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Bronco 42 in. 19 HP Briggs and Stratton Engine Automatic Drive Gas Riding Lawn Mower

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  • 19 HP 544cc single cylinder Briggs and Stratton intek engine
  • Automatic transmission with foot pedal control drives like a car
  • 42 in. twin blade cutting deck for lawns up to 2 acres
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Product Overview

A powerful and easy-to-use riding mower, the Bronco 42 is powered by a Briggs & Stratton Intekengine that delivers easy starting and Dependable performance. Operating this rider is as easy as driving a car with AutoDrive transmission. The foot pedal control provides smooth adjustment of speed and direction. The Bronco 42 is designed to provide easy on and off accessibility with a Step-Thru frame design and quick adjustments of cutting height with the fender mounted 5 position lever. Add versatility to your riding mower with optional attachments like a rear bagger or mulch kit and tow behind accessories such as aerators, dump carts and sprayers. You can depend on Troy-Bilt lawn tractors to keep yardwork from feeling like a chore.
  • Briggs & Stratton Intek engine offers pressure lubrication that helps to prevent engine damage and extends the life of your mower
  • Built In America with U.S and Global Parts since 1937
  • AutoDrive transmission with foot pedal control drives like a car
  • 42-in deck ,with anti-scalp deck wheels to prevent turf damage, delivers a clean, even cut. Mulch kit (sold separately) helps maintain a healthier lawn
  • Step-Thru frame design provides easier on and off access by providing more leg room
  • Make yard clean up easier by using a rear bagger to collect grass clippings and leaves for use as compost or bag for disposal (sold separately)
  • Maintain control with easier navigation around landscape borders and obstacles with 18-in turn radius
  • Twin-blade, side discharge deck cuts quickly and cleanly with 5-position deck height adjustment
  • Ride with more comfort and less vibration with mid-back seat and rubber footpads
  • Rear hitch makes it easy to pull garden carts, sprayers and spreaders (attachments sold separately)
  • Increased visibility with automatic headlights
  • 2-year limited warranty
  • The Troy-Bilt Bronca 42 comes fully crated and requires some assembly upon arrival
  • California residents

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Specifications

Dimensions

Assembled Depth (in.)
70 in
Assembled Height (in.)
35.5 in
Assembled Width (in.)
47 in
Cutting Width (in.)
42 inches
Front Wheel Size (in.)
15
Mower Deck Width (in.)
42 in
Rear Wheel Size (in.)
20
Turning Radius (in.)
18

Details

Assembly Required
Yes
CA (CARB) Compliant
Not CARB Compliant
Commercial / Residential
Residential
Cutting Options
Side-Discharge
Deck Material
13 Gauge Steel
Deck Type
Stamped
Drive Type
Rear-wheel Drive
Engine Displacement (cc)
540
Engine Make
Briggs and Stratton Engine
Engine Torque (ft.-lb.)
0
Fuel Tank Capacity (gallons)
1.3
Horsepower (HP)
19 hp
Included with Riding Mowers
Battery(s),Engine Oil
Lawn Mower Type
Lawn Tractor
Maximum Cutting Height (in.)
3.75
Maximum Forward Speed (mph)
5.5
Maximum Reverse Speed (mph)
2.5
Minimum Cutting Height (in.)
1.25
Mower Size
Small
Number of Blades
2
Number of Blades
2 blades
Number of Cylinders
Single Cylinder
Number of Deck Wheels
2
Oil Capacity (oz.)
48
Power Type
Gas
Product Weight (lb.)
520 lb
Rear Wheel Size (in.)
20 in.
Recommended Oil Type
10W-30
Refurbished
No
Returnable
30-Day
Riding Mower Features
Adjustable Cutting Height,Adjustable Speed,Assembly Required,Built-in Hitch,Cup Holder,Headlights,Keyed start,Pneumatic Tires,Residential,Reverse Mowing,Rust resistant deck,Single-lever height adjustment,Translucent Fuel Tank
Size of Yard
1 - 2 Acres
Size of Yard
1/2 - 2 Acres
Start Type
Electric
Terrain Type
Flat with Obstacles,Hilly
Transmission Type
Automatic

