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

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  • Blade change required for proper operation (Blades Included)
  • Blade has a 6-point star blade hole pattern, 2 blade set
  • Confirm your mower blade center hole pattern before ordering
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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 inProduct Height (in.)4.25 in
Product Width (in.)5.25 in

Details

Accessory TypeMulching KitFits BrandsTroy-Bilt;MTD;Yard Machines;Yard-Man;Huskee;Bolens
Fits BrandsBolens,Huskee,MTD,Troy-Bilt,Yard Machines,Yard-ManFits ModelsSide Discharge Tractors and RZT Mowers with 42 in Decks (2012 & After)
ReconditionedNoReturnable90-Day
Used with Equipment TypeRiding Mower,Zero Turn Mower

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Manufacturer WarrantyN/A

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Customer Reviews

  • 4.2
    out of 302 reviews
  • 79%recommend this product
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Discharge Cover Poorly Designed
The discharge cover plastic tab is too short and broke off - using duct tape now! while under 1-year Warr
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Response from CSJun 22, 2022
Hello Doughala. We're sorry to hear you haven't been satisfied with your Troy-Bilt purchase. First and foremost, we would like to apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused. If you’d like to discuss your experience with us, you can give us a call at 1(800) 828-5500 and mention your case number 07787870 so we can help. Thank you very much.
    Waste of money
    Got this to mulch up in my yard and to not discharge grass on wife’s garden and left lines. Never been disappointed like this.
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      Works but needs extra parts to work correctly.
      [This review was collected as part of a promotion.] The blades mulch pretty good. The main issue I have is the discharge cover. The metal are that is meant to hold it in place does not do the job well. I was having to constantly stop and readjust it because it would slip and the grass and leave would start shooting through the bottom where the cover was slipping. I eventually had to drill wholes and use guywire to make the cover stay down. This is a bad design. Also, I did read and reread the instructions many times to be sure I had it installed correctly.
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      Response from CSJan 5, 2022
      Thank you for rating our product. We're sorry to hear you haven't been satisfied with your Troy-Bilt purchase. We do take our customers' opinions very seriously and the feedback we receive helps us build better products. If you’d like to discuss your experience with us, you can give us a call at 1(800) 828-5500 and mention your case number 07396071 so we can help. Thank you very much.
      • Verified Purchase
      Great Bagger Substitute
      [This review was collected as part of a promotion.] Blade fit well and easy to install. Directions were sufficient for installation. Blade has rejuvenated the yard and increased the grass growth.
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      • Recommended
      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.
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      4 found this review helpful
      42” mulching kit
      [This review was collected as part of a promotion.] Product as described, easy to install and good quality. Perfect fit
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      • Recommended
      Mr. Foxx
      [This review was collected as part of a promotion.] I knew when I opened the package I had the right equipment. Thank you.
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      • Verified Purchase
      • Recommended
      The product was fine. The fact that you refused to...
      The product was fine. The fact that you refused to ship it to me was not. I probably won’t deal with Home Depot again
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      • Verified Purchase
      The mulching kit was perfect, but Home Depot would not...
      The mulching kit was perfect, but Home Depot would not install it on my new riding mower. I had to hire someone to do the work.
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      Works on 2015 Troy Bilt 42" Bronco
      Works well, easy fitment.
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      • Recommended
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