|Troy-Bilt TB675 EC Straight Shaft Gas Trimmer|
Our intrepid gardener and lawn keeper chose Sunday morning to head out to the garage to check out the new 4-cycle gas powered string trimmer and JumpStart engine starter sent to her by Troy-Bilt to use and review.
She tore open the box and with the aid of one flat-head screwdriver and one Phillips-head screwdriver, put the handle and guard on and connected the two piece together in about 20 minutes.
Voila. A string trimmer. A pretty big string trimmer.
She added the oil as directed and filled the little gas tank with straight gasoline. That’s the beauty of a 4-cycle engine versus a 2-cycle engine. You don’t have to mix the oil and gas together. Perfect, because all her other gasoline powered tools, including her mower and snow blower, are also 4-cycle engines.
Then she proceeded to start the string-trimmer, which was easy enough to do with the engine starter. Just for fun, she also started it by pulling on the rope. Both ways worked. Good so far.
She headed out to the lawn and commenced to trimming. Oh, my, she thought, this string trimmer doth trim, and trim widely. Her observations, after some trimming here and there were:
– The trimmer is more than she needs for her suburban lawn. It trims a wide path and would work well in a more rugged setting. But it trims well.
– The gasoline engine still makes noise, but no more noise than a lawn mower. The difference is the engine is up closer to your ear, so it is a good idea to wear ear protection, which she wore. Plus, eye protection, a must for any trimming work. And gloves.
– The trimmer is heavier than her electric corded trimmer, but that is because it has an engine attached to one end.
She decides, after completing a few rounds with the trimmer, that she probably needs one a bit smaller for her garden and yard, but that this is too good a trimmer to leave laying around in the garage. She decides that she will give it to her niece and husband who are buying their first lawn, with a house. They will love it and no doubt get many happy hours of trimming out of it.
THE GIVEAWAY INFORMATION:
To continue the story and to make yet another keeper of a lawn happy, the intrepid gardener is also giving away a Troy-Bilt TB675 EC Straight Shaft Gas String Trimmer and a cordless JumpStart engine starter, compliments of Troy-Bilt.
To enter to win, please leave a comment below which should either lead back to an email address or include an email address in the comment in the format of “name at mail dot com”. The usual rules apply — over 18 years of age and U.S. resident, one entry per person, and, of course, you should want a string trimmer.
Enter by Saturday, June 8th at 8 pm EDT. Winner will be chosen by random number and notified shortly thereafter.
Thank you to Troy-Bilt for the opportunity to try another lawn care product. They had no influence over the contents of this post.
*** Updated Saturday, June 8th at 9:05 pm ***
This trimmer sounds wonderful. What a great fathers day gift this would make.
Thanks so much.
Funny, I decided I needed a trimmed today. Gailtiles at g mail dot com
We really need one of these.
String trimmer haiku
Troy Built buffs the weeds away
May Dream Gardens shine
Good practical review, and thank you for the opportunity to be included in the drawing. Waiting patiently with fingers crossed……
Susan in NC says
Oh my, I really need this. My previous trimmer has died, despite the attempts by two different mechanics to fix it. I have a large garden too far away from the house (and across a creek; I definitely qualify in the rural category) to use an older electric trimmer. The garden is next to a field filled with tough weeds that is only occasionally mowed by the neighbor. Said weeds happily self sow into my garden paths. A real trimmer! I'd be so happy
cinco_00 at yahoo dot com
We have the perfect property for this trimmer-rural. The jungle is forever trying to reclaim!!!! Jessgarden@gmail.com
This would be a great Father's day gift for my husband. Thank you
Cerberus German shepherds says
I have a lot of lawn equipment that run on batteries and interchange between the equipment…my hedgeclipper, weedeater, even have a chainsaw that runs on batteries…the thing I like about them the most, is that they aren't heavy and as a woman, that equipment can…now if I could find a battery powered auger.
Shani F. says
It would be so nice to have a gas-powered trimmer.