Warranty / Certifications

Certifications and Listings
No Certifications or Listings
Manufacturer Warranty
2-Year Limited Warranty

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Customer Reviews

  • 4.2
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  • 83% recommend this product
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So far so good
[This review was collected as part of a promotion.] It was time to replace the ten year old Craftsman 42" rider... from the reviews and features I decided on a Troy Bilt. So far so good!!
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Enjoy the new ride
[This review was collected as part of a promotion.] Running like a champ just take care Bronco ,just like my old riding 23 years yard mechanic just got to take care. Bronco loved it run grade my little hill goes right up. And I wash it and wax it.
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I bought this Bronco to replace my 2006 77T Because the cost of replacing its rusted out deck is ...
I bought this Bronco to replace my 2006 77T Because the cost of replacing its rusted out deck is prohibitive that is if you can find one.I'll remove the deck from the old one and it will be used as a yard donkey for hauling dirt and debris in my yard cart. I prefer the controls of the 2006 model over the new one. The foot pedal speed control and clutch on the new one takes some time to get used to. The ability to mow in reverse on the new one is a plus.
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1 person found this helpful
Bronco 42
[This review was collected as part of a promotion.] Rides great! Highly recommend this mower. I have just about an Acre and this thing does cuts smooth and even.
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Overall this may be a good mower but I didn't get 2 hours of runtime from it before the weld on t...
Overall this may be a good mower but I didn't get 2 hours of runtime from it before the weld on the gearshifter broke. For me it wasn't that big of a deal because I do know how to work on machines & have a welder to reweld the faulty part but on a brand new machine I shouldnt have too. I'm guessing that is not the case for many who are considering this product. Also I had mine shipped & it came crated on a tractor trailer after I told the frieght company Home depot used a tractor trailer could not get to my house, I ended up having to follow the driver to a parking lot & slide the tractor off into the back of my pickup truck then unload it by myself once back at my home. Hopefully its a good machine in the long run but a really bad start so far.
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Response from Troy-BiltJun 14, 2021
Hello TROYBILTuser. We're sorry to hear you haven't been satisfied with your Troy-Bilt equipment. 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 06833622 so we can help. Thank you very much.
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6 people found this helpful
Had this thing about a month now. Ive mowed twice...
Had this thing about a month now. Ive mowed twice with it and each time i have to put air in the front tire. It goes completely flat in a week. No nails, screws, or anything in the tire. Very frustrating. Other than that i love this mower.
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9 people found this helpful
Great-Deal Mower
A top-value mower. Sold out at all local stores and no online buys. SOLUTION: Order via an in-store Customer Service rep (Home Depot, etc.) FREE DELIVERY. Be aware the Delivery Date you get may be up to a month away. But, my 19hp Bronco arrived 9 days later. A few items to be aware of: 1. I ordered the 19hp Bronco because my lawn has a few hills; this extra Hp helps v.s. the 15Hp model. 2. The Bronco arrived SUPER WELL CRATED (See photo). It is NOT easy to get it uncrated; 2 guys are recommended to do this. 3. CAUTION: The seat installation is tricky. See the Owners Manual for how-to instructions to avoid my "Seat Bottom PROBLEM" (See photo). Slide the two lower white fitting into the metal base plate BEFORE you hand-tighten the upper bolt; If the lower white fittings pop into the seat, all is not lost. Toss them around inside the seat until they are near their respective holes. Then get a long nail or wire (with a small hooked end) that fits into the hole in the fitting. Use this to lift the top of the fitting into its hole. Finally, slide the tips of two butter knives under the sides if the fitting, and pry it up. NOTE: Align the side-groves of the fitting properly before you do the "pry-up" step.
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    11 people found this helpful
    Cuts uneven.Vibrates real bad,came in a crate.I'm over 75yrs. Had...
    Cuts uneven.Vibrates real bad,came in a crate.I'm over 75yrs. Had to uncrate it by myself
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    Response from Troy-BiltMay 3, 2021
    Hi Shirley. Thank you for bringing this situation to our attention. First and foremost, we would like to apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused. If you would like to discuss this problem further, please contact us at 1-800-269-6215 and mention Case # 06700278.
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    16 people found this helpful
    3 Years Running Strong!!
    [This review was collected as part of a promotion.] I bought it in 2017 and no problems; just change the oil on schedule and replaced the battery one time in the 4 years I have own mine.
