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Pony 42 in. 15.5 HP Briggs and Stratton Engine 7 Speed Manual Drive Gas Riding Lawn Tractor (CA Compliant)

  • 15.5 HP 500cc single cylinder Briggs and Stratton engine
  • 7-speed Shift-on-the-Go transmission for easy speed adjustment
  • 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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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

Get solid, strong performance and plenty of power with the Troy-Bilt Pony 42 riding lawn tractor. The Pony lawn tractor is powered by a 15.5 HP Power Built Series (single-cylinder) OHV Briggs and Stratton engine that delivers reliable starting performance for all your mowing needs. The 7-speed Shift-on-the-Go transmission allows smooth change of speed and direction while the operator-controlled reverse mowing feature provides an alternate cutting option when you need it. Operators can easily get on and off the mower with the StepThru frame design made of fully-welded, 13-Gauge steel. Automatic headlights provide increased visibility and added safety at any time of day or night.
  • 15.5 HP 500 cc power built series single-cylinder OHV Briggs & Stratton engine delivers reliability and convenience combined like never before, these engines deliver easy starting and superior performance
  • 7-speed shift-on-the-go transmission for smooth change of speed and direction and operator-controlled reverse mowing
  • 42 in. twin-blade, side discharge deck cuts quickly and cleanly, 5-position deck height adjustment
  • 13-Gauge fully-welded step-thru frame with cup holder is easy to get on and off
  • 18 in. turn radius allows you to mow in tighter spaces and navigate around obstacles, trim close to trees and other landscaping features in confidence
  • Comfortable low-back seat
  • Increased visibility with automatic headlights
  • Bagging capability allows you to collect grass clippings and the mulching capability allows you to return nutrients to the soil for a healthier lawn (rear bagger and mulch kit sold separately)
  • Optional accessories include baggers, mulch kits, carts and many other attachments (sold separately)
  • 2-year limited warranty
  • Troy-Bilt Pony 42 CA comes fully crated and requires some assembly upon arrival
  • California residents

Info & Guides

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Assembled Depth (in.)
66 in
Assembled Height (in.)
43 in
Assembled Width (in.)
54 in
Cutting Width
42 inches
Front Wheel Size (in.)
Mower Deck Width
42 in
Rear Wheel Size (in.)
Turning Radius (in.)


Assembly Required
CA (CARB) Compliant
CARB Compliant
Commercial / Residential
Cutting Options
Deck Material
13 Gauge Steel
Deck Type
Drive Type
Rear-wheel Drive
Engine Displacement (cc)
Engine Make
Briggs and Stratton
Engine Torque (ft.-lb.)
Fuel Tank Capacity (gallons)
Horsepower (HP)
15.5 hp
Included with Riding Mowers
Battery(s),Engine Oil
Lawn Mower Type
Lawn Tractor
Maximum Cutting Height (in.)
Maximum Forward Speed (mph)
Maximum Reverse Speed (mph)
Minimum Cutting Height (in.)
Mower Size
Number of Blades
2 blades
Number of Blades
Number of Cylinders
Single Cylinder
Number of Deck Wheels
Oil Capacity (oz.)
Power Type
Product Weight (lb.)
520 lb
Rear Wheel Size (in.)
20 in.
Recommended Oil Type
Riding Mower Features
Adjustable 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 Tank
Size of Yard
1/2 - 2 Acres
Start Type
Terrain Type
Flat with Obstacles,Hilly
Transmission Type
Gear Drive

Warranty / Certifications

Certifications and Listings
No Certifications or Listings
Manufacturer Warranty
2-year limited warranty

Questions & Answers


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Asked by Kalen June 19, 2021

first time running my new toro but it vibrates. Is this normal?

Asked by Malvin June 16, 2021

Malvin = First Time running new 42" - 15.5 HP (Vibration) ? a) - Sorry, BUT .. 'Vibrates' in what manner, pls? b) - I.E. - ALL gas engine mowers "DO" produce a modest sensation of Vibration ... BUT, should Yours seem to be "Pronounced" or so severe that a glass of water will NOT remain upon the hood of the mower with Blades spinning while Unit is stationary, THEN, something IS "wrong!" c) - ONLY (30) days to return counted from days on original sales slip!

Do you guys have any of these Troy-Bilt in stock?