1agordon at live.com
Thanks for offering this awesome giveaway. Our trimmer just died, so my husband would be thrilled if I won!
abfantom at yahoo dot com
Dee Cord Hogg says
What a wonderful giveaway. I love my yard and my old trimmer just gave up the ghost. Also love all the things I learn at May Dreams Garden. THANKS!
Would love to win this.
A great giveaway. I got my first Troybuilt tiller in 1972 and loved it!
Cathy at email@example.com
Christopher C. NC says
You have seen my place Carol. I need a trimmer for making paths through the Lush and mowing the thin strip of lawn along the scenic byway so the mail carrier can safely deliver my mail. The old raggedy trimmer I have is wimpy. I need a real one with more heft. 4-cycle. I love that because you can never remember which can of gas is mixed and which isn't. Pick my number please.
I recently bought a new mini-tiller by Troybilt and the jump-start accessory for it because I can never start anything with a darned pull start. The jump-start tool works like a dream–I love it! This sounds like a great trimmer, though perhaps a little big for me, but I'm sure I could convince my husband to try it out:)
Your niece and her husband are lucky to have such a generous aunt! And congratulations to them on their first lawn purchase.
Oops, forgot my address–prairierose150 at gmail dot com.
A cordless trimmer would be a godsend to me since I just cut through my extension cord. . .
This would be a great fathers day gift.
Sheri - Creative Spaces Landscaping says
OOOoooo, Troy-Bilt, that trimmer will be so happy with my hands guiding it through our yard…showing it how to trim the lawn properly and be nice to the tree trunks, lol. Thank you for the wonderful giveaway! Wishing you a great week.
gistjinx at gmail dot com
This would be very great to have. Thanks.
kim h says
We have a few Troy Bilt products and love them!! Thanks for the giveaway!! !firstname.lastname@example.org
Mary Calabrese says
My husband is always in search of a great trimmer and this one looks like it fits the bill. thanks!
ighmeg at yahoo dot com
I love Troybilt items..its the only brand that my Dad would use! It sure would make yard work a lot easier and it could also be a Fathers Day gift for my husband or on second thought I will keep it! Twittyfreak50@yahoo.com
I would love this trimmer. Thanks for the chance. calvad at aol dot com
My husband could really use this trimmer. He is currently using one we bought at a garage sale several years ago. It takes forever to start – if it does at all.
Laurie Brown says
We could really use this! We have a very, very large area to maintain and it gets very tedious.
The best part of it is that you said it starts easily…
darkphoenix54 at gmail dot come
Oh rats, a random drawing. Well, I'm in anyway. I was hoping that my blog post day would convince you that I have the necessary large and wild yard (at http://kansasgardenmusings.blogspot.com/2013/06/plentiful-panoramas.html).
I would love to win this for my husband for Father's Day. He's always borrowing his friends edger because we don't have one. I know he'd love this!
tarah716 at ymail.com
This would be awesome! We could use a new trimmer. We found our first snake the other day so I want all the grass cut very short!
Jenny Patterson says
OH we have a large 3 acre yard, with lots of trimming needed, and our trimmer went to the trimmer graveyard last year.
Troybilt is a great brand. Good luck everyone.
my sons father could really use this on the farm! he just has a push mower and he keeps running the mower up the trees to get the stragglers around the trunk..let me tell you its bad! would be a great fathers day gift!
zippy573 AT netscape DOT net
I love the idea of cordless jumpstart engine starter. This would be great for everyone to keep in their vehicle.
dancehottie1621 at aol dot com
We really need this. This would be perfect for my hubby for father's day.
ckhumphrey14 at yahoo dot com
Derk Thomas says
Sounds a lot better and more powerful then my electric trimmer. Plus I can take it to where my powercord does not reach.
This would be awesome for getting "way out" on the property.
dolniaks at consolidated dot net
kyl neusch says
Heather B says
old absolutely LOVE to have one of these!! I hate trying to cut the stuff around the house with scissors or rip it up. faramena at gmail dot com
My husband would love this!
rhoneygtn at yahoo dot com
This trimmer looks light enough for me to use. I'd love to have one.
grateful gardener says
my mantis tiller would love a new trimmer that works as hard as she does. her old trimmer needs coddling and sweet talk just to get started.
