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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

Troy-Bilt gas riding mower, gas mower, riding mower, rider, transmission, easy speed control

Easy Speed Control

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

Troy-Bilt gas riding mower, gas mower, riding mower, rider, engine, power

Power To Perform

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

Troy-Bilt gas riding mower, gas mower, riding mower, rider, cutting deck

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

Troy-Bilt gas riding mower, gas mower, riding mower, rider, turn radius, manuverability

Maneuverability

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

Troy-Bilt gas riding mower, gas mower, riding mower, rider, comfortable ride, seat, steering wheel

Comfortable Ride

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

Troy-Bilt gas riding mower, gas mower, riding mower, rider, deck wash port, easy maintenance

Easy and Convenient Deck Maintenance

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

Troy-Bilt gas riding mower, gas mower, riding mower, rider, rear bagger, mulch kit, attachments

Attachments Available

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

Troy-Bilt gas riding mower, gas mower, riding mower, rider, rear hitch

Rear Hitch Versatility

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

Troy-Bilt gas riding mower, gas mower, riding mower, rider, XP series

XP Series

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

Troy-Bilt gas riding mower, gas mower, riding mower, rider, warranty, peace of mind

Peace of Mind

2-yr limited warranty

Troy-Bilt gas riding mower, gas mower, riding mower, rider,built in America

Built In America

Since 1937

Troy-Bilt gas riding mower, gas mower, riding mower, rider, step thru frame, easy access

Easy Access

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

Troy-Bilt gas riding mower, gas mower, riding mower, rider, best use

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 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.
  • High-performing Troy-Bilt engine is tested to ensure dependable starting in all weather conditions
  • 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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Number of CylindersSingle CylinderSingle CylinderSingle Cylinder
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Troy-Bilt gas riding mower, gas mower, riding mower, rider, transmission, easy speed control

Easy Speed Control

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

Troy-Bilt gas riding mower, gas mower, riding mower, rider, engine, power

Power To Perform

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

Troy-Bilt gas riding mower, gas mower, riding mower, rider, cutting deck

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

Troy-Bilt gas riding mower, gas mower, riding mower, rider, turn radius, manuverability

Maneuverability

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

Troy-Bilt gas riding mower, gas mower, riding mower, rider, comfortable ride, seat, steering wheel

Comfortable Ride

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

Troy-Bilt gas riding mower, gas mower, riding mower, rider, deck wash port, easy maintenance

Easy and Convenient Deck Maintenance

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

Troy-Bilt gas riding mower, gas mower, riding mower, rider, rear bagger, mulch kit, attachments

Attachments Available

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

Troy-Bilt gas riding mower, gas mower, riding mower, rider, rear hitch

Rear Hitch Versatility

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

Troy-Bilt gas riding mower, gas mower, riding mower, rider, XP series

XP Series

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

Troy-Bilt gas riding mower, gas mower, riding mower, rider, warranty, peace of mind

Peace of Mind

2-yr limited warranty

Troy-Bilt gas riding mower, gas mower, riding mower, rider,built in America

Built In America

Since 1937

Troy-Bilt gas riding mower, gas mower, riding mower, rider, step thru frame, easy access

Easy Access

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

Troy-Bilt gas riding mower, gas mower, riding mower, rider, best use

Best Use Guidelines

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

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
12 Gauge Steel
Deck Type
Stamped
Drive Type
Rear-wheel Drive
Engine Displacement (cc)
439
Engine Make
Troy-Bilt
Engine Torque (ft.-lb.)
0
Fuel Tank Capacity (gallons)
1.36
Horsepower (HP)
0 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.)
1.5
Mower Size
Small
Number of Blades
2 blades
Number of Blades
2
Number of Cylinders
Single Cylinder
Number of Deck Wheels
0
Oil Capacity (oz.)
42
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
Gear Drive

Warranty / Certifications

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

Questions & Answers

125Questions19Answers

What is the warranty

Asked by Chris May 3, 2021
2
Answers

Chris = ?? 'WARRANTY' ?? ....Right under Picture of Unit ... a) - On a Home P.C., Slightly under that PICTURE of this Unit are several PDF Files... b) - "WARRANTY" is one of the 'PDF' Files, to opened and perused ... TOO Long to 'Cut & Past' herein at FORUM, however.... very typical (2) Years "Limited" on Mower customary .. {Wear 'N TEAR Exceptions}.. PLUS .... c) - AS IS the case with Majority of Riding Residential Mower Units, Separate WARRANTY for 439cc China Engine .. sold in States as "PREDATOR" and "POWERMORE" at many import Industrial Supply Houses.

What can cause battery to not hold a charge

Asked by Jj April 25, 2021
1
Answer

JJ = 'WHAT' causes a battery to not hold a charge ? a) - Typically, that is because those internal sheets of Lead inside the battery have become "shorted" or are touching one another. b) - Definitely NOT an unusual 'Phenomena' ... NONE of the Group Size "U-1" are renowned for thei outstanding longevity at all ... usually, a single season. c) - One is able to 'extend / prolong' the useful lifetime somewhat "IF" there is a purchase of a new, Solid-state, Battery Maintainer or "Float" unit ... connecting it immediately after last mowing of Season & leaving it plugged into household power perpetually until next new mowing of following Season. d) - NOT to be confused w/ conventional Chargers which WILL ruin Battery by over-charging / boiling-out internal acid.

