If you think your average-sized lawn doesn’t need any extra special equipment for maintenance, think again. The Troy-Bilt 420cc OHV 30-inch Premium Neighborhood Riding Lawn Mower is one piece of equipment your lawn and you will be thankful for. With a powerful 420cc Single Troy-Bilt engine, cutting your lawn will be a lot easier than it was before.

Features

  • Built and ideal for medium-sized lawns with relatively even terrain
  • 30-inch cutting deck has 5 adjustable settings
  • Minimal turning radius at only 18 inches
  • With a powerful single Troy-Bilt engine
  • Top forward speeds measures at 4.25 mph with 6 speed transmission
  • Quick and easy blade engagement
  • Manual power take-off

Pros

One of the greatest advantages of the Troy-Bilt 420cc OHV 30-inch Premium Neighborhood Riding Lawn Mower is that it is a lot cheaper than zero turn mowers. This particular model has a cutting deck that measures only 30 inches which is ideal for average or medium-sized lawns. You definitely will not need a monster mower for a lawn that size; otherwise, you will have a hard time maneuvering around your lawn. In fact, it’s sized so perfectly that you won’t have a hard time finding space to park it in your garage or even your shed.

Does it deliver the power you need to cut your lawn efficiently? Definitely. It has a 420cc Troy-Bilt single engine that delivers power and a clean performance. It has a fuel tank with a capacity of 1.3 gallons. It even features a fuel sight window, which is a thoughtful addition to the unit because it allows you to check your gas level quite easily.

Talking about clean and effective performance, the Troy Bilt 420cc OHV 30-inch Premium Neighborhood Riding Lawn Mower, with the help of adjustable blades with a choice of five heights and manual power take off, it’s easy to engage the blades quickly.

This powerhouse of a riding mower doesn’t just work efficiently; it also enables you to do so in comfort. The seat can be raised to mid-back and the steering column can even be adjusted to your preferred height. It’s easy to grip the steering wheel with its 13” soft grip.

How about warranties? Troy-Bilt offers a 2-year limited warranty coupled with extensive coverage so that you can fully enjoy your Troy-Bilt 420cc OHV 30-inch Neighborhood Riding Mower for a long time.

Also, it’s a lot faster adjusting to driving the Troy-Bilt 420cc OHV 30-inch Neighborhood Riding Mower since it features a steering wheel rather than two levers like you would find on a zero turn mower.

Cons

Compared to the rising popularity of zero turn mowers, the Troy-Bilt 420cc OHV 30-inch Neighborhood Riding Mower has a turning radius of 18 inches. That means that you do have to adapt to a driving style or pattern so that your lawn will not have missed patches or uneven cutting.

Like most mowers, and in particular riding mowers, this model only works well on relatively even terrain. If you have steep slopes, it’s best not to use this mower on those particular areas, otherwise it will be difficult and dangerous for you.

It is relatively easy to drive the Troy-Bilt 420cc OHV 30-inch Neighborhood Riding Mower. However, you have to learn the pattern of mowing so that you won’t have pieces of your lawn that you missed to trim or cut.

Verdict

It comes with a cutting deck sized just right and is able to perform quite well on relatively even terrain, so the Troy-Bilt 420cc OHV 30inch Neighborhood Riding Mower gets a 4 out of 5 rating. If it were not for the 18-inch turn radius, this model would’ve gotten a straight 5.

Final Comparison

If you want more power in a riding mower that’s essentially the same size, then you would probably prefer the Poulan Pro PB30 Briggs 4-Speed Transmission Deck Riding Mower, 30 inch, 10.5 HP. It’s slightly more expensive than the Troy-Bilt Riding Mower but it does feature a smaller turning radius measuring only 14 inches and a slightly bigger gas tank capacity at 1.5 gallons.

If your budget is a little low but you’d still like a riding lawn mower, you can go for the Weed Eater WE-ONE 26 inch 190cc Briggs & Stratton 875 Series Gas Powered Riding Lawn Mower with Electric Start. It is a bit smaller so it would take you more time to finish.

Whichever riding lawn mower you want to go for in the end will depend largely on your budget and also on your lawn. Make sure that the riding lawn mower you purchase can work efficiently on the type of lawn you have (the terrain, the size, and the like).

Make sure to choose one that is comfortable to work with and relatively easy to learn to ride. You don’t want to spend months getting to know how to work your riding lawn mower.

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