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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-Bilt® 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
Price (17)
Easy To Use (15)
I'd Buy It Again (12)
Easy To Store (10)
High Quality (9)
Cons
Packaging (7)
Expensive (4)
None (3)
Low Quality (2)
Difficult To Dispose Of ... (1)
88% of respondents would recommend this product to a friend
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Total Reviews
91 Reviews
Total Helpful Votes
8674 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 isn’t 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
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Bobby H.
Houston, TX
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 5/31/14
Total Reviews
2 Reviews
Total Helpful Votes
46 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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Jim J.
Pollock, LA
Total Helpful Votes
39 Helpful Votes
Most Helpful Critical Review
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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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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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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Joe L.
Manhattan, KS
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 6/8/15
Total Reviews
3 Reviews
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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Charles Fields
Brackettville, TX
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 8/26/14
Total Helpful Votes
20 Helpful Votes
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
Total Helpful Votes
18 Helpful Votes
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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Robert P.
Orange Park, FL
Total Helpful Votes
19 Helpful Votes
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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197
Peter D.
Jacksonville, FL
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 10/27/14
Total Reviews
2 Reviews
Total Helpful Votes
12 Helpful Votes
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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Peter M.
Lake Bluff, IL
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 8/6/14
Total Helpful Votes
12 Helpful Votes
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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121
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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