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Troy-Bilt 13B226JD066 Reviews
Overall Rating
Features
4/5
Quality
4/5
Performance
4/5
Value
4/5
Overall
4.3 out of 54.3 out of 54.3 out of 54.3 out of 54.3 out of 5
Pros
Price (19)
Easy To Use (16)
I'd Buy It Again (13)
Reliable (11)
Easy To Store (11)
Cons
Packaging (7)
None (5)
Expensive (4)
Low Quality (3)
Difficult To Use (2)
82% of respondents would recommend this product to a friend
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Jose, the Lawn Mower Expert
Mower Expert

Product Expert
Total Reviews
91 Reviews
Total Helpful Votes
12447 Helpful Votes
Mowers Direct Recommended

The Troy-Bilt TB30R rear engine riding mower offers a great alternative to a traditional push mower. Mowing the lawn in hot summer heat isnít much fun, so riding your mower instead of pushing it around your yard can be a welcome and relaxing option.

The Troy-Bilt TB30R will help you give your yard a pristine, golf-course-quality appearance. This mower not only cuts the grass. In the bagging mode, this mower sucks up grass clippings, leaves, and pine needles from your lawn.

The... more
Jose Recommends This Model
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Bobby H.
Houston, TX
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 5/31/14
Total Reviews
2 Reviews
Total Helpful Votes
68 Helpful Votes
Most Helpful Positive Review
REVIEWED
JUN.
15
2014
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Great Little Mower!
Needed a new mower that would get through our back yard gate and haul some compost, etc. for our garden beds. Well, this Troy Bilt with the roughly 13 hp. engine fits the bill with plenty of power. I also wanted a Sun Shade on it because I don't care for wearing hats on my bald head. Got this dandy Dump Cart for hauling 7 - 40 lb. bags = 280 lbs. of compost, top soil, mulch, etc. with ease. Added a Deck Washer attachment as well. Now, my little buddy done went an elected himself as the... more
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Pros: I'd Buy It Again, High Quality, Reliable, Features
Cons: None
Bobby Recommends This Troy-Bilt Mower
Bobby's Experience With Mowers Direct
Web Site
5/5

Service
5/5

Shipping
5/5
"Had a little hick-up with the shipper, called Mowers Direct and the shipper was at our door two hrs. later. Satisfied indeed!"
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Bryan H.
Rose Hill, KS
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 3/30/16
Total Reviews
2 Reviews
Most Helpful Critical Review
REVIEWED
MAY.
12
2016
3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5
Cold Start Nightmare!!!!
Once you get it started it's great but out of the box and every mow it takes 5 minutes of cranking to get it started and you can call to trouble shoot and after you have been on hold with 3 different people for 15-20 minutes each they will give you the name of a repair place.... They have no trouble shooting advice so don't waste your time... It is a great mower after you get it started and once it is warm will fire up every time but I am highly concerned about wearing out starter and battery..... more
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James B.
Pomfret Center, CT
REVIEWED
MAY.
09
2016
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Don't Need A Walking Mower Any More!
I had two mowers. A large tactor for the yard and a walking mower for trimming. This little mower is bigger than a walking mower and smaller than a tractor. It maneuvers great! I got this to replace my tractor and I found out I did not need the trimming mower anymore. I have had this mower 5 years and it runs great!

All I do is change the oil. I mow an acre once a week. I did buy the mulching attachment because is sprayed grass everywhere. I found the mulch takes care of leaves... more
James Recommends This Troy-Bilt Mower
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Ronald L.
Ocean Springs, MS
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 4/2/16
REVIEWED
APR.
27
2016
4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5
Excellent Service
I purchased a 42" mower last year and it made a mess in our back year blowing dust everywhere.

Decided to purchase a 30" rider and have been pleased with it.

