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Troy-Bilt Mustang Pivot 46 Zero-Turn Rider

If you have never used a zero turn and you are in the market for a new riding lawn mower, you might want to look at a zero turn.  Why would I say you should look at a zero turn?  A zero turn is precisely just that, a lawn mower that turns on a dime.  While traditional lawn mowers have a wider turning radius, a zero turn has a zero turn radius which makes it perfect for most lawns.  Now before you say I have used a zero turn and just don’t like the idea of having two bars...

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Troy-Bilt FLEX Mower and Blower – First Look

Most of the innovation in the outdoor power equipment category has been focused on electric power.  Those with bigger yards still need gas power and Troy-Bilt has brought on the innovation.  They sent us the FLEX, which is a mower, blower, snow thrower and pressure washer all powered by a single engine.  Basically you have one power base that is easily attached to all of the accessories. This means less space to store all of you equipment and just one engine to maintain. Like everyone we were skeptical about this new to the USA market design.  Once we had some time with it under our belt we started to see the advantages of the FLEX.  Of course with any advantages come disadvantages and this setup is not for everyone. You start with the power equipment base.  Connecting attachments is a breeze, as demonstrated in the video below. It is so easy a grandma could do it.  You simply lift the kickstand, hook the attachment and lift up which locks it in position.  The base has a 208cc engine which is simple to start although we would have like to of seen an additional electric start.  For winter operations it has a switch to direct the air intake towards the exhaust for better cold weather operation.  The handles are completely adjustable and fold down for storage.  The Power Equipment Base...

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Troy-Bilt Mustang 50 Zero-Turn Mower – Review

Zero turns are nothing new, they have been around for quite a while.  The Troy-Bilt Mustang 50 is one of the easiest if not the easiest to operate Zero-turn on the market.  Troy-Built put all the operating controls on the right side making everything readily available.  The throttle is combined with the choke and a multi function LCD display tells you your hours and voltage.  The yellow PTO knob is located right next to these controls.  Another ease of use feature that Troy-Bilt added was to integrate the parking brake into the lap bars.  Spreading the adjustable lap bars...

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Troy-Bilt TB30 R Neighborhood Rider 30″ Riding Lawn Mower – 20 Hour Update

We have put about 20 hours on the Troy-Bilt TB30 now mowing a 2 acre lot.  Since our initial review here, we have had a chance to really use the unit and put it through its paces.  Power is plentiful, even through tall wet grass,  I know you’re not supposed to mow wet grass, but we have an area that is always wet and needs to be mowed.  The TB30 does not even hiccup, it powers right through.  Starting is simple and reliable, the Briggs and Stratton engine is a great runner.  1 acre and under is what is recommended for the Neighborhood Rider.  We have been cutting double that and are still comfortable at the end of an extended 2+ hr mow.  The fuel tank is more than enough to mow the 2 acres without refueling. The TB30 is for flat lawns only and anything more than a 12 degree slope is not recommended.  The unit can get a bit hairy on uneven terrain.  With the over sized fuel fill I hardly ever spill gas, which is a good thing especially if your filling up in the grass.  When turning the steering wheel to full it tends to stick a little upon return to center especially at full speed.  Overall the TB30 has impressed us with its reliability, quality and powerful engine.  It is a good choice for...

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Troy-Bilt TB30 R Neighborhood Rider 30″ Riding Lawn Mower

Spring and Summer are awesome because we get to do our lawn and garden reviews.  When you build quality products, you get brand loyalty.  Troy-Bilt started building rototillers in 1937 and has acquired loyal users ever since.  I am one of those loyal users.  The Neighborhood Rider is the size of a wide cut mower, so it can get into those tight areas. Manufacturer – Troy-Bilt Model – TB30 R Neighborhood Rider The TB30 R is about the size of a standard walk behind wide cut mower, it can get into the tightest of situations with ease.  The TB30 R is powered...

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