6-Speed 38-Inch Lawn Tractor
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Basic, affordable riding lawn mower with Briggs & Stratton engine, 38-inch cutting deck, and 6-speed gear transmission

The Poulan Pro PB145G38 6-Speed lawn tractor may not have a lot of extras, but it does what it was designed to do: cut grass. It has a reliable Briggs and Stratton engine with 14.5 HP, a good cutting deck, and the 6-speed gear transmission gives you a lot of control over your mowing pace. If you haven’t owned a riding lawn mower before and just want a solid, basic mower, this is a great option.

14.5 HP Briggs & Stratton engine

Briggs & Stratton engines are known for their reliability. They are designed to be more fuel-efficient than other engines, and are also quieter. The Poulan PB145G38 has 14.5 HP, which may not seem like a lot, but for a compact mower, it’s more than enough.

38-inch cutting deck

A mower is only as efficient as its cutting deck. The cutting deck on this mower is 38 inches, which is wider than many other compact mowers, but still small enough for tight spots. You also get a 6-position adjustment on the mower’s cutting height. The shortest you can cut your grass is 1.5 inches.

6-speed gear transmission

For this Poulan Pro’s transmission, it’s lever-driven and you get 6 speeds. With this system, you have a lot of control over your mower and how fast (or slow) you want to go.


Cuts close to obstacles

Because the lawn mower is so compact, you can cut really close to obstacles like trees and flowerbeds. You cut more lawn this way and don’t have to go back over any patches like you would with a big lawn mower that can’t fit in smaller spots. The 18-inch turning radius on the Poulan Pro is also very helpful when it comes to getting close to obstacles.

Turf-Saver wheels

A lot of riding lawn mower are kind of rough with your grass. It isn’t uncommon for the wheels to tear up your lawn. The Poulan Pro PB145G38 has Turf-Saver wheels, so they don’t harm your lawn this way and your grass stays healthy.

Easy to use

Using this mower is easy. Your transmission lever and cutting height lever are all conveniently located so you can access them easily (transmission lever by the side of your seat, height at the front of the mower by the hood), and the steering wheel is comfortable.


Can’t add attachments

Lots of other compact mowers allow attachments like towable accessories, but the Poulan Pro 6-Speed Lawn Tractor doesn’t. All it does is cut grass. If you want a mower you can use for things like snow removal, this isn’t for you. However, if all you need is a mower that does the basics and does them well, this mower is just fine.

More difficult on uneven lawns

It’s a little difficult to mow on uneven lawns. In order to not get an uneven-looking yard, you have to learn how to quickly adjust the cutting height. This can be annoying, but changing the cutting height is easy, and if you have a flat lawn, this won’t even be an issue.

Overall Review

The Poulan Pro PB145G38 is a basic riding lawn mower that’s affordable, and great for the first-time riding lawn mower owner. It has a good-sized cutting deck that isn’t too big or too small and a good turning radius for fast mowing and cutting around trees, rocks, and so on. Using the mower is very easy as all your levers are conveniently located close to where you sit, so you can cut your mowing time down while still getting a great-looking lawn.