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Pony 42 in. 439 cc Auto-Choke Engine 7-Speed Manual Drive Gas Riding Lawn Tractor with Mow-in-Reverse

  • 439cc single-cylinder OHV Troy-Bilt engine with autochoke
  • 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

Get solid, strong performance and plenty of power for your mowing needs with the Pony 42 riding lawn tractor. Tested for reliable starting in all weather conditions, the Troy-Bilt engine with AutoChoke runs smoothly and efficiently. The 42-in cutting deck delivers a clean, even cut and you can easily adjust the mowing speed with 7-speed Shift-on-the-Go transmission. You'll find it easier to get on and off with the Step-Thru frame design and automatic headlights provide increased visibility and added safety at any time. Get more versatility with the Pony 42 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.
  • For questions about service and repair, please call the Troy-Bilt customer service line (800)-828-5500, or reference the Service & Repair Document
  • Built In America with U.S and Global Parts since 1937
  • 7-speed transmission has dash panel control that is easy to see and adjust
  • 42-in side-discharge cutting deck delivers a clean, even cut
  • 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
  • Increased visibility with automatic headlights
  • Rear hitch makes it easy to pull garden carts, sprayers and spreaders (attachments sold separately)
  • Mulch kit (sold separately) helps maintain a healthier lawn
  • 2-year limited warranty
  • Troy-Bilt Pony 42 comes fully crated and requires some assembly upon arrival
  • California residents

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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.)
Mower Deck Width (in.)
42 in
Rear Wheel Size (in.)
Turning Radius (in.)


Assembly Required
CA (CARB) Compliant
Not CARB Compliant
Commercial / Residential
Cutting Options
Deck Material
12 Gauge Steel
Deck Type
Drive Type
Rear-wheel Drive
Engine Displacement (cc)
Engine Make
Troy-Bilt Engine
Engine Torque (ft.-lb.)
Fuel Tank Capacity (gallons)
1.36 gal
Horsepower (HP)
0 hp
Included with Riding Mowers
Battery(s),Engine Oil
Maximum Cutting Height (in.)
Maximum Forward Speed (mph)
Maximum Reverse Speed (mph)
Minimum Cutting Height (in.)
Mower Size
Number of Blades
Number of Blades
2 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,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
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

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Customer Reviews

  • 4.2
    out of 811 reviews
  • 77%recommend this product
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Lovin' It
[This review was collected as part of a promotion.] This machine is easy to handle and a great value for the price.
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  • Recommended
Ready for spring
[This review was collected as part of a promotion.] Great unit for the price I haven't been able to use yet it got delivered and into the shed for this spring
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  • Recommended
I love it
This is my first rider mower & it does exactly what I want and plus. Best investment ever...
    • Recommended
    Troy bilt a well built machine for a great price.
    [This review was collected as part of a promotion.] Affordable, reliable, and a machine that can get the job done without breaking the bank.
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    • Recommended
    I can't recommend this product as is. In the future, if I ever buy another ride lawnmower, I will...
    I can't recommend this product as is. In the future, if I ever buy another ride lawnmower, I will never purchase one that does not have anti-scalping wheels or at least a kit to upgrade the deck to include anti-scalping wheels. I had to find anti-scalping wheels on ebay and drill holes in my brand new deck in order to add anti-scalping wheels. Unless the ground under your lawn is perfectly flat, a ride lawnmower with a wide deck is going to scalp your lawn (see picture attached). This is especially noticeable when you have Bermuda grass because only the top 1"-1.5" of Bermuda is green, beneath that the grass is brown so scalping looks really bad. The lawnmower runs great and starts easily, but the scalping is terrible. How much could it possibly cost to add an upgrade kit for this ride lawnmower? I mean really?!?
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    19 found this review helpful
    Good for the price and much better than push mowing our big yard!
    Good for the price and much better than push mowing our big yard!
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    • Recommended
    3 found this review helpful
    troy pony
    Compare to old john dere 42. This turns better. Starts better. Brakes better shifts better dosent wheelie. Turns easier. Tighter turn radius. Bouncier. Cheaper construction. Not as expensive. Go wirh the troy and spend the savings on something nice
      • Recommended
      4 found this review helpful
      Great quality powerful mower for the money....rides really nice and surprisingly quiet. My boyfri...
      Great quality powerful mower for the money....rides really nice and surprisingly quiet. My boyfriend loves it!
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      • Recommended
      2 found this review helpful
      So far so good. Product is new.
      So far so good. Product is new.
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      • Recommended
      1 found this review helpful
      I would love to review this product but unfortunately it came with no steering wheel and NO KEY. ...
      I would love to review this product but unfortunately it came with no steering wheel and NO KEY. It has been sitting in my garage unusable for almost 2 weeks. The only answer I can get from the manufacturer and home depot after about 10 cumulative hours on hold is that they are shipping the missing parts but they can't tell me when? So currently I have a shiny new lawnmower in the garage and my lawn is a foot tall. If I sound irritated its from all the time spent on hold with no resolution in site
      Response from Troy-BiltJul 9, 2020
      Hello xz28racer. 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 05753185 so we can help. Thank you very much.
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      28 found this review helpful
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