|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 ***