Updated 28 Oct 2016

MTD

420/38

Snapshot: The MTD 420/38 is a tractor-type ride-on mower with a single cylinder engine and a 38/97 cutting deck. But how does it perform?

420/38
Consumer score
SCORE
Avg price

$3199

1 member review

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Key data

Model

Avg price
$3199
Type
Tractor

Specifications

Deck width (mm/inches)
38/97
Engine power (HP) / capacity (cc)
Not stated/420
Engine make / cylinders
MTD/1
L x W (m)
1.73/1.27
Noise (dBA)
91
Fuel capacity (litres)
5.6
Transmission type
Manual

Features

Cruise control
Blade engagement
Manual
Mulching kit
Optional
Rear catcher bag
No
Mow in reverse
Cutting-height range (mm)
92/31
Cutting-height positions
5
Top speed (forward / reverse) (km/h)
9.2/Not stated
Minimum mowable circle (mm)
1400
Electric starter
Headlights
Cupholder
Washing port

Member reviews

Reliability

Of the 289 Consumer members who owned a ride-on and participated in our reliability survey, almost two in five reported their mower had needed repair, making them by far the least reliable product we survey.

Unfortunately, only two ride-on brands had sufficient respondents to give a margin of error narrow enough that we could comment on their results. John Deere ride-ons returned better reliability than average, with only 25% needing repair, while 39% of Husqvarna owners reported an issue with their ride-on, a shade over the average of 38%. John Deere were the most satisfied ride-on owners, with 75% very satisfied with their purchase.

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