Review of Poulan Pro PP125 17-Inch 25cc 2-Cycle Gas-Powered Straight-Shaft String Trimmer with Split Shaft

Maintain a beautifully manicured lawn and yard by using a weed eater. Depending on the size of the area, you might need a more heavy-duty and powerful one that cordless or battery operated ones wouldn’t be able to handle.

Here in this review, we will tackle the Poulan Pro PP125, a gas-powered trimmer with enough power to last hours of work. By using this, you wouldn’t have to worry about the trimmer dying on you when you haven’t finished half the work yet.

PROS: The Poulan Pro PP125 has plenty of power to take on enduring weeds and grass with ease. Its cutting power is superb and the reach wide enough for you to finish large areas quickly. This fuel-efficient trimmer also starts very easily and the two-cycle use of gas eliminates fumes, making it eco-friendly despite being fuel-powered.

CONS: Owners have complained about the stalling problems of this machine. So far owners have fixed it a bit with their own know-how. The customer support seemed deaf to all these complaints as no one cared to help people with technical problems like stalling, gas ratio, and whatnot. The Poulan Pro is a great machine if you can get it to work. But when it stalls, there’s almost nothing you can do. Therefore, this might be considered as a big purchase risk.


What are the important aspects of the Poulan Pro PP125 17-Inch 25cc Gas-Powered Straight-Shaft String Trimmer with Split Shaft?

Type: The Poulan Pro PP125 is a gas-powered trimmer with 25cc engine. Some considered the engine as more than enough, but some thought it was not robust enough. If you have a big lawn and you’re expecting your trimmer to do lots of heavy work, consider buying a trimmer with a bigger engine, otherwise, you might experience hiccups in the middle of your work.

There are many other types of trimmers. There’s the popular electric trimmers that can be corded or battery powered. These are for maintenance purposes of small to average-sized yards or lawns. If you live in an area where grass cutting, trimming, and edging is considered as a weekly chore, and your lawn is mid-sized, the Poulan Pro PP125 may just work for you.

Size: This is heavy. But what can you expect with a gas-powered trimmer? You’ll have to carry the entire engine and the fuel weighing at least 15.75 pounds. The weight will be put mostly on your shoulders and back when you use a strap. It is optional to get a strap but recommended, as without the strap controlling and wielding might be difficult. After working without a strap for a few minutes, you’ll feel strain in your arms. Try to avoid it if you can.

Features: The Poulan Pro PP125 trimmer has a straight shaft trimmer that features a 17-inch cutting width and dual exit .096-inch diameter cutting line. It has a powerful SureFire 25cc 2-cycle gas engine that starts up easily, presumably in one or two pulls. The dual cycle gas engine helps in recycling the gas so less emission is let out, making it more environment-friendly.

Ease of Use: After turning on the trimmer, wait for the engine to warm up and run smooth. Owners said that if you don’t leave it on for a bit, it tends to bog and die on you, but once it gets warmed up it runs well. It is also fairly quiet when used, unlike other gas-powered trimmers. The Poulan Pro doesn’t come with a strap for more support so you have to get it separately if need be, especially if you were a previous electric trimmer user. You’ll find the shift to be shocking as the weight is doubled.

Accessories: You have the choice to put an optional attachment into your Poulan Pro PP125 such as a split boom shaft that can turn your trimmer into a 6-tools-in-1: trimmer, edger, blower, cultivator, brush cutter, or pole pruner. This is useful if you’re planning to use your trimmer in more ways than one. This is an added cost though as the attachments don’t come in the box, and should be bought separately.

Help and Support: During assembly, the package comes with a manual that can greatly help. Poulan also has a website that can help with technical stuff. However, if you really need someone to talk to regarding concerns, their support can be contacted via email or phone. Owners noted however that they have unhelpful technical support and you’ll mainly have to course through your problem on your own. This product comes with a two-year warranty.

Poulan Pro PR28SD, 17 in. 28cc 2-Cycle Gas Straight Shaft String Trimmer
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  • Effortless Pull Starting - Spring assisted starter system for ease of starting
  • Auto return stop switch automatically resets to the ON position for easier starting


What other things should you know about the Poulan Pro PP125 17-Inch 25cc Gas-Powered Straight-Shaft String Trimmer with Split Shaft?

Follow the accompanying manual and you’ll be able to assemble this trimmer for only a few minutes. If ever you encounter technical problems, Poulan may be contacted but they don’t respond immediately.

You have to look for other sources to help you with it. If there are any concerns for repair and whatnot, Poulan will take care of it but it could take up to two weeks, a long wait especially if you have growing weeds and grass that needs to be cut down.

When all is well after assembly, starting it is start. You have to wait for it to warm up first and then afterwards it run smoothly and quietly. You’ll find that it doesn’t have a lot of power, but it’s fairly enough to cut through grass and weeds. It also has a high revving engine. If bought through Amazon, this product couldn’t be returned anymore.


The Verdict

For a gas-powered trimmer, this is recommended because of its engine that is powerful enough to cut down weeds and grass. It is a bit heavy but you can easily get accustomed to its weight.

The 2-cycle engine is a good addition because it means that you’re saving up on fuel a lot and it lessens the smoke emission, which is not only cost-effective but also environment-friendly. It is a bit on the cheaper side compared to other gas trimmers. The only con is Poulan should be able to solve their customer’s stall problems and be more responsive to clients.

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