This trimmer looks great!! I bet its a breeze to use too. KMillheim609 @aol.com
Valerie Taylor Mabrey says
My hubby just told me a needs a new trimmer think he was hinting for father's day. This would be great.
vmkids3 at msn dot com
A new trimmer is on my must-have list for this summer since the one I have is approaching useless. This would be a great one to have. rustysrambles(at)gmail(dot)com
Boy I could use a trimmer for all the hihg grass on the edges of our borders joseph gersch jtwark at mail dot com
amanda mclemore says
I could really use this:)
Michael M says
Thanks for the review. If this trimmer will start occasionally, it will have my current trimmer beat hands down. mm at nc dot rr dot com
Both of these would be so great to have! They would make a wonderful Father's Day gift for my husband. Thanks for the chance!
braaisjo at gmail dot com
Lisa Garner says
I could desperately use a great trimmer like this since I'm now having to tackle my 3 acre yard on my own. Thanks for the review. It sounds like an easy to use trimmer that has lots of power.
lisalmg25 at gmail dot com
Gloria S says
i would love to win this for my son
This would be great, we're buying a house and have no lawn equipment, lol.
Robin T says
This would be awesome to win, my old trimmer needs to be replaced
Our trimmer is on it's last leg. Thanks for entering me.
Storm, The Psychotic Housewife says
We have an electric trimmer that is on it's last legs, but a gas would be much easier especially as we make the transition to the homestead.
stormraven at gmail dot com
Erica C. says
Amazing! I'd love to win 🙂
It seems that the roots are just too big to mow around anymore. This would certainly come in handy.
Theresa Mahoney says
Thanks for the opportunity! My husband has a trimmer on his Amazon wishlist. This would make a great Father's Day gift!
marison459 (at) gmail (dot) com
This would make a great father's day gift!
bmweida at yahoo dot com
We would use this often!! Great Father's Day gift idea too!
firstrosegrrl @ Yahoo dot com
Vikki Billings says
This would make a great gift for my fiance, he has been wanting one but we can not afford one. He would be so thrilled!
vikki dot billings at yahoo dot com
This would help clean up the line along the fence.
My husband so needs this to tame the jungle that is our yard.
My trimmer died… this would be sweet to win… thanks for the giveaway…
REALLY need a new trimmer – ours is on it's last leg!! email@example.com
What a great giveaway! Thanks!
Wow, I just discovered you this morning! I do all the yard work, my husband has a medical issue, so this would be GREAT to win for me! Many thanks!
Sounds like a great product that anyone would be happy to win!! Thanks for the giveaway Carol.
A gas trimmer. 4 cycle even? Oh, the farm would be a great place to give this a workout!
jwlarkin at lycos dot com
We're buying our first house, so this would really come in handy!
We really could use this, we have a really big yard now and we don't have a trimmer yet
thanks for the chance to win!
susansmoaks at gmail dot com
Thank you for the giveaway!
Wow! What a great prize! My husband would love this! Thanks for the chance.
mosaic317 at gmail dot com
My son-in-law has been nursing an old trimmer along for a couple of years now. This would make him very happy!
cgclynsg0 @ gmail . com
What a wonderful prize 🙂
ktgonyea at gmail.com
Candie L says
Our lawn right next to our drive needs trimmed (since the lawn mower cant get there). Thank you
my sister is fixing up her yard, and she could really use this trimmer. 🙂 Thanks!
winz135 at gmail.com
I think this would be fantastic to own. I have a Troy Built snowthrower and find it very reliable year after year. Hope you pick my entry! Thanks, Jon
Charlene Kuser says
Our neighbor came over and cut our grass since our lawnmower shut down
and also used the weed eater.The yard
looks so good.Now I want a weed eater,since it made such a big difference.I would love to win this
for my husband for Father's Day.
Thanks for the giveaway
Great prize would like to own it. Tom
Our trimmer is dying and it would be great to win a new one.
ladyt64 at gmail dot com
my husband would love to have this for our yard alady3lads at yahoo dot com