Part number: 960420203
The all-new Poulan Pro PP17G42 riding mower is up to any mowing task. It's equipped with Poulan Pro's newest 452cc POWER Series overhead valve engine that's engineered for excellent balance and low vibration, and features heavy-duty components and pressurized lubrication for added durability and extended life. With a six-speed transmission and fender-mounted control lever, it's easy to change speed to adapt to specific terrain or cutting conditions. The rugged 42" all-steel vented cutting deck provides excellent airflow to lift grass for a cleaner cut, and is capable of mulching, bagging/collecting, or side discharging; and the tight 16" turning radius is perfect for close cuts around obstacles and challenging terrain. Other great features include a durable steel hood that protects engine and stands up to major abuse; fast, simple, tool-free seat adjustments; spring-assisted, lever-operated deck lift for simple, quick adjustments to grass cutting height; rugged steel frame and front axle; large 20" rear tires for excellent traction and comfortable ride; headlights; and a handy built-in cup holder.
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Tractor cutting deck

Vented Cutting Deck

High performance air induction cutting deck allows air to enter the deck from the top to allow excellent cut quality, bagging performance and grass dispersal even in heavy conditions.

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Poulan Pro Series Engines

Powerful, smooth running and durable. Poulan Pro Series engines feature full pressure lubrication, cast iron cylinder sleeves and advanced counter balance systems to reduce vibration.

Six Speed Transmission

Six-Speed Manual Transmission

Choose ideal speed for specific terrain with fender-mounted control lever and six built-in speeds.

Cup Holder

Built-In Cup Holder

Convenient cup holder keeps your favorite beverage right at your fingertips.

Deck Lift

Spring Assisted Deck Lift

Easy-to-access, spring-assisted, lever-operated deck lift for simple, smooth, and quick adjustments to grass cutting height.

Steel Front Axle

Durable Steel Front Axle

Heavy-duty fabricated steel front axle provides excellent strength and durability.

Ignition ROS

Mow In Reverse

Simple mow-in-reverse feature keeps blades engaged for continuous mowing while shifting in and out of reverse direction.

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Step-Through Chassis

Wide step-through area for easier mounting and dismounting.



Provide visibility in low-light or dark conditions and all types of weather.

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Easy Remove Hood

Hood can be removed quickly and easily for checking oil, replacing spark plugs, and performing other service or maintenance.



Cylinder displacement
452 cm³
Motor/engine manufacturer
Engine type
Fuel tank volume (with reserve)
1.5 gal (US)
Power output
16.9 hp

Cutting Deck

Anti-scalp wheels
Blade engagement
Cutting deck type
Stamped vented deck system
Cutting height, max (approximate)
4 in
Cutting height, min (approximate)
1.5 in
Cutting height steps
Cutting methods
Collect/Mulch/Side discharge
Cutting width
42 in
Deck Wash Port
Powder-coated cutting deck

Drive System

Drive method
Transmission type
6-Speed Gear
Speed forward max
5.2 mph
Speed reverse max
1.3 mph


Available as accessory
Cup holder
Front-End Protection
Seat material
Seat type
9" low back


Base machine, height
42.3 in
Base machine, length
67.9 in
Base machine, width
43.5 in
Tire size, front Diameter
15 in
Tire size, rear Diameter
20 in
Turning radius, min
16 in
391 lbs