Troy-Bilt 382cc 30-Inch Premium Neighborhood Riding Lawn Mower
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|Power Source||Corded Electric|
|Product Dimensions||62 x 34 x 26 inches; 336 Pounds|
|Cutting Width||30 Inches|
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- Powered by a 382cc Auto Choke OHV engine with top forward speeds of 4.25 MPH and a 6-speed transmission
- The 30-Inch cutting deck featuring 5 adjustable settings couples the benefits of a standard riding mower with the size of a wide cut walk behind mower
- Designed with an 18-Inch turning radius with 13x5-inch front wheels and 16x6.5-inch rear wheels
- Manual power take-off for fast and easy blade engagement
- This neighborhood mower is ideal for standard land owners with a medium sized landscape and relatively even terrain
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Over 75 Years of American Heritage
When Troy-Bilt changed the American farming landscape back in 1937, we were doing something we still strive for today: making the American dream a reality.
Proudly headquartered in Valley City, Ohio, and with multiple manufacturing locations across the country, including Ohio, Kentucky, Tennessee and Mississippi, Troy-Bilt is strongly committed to the communities we're a part of and keeping America working as hard as we can.
Troy-Bilt 30-inch Neighborhood Riding Lawn Mower
The Troy-Bilt Riding Lawn Mower with 30-inch cutting deck couples the benefits of a standard riding lawn mower with the size of a wide cut walk behind mower. Easily stored in a garage or shed, this neighborhood mower is ideal for standard land owners with a medium sized landscape and relatively even terrain. The powerful 382cc OHV engine is built to last and provide clean performance. Fuel tank capacity includes a 1.3 gallon tank with a fuel sight window, which allows you to check gas levels. This mower features a 5 height adjustable blade with manual power take-off for easy and fast blade engagement. For added comfort, the seat raises to mid-back and the steering wheel is a 13-inch soft grip wheel. Troy-Bilt offers a 2-year limited warranty with extensive coverage to give you the durability you should expect.
Navigate easily around your yard with the cutting deck
Go where larger rider mowers cannot with the smaller cutting deck - it's compact size makes it easily to store in a garage or shed.
Equipped with a comfortable, mid-back seat
Mow your lawn with ease this season.
18-inch turning radius, and manual power-take off
Manuever easily with the 18 inch turning radius, along with the manual power take-off (PTO) for easy and fast blade engagement.
Durable, built to last wheels
13 x 5 inches front wheels, and larger 16 x 6.5 inches rear wheels.
The Troy-Bilt Neighborhood Rider is powered by a 382cc Auto Choke OHV engine with top forward speeds of 4.25 MPH and a 6-speed transmission. The 30-Inch cutting deck couples the benefits of a standard riding lawn mower with the size of a wide cut walk behind mower. Easily stored in a garage or shed, this neighborhood mower is ideal for standard land owners with a medium sized landscape and relatively even terrain. The powerful 382cc Powemore OHV engine is built to last and provide clean performance. Fuel tank capacity includes a 1.3 gallon tank with a fuel sight window, which allows you to check gas levels. This riding mower features a 5 height adjustable blade with manual power take-off for easy and fast blade engagement. For added comfort, the seat raises to mid-back and the steering wheel is a 13-inch soft grip weel and the steering column can be adjusted to the prefered height. Troy-Bilt offers a 2-year limited warranty with extensive coverage to give you the durability you should expect.
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Did about one week's worth of research on internet and in the big box stores. MTD seems to be the leader in the 30" rear engine rider. Making them for Cub Cadet, Craftsman, Troy Bilt and others. Same unit but some different motors and colors. The Troy Bilt is available with a Briggs & Stratton or a "Troy Bilt" engine.
The Troy Bilt engine is a 420cc Powermore, It has a cast iron cylinder sleeve, pressure oiler and a screw on automotive type oil filter. Yes it's made in China, but so are about 50% of the Briggs & Stratton. The powermore has roller bearings on the crank-shaft and a smoother acting mechanical governor. Fuel shut off solenoid (prevents after boom) during shutdown. Dual circuit alternator allows for faster battery charging. The 420cc is rated at 14.5hp to 15.5hp depending on the method used for calculation. Forged steel crankshaft making it stronger and more durable than cast iron. WE HAVE A WINNER!
Amazon has this mower with this engine at the best all around price including shipping for prime members. Left gate delivery right into you garage. Lowes has a 30" Troy Bilt but, it is the Briggs engine with none of the above engine features.
Plan on about 45 minutes to assembly using SAE 7/16", 1/2", 9/16" wrenches.
Cuts like a golf course lawn and that is cutting this coarse Flora-tam (crab-grass type) Florida Lawn.
I am 6'-5" and 240lbs and the seat is adjustable to fit from small to XL people.
Take it from a die-hard John Deere person, this thing "runs and cuts like a Deere"
Small size means it fits in the garage nicely.
Has never failed to start or operate well, with minimum maintenance -- blowing it clean with a leaf blower after each use, and keeping gas and oil in it.
Very easy to steer, even in some tight spaces. Some other reviewers complained about lack of or difficult to use reverse. I found no such problem. Just remember to turn the key CCW and then press the reverse button before shifting it into reverse. (This is a safety feature.)
Comfortable ride for me, but do expect a bit of bumping and shaking. The only ride suspension is by virtue of springs under the seat.
Perhaps a bit too narrow for the size property we have. It takes me about 1.5 hours to mow, but we do have a lot of obstacles. On the other hand, that's the trade-off for size and price.
I got the bagger later, which works very well, but it's capacity is pretty small. I only use it for leaves, of which we get a lot. I have to dump the bags maybe 14 to 18 times during a run in the fall.
The cutting height adjustment has 5 settings, but I've never used less than #3. #2 is too close, and #1 nearly scalps the ground. Perhaps this can be adjusted, but it's never been enough trouble for me to try.
Some other reviewers complained about the jerky start. I experienced this the first few times, but just like learning to drive a stick, you get used to it quickly. My take-offs are pretty smooth now.
You have to reach between your legs and bend forward a bit to shift into reverse. I can imagine that if someone has a big gut this could be stressful. Mine is small enough that it's not a problem -- yet.
When in any given gear, it's easy to go slower by simply stepping on the clutch-like pedal slightly. It's not a true clutch, but ends up essentially down-shifting continuously. I like this, others might not.