42" Lawn Tractor | 13A878BS563

42" Staggered side discharge lawn tractor with a 547cc Troy-Bilt engine and Continuous Variable Transmission (CVT).

Model No. 13A878BS563

This lawn tractor has an automatic transmission, also called CVT - Continuous Variable Transmission; drives like a car, just push a pedal and go. It's built with a stamped steel pivot bar for long life on rough terrain.

Tracteur de pelouse de 42 13A878BS563 is rated 4.2 out of 5 by 31.
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*as rated by engine manufacturer

  • 547cc Troy-Bilt®
  • 42" twin staggered blade
  • CVT, Foot
  • High-Back
  • No
  • 18"
  • Steel
  • Manual
  • N/A
  • 5 Position
  • Yes
  • 2
  • Systems monitor, hour meter
  • 15" x 6" front / 20" x 8" rear wheels
  • 5.15 litres
  • 4-Year limited residential warranty
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Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great Riding Mower For The Price Since one company (MTD) make most all the mowers in this class, I was pleasantly surprised with this TB42 Model. It seems solid, cuts great, and is very reasonably priced. It has a floating deck which was one of my "must have" requirements. My only concern was the engine, but it seems strong and runs good so far (only 4 weeks). Hope that lasts. The 7 speed transmission for me is all I need and it works flawlessly. The turning radius is very good and much better than my last mower. I cannot understand why anyone would buy a mower with anymore options than this one has.
Date published: 2016-06-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome mower! I purchased this lawn mower late last fall. It has proven to be a great purchase! I also purchased a rear bagger for grass and leaves in the fall. The mower works great and the bagger for leaves is even better. I have a lot of trees, and get a lot of leaves on my lawn. The mower picks up the leaves almost like a vacuum! What a great time saver! I used it already this spring to clean up the yard. An overall unbeatable purchase!
Date published: 2015-04-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from My Mower I have not had to cut grass in over 20 years and moving has presented me with once again a yard. I have only cut the yard a half dozen times, but find the Troy-Bilt to very easy to use. Starting a snap, easy to maneuver, tight turning radius and an overall comfortable ride. Given my short time of owning I would easily recommend this mower.
Date published: 2017-04-27
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good Value Our mower has been a good purchase for the price. We've liked the many features like the ability to back up and keep the mower running and being able to lock the engine on and be able to get off to pick debris up. The weak areas have been the front wheels that go out of alignment easily and the deck wheels don't hold up to moderately rough terrain.
Date published: 2017-04-13
Rated 4 out of 5 by from good mower reasonably priced, easy start. have let others know that I do enjoy
Date published: 2017-05-12
Rated 4 out of 5 by from OK mower Some things I like, and some things I don't. I had an older model of the 42" rider and the deck on this one is a better design. However, it is not as good at mulching my grass. If I am mowing a heavy wet grass, the deck has a hard time handling it. I get a lot of vibration. But the deck stays cleaner. And it did not come with a mulching blade or mulch plate, so I had to buy these separately
Date published: 2016-10-09
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Solid buy I've only had a couple months but I have hills, ditches, and everything in between. I'm 285 and it drives uphill like a champ. It turns fairly tight for this type mower. I'm pleased so far and hope it last a long time.
Date published: 2015-08-04
Rated 4 out of 5 by from ten years and still going Ease to use like the operation of mower deck height adjustment , cruise control setting and park brake.
Date published: 2014-06-29
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