The delivery was on time, it was easy to assembly, have been pleased with the cut. Would purchase again from Mowers direct.
Ronald Recommends This Troy-Bilt Mower
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Edna W.
Trussville, AL
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 6/13/16
REVIEWED
JUL.
04
2016
4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5
My Riding Lawnmower
I have tried the mower and frankly, I am afraid of it. We live where we have a slight slope on the front and on the back and it is something I will have to work with. I will keep on trying until I master the slope.

One thing that someone else complained about is the knob comes off the shift shaft and it is quite aggravating as I have to back up often and every time I change from reverse to drive, it comes off.

I am an 82 year old female and before I bought the mower, I asked about the... more
Edna Recommends This Troy-Bilt Mower
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Tristan B.
Coral Gables, FL
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 6/3/15
Total Reviews
2 Reviews
REVIEWED
OCT.
29
2015
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Great Little Machine
Bought this 3 months ago, and so far does a fine job.. Easy starting and cuts grass (even wet) like a champ.. I have a 1/2 acre lot, and its takes me 1 hour to do...
Tristan Recommends This Troy-Bilt Mower
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Tim J.
Chocowinity, NC
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 7/19/16
REVIEWED
AUG.
13
2016
1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5
Bad Choice
Second time I cut my grass .25 acres the deck caused the mower to stall out. Called customer service directed me to local warranty shop. Started to load on trailer the battery was dead. I have only had this mower a few weeks.

Upon arriving at the shop was told it will be two weeks before we get to your mower. Back to pushing the lawn again. Just saw two of the same mowers at the local Lowes Greenville NC markdown due to returns. One a bad mower deck the other had to have a new battery.... more
Jose, the Lawn Mower Expert
Product Expert
Tim,
We are very sorry to hear of the issues with the mower. Occasionally service centers will get backed up especially when transitioning from late summer into early fall. Once again we apologize for the issues and if we can be of any further assistance, please do not hesitate to ask.

Thank you
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Richard O.
Plattsburg, MO
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 4/4/16
REVIEWED
JUN.
07
2016
3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5
Unbalanced
The pros:
good power, nice weight over drive wheels, cuts well.

The cons:
not enough weight to power - pushes through turns instead of turning. Because of the unbalanced weight distribution it has a tendency to pop a wheelie - every time you let off the brake.

From the cutting deck forward, it is very lightweight VERY lightweight.
From the cutting deck back, it is substantive and feels higher quality.

Realize, I have a hilly 1/2 acre - with a LOT of landscaping and trees. This... more
Pros: Price, Light Weight
Cons: Low Quality, Difficult To Use, Poor Design - Unstable, Poor Design - Difficult To Manuever
Richard's Experience With Mowers Direct
Web Site
5/5

Service
5/5

Shipping
5/5
"Fast service and great prices."
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Richard
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 7/15/16
REVIEWED
JUL.
24
2016
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Well Done Mowers Direct!
I don't own a truck and needed a convenient way to have a new mower delivered and Mowers Direct was the perfect option. I love my new mower and had it shipped directly to my door. It runs smoothly and everything has worked out nicely. I will purchase my next mower through Mowers Direct!
Richard Recommends This Troy-Bilt Mower
Richard's Experience With Mowers Direct
Web Site
5/5

Service
5/5

Shipping
5/5
"Shipping was fast and easy. Delivery driver was very nice too!"
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Antonio M.
Valhalla, NY
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 5/14/16
REVIEWED
JUN.
17
2016
3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5
Should've Listened
Received mower as promised, was easy to assemble, however, it didn't start, tried calling mowers direct and they referred me to Troy-Bilt. After numerous attempts to get it started, I was given the number to a dealer who would provide warranty service. The mower has been at the dealer/service provider for a week and still no word.

