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Troy-Bilt TB30R (30") 11.5HP Rear Engine Riding Mower

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Troy-Bilt Mowers and AccessoriesModel: 13AC26JD211
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Grade
Entry Level Lawn Mowers
Style
Rear-Engine Riding Lawn Mowers
Surface Area
Medium Home
Medium
Terrain
Flat Terrain
Flat
Width
30

Cutting Inches
Engine
Navigate Easily Around Obstacles In The Yard
Go where larger rider mowers can't with the smaller 30" deck
Tight 18-inch turning radius

11.5HP/344cc Briggs & Stratton 4-Cycle OHV Engine
Overhead valve design for better fuel economy & less vibration
Electric start for sure starts every time
Fuel sight window allows you to check gas level

5-Speed Transmission
Lets you set the perfect pace for mowing
Mow at speeds from 1.5 to 4.25 mph

30-Inch Single Blade Mower Deck
14-gauge stamped steel design
3-in-1 mower blade with die cast aluminum blade spindle
Manual PTO for fast and easy blade engagement
5-position cutting height adjustment

Comfortable Pivoting Mesh Mid-Back Seat
Helps keep you cooler and more comfortable on hot days
Makes getting on and off easier


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Engine
Engine Brand
Briggs & Stratton
Starting System
12-Volt Key Start
Engine Cycle
4-Cycle
HP
11.5 HP
CC
344 CCs
Fuel Tank Size
1.25 Gallons
Engine Cylinders
1 Cylinder
Oil Filter
No
Consumer Engine Warranty
2 Years
Motor
Battery Included
Included
Battery Voltage
12 Volts
Battery Type
Lead Acid
Deck
Cutting Options
3-in-1 (Side-Discharge/Bag/Mulch)
Deck Material
14-Gauge
Deck Construction
Stamped
Spindle Material
Aluminum
Blades
1 Blade
Deck Positions
5 Positions
Cutting Height
1.5-3.5 Inches
Deck Lift System
Manual
Engagement
Manual
Deck Drive
Belt
Drive
Speeds
5 Speeds
Maximum Speed
4 MPH
Maximum Reverse Speed
1.5 MPH
Drive Wheels
Rear Wheels
Transmission Type
Manual
Drive System
Self-Propelled
Accessories
Rear Bagger
Sold Separately
Engine Guard
No
Seat Type
Mid Back
Hour Meter
Sold Separately
Arm Rests
No
Front Bumper
No
Trailer Hitch
No
Mulcher Kit
Sold Separately
Headlights
No
Wheels
Front Tire Size
13 x 5 Inch
Front Axle
Stamped Steel
Rear Tire Size
16 x 6.5 Inch
Tire Type
Pneumatic Wheels
Overview
Weight
335 Pounds
Product Length
62.0 Inches
Product Width
34.0 Inches
Product Height
36.0 Inches
Consumer Warranty
2 Years
UPC
043033559749
Model
13AC26JD211
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  2 Questions
Q: Can this mower be equipped with a bagger? If so, which one?
by Maria from New York on May 03, 2013

A: Maria - yes, the Troy-Bilt TB30R riding mower uses a #19A30011OEM twin bagger: bagger
by Jose, Product Expert

Q: TroyBilt TB30R 11.5 HP rear engine
1. Type of gas unleaded or premium?
2. Warranty length?
3. Where is service obtained?

by Rick Fiala from Illinois on April 27, 2013

A: Rick - you will want to use regular 87 octane grade fuel. Make sure the ethonol content of the gas is no more than 10%. The Troy-Bilt TB30R riding mower has a two year manaufacturer's warranty, and warranty service can be perfomed by any authorized Troy-Bilt service center.
by Jose, Product Expert

