TB230 High Wheel Self-Propelled Mower with Front Wheel Drive

21" TriAction® Cutting System with 3-in-1 Capability: Side Discharge / Mulch / Rear Bag

Model No. 12AVB2MR766


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Troy-Bilt's TB230 self-propelled lawn mower comes with a front wheel drive transmission, powered by a reliable 159cc* Troy-Bilt® engine. This walk-behind mower is equipped with a 3-in-1 convertible cutting deck that allows you the option to mulch, side discharge or bag grass clippings and features an integrated deck wash system that effortlessly cleans the mower blade and underside of the deck.

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TB230 High Wheel Self-Propelled Mower with Front Wheel Drive is rated 4.5 out of 5 by 60.
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  • 159cc Troy-Bilt Check, Don't Change OHV engine eliminates the need to change the oil by simply checking before each use and topping off as needed
  • Advanced TriAction cutting system features a rake bumper to lift grass upright, a specially designed blade for a finer mulch and a symmetrical deck for superior grass flow, eliminating clumping
  • Dual-lever, 6 position height adjustment makes it easy to change cutting heights from 1.25 in. to 3.75 in. H
  • True variable speed provides improved control over front wheel drive transmission to turn and maneuver more easily around landscape beds, trees, and at the end of each row
  • 11 in. rear wheels provide improved maneuverability on hills, inclines and in rougher terrain
  • Maintain cutting deck more easily by connecting a standard garden hose to deck wash adaptor to rinse clippings from underside of deck
  • 21 in. 3-in-1 steel cutting deck with TriAction Cutting System and side discharge, mulch or rear bag capabilities
  • 1.9 bushel rear bag collects grass clippings for easy clean up or composting
  • Side discharge chute comes with handy, built-in clip to attach to handle when not in use
  • 2-year limited warranty

*as rated by engine manufacturer

  • 21" TriAction cutting system w/integrated premium deck wash
  • Dual-lever height adjuster
  • Troy-Bilt 159cc Series OHV w/ Check Don't Change
  • 159cc*
  • Recoil with Autochoke
  • Front wheel self-propelled
  • Single lever w/ True Variable Speed
  • 6 settings from 1.25" - 3.75"
  • 3-in-1 convertible - side discharge, mulch or rear bag
  • 1.9 bushel (included)
  • 1 qt
  • 20oz 10W30 (included)
  • Adjustable loop w/indent
  • 8" front, 11" rear
  • 81 lbs
  • 38"(L) x 24"(W) x 17.5"(H)
  • 2-year limited, SureStart
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Good mower with a serious flaw I purchased this mower 4 years ago. After having it for 2 years I had the rear wheel height adjuster break off. Fortunately it was covered under warranty. Less than two years later the same thing happened. This mower is not used commercially and is stored in a garage. After investigating the issue, this one adjuster tab supports the total weight of the mower and catcher when turning or lifting the front of the mower. Over time, this causes the rear adjuster lever to shear off. This appears to be a serious design flaw. I have had other mowers for many years and never had this problem. I would think that it would hold up much longer than 2 years. Other than that, the mower is very reliable and does a great job on my lawn. I would seriously consider a mower with a different adjuster design and rear wheel drive when the time comes to replace this one.
Date published: 2019-05-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Better than expected! I ordered this lawnmower in July 2019 to replace another Troy-Bilt mower i purchased in 2003. The old one still works pretty good, but decided to give to my Niece. This new Troy-Bilt TB230 operates with ease and cuts the lawn in less time because I no longer need to cut it twice for the grass to look perfect. The self propelled lever makes it easy to control the speed of the mower for all.
Date published: 2019-08-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Good Mower I have used this mower 7 times it starts on no more than two pulls, has a nice even cut even on rough areas. It is a little heaver than my last mower but that has not been a problem. I will add at this point I am 80 years old and a lot of things are heaver than they used to be. Good product
Date published: 2019-06-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Always starts!!! Pruchased January 2015 and it still starts on the second pull!!!
Date published: 2019-11-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Electric Start so sweet My TROY BILT electric start 190cc is not new.. But it runs and works like it.
Date published: 2019-10-16
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Works great, when you can get it startef I'd give it 5 stars if ......for those who live in CA, don't use ethanol gas. Clogs the carb and won't start. Retailers really should disclose this at the time of purchase. Now trying to DIY, uses two different nut drivers just to get the air filter cover off. 5/16 and ??, must be metric because none of my smaller SAE sizes fit. And I'm not paying the $$$ to take it somewhere to get it fixed. Oh, called the "authorized" Troy Bilt warranty repair shop in my area, "oh no, we don't repair them". What??? My nephew has a TB mower he bought about 9 years ago. Has not had one problem with it. The newer models must be built with such cheap, plastic parts that this is what happens. Unfortunate.
Date published: 2019-03-30
Rated 4 out of 5 by from GREAT MOWER I bought this mower on line. I have only used it twice but I love it. great cut, very easy to use. starts on first pull. I would have given it 5 stars but the rubber on the handle grip has already started to come apart. It is rough and rubbed a blister on my hand. I can wrap the handle so no big deal but it should really bee looked into
Date published: 2019-04-10
Rated 1 out of 5 by from I have had multiple times trying to start mower. I bought this 6 weeks ago and am so frustrated with problems that I have had in trying to start the lawn mower.
Date published: 2019-05-29
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