Never will I buy another mower on line and never from Mowers Direct. I was assured that these mowers were extensively tested before they were sent out by... more
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Paul J.
Seaview, WA
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 11/23/13
Total Helpful Votes
135 Helpful Votes
REVIEWED
DEC.
14
2013
1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5
Nice If It Ran!!!!!
Mower arrived with a puddle of oil in the bottom of the crate. Of course I didn't see it until the shipper left. Called MD and they said that sometimes this happens. Checked the oil level and it still had plenty. Put it together, and put in fresh gas. Went to start it and battery was dead. Off to the store for a charger ($100), now $1300 mower. Charged the battery and the motor turned over but would not fire. The spark plug looked ok, but no gas appeared to getting to the plug. Would... more
Cons: Packaging, Low Quality
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Jerry
REVIEWED
JUN.
02
2013
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Troy Bilt / Sears Rear Engine Mower Video Walkaround
I have both versions of this mower at two separate locations. The Troy-Bilt and the Sears. I have not had any problems with either, other than the clutch being a little jumpy.

Careful on hills and uneven ground as it is easy to scalp your lawn with the absence of wheels on the mower deck. All around a great mower.

I personally like my Troy Bilt version better...just better product support...same machine.
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Paul G.
Lafayette, LA
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 6/24/13
REVIEWED
JUL.
16
2013
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Great Turning Radius
The best small/compact riding mower I've ever owned. Cuts my mowing time in half, great on gas. Turns on a dime.
Pros: Price, High Quality, Reliable, Quiet
Paul Recommends This Troy-Bilt Mower
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Mark F.
Newark, OH
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 7/9/13
REVIEWED
AUG.
03
2013
4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5
Pros And Cons
I worry about all the plastic and whether it will hold up. I don't like the shifter up in front of the seat, it's hard to reach and stiff. I like the bigger tires and nice turning radius. The bigger tires make it easier to put away and maneuver. I haven't had it that long so I may have further comments later. So far I am happy for the most part and hope that it last for years. I felt secure in getting this product because of the Troy-Bilt name.
Pros: Price, Easy To Use, Easy To Store, I'd Buy It Again
Mark Recommends This Troy-Bilt Mower
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Bob W.
Lynan, WY
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 5/23/13
REVIEWED
JUN.
13
2013
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Buy It
Runs great, built well, turns sharp, quality machine, no wonder Troy-Bilt has a good reputation.
Pros: Durable, Easy To Use, Price, Exceeded Expectations, Reliable, High Quality, Easy To Store, Can't Wait For My Grass To Grow
Bob Recommends This Troy-Bilt Mower
Bob Would Recommend Mowers Direct To A Friend
Web Site
5/5

Service
5/5

Shipping
5/5
"Helpful to deal with, polite, provided freight tracking info. Had no problems."
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Earl Brown
Chesapeake, VA
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 5/2/13
REVIEWED
JUN.
18
2013
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Riding Mower
Love this riding mower. Love the way she cuts the grass. Love all the safety features and the way it cuts around the tree and flower bed. Great mower.
Pros: Durable, Features, Easy To Use, Light Weight, Fast, High Quality, Easy To Store, I'd Buy It Again
Earl Recommends This Troy-Bilt Mower
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Robert T.
Rochester, NY
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 8/30/13
REVIEWED
SEP.
21
2013
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Great So Far
I have used it 3 times so far and it works great. My yard is a little uneven so I find that the deck settings 2 or 3 work fine. I recommend this mower for anyone.
Pros: Price, Easy To Use, High Quality, Durable
Robert Recommends This Troy-Bilt Mower
Robert Would Recommend Mowers Direct To A Friend
Web Site
5/5

