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Troy-Bilt TB30R 13BC26JD
 
Approximate retail price:
$1000
Summary: This 30-inch Troy-Bilt rear-engine rider comes with a 1-cylinder Briggs & Stratton engine. It includes a more comfortable high-back seat, but lacks an automatic drive system. It also lacks an electric PTO and a washout port.
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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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(18 of 20 customers found this review helpful)
 
4.0
Way better than walking.
3/29/2013
Pros
Adjustable Cut-Lengths
Easy to Push & Steer
Lightweight
Low Center Of Gravity
Small Size 30"
Swivel Seat
Cons
Jerky Transitions
Touchy Safety Interlocks
Best Uses
Good On Hills
Large Lawns
Mulching
Small Lawns
Comment:
This little baby works like a charm. It goes like a bat out of hades, cuts on a pretty steep slope, gets into tight spaces, turns on a dime, and gets good gas mileage. I have last years model, so it won't cut in reverse. On the plus side the swivel mesh seat is comfy, and you won't sweat up while your sitting. For just a little over a grand, this is the best value out there.
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Bottom Line
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.
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