Troy-Bilt 13AC26JD211 Reviews & Ratings
Overall Rating
Features
4/5
Quality
4/5
Performance
4/5
Value
4/5
Overall
4.1 out of 54.1 out of 54.1 out of 54.1 out of 54.1 out of 5
Pros
Price (6)
Easy To Use (6)
Easy To Store (3)
Features (2)
Exceeded Expectations (2)
Cons
Not Enough Horse Power (1)
Stability (1)
Durability (1)
Difficult To Use (1)
Low Quality (1)
57% of respondents would recommend this product to a friend
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Peter D.
Jacksonville, FL
Total Reviews
2 Reviews
Total Helpful Votes
20 Helpful Votes
Most Helpful Positive Review
REVIEWED
NOV.
15
2014
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Video Review To Add To Other Review
Great mower! Check video...
Pros: Easy To Use, Price, Exceeded Expectations, Easy To Store
Peter Recommends This Troy-Bilt Mower
Peter's Experience With Mowers Direct
Web Site
5/5

Service
5/5

Shipping
5/5
"FAST shipping...ordered Sunday night, delivered Thursday!"
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Bernard N.
Aubrey, TX
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 5/3/13
REVIEWED
JUN.
15
2013
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Great Quality For The Price
I have only used it 4 times but I have found it very rewarding. It cuts even with every pass. When my yard is finished, that's exactly what it looks like, finished. It starts on the first turn of the key. Not the best turn ratio, but easy to put in reverse back up and then keep on mowing. A great machine for the buck. Just love it. Uses less gas than my push mower did. Kinda makes ya wanna ride around for awhile, if ya know what I mean.
Pros: Price, Easy To Use, Durable, Light Weight, Exceeded Expectations, Reliable, High Quality, Easy To Store, I'd Buy It Again
Bernard Recommends This Troy-Bilt Mower
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Bruce O.
Deadwood, SD
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 4/27/13
REVIEWED
JUN.
09
2013
4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5
First Riding Mower I Have Ever Owned
Retirement saw the need for something other than a walk behind mower for doing lawns for ourselves and our rental next door. Finding a riding mower cutting size less than 38" was difficult, but this one seemed to stand out because of its 30" size and good review comments. Once I figured out which lock outs needed to be in place to start it, I was mowing within minutes. I have mowed twice and it gets easier to operate at the proper speed, mower deck level and use of the brake gets more... more
Pros: Easy To Use, Features, Price
Cons: Very Difficult To Attach Battery Cables
Bruce Recommends This Troy-Bilt Mower
Bruce's Experience With Mowers Direct
Web Site
4/5