Service
5/5

Shipping
5/5
"Good service and fast shipping."
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Jody A.
Houston, TX
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 2/26/13
REVIEWED
MAY.
01
2013
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Awesome!!
Well built mower, mowed with it several times and my yard looks like the 18th at Augusta!! I actually look forward to doing the yardwork every week!!
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Dwight S.
Tampa, FL
REVIEWED
AUG.
22
2013
4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5
Rough Rider
This is a good product. Easy on gas and gets the job done fast. The ride is a little bumpy sometimes, but that is from the landscaping.
Pros: Price, Easy To Store, Reliable, Light Weight
Dwight Recommends This Troy-Bilt Mower
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Jim Juneau
Pollock, LA
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 5/29/13
REVIEWED
JUN.
19
2013
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
No Story
No story
Pros: Easy To Store, Price, Easy To Use, Features, Light Weight, Fast, I'd Buy It Again
Cons: Seat Is Too Small, Gear Shift Handle Too Short
Jim Recommends This Troy-Bilt Mower
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Art A.
Huntsville, AL
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 1/12/14
REVIEWED
JUN.
16
2014
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Great Replacement Mower
I bought this mower in Dec 2013 and first used it in March 2014. It was freight delivered right to my door and I 'm glad I paid a little extra for the lift gate. I am pleased with the results, so far but with some experience comes knowledge of the equipment.

I bought a Four Wheel/Mower jack from Harbor Freight to help replace mower blades-- Great Price. Buy replacement blades, filters and plugs after market.

My plastic Mulching Cover was damaged during normal use and I don't know if it... more
Pros: Price, Easy To Use, Easy To Store, Features
Art Recommends This Troy-Bilt Mower
Art's Experience With Mowers Direct
Web Site
5/5

Service
5/5

Shipping
5/5
"Ease of use , knowledge, GREAT PRICE, good instructions, delivery options."
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Elizabeth C.
Knoxville, TN
REVIEWED
MAY.
10
2015
1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5
Bad Experience
I bought this mower from Lowe's. It would not start when delivered. They made a service call, and it already had a defective cellenoid. It was replaced, worked one time, and would not start when I tried to use it 2 days later. Returned it to Lowe's. It was a lemon. Asking it to be picked up and cost refunded, which they are going to do.
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Jim J.
Pollock, LA
REVIEWED
JUL.
08
2014
2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5
Unsafe And Shabby
Used the mower 2 seasons with disappointing results.

1. Unsafe due to no anti-lock bars to prevent front wheels from locking to frame during tight turns. This causes wheels to skid sideways. If a stable object is contacted by the wheels, rider might be thrown off or injured by sudden stop.

2. Gear shift lever is too stubby and the rubber now comes off regularly.

3. Seat is too small.

4. Gas tank became loose during second season. Wobble around within the frame.

Due to... more
Pros: Easy To Store, Light Weight
Cons: Expensive, Low Quality, Difficult To Use
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Frank D.
St Petersburg, FL
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 6/8/13
REVIEWED
JUL.
14
2013
4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5
Troy-bilt Tb30r (30") 420cc Rear Engine Riding Mower Review
Pros: Easy To Use, I'd Buy It Again, Durable, Reliable
Cons: Expensive
Frank Recommends This Troy-Bilt Mower
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Tom P.
Wilson, NC
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 4/12/15
REVIEWED
MAY.
11
2015
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Good News / Bad News
I finally replaced my Toro 8-32 rear engine mower of 35+ years with this Troy built. The bad news is that I do not think this mower will last me 35+ years - the good news is that it does not have to last that long, as I will be long gone. It just has to last about 10-15 years which I am sure it will.

The good - tight turns lots of power top speed is really fast cranks easily handles well mows in reverse.

The bad -Assembly of mower was harder than it had to be. Design flaws placed... more
Pros: Price, I'd Buy It Again, Reliable, Features
Cons: Packaging
Tom Recommends This Troy-Bilt Mower
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Charles Fields
Brackettville, TX
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 8/26/14
REVIEWED
SEP.
16
2014
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Great For A Flat Lawn.
I turn 69 this year and needed a new mower. I was using a 25-year-old Honda walk behind, and it finally wore out. I don't know why.

