TB WC28 Wide Cut Self-Propelled Mower

28" Deck with 3-in-1 Capability: Side Discharge / Mulch / Rear Bag

Model No. 12ABW32G766


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The TB WC28 wide cut walk-behind mower offers a wider 28" cutting deck to provide features of a riding lawn mower in a walk-behind mower platform. The rear wheel self-propelled wide cut lawn mower also features a powerful 195cc Troy-Bilt® engine and 3-year limited warranty.

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TB WC28 Wide Cut Self-Propelled Mower is rated 3.5 out of 5 by 20.
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  • Blade Brake Clutch (BBC) Blade Disengagement
  • Extra-wide, 28" cutting deck cuts a wide path
  • Grass bag included
  • 3-year limited warranty
  • Troy-Bilt 195cc OHV Engine

*as rated by engine manufacturer

  • 28" steel
  • Single lever height adjuster
  • Troy-Bilt®
  • 195cc*
  • Standard recoil with Ready Start
  • Rear wheel drive
  • In-Step variable control
  • 6 settings - 1.25" to 3.75"
  • 3-in-1 side discharge, mulch and rear bag (included)
  • 2.25 bushel
  • 1.2 qt
  • 18 oz SAE30 (Included)
  • Foldable / adjustable
  • 8" front / 10" rear
  • 160 lbs
  • 21.13" (H) x 49" (L) x 32" (W)
  • 3-year limited
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Absolute garbage. Virtually every element is poor. The good -- when it runs, it runs well and has good suction. The bad -- everything else. Taking it out of the (pristine) box, the front end was tweaked, where the right front wheel was 1/2" higher than the left front at every deck position. It took 6 pulls to start the first time and got worse from there, to the point that the pull start would not work and it had to be started with a drill. Taking up to 2 minutes to catch. The bagging is abominable. It clogs if you look at it crossways and requires a cleanout of the entire bagging tube to resolve. If you try to avoid that problem, you can use the side discharge chute, which is only secured in the rear and it clipped in to the front. This means that if you go into a rut or brush into a mulch pile, the chute dislodges in the front and you have to stop and reseat it. Get used to doing that over and over. The worst experience I've had with lawn equipment in over 40 years of using lawn equipment. Plus, MTD/Troy-Bilt was unwilling to do anything about it until pressured. Avoid at any and all costs.
Date published: 2018-11-07
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Multiple issues. Poor customer service Ive had starting issues, stalling issues and issues with blade removal because of nuts being torqued too tight from the factory. Ive owned other mowers before. Never had all these issues. Be weary of false positive reviews. I woukd write more but Ive already lost numerous hours and money on this mower. Yes its under warranty but who has time to travel to get service non-stop. Update: finally got blades removed. The starting cable is now stuck. Checked the cable itself and it moves freely. The engine is seized somewhere. 2nd time this has happened. Ive only used the mower 4 times.
Date published: 2018-10-16
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Easy to start Mows best in dry grass works in wet conditions but bagger clogs frequently. Mulcher function is marginal seems to leave a strip of uncut grass in the middle after grass builds up inside the deck
Date published: 2018-09-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Should Have Bought Sooner! Very well built, runs and cuts great. Very easy to set up out of the box. Self-propelled system works great, very easy to get use to. Have not “popped” any wheelies with it, I don’t know how that would be even possible. Been using 21 inch mowers for the last 30 years. If you can operate one of those in a proper manner you can operate this! In my current yard the Troy Bilt WC28 cut my yard cutting time by at least 1/3. Cuts tall thick fescue with no problem.
Date published: 2018-08-10
Rated 1 out of 5 by from my brand new TB WC28 ran for 30 seconds mowing, Just got this started 10 minutes ago after putting the gas in for first time. Started up on second pull. Ran the mower to back yard to start cutting. Engaged the blade, started going forward, was cutting grass two feet. Heard a clang, blade hitting metal, stopped engine. Looked down, and there was a seven inch gold spring on the ground. So I pushed this heavy beast back into the barn. Decided to write this about the quality of the company that built this.. I've had several mowers in my 66 years. Most lasted over ten years.. Yeah they did break down after awhile, but not 30 seconds after running. I'm taking it back to the store, getting my refund, spending a couple hundred more for a mower that I know is more dependable and better quality control. I also bought a gas trimmer from this company in mid July 2018. It lasted three weeks then seized up. Took it to the shop for warranty. They've had it for three weeks now. I'm just a glutton for punishment..
Date published: 2018-08-09
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Powerful engine/ easy to start I have had this mower since spring. I have been waiting to review so i good real relay how this mower worked. After months of use. I will say this mower cuts great. However if you are looking for a mower that bags well this is not the mower for you. If the grass is wet bagging is almost imposible.
Date published: 2018-07-16
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Saves a lot of time I came from a twenty year old, 21" mower, so moving to a 28" deck was amazing to use on my 3rd of an acre. First, the good - the wide tires and awesome power let me mow the hill on the side of my house like it's not even there (it's nearly a 30 degree incline). The wide tires also really help with a swampy area in my yard, I can get right through it now without having to worry about getting stuck. The quality of the cut itself is great, and it's very easy to pull backwards if you need to (some mowers the transmission locks you out until you go forward a bit). The mower starts up every time first pull, and the gas tank is JUST big enough to mow my yard and clean the deck out. For the Bad - the bag and tube leading to it needs a redesign. They both leak grass clippings bad enough that I've added some foam around the edges, but the mower deck is still covered in grass clippings by the time I'm done. Having the grass shoot (and tube) on the side of the mower makes for some interesting choices while mowing - you can get much closer to obstacles on the left side of the mower than the right, so plan accordingly.
Date published: 2018-07-11
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Good Power I bought this mower from the factory a few months ago and have used it 3 times so far. Good power, but with hardly no weight on the front, it bounces way to much to get a good cut. I have St. Augustine and the lawn is rough in some spots which makes it hard to handle. The speed control keeps going back and forth with the bumps which makes it also hard to handle. I removed the black steel plate from the back and bought a small cargo net. I found a way to attach it to the front end then added two bricks (so far). It does help to keep the front down much better. The design engineers need to find a way to add weight to the front for better handling. Moving the motor forward while retaining the cutting mechanism would help a lot.
Date published: 2018-07-11
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