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Original Equipment 42 in. Mulch Kit for Troy-Bilt and Craftsman Riders and Zero Turn Lawn Mowers (2012 and After)

  • Blade change required for proper operation (Blades Included)
  • Mulching promotes a healthier and greener lawn
  • Eliminates the need for bagging and disposing of yard waste
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Product Overview

Recycling grass clippings back into your lawn through mulching is one of the best ways to ensure your lawn receives the proper nutrients it needs to thrive. MTD Genuine Parts Mulching kits are designed and tested for high performance based on the airflow of the cutting deck, allowing the mower to effectively disperse finer clippings of grass. To protect your investment, specify and use only Genuine Parts.
  • Original equipment part for Mulching Blades starting with 942-0616, 742-0616, 942-04312 and 742-04312.
  • Fits Craftsman and Troy-Bilt Lawn and Zero-Turn Mowers with 42 in. cutting decks.
  • Refer to the Parts list label under the rider hood or under the zero-turn seat mounting bracket for original equipment parts.
  • The zero-turn seat will need to be pivoted forward for visibility of the Parts List label
  • Contents include two mulching blades with a 6-point star center hole pattern, one molded plug and mounting hardware.
  • Factory tested and approved to provide the perfect fit, strength, durability and performance.
  • Sharp-edged blades cut grass cleanly and make their way through grass more efficiently, reducing overall mowing time and effort.
  • Maintaining your blades will result in a cleaner cut and ensure your grass is greener and more healthy-looking
  • Ideal for finely cutting grass clippings and redistributing them back into your lawn, providing essential nutrients.
  • Mulching saves time by replacing the need for raking, bagging and hauling away leaves and clippings.
  • For detailed installation instructions, please refer to your instruction manual.
  • California residents

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Specifications

Dimensions

Fits Deck Size (in.)
42 in.
Fits deck size (in.)
42
Product Depth (in.)
26 in
Product Height (in.)
4.25 in
Product Width (in.)
5.25 in

Details

Accessory Type
Mulching Kit
Fits Brands
Bolens,Huskee,MTD,Troy-Bilt,Yard Machines,Yard-Man
Fits Brands
Troy-Bilt, MTD, Yard Machines, Yard-Man, Huskee, Bolens
Fits Models
Side Discharge Tractors and RZT Mowers with 42 in Decks (2012 & After)
Reconditioned
No
Returnable
90-Day
Used with Equipment Type
Riding Mower,Zero Turn Mower

Warranty / Certifications

Manufacturer Warranty
N/A

Questions & Answers

32Questions11Answers

Will this fit my craftman 42in mower 917 273360? If not do you know what will? Thanks.

Asked by Shodge June 10, 2021
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Answer

Yes. It did fit my 42" mower

Will this kit fit the John Deere S120 42 in Lawn Tractor?

Asked by Tony April 30, 2021
1
Answer

Yes

Will this fit a 42" Poulan PXT 16542?

Asked by NotSure April 23, 2021
1
Answer

You can purchase one at any Home Depot. I have one on my Troy Bilt ..... Works Like A Charm with the Mulching Blades. Cant Say Anymore !! Unknown about a Poulan PXT 16542 ... Have your local Home Depot contact "MTD" for the correct fit. CM Gill

Will this fit a cub cadet xt1 Lt42” and does the plug close off completely like it should

Asked by Edbone78 March 20, 2021
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Answer

I don't know about the fit on that mower, but no the metal is too weak to keep it closed, might could try drilling a hole to help hold the plug in place and closed

will this kit fit a poulin pro 2017 42 in ?

Asked by rusty January 7, 2021
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Will this fit a poulon pro pk19h42LT Need to know if the cover fits

Asked by Scoot September 23, 2020
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I am trying to get away with as little raking leaves this year as possible. Will this break leave...

Asked by Landry September 18, 2020
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Answers

It's not perfect but does a pretty good job. Certainly worth doing to not have to rake leaves!

can you use a bagger with this? just thinking of fall leaf pick up...

Asked by Drew August 24, 2020
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The blades are designed for different uses and don't blow with the same force as the ones that came on it will.

Hi, would this fit my craftsman 42" T1400 lawn tractor model 247.203732 ?

Asked by Rafael July 17, 2020
1
Answer

It fit my craftsman t110 42". Guess you could always return it

will this fit a t1600 craftsman rider

Asked by Bill May 31, 2020
1
Answer

Yes it will

Original Equipment 42 in. Mulch Kit for Troy-Bilt and Craftsman Riders and Zero Turn Lawn Mowers (2012 and After) - page 2

Customer Reviews

  • 4.2
    out of 182 reviews
  • 78% recommend this product
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The mulch plug does not fit right. I have a 2019 42 inch craftsman zero turn. The mulch plug at t...
The mulch plug does not fit right. I have a 2019 42 inch craftsman zero turn. The mulch plug at the bottom looks like it fits, until you start mowing. Grass gets caught in it and then it basically just blows it everywhere. The top of the deck gets covered as well. The blades also don’t cut very well. I have to go back over each section twice because they miss grass. If I could return it and get a refund, I would. The picture and the circled area is where it gets caught with grass and makes a opening for the grass to fly out.
by Wishicouldmulch
1 person found this helpful
Worked pretty good.
It worked great until one day I hit a large stone and it broke through the mulch cover and shot against my house. Now the cover wont stay shut all the way and leaves grass clumps in my lawn, I believe I need to buy another kit. *Also the one star picture review doesn't have it installed correctly, the kit should of came with a L shaped rod that holds the cover flat so grass doesn't fly out. *I seen another review complain that it didn't come with mulch blades, these are mulch blades just not the fancy toothed ones, regular blades are more flat.
by Toad
Was the wrong part listing for the type of mower we purchased.
Was the wrong part listing for the type of mower we purchased.
by McGyver
Blades work well and were easy to install. I’m...
Blades work well and were easy to install. I’m still of the vein that mulching blades should be standard, however.
by HomeDepotCustomer
Have yet to use but I know it will be good because the man who replaced ed the blades that came w...
Have yet to use but I know it will be good because the man who replaced ed the blades that came with it said good buy.
by poppy
Works good but a pain to install when taking...
Works good but a pain to install when taking off the mower bed from the tractor. I like to mulch because it is good for the grass.
by GEP
Prompt delivery, package received in excellent condition. Very pleased with...
Prompt delivery, package received in excellent condition. Very pleased with shipment.
by HomeDepotCustomer
Difficult to install for one person. Wishing there were directions...
Difficult to install for one person. Wishing there were directions included with the product instead of “see owner’s manual”. Installation instructions were not with the owner’s manual. The mulch kits works fine.
by PJM
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