Anyway, I got this for a flat lawn, little over 1/4 acre, with lots of gardens and trees (nut and fruit) so it is not an easy lawn to mow this little dude turns sharp enough to ease the whole process, Not as exact as the walk behind but what would you expect?
I've used Troybilt tillers for decades, I expect this mower to see me to the grave.
Charles Recommends This Troy-Bilt Mower
Charles's Experience With Mowers Direct
Web Site
5/5

Service
5/5

Shipping
5/5
"It was back ordered when i ordered it, I had it in a week and a half. Can't beat that."
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Dennis S.
Ft. Lauderdale, FL
REVIEWED
JUL.
21
2014
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
A Great Lil Riding Mower.
In the heat of S. Florida, I get chest pains, not from the heart though, due to anxiety. It's hot and humid and I just want to finish up the mowing ASAP. My self propelled mower works great but it doesn't pull very well, thus I have to push it through the 3-4" tall thick blade grass. At over 65, I just have had enough and started researching riding mowers. Even though Troy- Bilt # TB30-R is their smallest riding mower, it is the cheapest in a line of other brands they make, all pretty much... more
Pros: Price, Easy To Use, I'd Buy It Again, Exceeded Expectations
Cons: None
Dennis Recommends This Troy-Bilt Mower
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Peter D.
Jacksonville, FL
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 10/27/14
REVIEWED
OCT.
31
2014
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Fired Right Up!
I've been looking for a compact rider for a while. Needed a small footprint due to lack of free storage space in the garage. (Kids bikes etc.)

Anyway, paid for lift gate delivery and the driver rolled the pallet right up the drive into the garage!
Next day bolted on the seat, attached steering wheel and battery, poured in gas and cranked it up.

Fired almost immediately and runs great.

I got the bagger assembly as well.
Rides smooth, cuts great, turns tight, so far so good!

P.S.... more
Pros: Price, Easy To Use, Easy To Store
Peter Recommends This Troy-Bilt Mower
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Terry H.
Hilltop Lakes, TX
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 5/21/14
REVIEWED
JUN.
26
2014
4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5
Good Mower
Safety features slightly complicated.... need experience and time to fully understand sequences for starting and running mower....Good cut... Steering...Comfort.
Pros: Price, I'd Buy It Again, Durable, Light Weight
Cons: Packaging, Palletized And Crated, Difficult To Dispose Of Packaging Packaging Broken Upon Receip
Terry Recommends This Troy-Bilt Mower
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Linda R.
Grand Forks, ND
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 4/27/14
REVIEWED
JUN.
08
2014
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Love It
78 years old, easy to use.
Pros: Price, Easy To Use, I'd Buy It Again, High Quality
Cons: Love It
Linda Recommends This Troy-Bilt Mower
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Danny B.
Salem, OH
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 4/24/15
REVIEWED
MAY.
17
2015
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Troy Bilt Tb30r
This is a good riding mower. I am happy with it.

The delivery, was excellent. They delivered the mower into my garage. I put it together in about 30 minutes. Excellent packaging, A pallet and wood framing on the sides to protect the mower.

My only suggestion would be to put a creeper gear, for first gear. It would be easier to trim around landscaping, trees, etc, as first gear is pretty fast. I mow the lawn, about a half acre in 2nd gear.
Danny Recommends This Troy-Bilt Mower
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Mary A.
New Castle, IN
REVIEWED
JUL.
13
2015
2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5
This Mower Could Use A Few Improvements
I have had to have the bar that extends to hold the blades replaced twice because if you hit a small dip in your lawn it will hit the ground and bend the blades and bar to the tune of 300.00 each time.

I can only mow with the mowing height of 4 or 5. Like another gentleman said the knob on the shifter kept coming off and being between your legs you can't get any leverage to change shifter.

