Poulan Pro PB20H42YT

Engine manufacturer: 
Briggs & Stratton
Engine cooling: 
Cutting width: 
42 inch
Seat back height: 
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  • Briggs & Stratton Engine

    Briggs & Stratton engines offer durability, dependable starting and the power you need to get the job done.

  • High Back Padded Seat

    Seat offers added comfort and support while mowing.

  • Cup Holder

    Safely carry your favourite beverage with you on the tractor while you mow.

  • Easy to Drive

    Exceptionally easy to drive offering six (6) speed manual or hydrostatic transmissions.



Engine manufacturer Briggs & Stratton
Engine name Intek V-Twin
Engine type Model 40
Power 20 hp
Cylinder displacement 656 cc
Cylinders 2
Engine cooling Air
Generator 5&3 A
Battery 12 V 28 Ah
Air Filter type Auto-type Paper
Fuel Type Gasoline
Fuel tank location Front
Fuel tank volume (with reserve) 3 gal.
Engine lubrication type Pressure with Oilfilter
Oil capacity 64 oz.
Oil filter Yes

Drive system

Transmission type Hydrostatic
Transmission manufacturer Tuff Torq
Transmission model K46
Drive method Lever-operated
Speed forward, min-max 0-5.2 mph
Speed reverse, min-max 0-2.9 mph

Cutting deck

Cutting width 42 inch
Cutting deck type Stamped
Cutting deck material Steel
Cutting methods Side discharge
Cutting height, min-max (approximate) 1.5 - 4 inch
Cutting height adjustment Notch
Cutting height steps 6
Cutting height adjuster Fender-mounted
Blade engagement Manual
Blades 2
Blade type Hi Performance
Anti-scalp wheels 4
Deck Wash Port Yes


Seat back height High
Seat material Vinyl
Steering wheel type Deluxe Overmolded
Step-through chassis Yes
Cast iron front axle Yes
Front-End Protection Optional
Headlights Yes
Hour meter Yes
Cup holder Yes
Collector Available as accessory
BioClip® kit/plate Available as accessory


Tire size, front 15x6-6"
Tire size, rear 20x8-8"
Turning radius, min 16 "
Wheelbase 48 "
Base machine, width (chute down) 49 inch
Base machine, width (chute up) 44 inch
Weight 434 lbs


Homeowner Warranty 2 Year Limited


Part NumberDescription


Poulan Pro PB20H42YT 3.3 5 3 3
Good enough but not great The only real problems that I have had were the broken muffler that cracked in half after about a month then the plastic gas tank gas tank cracked on the bottom at the point where the plastic was injected into the mold when they made the tank. I ended up putting a metal gas tank on it. Other than the gas cracking and leaking gas all over the mower deck and ground and the muffler breaking I really haven't had any problems out of it... except for the mower deck spindle shearing off and the battery cable shorting out where it rubbed a hole through the insulation. It's not the best lawnmower but then again, there really aren't any good ones made today. I had a Bolens and that thing couldn't even last long enough to finish cutting my lawn without breaking something and the John Deere mower had all kinds of electrical problems. I got the Poulan Pro riding mower because it was cheap and I needed to get my lawn mowed while waiting on parts. Today I just use the Poulan as it turned out to be more reliable than the other 2 piles of junk that I was dumb enough to get. It's no Snapper LT12 by any means but this is one of the best lawnmowers that I have come across that is currently made today. August 25, 2013
not empressed The mower started great. But it went down hill from there it cut only on one side for there isn't but one blade installed on the deck. Can not get on the website to find a dealer so I will be taking this back and find a dependable mower. April 5, 2013
42" cut does the job well This unit bought for home use, not comerical, and does the job very well. This is the first time to use a rider and even with a learning curve it is easy to use. Am very glad to have bought this unit. March 8, 2012
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