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      Used it one time belt wheel totally destroyed not satisfied at all.
      Used it one time belt wheel totally destroyed not satisfied at all.
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      Response from Troy-BiltApr 19, 2021
      Hello Sir. We're sorry to hear you haven't been satisfied with your Troy-Bilt equipment. 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 06659709 so we can help. Thank you very much.
        11 people found this helpful
        WHY?!!!!
        WHY does TroyBilt use a ZIP TIE to hold the gas tank in place?!!! So inferior. Zip ties get brittle and fail when they age! And the gas tank is adjacent to the engine, so any spillage and hello engine. This is poorly designed and an after thought. Got it delivered and I’m not even going to try it. BACK IT GOES. CRAFTSMAN HERE I COME.
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        Response from Troy-BiltMar 24, 2021
        Hello Lee. We're sorry to hear you haven't been satisfied with your Troy-Bilt equipment. 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 06562527 so we can help. Thank you very much.
          13 people found this helpful
          Great Lawn TractorI bought this last month snd I a
          [This review was collected as part of a promotion.] I am glad that I finally bought a Lawn Tractor! And you are not satisfied with what ai posted!
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            Did its job
            Just arrived. Needed air in tire. But satisfied with first cut.
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              . I only gave it a 3 due to the process of getting it. Lets just say it was not one of my best p...
              . I only gave it a 3 due to the process of getting it. Lets just say it was not one of my best purchase experiences from the Home Depot The tractor does what it says it does, it seems to work well is easy to use and cuts the grass well. its comfortable to drive, the ability to mow in reverse is a plus, and it only takes a couple of minutes to figure out how to get it to do it. Its very easy to steer and maneuver around obstacles.
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                14 people found this helpful
                I paid a bunch of money for a mower that will mow in reverse instead it stalls out and will not w...
                I paid a bunch of money for a mower that will mow in reverse instead it stalls out and will not work in reverse with the mower option it will go into reverse as long as the blade is not active so thanks for letting me pay a bunch of money for a feature that I don't get on my mower or thanks for screwing up and delivering the wrong mower I'm sorry giving me the wrong mower I chose to pick it up
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                Response from Troy-BiltJul 13, 2020
                We’re very sorry to hear that you’ve had trouble with your Troy-Bilt equipment. We spend countless hours testing our Rider's to ensure we deliver you a reliable product, so we appreciate you letting us know about this problem. We’d like the opportunity to discuss this further with you. Please give us a call at 1(800) 828-5500 at your earliest convenience and mention your case number 05761637 so we can make this right. Thank you!
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                12 people found this helpful
                The riding mower looks nice, runs fine and cuts fine. It has some great features (mowing backward...
                The riding mower looks nice, runs fine and cuts fine. It has some great features (mowing backwards) My issues with the mower is more of a design issue, more than anything. Good luck changing the oil without spilling out most of the used oil onto the engine bay. Both the oil plug and the oil filter are in horrible spots.
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                Drive Belt broke after the first 1.5 hrs or use
                I bought this tractor yesterday, when I got home I use it for about 1.5 hrs and the drive belt broke, I went today to Home Depot and they gave me a new Drive Belt, I will give it a chance, if this happens again, I will return it to the Store.
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                Response from Troy-BiltJun 11, 2020
                Hello jmquintanilla. We're sorry to hear you haven't been satisfied with your Troy-Bilt equipment. 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 05674648 so we can help. Thank you very much.
                  9 people found this helpful
                  Really really like this mower
                  [This review was collected as part of a promotion.] I am really enjoying my Bronco 42 auto. Saves me a lot of time and labor. Using with a tow lawn trailer saves a lot of time. Started with first time maintenance and care. I even waxed it twice. I'm going to take of this, I plan on having it a long time. It will be well maintained.
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                    Broke after first use
                    Poor quality product. I used it once and had it stored for the winter. When I went to retrieve it out of the shed this summer the tire was flat. This was the same problem I had with my old mower. When I called TryBilt for support, they called it normal wear and tear. I spent over $1500 for the same problem I had last summer. The tires are not like normal vehicle tires and are extremely difficult to replace.