Luckily my son after listening to me complain crafted a piece out of metal to slide over the... more
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Robert P.
Orange Park, FL
REVIEWED
JUL.
09
2014
4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5
Scalps Lawn
If you live in the south and have St. Augustine grass look else where for a mower. In the highest position this mower scalps the lawn. After calling Troy-Bilt and talking to one of there so called experts nothing can be done to improve the way it mows. The highest mowing position is not high enough. Buy a Snapper.
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William M.
Springfield, MA
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 5/30/14
REVIEWED
JUN.
27
2014
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Love It
Fits in my small shed which has a 42 inch opening.
Pros: Easy To Use, High Quality, Reliable, Light Weight
Cons: Packaging
William Recommends This Troy-Bilt Mower
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Peter M.
Lake Bluff, IL
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 8/6/14
REVIEWED
AUG.
28
2014
4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5
Nice Machine
I like the product. Battery location is a problem that should be improved. Hard to hook up positive cable. Have used it twice, no problems.
Pros: I'd Buy It Again, Easy To Store, Light Weight
Cons: Expensive, Battery Location, Gear Shift
Peter Recommends This Troy-Bilt Mower
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Marshall C.
Henderson, TX
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 9/10/13
REVIEWED
OCT.
02
2013
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Awesome
Great mower for the price.....No issues.
Pros: Price, Easy To Use
Cons: Packaging
Marshall Recommends This Troy-Bilt Mower
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Patience C.
Omaha, NE
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 9/4/13
REVIEWED
SEP.
25
2013
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
My Husband Said Best Gift He Ever Got!
He loves it, and now mows the neighbors yard! Fast shipping, awesome service!
Pros: Price, I'd Buy It Again, Durable, Exceeded Expectations
Patience Recommends This Troy-Bilt Mower
Patience Would Recommend Mowers Direct To A Friend
Web Site
5/5

Service
5/5

Shipping
5/5
"Great!"
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Alan K.
Syracuse, UT
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 5/7/13
REVIEWED
JUN.
24
2013
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Troy-bilt Tb30r
Pros: Easy To Store, Easy To Use, Price, High Quality
Cons: Packaging
Alan Recommends This Troy-Bilt Mower
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James J.
Langhorne, PA
REVIEWED
JUL.
31
2015
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Quality, Comfort, A Five Star Deal,!!!!!!!!
MY yard has about 2 manicured acres , which for 20 years my Honda Harmony took care of quite well.but finally gave up. To replace it the cost had gone up 7 times .After researching so many mowers my head was about to explode I came across this Briggs n Stratton powered RER NOT made by MTD and also, not offered by the Independant dealers for there desire to get you to buy the $3200 entry level mower, though they can order you this one most will.NOT tell you this is even available.

This has a... more
Pros: I'd Buy It Again, Reliable, Durable, Exceeded Expectations
Cons: None
James Recommends This Troy-Bilt Mower
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Norm W.
Dothan, AL
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 5/10/15
REVIEWED
JUN.
01
2015
4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5
Started Right Up, But...
Delivered quickly after I placed the online order. Unit was easy to assemble, then started right up with first turn of the key.

