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

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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
Briggs and Stratton Engine
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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


Model
  Model Number:13AC26JD211
 UPC:043033559749
 ManufacturerTroy-Bilt
Engine
 Engine BrandBriggs & Stratton
 Starting System12-Volt Key Start
 Battery IncludedIncluded
 Battery Voltage12 Volts
 Battery TypeLead Acid
 HP/CC11.5 HP/344 cc
 Fuel Tank Size1.25 Gallons
 Cycles4-Cycle
 Cylinders1 Cylinder
 Oil FilterNo
 Consumer Warranty2 Years
Drive
 SystemSelf-Propelled
 Speeds5 Speeds
 Drive WheelsRear Wheels
 Maximum Speed4.0 Mph
 Maximum Reverse Speed1.5 Mph
 Transmission TypeManual
Wheels
 Front AxleStamped Steel
 Front Tire Size13 x 5
 Rear Tire Size16 x 6.5
 Tire TypePneumatic Wheels
Deck
 Cutting Options3-in-1 (Side-Discharge/Bag/Mulch)
 Material14-Gauge
 ConstructionStamped
 Spindle MaterialAluminum
 Blades1 Blade
 Positions5 Positions
 Cutting Height1.5-3.5 Inches
 Deck Lift SystemManual
 EngagementManual
 Deck DriveBelt
Accessories
 Seat TypeMid Back
 Rear BaggerSold Separately
 Mulcher KitSold Separately
 HeadlightsNo
 Hour MeterSold Separately
 Arm RestsNo
 Engine GuardNo
 Front BumperNo
 Trailer HitchNo
Overview
 Weight335.0 Lbs. (151.96 kilograms)
 Dimensions62.0L x 34.0W x 36.0H
(157.48 x 86.36 x 91.44 cm)
 Consumer Warranty2 Years
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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
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Overall Rating
Features
4/5
Quality
4/5
Performance
4/5
Value
4/5
Overall
4.0 out of 54.0 out of 54.0 out of 54.0 out of 54.0 out of 5
Pros
Only Used It 3 Times Bef... (1)
Easy To Use (5)
Price (5)
Features (2)
Easy To Store (2)
Cons
Stability (1)
Not Enough Horse Power (1)
Very Difficult To Attach... (1)
Durability (1)
Difficult To Use (1)
50% of respondents would recommend this product to a friend
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Lance L.
Baton Rouge, LA
Most Helpful Critical Review
REVIEWED
APR.
08
2014
3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5
Don't Believe Everything That You Read
Learned one thing for certain. Just because you do your home work. Read the reviews, access the options, and receive good service does not insure you will get the mower you hope to get.

I purchased the Troy-Bilt TR30R from Lowes after reading all the reviews I could find. I chose it over the Craftsman primarily because of the Briggs & Stratton engine vs the new MTD engine used in the Craftsman. Even though I liked the features of the Craftsman better. (Both mowers are made by MTD and... more
Pros: Price, Easy To Use, Easy To Store, Features
Lance Recommends This Troy-Bilt Mower
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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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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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Chris T.
Baton Rouge, LA
REVIEWED
MAY.
29
2013
1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5
Snapper Knock-off
I purchased this mower back in March and I believe it was my worst investment ever. Not only did it cut my lawn uneven, it scalped it even on a number three setting. I had trouble with the seat from day one, the steering wheel always seems to be out of alignment and the deck lacks extra wheel support. Traction control is rated poorly and it gets stuck on inclines often. The child protection cutting in reverse button works when it wants to work and the deck was covered in rust in no time. I... more
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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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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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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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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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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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