This 50-inch Troy-Bilt zero-turn-radius rider has a 2-cylinder Kohler engine with an automatic drive system and electric PTO. It includes a comfortable high-back seat and a washout port. This model is not capable of bagging.
The Troy-Bilt Mustang 50 is part of the Lawn mower & tractor test program at Consumer Reports. In our lab tests, Lawn tractor models like the Mustang 50 are rated on multiple criteria, such as those listed below.
Side discharging: A combination of evenness, which is how close the tractor or rider came to even, carpet-like mowing, and how evenly clippings were dispersed from the side-discharge chute.
Mulching: Reflects a combination of evenness, which is how close the tractor or rider came to even, carpet-like mowing, and how completely the mower distributed its clippings over the lawn's surface.
Handling: Includes clutching or drive engagement, braking, steering, turn radius, and stability.
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