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

  • 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

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Easy Speed Control

A variety of transmissions (6-speed, 7-speed and AutoDrive) allow you to choose the transmission that works best for you

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Power To Perform

Powerful engines that are tested for reliable starting in all temperatures, provide strength and durability with forged steel crankshafts

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Cutting Deck Options

A range of deck sizes from 36-in to 54-in make it easy to find the right deck for your yard

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Maneuverability

Easier navigation around landscape borders and obstacles with 18-in or 16-in turn radius

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Comfortable Ride

Ride comfortably and with less vibration with low to high back seats and Soft Touch™ steering wheels (select models)

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Easy and Convenient Deck Maintenance

Clean grass clippings from deck by attaching standard garden hose to the integrated deck wash port (select models)

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Attachments Available

Keep grass clippings under control with rear bagger and mulch kit attachments (sold separately)

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Rear Hitch Versatility

Rear hitch makes it easy to pull garden carts, sprayers and spreaders (attachments sold separately)

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XP Series

Extra power, durability and comfort features in the Troy-Bilt XP riding mowers

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Peace of Mind

2-yr limited warranty

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Built In America

Since 1937

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Easy Access

Rugged, StepThru frame design makes it easy to get on and off riding mower

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Best Use Guidelines

Handles lawns with a variety of terrain, trees and obstacles in yards 1+ acre

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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Cutting Width42 inches42 inches42 inches42 inches
Transmission TypeAutomaticGear DriveHydrostaticHydrostatic
Horsepower (HP)19 hp15.5 hp17.5 hp22 hp
Power TypeGasGasGasGas
Terrain TypeFlat with Obstacles,HillyFlat with Obstacles,HillyFlat with Obstacles,HillyFlat with Obstacles,Hilly
Engine MakeBriggs and StrattonBriggs and StrattonOEM BrandedOEM Branded
Mower SizeSmallSmallSmallSmall
Riding Mower FeaturesAdjustable 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 TankAdjustable Cutting Height,Adjustable Speed,Assembly Required,Built-in Hitch,Cup Holder,Deck cleanout,Headlights,Keyed start,Pneumatic Tires,Residential,Reverse Mowing,Rust resistant deck,Single-lever height adjustment,Translucent Fuel TankAdjustable Cutting Height,Cup Holder,Deck cleanout,Headlights,Hour Meter,Keyed start,Reverse Mowing,Rust Resistant,Single-lever height adjustmentAdjustable Cutting Height,Cruise Control,Cup Holder,Deck cleanout,Headlights,Hour Meter,Keyed start,Residential,Reverse Mowing
Commercial / ResidentialResidentialResidentialResidentialResidential
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Specifications

Dimensions

Assembled Depth (in.)
70 in
Assembled Height (in.)
35.5 in
Assembled Width (in.)
47 in
Cutting Width
42 inches
Front Wheel Size (in.)
15
Mower Deck Width
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 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 blades
Number of Blades
2
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 - 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

Questions & Answers

238Questions23Answers

Can you get a rake attachment

Asked by Vee April 15, 2021
1
Answer

Vee = Can you get a "RAKE" attachment ?? - NOT Available, because .... a) - Substantial "TOWING" is Definitely NOT a Great "Concept" with this very elementary, basic, starting Model at all. b) - Rather, for ALL 'Earth Engaging" Tasks -[ including your 'RAKING' Attachment Question]- the Powertrain of the opposite, very TOP by 'MTD CORP' -[ owner of TROY-BILT Division ]- would "DO" much better / last years Longer, especially for 'TOWING' with the Robust "K-62" Transmission-Transaxle Unit w/ Diff Lock: c) - Also accepts a Rear Cultivator, Grader Blade, Broadcast Spreader, etc., etc. -Over (16) in all.... here: 2021 - Cub Cadet - XT2 GX54 D - XT2® Enduro Series™ - Model Number 14AHA6TMA10

We need delivey for this mower can get that?

Asked by Carol April 14, 2021
3
Answers

Hi Carol, You can purchase the mower online and have it delivered. Just select the mower and put it in your cart. Then, during checkout, choose an available delivery date and time window from the scheduling calendar to setup your delivery. This can also be done at your local Home Depot.

is eli2 a bot

Asked by WhoIsEli2 April 14, 2021
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Eli2 is an amazing contributor who takes a great deal of time to research and answer questions posted here on the Home Depot website. Was there something more specific that you needed help with? We would be happy to help.