The second time I used it the plastic knob on the forward/reverse selector came off. Had to glue back on.
Norm Recommends This Troy-Bilt Mower
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Peggy S.
Newport News, VA
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 11/20/13
REVIEWED
JAN.
01
2014
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Nice But
It stated online that it did not come equipped with with mulching plug, so I ordered one. When the mower arrived, it did have a mulching plug, so I now have two of them. Otherwise, I am very pleased with the product.
Pros: Easy To Use, I'd Buy It Again
Cons: Expensive
Peggy Recommends This Troy-Bilt Mower
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Brian B.
Andover, MA
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 8/6/14
REVIEWED
AUG.
28
2014
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Great Mower
Solid, well-built mower for my 3/4 acre lot. Fits through gate, and doesn't take up all of shed space. Fast at top speed. Wish you could shift on the fly - you need to stop to change speed. I've only used it a few times so far, but I'm happy with the purchase.
Brian Recommends This Troy-Bilt Mower
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Antonio R.
Racine, WI
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 5/14/15
REVIEWED
JUN.
05
2015
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Troy-bilt Tb30r Great Product!!!
Great Mower for the money, easy to use, easy to move around, light for its size and well designed!! Very good safety features!! I would recommend this mower if you have limited garage space as well as back problems as I have!
Antonio Recommends This Troy-Bilt Mower
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Bobby S.
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 2/8/13
REVIEWED
MAR.
03
2013
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
So Far, So Good, Troy Bilt Rear Engine Riding Mower
Love it so far. I like the size, the look, the sturdiness, the fact that it appears to be well built, and the wheel size. The grass is still dormant, so I have not started mowing the lawn yet. However, I did start it up with no problem and drive it around my house. I also attached the twin bagger. Had a little problem attaching the grass catcher bar because one of the bolt holes on the right side was a little off line. Just waiting now to start using it.
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Michael L.
Tonawanda, NY
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 7/30/14
REVIEWED
AUG.
21
2014
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
It's The Best Gift I Ever Gave Myself. Awesome Mower!!!
I ordered my TB30R Troy-Bilt rider on the 24th July 2014 and it arrived on the morning of the 28th of July in a cardboard box and inside it was wood crated all around it it took about 30 min. To get it out and put together. I threw some gas in it and it started right up. I took a few runs across my yard and I just needed to lower the blade.Just to let you know before I buy anything I do my research and this mower was one of the top riders out there that had a top score. I have a small yard less... more
Pros: Easy To Use, High Quality, Reliable, Exceeded Expectations
Cons: None
Michael Recommends This Troy-Bilt Mower
Michael's Experience With Mowers Direct
Web Site
5/5

Service
5/5

Shipping
5/5
"I found Mowers direct threw Amazon and Amazon was my last shopping place for the mower I was looking for. As I was searching Mowers Direct popped up so I looked through there site and there it was the mower I was looking for. The right size and the right price AND it's free shipping and tax free. Mowers Direct I'm glad I found your web site your sales person I talked to was very courteous, the truck driver that delivered the mower was kind and very helpfull. And last but not least the TroyBilt mower is awesome! Thank you all very much."
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Donald R.
Abilene, TX
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 7/16/14
REVIEWED
AUG.
06
2014
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Excellent Mower
I have a fairly large yard but only 36" gates. This does a great job and is very well built.
Donald Recommends This Troy-Bilt Mower
Donald's Experience With Mowers Direct
Web Site
4/5

Service
5/5

Shipping
5/5
"Was back ordered when I ordered it but it came in before ETA. I was well pleased."
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Anna C.
Alma, AR
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 6/18/15
REVIEWED
JUL.
09
2015
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Perfect For City Lots
I purchased the TB 30 R for my husband on father's day 2015. He's 72 years old and mowing with a push mower was becoming to much of a chore in the heat of summer.

