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Troy-Bilt TB30R (30") 420cc 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
N/A
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Navigate Easily Around Obstacles In The Yard
Go where larger rider mowers can't with the smaller 30" deck

420cc Troy-Biltģ 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

Shift-On-The-Go 6-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

Mows In Forward And Reverse
Reverse mowing override activated on the key switch

Ergonomic High-Back Seat
Helps keep you more comfortable


Model
  Model Number:13B226JD066
 UPC:043033562701
 ManufacturerTroy-Bilt
 Made in USAYes
Engine
 Engine BrandTroy-Bilt
 Starting System12-Volt Key Start
 Battery IncludedIncluded
 Battery Voltage12 Volts
 Battery TypeLead Acid
 HP/CC420 cc
 Torque11.5 ft-lbs Net Torque
 Fuel Tank Size1.0 Gallon
 Cycles4-Cycle
 Cylinders1 Cylinder
 Oil FilterYes
 Consumer Warranty2 Years
Drive
 SystemSelf-Propelled
 Speeds6 Speeds
 Drive WheelsRear Wheels
 Maximum Speed4.25 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 TypeHigh Back
 Rear BaggerSold Separately
 Mulcher KitIncluded
 HeadlightsNo
 Hour MeterSold Separately
 Arm RestsNo
 Engine GuardNo
 Front BumperNo
 Trailer HitchNo
Overview
 Assembly RequiredMinor
 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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  11 Questions
Q: Is this mower a pull rope start?
by Bill from Colorado on June 13, 2014

A: Bill - the Troy-Bilt TB30R uses an electric start system. You turn a key to start it.
by Jose, Product Expert
Q: Do I have to buy an extra kit to mulch?
by Hugh Barger from Tennessee on March 03, 2014

A: Hugh - The TB30R rear engine riding mower would require a 19A30013OEM mulch plug in order to mulch your clippings. This model does come with a 3-in-1 mower blade that will mulch or bag equally well. Click on this link to view the mulch plug: mulch plug
by Jose, Product Expert
Q: Does this mower have the Deck Wash System to clean out the grass and debris build-up under the deck?
by Doug from Tennessee on November 14, 2013

A: Doug - The Troy-Bilt TB30R riding mower does not have a deck wash-out port.
by Jose, Product Expert
Q: Jose,
Can I purchase anti-scalping wheels for the deck?
Thanks

by Anthony Bronzell from South Carolina on August 31, 2013

A: Anthony - Troy-Bilt does not offer anti-scalp wheels for the mower deck of the TB30R riding mower
by Jose, Product Expert
Q: Jose does this mower mow in reverse as well in forward mode ?
by Frank Amorneault from New Hampshire on June 14, 2013

A: Frank - the Troy-Bilt TB30R rear engine riding mower mows in forward and reverse. the mower has a reverse mowing override feature that can be activated on the key switch.

by Jose, Product Expert
Q: Jose,
I need a mower that will fit through a normal gate. The gate is 30 inches wide. Will this mower fit? Thank you so much for your help

by Melody Stephens from Nebraska on May 15, 2013

A: Melody - sorry, but we do not sell any riding mowers that are small enough to fit through a gate that has an opening that is 30 inches wide. The smallest opening that any of our riding mowers will fit through would be 32 inches.
by Jose, Product Expert
Q: Can this mower be stood up on its end like a Snapper?
by John from Arkansas on May 10, 2013

A: John - sorry, but the Troy-Bilt TB30R rear engine riding mower does not have the stand on end feature.
by Jose, Product Expert
Q: Can I hook up a small trailer to it for sticks and stuff?
by Mark from Connecticut on May 09, 2013

A: Mark - sorry, but the Troy-Bilt TB30R does not have a rear hitch, so it is not capable of towing any type of attachment.
by Jose, Product Expert
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
Q: 420cc = how hp much
by Lenny from Massachusetts on April 24, 2013

A: Lenny - there is no true conversion from cc's to HP, but a 420cc engine is roughly equal to 12.5 or 13 HP.
by Jose, Product Expert
Troy-Bilt 13B226JD066 Reviews & Ratings
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Overall Rating
Features
4/5
Quality
4/5
Performance
4/5
Value
4/5
Overall
4.4 out of 54.4 out of 54.4 out of 54.4 out of 54.4 out of 5
Pros
Easy To Steer (1)
Can't Wait For My Grass ... (1)
Price (15)
Easy To Use (14)
I'd Buy It Again (11)
Cons
Packaging (6)
Expensive (4)
Low Quality (2)
Bad Instructions (1)
Difficult To Use (1)
87% of respondents would recommend this product to a friend
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Total Reviews
84 Reviews
Total Helpful Votes
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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
18 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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180
Paul J.
Seaview, WA
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 11/23/13
Total Helpful Votes
104 Helpful Votes
Most Helpful Critical Review
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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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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Art A.
Huntsville, AL
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 1/12/14
Total Helpful Votes
12 Helpful Votes
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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Peggy S.
Newport News, VA
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 11/20/13
Total Helpful Votes
11 Helpful Votes
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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111
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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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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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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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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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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