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Troy-Bilt 20 HP Automatic 42 in. Riding Mower
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Troy-Bilt 13AX78KS011 reviews are mixed, with some posted at Lowe's saying this low-cost lawn tractor bursts with power, mows with ease, and starts right up. Other reviews, however, groan about a bevy of problems, from rusting parts to dead batteries, busted cables, bent decks, broken belts, and more. More than four dozen reviews award this model an average 2.7 stars out of five.

Still, the Troy-Bilt 13AX78KS011 boasts some standard features for lawn tractors in this price range, like a 20 HP single-cylinder Kohler engine, automatic transmission, two anti-scalp wheels, and a 1.5-gallon fuel tank. It moves forward faster than other lawn tractors we looked at -- 5.5 mph compared to the more common 5.2 mph or 5 mph -- and features an 18-inch turning radius. Unlike some other low-cost lawn tractors, the Troy-Bilt 13AX78KS011 does not mow in reverse.

The price of this model is certainly attractive, but the critical comments found in Troy-Bilt 13AX78KS011 reviews give us pause. You might want to consider your options carefully before plowing ahead.

by Elizabeth Sheer (Google+ Profile) – June 5, 2013
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