Wednesday, April 4, 2018

Photos: My Troy-Bilt TB30R Riding Lawn Mower

When I got my house almost two years ago, I didn't quite expect how tough the yard would be to mow. It's a pain and after almost "dying" for two summers, I decided to bite the bullet and get a riding lawn mower this year. While most riding lawn mowers are "tractors" (or horse-shaped you could say) the engine is in the back instead of the front. A lot of times they are called "snappers" as Snapper the company is very famous for their style of these lawn mowers. It did concern me that this a "manual" mower instead of automatic, but it's not quite like a car in that respect. The thing just goes on auto-forward and you have a break near your left foot. You can increase or decrease speed with a lever on your front right instead of a foot pedal. My yard has hills and I figured this style of mower would be safer (especially after my first few rides) if it somehow flipped over on me.

I will say, this makes the lawn a lot easier to mow. The auto-forward is a little strange at first, but I got used to it. On its fastest speed, it goes pretty quick. I prefer it about in the middle though for control and a little bit of comfort I guess you could say.
Hills can be a pain especially in my yard. It does okay going downhill, but uphill it has gotten stuck. So for the steep hills, I have to use the small lawnmower. But it cuts the fair majority of the yard which saves me time and energy along with reducing stress and fatigue. 

16 comments:

  1. I can see, lots of lawn, lots of fun.

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  2. Great new mower, and a big lawn, has it really been 2 years already!

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  3. Very useful. I don't miss mowing my lawn.

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  4. It looks like a fun ride. The way you describe how it works reminded me of driving a scooter. Vrrooom. By the way, the Husband and I had a grand laugh at your pun about Jane Austen Action Doll.

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  5. A young man like you shouldn't require a sit-on lawn mower.
    Haven't you heard of the word - EXERCISE!!!! ???
    Colin

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  6. I think we need to do things to make life easier, Adam, when and if we can. I'm glad that your new mower is working out. I can remember working full time plus as a teacher, and having to get up at 3:00 am to move sprinklers around in our big yard before leaving for school at 6:00 am. It nearly broke my spirit. Life is short, and time with Daisy and your loved ones is what matters most!

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  7. Must be a massive large block with lawn to need a ride on mower Adam..

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  8. This is awesome. My dad has a riding lawnmower and he loves it.

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  9. That is a very good investment. There's no reason to break your back with lawn work when it can be so much easier. Good for you!

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    1. I hardly think that a 27 year old would break his back mowing the lawn that has been shown at Adam's house.
      Colin

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    2. I'm 29 soon to be 30. The pictures don't really show the true yard as it's hard to capture in one frame. There are three hills, two of which are extremely steep, which makes things very difficult doing the whole thing with a small lawn mower. My mother's yard was mostly all flat, and I really wish had the same situation with my yard.

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  10. Good for you! We once had a lawn that took us 5 hours to mow. We never bought a riding mower because the major part of the lawn had a broad steep hill. I hired someone, but Jerry didn’t like his work. So I told him the mowing was all his!

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  11. Very nice Adam, you will be so glad that you got a good rider like this.

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  12. My husband finally broke down and bought a rider after dealing with our steep hills for 8 years. It is taxing on the body so good for you not unnecessarily wearing yourself out when you don't have to. Like Fundy said, it frees up more time to do what you love or work on other home improvement projects.

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