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Troy-Bilt Bronco 13WX78KS lawn tractor

 
Approximate retail price:
$1200
Summary: This 42-inch Troy-Bilt lawn tractor comes with a 1-cylinder Kohler engine with an automatic drive system but no electric PTO. It also lacks a washout port.
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Type: Lawn tractors
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(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)
 
3.0
Not Bad bad but Not Great either
4/3/2015
Pros
Adjustable seat
Cuts evenly
Great On Fuel
Starts Quickly
Cons
Belts
Poor Power
Best Uses
Even Landscape
Large Lawns
Comment:
I have roughly a 1 acre lot. This mower is great on fuel but it doesn't cut the best on uneven terrain. This means that even the smalls bumps can cause one side of the deck to cut the grass to dirt level while the even part of the lawn looks well manicured.<br /><br />The more sports a 20 HP motor but I have waited 2 weeks to cut my grass and the engine seems to bog down in the heavier grass. <br /><br />I have owned the mower 3 seasons now and had to replace the drive belt the first year but the battery lasted 2 years which is good for a lawn tractor.<br /><br />Overall it's an average mower and I like it but honestly I have an older weedater pro that has a 14.5 briggs and stratton motor that I use more and seems to have better power.<br /><br />I'm not disappointed with this mower but I'm not impressed either. So you decide. I have not had any other maintenance issues with the mower expect I bent a blade and the spindle seems to be spinning freely now but it still works good.<br /><br />I used this mower from March till Oct. sometimes early Nov.
How long have you owned it:
Bottom Line
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.

 
1.0
Do Not Buy! Dont last even a year
9/6/2014
Pros
Adjustable Cut-Lengths
Cons
Requires Constant Maintenance
Best Uses
Landscaping
Small Lawns
Comment:
I have about 3/4 and acre to cut. I purchased a Pony Troybuilt and it was so bad the first year that it was replaced with a Bronco up grade The Bronco ran great for the season but this one too did not last even a year. It stopped running with no warning. It just requires a lot of maintence, have had two TroyBuilts and both became a maintence nightmare!Buyer Beware.
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Bottom Line
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.

(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)
 
5.0
Good machine
6/19/2013
Pros
Adjustable Cut-Lengths
Easy to Push &amp; Steer
Ergonomic Grips
Fuel Efficient
Lot Of Attachment Options
Cons
Deck Only Raises To 3&quot;
Noisy
Best Uses
Good First Tractor
Large Lawns
Thick Lawn
Comment:
Good American made lawn tractor. Easily mows down 8 inch high weeds and thick grass. Very strong motor! Easy to disconnect wire that prevents reverse mowing. Easy on fuel. Deck height is limited, wish it would raise a bit more. No clumping issues. Good turning radius! The battery looks cheap, will have to watch that. After 12 mowings, I am pleased. The Pony is also a good machine for smaller lawns <2 acres.
How long have you owned it:
One-to-three months
Bottom Line
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.
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