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Troy-Bilt TB575EC Ratings
Overall Rating
Features
3/5
Quality
2/5
Performance
2/5
Value
2/5
Overall
2.5 out of 52.5 out of 52.5 out of 52.5 out of 52.5 out of 5
Pros
Easy To Store (1)
Easy To Use (1)
Features (1)
Cons
Low Quality (3)
Durability (3)
Unreliable (2)
Difficult To Use (1)
Heavy (1)
0% of respondents would recommend this product to a friend
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Alex J.
Houston, TX
Most Helpful Critical Review
REVIEWED
JUL.
20
2016
2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5
Save Your Time, Buy Something Else
Just returned 2nd troy bilt. The nicest thing about this product is the ability to externally start it. The worst thing is while it's running it will die on you and never start again. Regardless of what you do to it. 2nd machine in 3 1/2 months, it is simply an inferior product.
Pros: Features, Easy To Use
Cons: Low Quality, Durability, Heavy, Unreliable
Alex Does Not Recommend This Product
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Mech53
Nikiski, AK
REVIEWED
JUN.
27
2011
1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5
Mech53
I bought this piece of garbage, and after about 4 hours of use, one of the clutch dogs broke. When I contacted customer service, I was told they would not send me a new clutch, and I had to take it to an authorized repair shop for service. The closet shop was in Eagle River, Alaska, which is about 200 miles from where I live. When I got to Eagle River Small Engine Repair, the owner, John told me he did not work on string trimmers, and refused to even look at it. When I got back home, I... more
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George E.
Spokane, WA
REVIEWED
MAY.
01
2012
1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5
Troy Bilt Trimmer
It's a BAD piece of gear. Wouldn't start out of the box. Called tech... wait...wait...wait..he had the answer right off the bat "Bad gas" how he knew this over the phone I don't know. Their rep here in Spokane charged me $63 to fix this new machine. Now it finally runs for 2 minutes until the string wraps around the shaft and kills the run. It's JUNK
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Reginald H.
Ohatchee, AL
REVIEWED
JUL.
21
2013
2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5
Buyer Beware
I purchased my Troy-Bilt trimmer because I have heard they have a good reputation. Well that's was in the past. My experience has been terrible & expensive to say the least. Little power but the biggest problem was after little use the upper shaft cable broke on the inside. Ordered parts & repaired myself. It ran good for a little while that is until the lower shaft cable broke just the same. It looks as if the lower gears in the head were so worn after such little use that it must have... more
Cons: Low Quality, Durability
Reginald Does Not Recommend This Product
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Joe F.
Ramona, CA
REVIEWED
APR.
07
2013
3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5
Customer..joe
I am considering returning the Troy Bilt do to the constant stopping to clear the line as it lacks power. Expected more power, weeds that are 1 foot or more get wrapped over the top of the spool. Although if I was just doing light edging no problems. Lack of POWER and I go through gas to quickly. Not too happy; did any of the engineers do a test drive, an electric weed wacker does just as good. Less $$ for gas! A score of 1-5, I give it a 2 and the engineers an (F). I know they just tested... more
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51
Kevin
REVIEWED
FEB.
16
2012
4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5
Needs Work Right Outta The Box!
After inspecting the trimmer head, I noticed the 6 T25 torx screws where the head & shaft come together. I removed these screws & noticed there were very little grease in there for those 4 bearings & the 2 gears! And no way to stop water getting in there when cutting the wet weeds!! So I packed it with high temp grease and ran a bead of high temp silicone around the mating surfaces. This should be done at the factory! And anyone who buys this should do it and if you have one do... more
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51
Scott
Wildomar, CA
REVIEWED
SEP.
08
2011
1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5
Don't Waste Your Money
After owning this trimmer for four months and about 3 hours of usage, the engine seized. Troy-Built sent me to an authorized dealer near my home for repair. The repair shop said the engine seized because It didn't have enough oil in it. When I told them It had only been used a few times and didn't appear to leak or burn oil, they said maybe I didn't hold it correctly as I used it. Troy-Built refused to repair or replace and claimed the damage was my fault.
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Robert M.
Albany, GA
REVIEWED
JUL.
26
2013
2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5
Poor Made Product
I have done everything known to man to make this product work from using ethanol free gas to carburetor adjustments. This product when you pull the start cord does not catch completely and will suddenly free wheel giving every muscle in your arm a jolt. It will not idle its all or nothing. The line feeder will not feed line so you have to stop the machine to feed line. As you can see I am totally frustrated with this product. I have used this product less than 40 hours, the paint is not burned... more
Pros: Easy To Store
Cons: Low Quality, Difficult To Use, Unreliable, Durability
Robert Does Not Recommend This Product
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Chris
REVIEWED
JUN.
04
2013
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Great Weed Eater
I actually purchased this product used from a pawn shop and I love it. It has enough power to get the job done. I have to mention though my yard is only 7,500 sq feet. I only trim the side of my home and against my fence. From reading other reviews one would assume it's a bad product. I'm that guy who's yard looks 10 times better than your yard and it works perfect for me, just my 2 cents.
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Scott
Wildomar, CA
REVIEWED
SEP.
08
2011
1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5
Don't Waste Your Money
After owning this trimmer for four months and about 3 hours of usage, the engine seized. Troy-Built sent me to an authorized dealer near my home for repair. The repair shop said the engine seized because It didn't have enough oil in it. When I told them It had only been used a few times and didn't appear to leak or burn oil, they said maybe I didn't hold it correctly as I used it. Troy-Built refused to repair or replace and claimed the damage was my fault.
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Mech53
Nikiski, AK
REVIEWED
JUN.
27
2011
1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5
Mech53
I bought this piece of garbage, and after about 4 hours of use, one of the clutch dogs broke. When I contacted customer service, I was told they would not send me a new clutch, and I had to take it to an authorized repair shop for service. The closet shop was in Eagle River, Alaska, which is about 200 miles from where I live. When I got to Eagle River Small Engine Repair, the owner, John told me he did not work on string trimmers, and refused to even look at it. When I got back home, I... more
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11
Rick
Pinehurst, ID
REVIEWED
JUN.
25
2011
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Troy Bilt 4-cycle Gas Trimmer
I just bought a Troy Bilt 4 cycle Gas Trimmer. It works great.
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Rick
Pinehurst, ID
REVIEWED
JUN.
25
2011
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Troy Bilt 4-cycle Gas Trimmer
I just bought a Troy Bilt 4 cycle Gas Trimmer. It works great.
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