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                    Response from Troy-BiltJun 11, 2020
                    Hello unsatisfied. We're sorry to hear you haven't been satisfied with your Troy-Bilt equipment. 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 05674394 so we can help. Thank you very much.
                      18 people found this helpful
                      42” bronco lawn tractor
                      [This review was collected as part of a promotion.] I love my Bronco! Added gas, jumped on and ready to cut! Very easy start up and easy to operate, cuts great. Super good machine. Highly recommend this tractor. Also, love the red color and sleek looking machine. Thanks!
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                        Love my mower
                        [This review was collected as part of a promotion.] I actually bought this 3 years ago and it’s been a god send. It continues to cut and run perfectly - of course changing oil/oil filter and blades.
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                          Good overall some minor things could have made it better .. .Gas tank is small and is only mount...
                          Good overall some minor things could have made it better .. .Gas tank is small and is only mounted with a zip tie was my biggest pet peeve definitely could’ve put a little more effort into that department. But overall gets the job done
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                          8 people found this helpful
                          Leaking gas
                          Gas leaks around the carburetor after several hours total of usage. Because we keep it in the garage the odor gets into our car and house that causes headache. It's still under warranty but there is a charge of $xxx to pick up for a warranty service. We paid full price for a non-defective product and therefore shouldn't be charges extra.
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                          Response from Troy-BiltJun 1, 2020
                          Hello, nck. We're sorry to hear that you haven't experienced the level of quality that our customers deserve. If you would like to follow up with us on this issue, we would be more than happy to assist you. This incident has been documented internally and if you would like to discuss this problem further, please give us a call at 1-800-269-6215 and mention your case # 05614538. We appreciate you taking the time to share your experience.
                            30 people found this helpful
                            This mower broke after the first use. The weld holding the foot pedal on failed and the tractor i...
                            This mower broke after the first use. The weld holding the foot pedal on failed and the tractor is useless after one mow.
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                            Response from Troy-BiltJun 1, 2020
                            Hello, NB. We’re very sorry to hear that you’ve had trouble with your equipment. We spend countless hours testing to ensure we deliver you a reliable product, so we appreciate you letting us know about this problem. If you’d like to discuss this with us further, please give us a call at 1(800) 269-6215 at your earliest convenience and mention your case number 05614431 so we can make this right.
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                            26 people found this helpful
                            smooth ride ,easy start
                            [This review was collected as part of a promotion.] I bought this 2 years ago It has been dependable all year round
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                              Mow in reverse
                              [This review was collected as part of a promotion.] I purchased this a couple of months ago. Very pleased with the features and price. Looking forward to mowing the lawn in these hot Florida summers
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                                This is my 2nd Troy Bilt my 10 yr. old Troy Bilt Pony still runs But I decided to up grade to t...
                                This is my 2nd Troy Bilt my 10 yr. old Troy Bilt Pony still runs But I decided to up grade to the Bronco I mow over an acre of lawn and the new Bronco was very comfortable and faster. I'm very pleased with it's performance..
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                                10 people found this helpful
                                Great Value
                                [This review was collected as part of a promotion.] We purchased unit almost a month ago, and we can hardly wait to cut the lawn. It’s very easy to operate
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                                  Easy to operate
                                  [This review was collected as part of a promotion.] 2 years old and still going strong cuts grass or mulching leaves
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                                    Just what I needed!
                                    [This review was collected as part of a promotion.] This does a great job on my yard. I especially like the mow in reverse feature. I would give it five stars but the seat only came with one bolt and the seat keeps turning.
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