We discussed hiring a lawn service. Now that he has the troy build, I think he mows more than needed
Anna Recommends This Troy-Bilt Mower
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Paul G.
Plantation, FL
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 6/27/13
REVIEWED
JUL.
19
2013
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Like This Mower...
After one use, I am very pleased. The steering is really easy. I recommend this mower.
Pros: Price, Light Weight, Features, Easy To Steer
Paul Recommends This Troy-Bilt Mower
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Joe L.
Manhattan, KS
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 6/8/15
REVIEWED
JUN.
29
2015
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Fits Thru The Gate
This mower does a nice job cutting the grass, I am pleased. What a pain putting it together. I am glad I had a lot of wrenches. The shift knob comes off like other people have wrote in reviews. Probably need epoxy to fix the problem. I ordered the mulching plug, the mower came with one, now I have 2.
Joe Recommends This Troy-Bilt Mower
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Carmel B.
Cary, NC
REVIEWED
MAY.
21
2015
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Troy Riding Lawn Mower
I once had a Troy-Bilt riding mower, and I enjoyed the way it cut the grass. I sold it for 10% less than I bought it for.
Carmel Recommends This Troy-Bilt Mower
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Kay M.
Prattville, AL
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 7/31/15
REVIEWED
AUG.
24
2015
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Troy-bilt
I love this new lawn mower. It is perfect for my yard. It cuts level and smooth.
Kay Recommends This Troy-Bilt Mower
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Robert T.
Bluffton, SC
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 6/6/15
REVIEWED
JUN.
30
2015
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Great Product
I love it.
Easy to assemble and operate. I have a flat yard and this machine is perfect. It saves me using my walk behind in the SC heat.
Robert Recommends This Troy-Bilt Mower
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Donald Max S.
Hixson, TN
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 9/21/14
REVIEWED
OCT.
12
2014
4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5
Excellent
Great product and great service.
Donald Recommends This Troy-Bilt Mower
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Norman E.
Old Town, FL
REVIEWED
AUG.
20
2015
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
A Good Little Mower, Except
This is a good tuff little mower. Except, I miss the convenience of a hydrostatic transmission. The gear shift on this machine seems to be designed to hinder it being shifted from reverse to forward. Goes pretty easily from forward to reverse, but the reverse is a fight against against the hindrance of the design. I've taken my hacksaw to the housing that inhibits the shift from reverse to forward, we'll see how that works out. Don't let this discourage you from buying the mower. If you do you... more
Pros: Price, Reliable, Light Weight, Durable
Cons: Difficult To Shift From Reverse To Forward, Key Of Poor Quality
Norman Recommends This Troy-Bilt Mower
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Carlos W.
Pensacola, FL
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 4/15/15
REVIEWED
JUL.
23
2015
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Great Little Mower
Needed a mower that would get the job done in our back yard, which is planted with a lot of plants (azaleas, gardenias and camellias, oak trees etc). Well, this Troy Bilt with the roughly 13 hp engine and 30" deck works wonderful.

This mower does a good job moving around and mulching the grass ever so fine. The only slight drawback is that you have to get used to the mower shift (forward, neutral or reverse) that is between your legs when you are seated. Other than that, this is a nice... more
Pros: Easy To Use, Easy To Store, Reliable, Fast
Cons: None
Carlos Recommends This Troy-Bilt Mower
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Jim D.
Rugby, ND
REVIEWED
AUG.
28
2015
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Tb30 Riding Lawnmower
I bought this mower from the local hardware store. I have used it for about two months. I am disappointed that I can't get it to mow in reverse! Others have said that by defeating the safety switch on the gear lever, will allow it to do mowing in reverse. As others have said, the gear handle comes off easily when trying to shift from forward/neutral/reverse. I am going to thread the shaft and install a 1" piece of brass for a shift handle. This needs to be threaded on to allow for removal... more
Jim Recommends This Troy-Bilt Mower
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Jacqueline M.
Mason, TX
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 5/3/15
REVIEWED
JUN.
16
2015
4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5
Works For Me
Purchased this mower for my backyard mainly because of its small size and the bagger. I use a large JD zero turn for outside the backyard. This Troy-Bilt is in no way as smooth as the JD but for the money it does the job. It took a while to put together. The hardest part was getting it off the pallet. It gives a surprisingly smooth cut on my unlevel strange shaped back yard. If you had a square level yard with no curves it would be great. Love the grass catcher, it works well and is easy... more
Jacqueline Recommends This Troy-Bilt Mower
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Jory
Raytown, MO
REVIEWED
JUL.
16
2014
1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5
Never Ever Buy!
I purchased this same mower through another website. Big mistake as I knew I should have gone thru Mowers Direct. This mower was virtually impossible to assemble and I mean very bad. Can't access parts to install easily. The body is plastic and could crack with no hard use. Still can't use because the battery nuts won't unscrew to connect to the battery. Had to push to get into garage. It even pushes shouting crappy machine!!!!!!! Mowers Direct has many other workable options.
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Arlene Q.
Sergeant Bluff, IA
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 5/26/13
REVIEWED
JUN.
17
2013
3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5
Not Put Complelely Together
I was not happy that the mower wasn't completely put together. I don't like the seat construction.
Pros: Price
Cons: Bad Instructions, Packaging
Arlene Recommends This Troy-Bilt Mower
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