Service
5/5

Shipping
5/5
"First, the unit was shipped free which was a big savings. Then, there was the option to purchase with a check to save a few dollars, which I did, but it took a little longer to get the mower because the check had to clear first. But I was notified via email whenever there was a change in my order status, i.e., "check has cleared", mower was shipped", etc. It also provided me with a tracking number and a shipping company so I could see the shipping status. This was critical since I had to let the shipper know when they could deliver it as I was going to be out of town when it was supposed to arrive and I had to postpone delivery for a few days. All in all it was a very good experience."
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Bill
Herndon, VA
REVIEWED
MAY.
28
2013
4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5
Happier After Each Mowing
Shipping was fast. Arrived in a timely manner. Didn't appreciate paying extra for a lift and definitely couldn't have gotten it off the truck without the lift. The assembly directions were good, except connecting the battery should have been done before assembling the seat and motor cover. Very hard to get to the battery as a last step, but that's the order things appear in directions. So, all set to mow! Well, not really. The battery was finally hooked up, but dead, probably from sitting on a... more
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Rex
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 4/24/13
REVIEWED
MAY.
24
2013
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Keeps Me Mowing
I am an 81 year old man and decided it was time to get a rider to take a little work out of mowing my moderately large lawn and it has done that. Since this is my first riding mower, it has taken a little getting used to but that has not been too much of a problem. The mower works well and does everything as advertised however I have one regret. I wish I had of gotten a mower that mows in reverse. The reverse on the Troy-Bilt is awkward and nearly useless except for getting away from... more
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Dave N.
Lewisburg, WV
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 4/17/13
REVIEWED
MAY.
09
2013
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
My First Rider
After 40 years of walking behind my mower on about 1/2 acre, I finally decided to upgrade to a rider. Chief consideration was given to fitting the mower in my storage building - the door is 42" wide, so the TB30R cleared the door fine. I have always caught clippings and disposed in a large compost area behind our property, but at 70+, this was getting to be more difficult. I didn't buy the bagger, but have the mulching kit ordered to see if that will prevent the strips of cut grass that... more
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Patrick S.
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 3/31/13
REVIEWED
JUL.
08
2013
2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5
Don't Judge A Mower By It's Cover!
I wanted to wait until I used the mower a few months before I would give it a review. I bought this mower back in March '13 under good reviews and with the confidence of owning Troy-Bilt mowers in the past. Good experience with the purchasing, receiving and start-up sections (however, I did have to follow-up with MD to get my free mulching kit). Because this is a relatively light-weight mower, the front end does not turn easily around trees and on slight hills. In fact, after making a recent... more
Cons: Low Quality, Difficult To Use, Durability
Patrick Does Not Recommend This Mower
Jose, the Lawn Mower Expert
Product Expert
Patrick,
We do apologize for any confusion you may have had. In terms of the mulching kit, this was something which was supposed to be included with all of these mowers. The problem was Troy-Bilt went ahead and discontinued this feature without actually notifying anyone of the change as the specs stayed the same. In terms of the recent purchase, the mower would not be listed any longer as Troy also decided to come out with a unit with a larger engine. We are not sure as to why they chose to do this during the season, but these are issues we cannot always control. Again we do apologize and are more than willing to assist in any issue you may have.
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Albert C.
Modesto, CA
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 4/24/13
REVIEWED
JUN.
06
2013
3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5
Carburator Problem Right Out Of The Box
Mower started right away but engine ran roughly and would surge. I called Briggs Stratton and their tech listened to it run over the phone and said there was definitely a problem and to take it to an authorized repair shop. Fortunately my neighbor has a pick up and helped me haul it to the shop. Repairman is still working on it. He tells me it is the second Troy-Bilt with the same problem he has had in two weeks. If I had known a new model was coming out I would have waited. I wish I could... more
Pros: Easy To Use, Price, Only Used It 3 Times Before It Went To The Shop
Albert Does Not Recommend This Mower
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Hervey P.
Huber Heights, OH
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 5/1/13
REVIEWED
JUN.
06
2013
4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5
Troy-bilt Tb30r
The unit was shipped very rapidly, and package good. Putting it together was very simple. I have only used it a couple of times, and am still getting use to it. I found it not as stable as I thought it would be, and stuck going around trees, which I have in my front lawn. Had to get off mower and push it by hand at one spot. The turn ratio is not to good, can not complete a four foot circle. It could have slightly more horse power for going up a grade. I don't think it is any better than a... more
Pros: Easy To Use, Price
Cons: Not Enough Horse Power, Stability
Hervey Does Not Recommend This Mower
Hervey Would Recommend Mowers Direct To A Friend
Web Site
5/5

Service
5/5

Shipping
5/5
"Good reliable service. Prompt shipping. I am completely satisfied with Mowers Direct."
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Faye O.
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 5/4/13
REVIEWED
MAY.
25
2013
2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5
Suggestions For Future Purchasers
The mower arrived 7 days after placing my order (instead of the two days that was shown at the time the order was placed). I would strongly suggest that you or Troy Built include a comment about trouble shooting, specifically the interlock mechanism on this mower and how to enable this interlink, since the mower will NOT start without this information. My son spent a frustrating evening trying in vain to start this mower.

After speaking with a technician at the local Troy Built service... more
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Roy
Cheney, WA
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 4/25/13
REVIEWED
MAY.
17
2013
3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5
Roy's 11.5 Hp Troy Built Riding Lawn Mower
This mower cuts grass fine.. I bought it because I could drive it through my gates between front and back yards. My main complaints are that it is jerky to drive and that the battery is located in a place nearly inaccessible to service. It has enough power and maneuvers Ok for my yards. I knew it would not cut in reverse. Inconvenient ,but no big deal. The size is perfect, but it needs refinement in its operating controls to really be what I like. Look at hydrostatic controls and this... more
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