Do mower cut in reverse and how

Asked by Willie April 12, 2021
2
Answers

Yes. There is a switch by the key to enable cutting in reverse.

Is there any training video or class on how to operate lawn mower?

Asked by James April 2, 2021
2
Answers

Not that I am aware of. But its easy to operate. It comes with directions , and you might look it up on U-tube to see if someone posted a video of the operation of the lawn mower. If you can drive a car you can operate this lawn mower easy.

how do it look

Asked by gary April 1, 2021
1
Answer

Gary = ?? "HOW" do it look ?? a) - Naturally, I have zero idea "WHAT" you are asking! b) - I.E. = just like all of the other, small, beginning, elementary, basic Riding Tractor-Mower Units available today. c) - One "REPLY' would be for YOU to simply visit your local Home Depot Store as "SEE" it..... most have been able to stock inventories now..

what does hydrostatic mean

Asked by Leon March 29, 2021
6
Answers

I see troy built answered the question, the first part of the answer about what a hydrostat is correct, the second part where they say "it last longer" than a standard transmission is absolute lie. Straight up lie. Dependent on the quality of the hydrostatic transmission, you will get 300-700 hours of use on a residential mower. A manual will last what seems like is forever, and if there is an issue its a simple fix not requiring a part that cost as much as a new mower as with the hydrostatic.

How do you disconnect the mower

Asked by Brandi March 21, 2021
1
Answer

Brandi = "HOW" do you disconnect the Mowing Deck? a) - First .. consider view a 2 -3 different Videos from "You Tube".... live pictorials always help....please "DO" have your Full Manual to 'read' as it goes along!!! b) - NOW .... zero Tools needed as well as Do Not Jack-up Tractor!! c) - Upon Garage Concrete or outside concrete drive ... look for two trailing 'metal arms.' Lower Deck all-the-way to concrete & move the "Engage Blades Lever to 'OFF' ... Disconnect the Pair by removing the "PINS." 'slide Deck a very small amount to get "slack" in 'V' power belt for Mowing Deck & unthread from Engine Pulley and two mini-pullies which are The Idler Assembly. d) - Gently 'slide' the Deck toward rear tires which disengages Front Bar from that Front Bracket .... "zero pins." e) - Slide-out Mowing Deck in-between One Front & One Rear Tires.

What type assembly is necessary?

Asked by john March 20, 2021
3
Answers

a) - ACTUALLY ... the Vast Majority do NOT totally understand that whenever THIS Option is selected during On-line Ordering Process, they ARE agreeing to the Terms of {Commercial Freight Forwarding} - NEVER a Home Depot Truck. b) - I.E. = The Freight Truck Driver is prohibited from utilizing a Private Driveway with his huge, (18) wheeler Tractor-Trailer, naturally. c) - SO, it must be a 'DROP-SHIP' to your street curb ONLY...Not at the Garage or Home..... sometimes, there WILL BE another small "FEE" for Hydraulic Tail Gate Lift Option, which is mandatory to get the large S & H Crate from the high Trailer Body down-to-the-street level. d) - YOU are responsible for the opening of that Heavy Duty, Wooden S & H Crate with assorted Hand Tools - E.G. = Crow Bar, Nail Hammer, Hand Saws, Sledge Hammer, Hand Wrenches, etc., etc.. e) - THAT Mower Unit is secured w/ Large Fasteners which are installed @ Factory which are to be located / removed. f) - AFTER THAT has been accomplished.... the entire Mower Unit has to be "Lifted OFF the bottom wooden Pallet - - - FINALLY .... the Battery Cables, Seat, Steering Wheel may be Installed, which IS very straightforward and easy!!!

Is this too big for regular large residential lot

Asked by Sandy13 March 20, 2021
2
Answers

Hi Sandy13, Troy-Bilt advertises this mower for lots in the ballpark of 1+ acres. Personally, I believe it to be fine for most acreage of between .5 to 1.5 acres. It certainly is a better fit for that acreage than a zero turn mower.

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Customer Reviews

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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.
by Sir
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.
by Lee
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.
1 person 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!
by WheelerDealer
Did its job
Just arrived. Needed air in tire. But satisfied with first cut.
by Iotaman
. 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.
by HomeDepotCustomer
7 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
by Moneyinfornothing
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!
6 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.
by Arkyboy
9 people found this helpful
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.
by jmquintanilla
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.
6 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.
by Nunuabeezwax
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.
by unsatisfied
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.
10 people found this helpful
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