Representing the best value to homeowners in the marketplace, Poulan Pro backs itself with over 70 years of innovation and heritage.
There are a lot of features they pack in their 2015 line up of zero turn riding mowers, the P46ZX being one. It even comes with a full array of branded parts and accessories that can help keep your equipment running for years to come.
Amazingly easy to maneuver
We all know how tricky properly trimming a mini golf course can get. With the curves around the sand pits to the inclined slopes near the pockets, it is a difficult job. A mower with low mobility can never hope to achieve this task.
This is where the P46ZX has the rest of the zero turn riding mowers beat. With its dual-wheel hydro transmission, it quickly allowed me the maximum in maneuverability. I was able to control each wheel independently and could go forward, backward, right, or left just by moving my arms around a bit.
No more was I driving a mower into the sand pits, and I was without a doubt, hitting fewer bogeys than what the golfers were.
Helps you meet the tightest deadlines
What I noticed with the P46ZX was that it cut down my mowing time in half. And if you’re like me who always struggles to meet your deadlines, then the speed and efficiency of this mower will come as quite a surprise.
With the zero turn feature that is incorporated into the mower, you are given that extra bit of maneuverability to move past any obstacle effectively.
Additionally, the mower has a robust 46” two bladed steel deck and a dual hydro-gear EZT drive system. Which when explained without all the technicalities translate into nothing short of higher efficiency in the shortest amount of time.
With a top speed of 6 mph and a 3.5-gallon fuel capacity, I got to cut up to 2.4 acres per hour, thereby getting the job done in no time.
Steady and powerful engine ideal for small and medium-sized fields
The Poulan Pro P46ZX is powered by a 22 HP Briggs & Stratton Professional Series engine. Quite powerful for its size, the mower is ideal for both a small field and a medium sized spread.
This can be very helpful for homeowners who wish to start ornamenting their backyards., as this mower is not just ideal for professional use but for domestic purposes as well.
User-friendly, versatile and comfortable
When I wanted to cut grass in different sizes, I found the P46ZX to be very handy in that area.
The two-bladed steel deck and a dual hydro-gear EZT drive system helped me adjust the cutting heights in ranges varying from 1.5″ to 4″ in 1/2″ increments. The deck even includes a digital hour meter, a nose roller, 3 anti-scalp rollers and easy-to-operate dual levers with foam padded hand grips.
If you’re looking for a machine that is not just easy to use but also lets you work for an extended period, then you cannot possibly go wrong with the P46ZX.
What can Poulan Pro improve on their P46ZX?
Even with all the amazing features it had to offer, I still felt that the P46ZX was lacking in just a few areas.
- The deck seat wasn’t as comfortable as I had imagined it to be. I was able to work for long but not too long.
- The engine could have been upgraded to be suited for fields a bit bigger than a medium sized lawn. The yard back at home is a bit bigger than a medium spread, and I faced significant problems while using the mower there.
- The steering at times felt sluggish over some specific terrain.
- Zero turn feature gets the job done in half the time
- Robust 46” two bladed steel deck and a dual hydro-gear EZT drive system makes it highly efficient to trim lawns
- Gets the job done fast!
- Engine power is not suitable for larger fields
Frequent questions I get asked about P46ZX
Is the P46ZX just for commercial use or home use also?
Will it fit through my backyard door?
It has a 46” compact body, making it big enough to be a zero turn riding mower and small enough to fit through any standard backyard door.
Does it come fully assembled?
It came almost fully assembled to me. I just had to put in the battery, attach the seat, and I was good to go. The user manual with detailed instructions was a big help as well.
How are the warranty period and customer service?
Two-year warranty on engine and ten years on mowing deck. The service is done by local Poulan Pro dealers, mainly Mower Run and Mows Good.
Mowing with the Poulan Pro P46ZX zero turn riding mower, in my opinion, is one the best mowing experiences I have ever had. It is fast, versatile, efficient, and everything else that a professional or home gardener would like to have.
It might feel sluggish at the handles from time to time and may not go a long way in larger fields. But I would recommend it to any garden tool enthusiast. It is indeed worth trying out.
I hope I was able to bring a new insight about the P46ZX in my guide today.
Till next time!