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Troy-Bilt Bronco 13WX78KS
 
Approximate retail price:
$1200
Summary: This 42-inch Troy-Bilt lawn tractor comes with a 1-cylinder Kohler engine with an automatic drive system. It lacks an electric PTO and a washout port.
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Type: Lawn tractors
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User Reviews

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)
 
5.0
Good machine
6/19/2013
Pros
Adjustable Cut-Lengths
Easy to Push & Steer
Ergonomic Grips
Fuel Efficient
Lot Of Attachment Options
Cons
Deck Only Raises To 3"
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.

(3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)
 
1.0
Don't buy
6/3/2012
Pros
Cons
Cuts Unevenly
Poor workmanship
Requires Constant Maintenance
Special tools needed
Best Uses
Comment:
I would not even recommend this to an enemy. The only positive is that a metal hood. I have had this machine for about three years. At purchase I made it very clear that I wanted a machine that was capable of cutting varied land. Was told it would mow 15 degrees but even a 10 degree slope is out of the question. I had a JD for 20 years that had no problem mowing anywhere ( should have purchesed another JD. Deck adjustment does not adjust! The blades are flimsy and unequal to the job. All the grease caps on tires have come off in normal use and have been replaced.The front tires use a cotten pin which is good buy you need pin pliers to remove that back tires, a tool that cost about $20 and most people do not have in their tool box. Battery replaced year 1. Contacted Troy Bilt with no response on 2 occasions with NO response! I am now, once again, in the market for a mower recommended by Consumer Reports, something that I should have done prior to buying! This is the worst machine I have ever purchased, PERIOD!!
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Bottom Line
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.

(2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)
 
1.0
save your money for a better mower
4/17/2012
Pros
Price
Cons
Jerky Transitions
OE battery is junk
Poor customer support
Poor fit
Poor seat and adjustments
Welds break
Zip tie holds gas tank
Best Uses
Lawn ornament
Comment:
Mower was bought to cut 1/2 acre. The best I can say is that it is able to mow the lawn; sometimes. Battery was replaced the first year at my expense. Its a piece of junk! 2 welds broke on the deck in 2 years. I repaired them at my expense. The system that allows you to put the mower in neutral and apply the parking brake and get off the seat and the motor continues to run never worked. There is too much play in the pedal and it disengages this cheesy button switch. A local small engine repair shop told me not to bother to try to adjust it as there is no adjustment. The part needs to be bent! The pedal that makes the mower go forward is very jerky. I should have known this mower was a piece of junk when I saw the zip tie holding the gas tank in place. This is not the TROY BUILT of old. This is a MTD PIECE OF JUNK!!!!!
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Bottom Line
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
The Troy-Bilt Bronco 13WX78KS is part of the Lawn mowers & tractors test program at Consumer Reports. The Troy-Bilt Bronco 13WX78KS Lawn mowers & tractors features and specs include Deck size (in.), Engine power (hp). In our lab tests, Lawn mowers & tractors models like the Troy-Bilt Bronco 13WX78KS are reviewed on Ease of use, Handling, Overall score, Side discharging, Bagging, Mulching. Consumer Reports subscribers share reviews of the Troy-Bilt Bronco 13WX78KS based on personal experience. The user reviews of the Troy-Bilt Bronco 13WX78KS include star ratings, pros, cons, best uses, and a bottom line review to help guide your purchasing decision of the Troy-Bilt Bronco 13WX78KS.
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