Troy-Bilt TB30R 13BC26JD lawn tractor

 
Approximate retail price:
$1000
Summary: This 30-inch Troy-Bilt rear-engine rider comes with a 1-cylinder Briggs & Stratton engine. It includes a comfortable high-back seat and a washout port. What you don't get are an automatic drive system and an electric PTO.
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Type: Rear engine rider
About - Troy-Bilt TB30R 13BC26JD

The Troy-Bilt TB30R 13BC26JD is part of the lawn mower & tractor test program at Consumer Reports. In our lab tests, lawn tractor models like the TB30R 13BC26JD are rated on multiple criteria, such as those listed below.


Side discharging:
A combination of evenness, which is how close the tractor or rider came to even, carpet-like mowing, and how evenly clippings were dispersed from the side-discharge chute.

Mulching:
Reflects a combination of evenness, which is how close the tractor or rider came to even, carpet-like mowing, and how completely the mower distributed its clippings over the lawn's surface.

Bagging:
Denotes a combination of evenness, which is how close the tractor or rider came to even, carpet-like mowing, and a measurement of the effective capacity of the grass bag, determined when the bag was full or when the chute clogged and stopped collecting clippings.
Features & Specs - Troy-Bilt TB30R 13BC26JD
info Deck size (in.) 30
info Engine power (hp) 11.5
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User Reviews - Troy-Bilt TB30R 13BC26JD
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2.0
Inexpensive rider but dangerous if your not carefull
1/9/2016
Pros
Inexpensive Easy Storage
Cons
Tippy Dangerous
Best Uses
Flat Lawns No Obstacles
Comment:
The lawn more has a special position and button to push to mow in reverse. Why? You can mow in forward as well with button pushed and key in reverse position. Why bother. Just another thing to go wrong. The mower will not roll when the clutch is engaged and in forward or reverse so you have to shift to change directions. I have run up/over objects many times because you have to really push the clutch down to get the thing to stop moving. The shifter is between your legs and can be ackward to use. It takes some getting used to.
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Bottom Line
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)
 
5.0
Great value for city mowing
10/5/2015
Pros
Adjustable Cut-Lengths
Easy to Push & Steer
Ergonomic Grips
Lightweight
Cons
Best Uses
Comment:
Starts every time. Turns on a dime. Great maneuverability around my yard surrounded with shrubs and trees. Great city ride to get the job done.
How long have you owned it:
One-to-three months
Bottom Line
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.
(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)
 
5.0
troybilt tb30r
8/7/2015
Pros
Adjustable Cut-Lengths
Bagger Easy To Install
Easy to Push & Steer
Easy To Start
Good Gas Milage
Good Turning
Mowes In Reverse
Takes Hill No Problem
Cons
Shifter Knob Comes Off
Shifter Rnf Bad Location
Best Uses
Large Lawns
Small Lawns
Comment:
Just a great little mower period
How long have you owned it:
One-to-three months
Bottom Line
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.
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