Troy-Bilt TB320BV 31cc 2-Cycle Gas Powered 205 MPH Blower/Vacuum
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- 31cc Gas Blower Vac
- Spring Assisted Starting System
- Can generate up to 205 MPH
- Dual Operating Handle
- Non-CARB Compliant/Not For Sale In California
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|Item Dimensions||15 x 14 x 18 inches|
|Item Weight||12 pounds|
|Manufacturer Part Number||TB320BV|
|Manufacturer Warranty Description||2 Year|
|Shipping Weight||19.2 pounds|
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Top Customer Reviews
The troy-bilt blows good but no better than my old Homelite.
And to blow that good it uses a lot more gas.
It is extremely loud! It probably should be outlawed. I have a 10,000 Watt generator that isn't as loud.
Instead of a variable speed trigger that you can operate with your finger while you hold it, it has a lever that clicks to about 4 speeds that you have to operate with your non-holding hand.
Plus the exhaust exits out the back making it easy to burn yourself unless you hold it out and away. And that is awkward because it is big and heavy.
It does start easy, but so did my old homelite before it died.
It is unfriendly to the enviroment and user!
The vacuum is powerful. On the lowest setting I was able to vacuum the leaves and pine needles from the flowerbed, leaving the lava rocks behind. The higher settings were powerful enough to suck up 1-2 inch size rocks (not recommended). I did not have any problems with the bag. The spring on the vacuum door is rather tight and it was difficult getting the vacuum attachment on with only two hands.
About the only good thing I can say is that it does start easily.
As a vacuum, it does not suck up debris like my old Craftsman. It is very cumbersome to convert from blower to vac. The bag is far too small. Most frustrating is the vacuum tube which frequently falls off during operation. If ever there was a good application for duct tape, this would be it!
I will be calling Amazon and/or Troy-Bilt to see if I can send it in for a refund. This is truly a piece of junk!
Now that I have used it for a season and a half (maybe 20 hours of use), it refuses to start without at least 10 minutes of trying. The throttle turns itself down constantly, and it is placed in a very poor position.
It is also the loudest blower I have ever heard. I will be throwing it away and buying something else before spring.
The two blowers I have owned in the past, both lasted well over 10 years, they were both Craftsman, but now all Craftman sells is a rebadged version of this piece of junk.
As for blowing, it performs well, although it is very loud, as others have pointed out. When vacuuming, it doesn't take much to clog it, and the attachments can be somewhat tedious. The bag is indeed too small, which could be directly related to the handle issue-- perhaps they knew the cheapo plastic handle couldn't take much stress, so instead of making it stronger, they made the bag smaller. I'm a little surprised that more people haven't reported problems with the handle.
Anyway, I thank Lowe's for having an excellent return policy, as I may be picking up a new blower each time I need to vacuum leaves. I would have replaced this one with something else, but unfortunately they didn't have another product with a 40:1 fuel ratio (my trimmer runs on the same fuel, so I want to stick with it) that I was interested in. Perhaps they'll have something better next time. Sigh.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Lasted a couple years but died recently. I have a slow growing grass so usage was minimal. I think the quality is not there. I won't buy this brand or model again.Published on July 14, 2014 by Jacque R. Touzet
I followed instructions and this item works Great! Most people use regular gas, I use high octane and have better results. Read morePublished on October 30, 2013 by Dom S.
I have owned this blower for 1 summer. This is the second year. It was hard starting from the beginning but now it is almost impossible. Read morePublished on July 30, 2013 by Virginius T. Swimme
This item died this weekend. It was a first, second, or at most third pull starter since it arrived new. For the price, it did a great job as both a blower and a mulcher. Read morePublished on November 20, 2012 by Woody D
I was always under the impression that Troy Bilt were a pretty good product brand. Until I owned a few of them. Read morePublished on August 20, 2012 by David Allen
Worked great the first year then died, changed the gas in it a billion times, My brother has the same model and did the same thing, died after the first year.Published on November 26, 2011 by B. Valenti
When I purchased this from Lowes I thought Troybilt was a good brand. Unfortunately for me, this blower is cheap junk. After about 10 uses, the engine seized. Read morePublished on October 30, 2011 by Sugarbear21
This blower has a plastic engine mount that is held on by 4 self tapping screws that are screwed into plastic. Read morePublished on October 13, 2011 by Army Aviation1
I think for the price it does a good job. its easy to start even with 2 year old gas and does a good job blowing and sucking the bag is a bit small but otherwise no complaints.Published on October 1, 2011 by Mandyann23