Poulan Pro PP17G42

Part number: 960420203
Equipped with a 42" cutting deck, powerful 452cc Poulan Pro engine, fender lever controlled 6 speed transmission, the Poulan Pro PP17G42 riding mower is a powerful machine packed into a compact size. It's ideal for yards with flat, hilly, or uneven terrain, and with a spring-assisted deck lift with six cutting height positions, it's easy to choose your favorite grass height or adjust to the best height for the current condition of your lawn. A tight 16" turning radius is perfect for maneuvering around obstacles like trees, shrubs, and flower beds, and the mow-in-reverse feature keeps blades engaged for continuous mowing while shifting between forward and reverse directions. Other convenient features include headlights and built-in cup holder.
Product highlights:


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.

608cc Poulan Pro Engine

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.

Tractor Step Thru Design

Step-Through Chassis

Wide step-through area for easier mounting and dismounting.

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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.

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



Cylinder displacement
452 cm³
Motor/engine manufacturer
Engine name
Poulan Pro
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
Hour meter type
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


Homeowner Warranty
2 Year