Asked by Riri June 11, 2021

Hello Riri, please contact your local Home Depot store for stock status. Thank you for your question!

why can't this Troy-Bilt Pony 42 in. riding lawn tractor be sold in Washington State?

Asked by jdc May 30, 2021

JDC = 'WHY" can't this be sold in Washington State? {because...} a) - You have accidentally 'clicked-on' a C.A.R.B. - ONLY unit..... There have been modified / redesigned to fulfill the California Regulations regarding their severe Air Pollution Regulations. b) - Simply re-select from herein at -[www.homedepot.com]- the exact Unit BUT, without that "(CA)" certification.

Will this lawn mower fit into the truck bed of a Toyota Tacoma SR5?

Asked by Rock May 24, 2021

Hello Rock. The mower crate is a height of 35.50, a length of 71.75 and a width of 47 inches. Thank you for your question.

Will this lawnmower cut a sloped yard evenly without leaving highs and lows?

Asked by SusanC May 24, 2021

?? Sloped Yard cut evenly ?? ..... Not likely, because ... Needed will be a Mowing Deck w/ (4) Anti-scalp Deck Wheels, to assure no scalped-spots.... AND, a front, center Roller (5th Anti-scalp) would aid, also! - - - TROY-BILT DOES feature these excellent Mowers, as well!! Seek "SUPER BRONCO XP" plus more available with 'FAB' Deck, (3) Years warranty, as well..... MUST be larger than this 42" size, however, since the premium, more desirable features aren't offered any more in 42" sizes.

Does this link mower reverse mow

Asked by Ivy May 23, 2021

Ivy = ?? Reverse Mow ?? ...In order to to be Competitive, essentially 100% of all Riding Residential Lawn Mowers "DO" currently... Please seek 'SPECIFICATIONS" just under picture of this specific Unit on home P.C. to read: {.... Riding Mower Features = Adjustable 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 Tank ....}

How do I get started?

Asked by Lawnboy May 20, 2021

Lawnboy = "HOW" do I get this started ??..... a) - Has this ever been initially operated since delivery or pick-up??? b) - Has that {Full Operating & Use} Manual -[offered in 'PDF Files, under picture]- of ever been READ, Very Thoroughly & Completely? c) - The 'Questions' above are simply asked because "IF" One has NOT done that very carefully ... there is zero chance of ever Mowing-the-grass, even after managing to get the Engine to fire and run by itself.... d) - I.E. - establishing the mandatory 'Sequence' of engaging the Mowing Blades before Forward Motion or setting the "Safety Mow-in-Reverse" Controls, Applying Brake before changing Directions, etc.. e) - In order to provide to the Operator a modicum of Safety as well as MEET Federal Rules & Stipulations for these Riding Residential Lawn Mowers ... ALL makers have HAD to incorporate a Multitude of Controls, Safety Interlocks, Switches, Mandatory Sequences, etc....

Will this lawn mower work for someone that is short? I tried using the Troy-Bilt Bronco and my fe...

Asked by sandy May 2, 2021

Sandy = "Work" for someone 'Short?' Hello ... Have You considered the Other 42" Mower Model by TROY-NILT which has the Transaxle-Transmission Control on-the-Dash??

Can you adjust the foot pedals on this lawn tractor?

Asked by Rock April 15, 2021

" Adjust Foot Pedals?" ..... No.... Seat, instead.

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Customer Reviews

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Yes my Troy Bilt 42 is awesome. I love...
Yes my Troy Bilt 42 is awesome. I love using it in my front yard and all the back yard. Because of the heat we have had in California and no rain most of the green grass had died so it'll be at least another month before I'll be able to really enjoy it. It is easier for me to handle then my old John Dear, it was 26 years old. I can't wait until I can use it again. The front will need a cutting next week and I can't wait to get on it again. I'm 80 years old and I think I made the best choice for me. I know my grandson's are wanting to try running it around, I'll have to think about it because this is my fun time. Thank you for asking how I like my Troy Bilt 42. Sue (Margaret)
by Sue
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It was good for a big yard...
It was good for a big yard
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by DJ
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Some of the gear handles hard to move, might be...
Some of the gear handles hard to move, might be just cuz it is new. Bumpy ride but need to check tire pressure. Otherwise pretty good.
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