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Tuesday, June 04, 2013

Troy-Bilt TB675 EC Straight Shaft Gas String Trimmer Review & Giveaway

Troy-Bilt TB675 EC Straight Shaft Gas Trimmer
THE REVIEW:

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 ***



85 comments:

peg42 said...

This trimmer sounds wonderful. What a great fathers day gift this would make.
Thanks so much.
rickpeggysmith(at)aol(dot)com

Gail said...

Funny, I decided I needed a trimmed today. Gailtiles at g mail dot com

slb3334 said...

We really need one of these.

lafever said...

String trimmer haiku
Troy Built buffs the weeds away
May Dream Gardens shine

Dan(dot)Lafever(at)att(dot)net

BriarRabbtz said...

Good practical review, and thank you for the opportunity to be included in the drawing. Waiting patiently with fingers crossed......

layman(dot)mj(at)gmail(dot)com

Susan in NC said...

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

jessikazoo said...

We have the perfect property for this trimmer-rural. The jungle is forever trying to reclaim!!!! Jessgarden@gmail.com

Ruby Daniels said...

This would be a great Father's day gift for my husband. Thank you

Janie Jurkiewicz said...

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.

saveathomemom said...

It would be so nice to have a gas-powered trimmer.

Mysharona said...

awesome trimmer

1agordon at live.com

abfantom said...

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 said...

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!

Helen Malandrakis said...

Would love to win this.
hmalan@sbcglobal.net

John Conway said...

A great giveaway. I got my first Troybuilt tiller in 1972 and loved it!
Cathy at conwayc3777@gmail.com

Christopher C. NC said...

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.

Rose said...

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.

Rose said...

Oops, forgot my address--prairierose150 at gmail dot com.

Ann said...

A cordless trimmer would be a godsend to me since I just cut through my extension cord. . .

ann@etex.net

FeelingFroggy said...

This would be a great fathers day gift.
FeelingFroggy63@gmail.com

Sheri - Creative Spaces of S. Fla. said...

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.

Best wishes,
Sheri
gistjinx at gmail dot com

Tamar said...

This would be very great to have. Thanks.
tamarsweeps-at-gmail-dot-com

Kim Hardy said...

We have a few Troy Bilt products and love them!! Thanks for the giveaway!! !ky_grandma40@yahoo.com

Mary Calabrese said...

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

Barbara Keck said...

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

calvad said...

I would love this trimmer. Thanks for the chance. calvad at aol dot com

McKim said...

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 said...

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

ProfessorRoush said...

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).

Professorroush@att.net

Tarah said...

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

Paula Michele Hafner said...

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!

hafner611{AT}gmail{DOT}com

Jenny Patterson said...

OH we have a large 3 acre yard, with lots of trimming needed, and our trimmer went to the trimmer graveyard last year.

William Owen said...

Troybilt is a great brand. Good luck everyone.
OklaBill@gmail.com

anny32 said...

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

kroch said...

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

Kelly H. said...

We really need this. This would be perfect for my hubby for father's day.
ckhumphrey14 at yahoo dot com

julis55 said...

Great giveaway!!

Derk Thomas said...

Sounds a lot better and more powerful then my electric trimmer. Plus I can take it to where my powercord does not reach.

smilekisses said...

This would be awesome for getting "way out" on the property.
dolniaks at consolidated dot net

kyl neusch said...

cool trimmer

Heather said...

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

Rebecca Graham said...

My husband would love this!

rhoneygtn at yahoo dot com

Deb Christie said...

This trimmer looks light enough for me to use. I'd love to have one.

KismetChris(at)gmail(dot)com

grateful gardener said...

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.

Karrie Millheim said...

This trimmer looks great!! I bet its a breeze to use too. KMillheim609 @aol.com

Valerie Taylor Mabrey said...

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

Rusty said...

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

jen Gersch said...

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 said...

I could really use this:)

Michael M said...

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

tlcfromtn said...

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 said...

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 said...

i would love to win this for my son

gjsrjs@sbcglobal.net

iggysaysno said...

This would be great, we're buying a house and have no lawn equipment, lol.

Robin T said...

This would be awesome to win, my old trimmer needs to be replaced

rtrexel@gmail.com

Jen said...

Great weedeater
ahedden12@gmail.com

K. Cleaver said...

Our trimmer is on it's last leg. Thanks for entering me.

Storm, The Psychotic Housewife said...

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. said...

Amazing! I'd love to win :)
ericacarnes(at)gmail(dot)com

Chip said...

It seems that the roots are just too big to mow around anymore. This would certainly come in handy.

chipdip2010(at)hotmail(dot)com

Theresa said...

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

Breanne said...

This would make a great father's day gift!

bmweida at yahoo dot com

JACLYN said...

We would use this often!! Great Father's Day gift idea too!

firstrosegrrl @ Yahoo dot com

Vikki Billings said...

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

Timothy D said...

This would help clean up the line along the fence.
timothyj228@gmail.com

kimbo1970 said...

My husband so needs this to tame the jungle that is our yard.

eddingsfamily@prodigy.net

Tim Stephens said...

My trimmer died... this would be sweet to win... thanks for the giveaway...

gohanxavier@yahoo.com

psnyder said...

REALLY need a new trimmer - ours is on it's last leg!! grammypenny@frontier.com

Michelle Cain said...

What a great giveaway! Thanks!

macsweeps@hotmail.com

cdziuba said...

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!

cdziuba@aol.com

Donna said...

Sounds like a great product that anyone would be happy to win!! Thanks for the giveaway Carol.

mickeyfan said...

A gas trimmer. 4 cycle even? Oh, the farm would be a great place to give this a workout!

jwlarkin at lycos dot com

Amber said...

We're buying our first house, so this would really come in handy!

mommyof3inva@yahoo.com

Susan Smoaks said...

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

Lisa said...

Thank you for the giveaway!

Mosaic317 said...

Wow! What a great prize! My husband would love this! Thanks for the chance.

mosaic317 at gmail dot com

Carol said...

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

Karen said...

What a wonderful prize :)

ktgonyea at gmail.com

Candie L said...

Our lawn right next to our drive needs trimmed (since the lawn mower cant get there). Thank you

candieluster(at)gmail(dot)com

Denise Donaldson said...

my sister is fixing up her yard, and she could really use this trimmer. :) Thanks!

winz135 at gmail.com

Katama said...

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 said...

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

CharlieGurl57@aol.com

T said...

Great prize would like to own it. Tom





tomtlakatgooglemaildotcom

ladyt64 said...

Our trimmer is dying and it would be great to win a new one.
ladyt64 at gmail dot com

Rebecca Lock said...

my husband would love to have this for our yard alady3lads at yahoo dot com