Troy-Bilt 20 HP Automatic 42 in. Riding Mower Review
A strong 20 HP engine, 42-inch cutting width, two blades, and top forward speed of 5.5 mph would seem to mark this Troy-Bilt as a good buy, but users complain about parts that give out within a season or two, maintenance headaches, and a chronic need for servicing.
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 Troy-Bilt 13AX78KS011 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 Troy-Bilt 13AX78KS011 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.