Where do I buy in So Cal

Asked by Frustrated April 13, 2021
2
Answers

'Frustrated' = SO ..'Where' do I buy in Southern CA ???? a) - FIRST .. You must 'Select & BUY' only a Model certified for sale under {C.A.R.B.} rules - - - -[www.homedepot.com]- shows which TROY-BILT Models actually ARE so certified with (CA) in Product Overview.....{C.A.R.B.} stands for "California Air Resources Board" and, over-the-past-years, Thy have instituted Many, Many 'Rules' about Your allowed emissions' from ALL gasoline Engines! b) - THEN, simply 'Put it in the Shopping Cart' .... select whichever Delivery Method YOU prefer and, - VOILA` - it will be forthcoming shortly!! c) - Choices are: #1 - free "Ship-to-Store" for your own Pick-up. #2 - Deliver via a COMMERCIAL FREIGHT FORWARDER for Curb-Side delivery of that "S & H " crate to the street curb in front of your Home.

Do you need to use your right leg to operate?

Asked by Journeying April 10, 2021
1
Answer

Right Leg?? .. Yes, Right Leg is needed.

Can I finance this with 1,000 down and 100 per month direct withdrawal until paid. Delivery will ...

Asked by Richard April 7, 2021
2
Answers

Richard = Can I buy this with a HUGE downpayment + $100/monthly?? a) - Sir: ...Nowhere near THAT amount as a 'downpayment' is mandatory ...can be, "IF" that's YOUR desire, of course! b) - Please discuss this with the Customer Service Dept at Home Depot for accurate 'Details.' c) - Usually, an 'Answer' will be forthcoming while YOU wait or 'DO' other shopping in the Store. d) - Should any potential usage of a "Yard Cart" for Other Attachments might in your foreseeable future, please "DO" give consideration to the excellent TROY-BILT 42" - 19 HP - B&S - BRONCO - Model as well.... a special arrangement for 'Financing' is ongoing thru April21st..

2,5 acre land what is the best model for that much land

Asked by Andy March 15, 2021
1
Answer

Andy = For ~ ~ 2.5 acres, what is Best Model? a) - Definitely, the very Top-of-The-Line by Troybilt" -[.. SUPER BRONCO XP FAB 54" ..}

how much Horsepower is the 439cc troybilt

Asked by larry March 14, 2021
1
Answer

Larry = ?? "HP" for 439cc Troy-Bilt ?? a) - This is One of the 'Predator" / "Powermore" China engines which were developed in a Joint Venture years ago with MTD CORP.. b) - NEVER submitted for Verification by long-standing Rules & Procedures of USA S.A.E.. c) - Absolutely ZERO "math' means of equating CC to HP ... Internet "Handy-Dandy" Formula are Wild Guesses ONLY!

I have had since august 2020 .battery should still be good . Won't crank no noise

Asked by Jen January 29, 2021
3
Answers

February 1, 2021 POSTSCRIPT To / For: 'Jen' = New August 2020 ... "battery" s / b Good - - ??? a) - In re-reading your Question regarding (will not crank) - - - NO, should there have been Zero Preparation and care given to the Battery since last mowing, that "Battery" is now most-likely 100% discharged! b) - NO conventional lead-acid type, very small capacity Unit will ever "survive" simply 'stored along with the Mowing tractor whenever pushed into the Store shed at last mowing, without Preparation for STORAGE. c) - Modest to begin with and ONLY a very limited 'WARRANTY' - - 100% of these very small storage batteries used in Residential Lawn Mowers MUST be removed / cleaned after last mowing with common baking soda with an old toothbrush and THEN, connected permanently to a solid state "Battery Maintainer." - - - NOT to be confused with a typical Battery Charger! d) - Original Batteries are "Prorated" in such a manner that August 2020 will have reduced value to essentially zero, these are offered at modest cost at local Home Depot Stores ...take along old Unit to avoid mandatory 'CORE FEE' a well as to compare / locate the correct location of positive (+) terminal e) - MUCH Less ordeal than transportation to / from authorized Servicing Dealer, as well as Cheaper!!.

Do they ship it free

Asked by Paul November 4, 2020
2
Answers

? Ship Free ? To local store only.

Where's the break? Mowing downhill in lowest gear, transmission holds for about 10 ft. Mower then free-wheels down hill.

Asked by Kam October 5, 2020
4
Answers

Push the "clutch" pedal (the one on the left side) all the way down for braking. If it doesn't stop, it needs adjusting.

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Customer Reviews

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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.
by Jed
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?!?
by Trco66
16 people found this 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!
by Lindsay
3 people found this 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
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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!
by Cmlong77
2 people found this helpful
So far so good. Product is new.
So far so good. Product is new.
by PM
1 person found this 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
by xz28racer
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.
26 people found this helpful
Buyer beware: There is NO gas pedal. I didn't realize when ordering online that you control the ...
Buyer beware: There is NO gas pedal. I didn't realize when ordering online that you control the speed only with a lever on the dash (pictured), didn't think to check if it came with a gas pedal because I just assumed it did (my fault for not paying closer attention when reading about the mower). When using the dash panel control to set the speed no matter how slowly I let off the brake it would always lurch forward. That was an issue because it offers poor control of the mower and i almost went over the curb a few times which could have seriously damaged the blades. I returned the 42" Pony and bought the Bronco-46X instead which cost only a little more. I do not recommend this mower.
by Paul
Response from Troy-BiltJul 9, 2020
Hello Paul. 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 05753009 so we can help. Thank you very much.
10 people found this helpful
Easy start. Good turn radius. Great cutting deck. Moves very easily over slightly uneven terrain...
Easy start. Good turn radius. Great cutting deck. Moves very easily over slightly uneven terrain. Affordably priced. Very satisfied!
by Cosmo
5 people found this helpful
The Troy Bilt mower is easy to maneuver around trees & shrubs. It is also fun with the wagon I b...
The Troy Bilt mower is easy to maneuver around trees & shrubs. It is also fun with the wagon I bought to give the grandkids rides.
by Nae
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