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XP 21 in. Electric Start 159cc Check Don't Change Series Troy-Bilt Engine 3-in-1 Gas FWD Self Propelled Lawn Mower

  • Variable speed front wheel drive (FWD) transmission
  • No more oil changes with Troy-Bilt check don't change engine
  • Push button electric start eliminates pull starting
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When your yard asks a little more of you, the Troy-Bilt XP Series offers the extra performance you need. Covered by a 3-year limited warranty, the Troy-Bilt TB290 ES walk-behind lawn mower features an easy push button electric start that eliminates pulling the starter rope. You'll also eliminate the maintenance task of changing the oil with the innovative Check, Don't Change(TM) system of the Troy-Bilt engine. Simply check the oil each time and top off as needed, reducing maintenance time and having to dispose of old oil. Variable speed front wheel drive improves control and allows for faster turning while mowing. With rear bag, mulch kit and side discharge options included, you have a choice for disposing of grass clippings. Dual-lever height adjusters are conveniently located to quickly adjust the cutting height and the TriAction cutting system uses a rake guard, symmetrical deck and specialized blade to deliver a clean, even cut every time. You can depend on Troy-Bilt to keep yardwork from feeling like a chore, and we won't let you down.
  • Starting is easy with push-button electric start
  • Built In America with U.S and Global Parts since 1937
  • XP Series 3-year limited warranty for extended peace of mind
  • Get improved control and faster turns with variable speed front wheel drive
  • Troy-Bilt Check, Don't Change engine eliminates the need to change oil by simply checking before each use and topping off as needed
  • Deck wash adaptor makes maintenance easier by simply connecting a standard garden hose to rinse clippings from underside of deck
  • TriAction cutting system delivers a well-groomed look to your lawn. The rake bumper, specialized blade and symmetrical deck work together to create finely mulched clippings and a clean, even cut every time.
  • 1.9 bushel rear bag collects grass clippings for easy clean up or composting
  • Included mulch kit helps maintain a healthy lawn
  • Side discharge chute comes with handy, built-in clip to attach to handle when not in use
  • Dual-lever, 6 position height adjustment makes it easy to change cutting heights from 1.25 in. to 3.75 in. H
  • Use fuel stabilizers to maintain your engine and increase the longevity of your mower (not included)
  • 3-year limited warranty
  • California residents

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Ratings
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Size of Yard1/2 - 1 Acre1/4 - 1/2 Acre1/2 - 1 Acre1/4 - 1/2 Acre
Power TypeGasGasGasGas
FeaturesAdjustable Cutting Height,Adjustable Handlebar,Adjustable Speed,Assembly Required,Bagger,Deck cleanout,Foldable handle,Mulching Lawn Mower,Residential,Rust resistant deckAdjustable Cutting Height,Adjustable Handlebar,Adjustable Speed,Assembly Required,Bagger,Deck cleanout,Foldable handle,Mulching Lawn Mower,No Oil Change Required,Residential,Rust resistant deckBagger,Foldable handle,Mulch Switch,Mulching Lawn Mower,Tool-free adjustmentsAdjustable Cutting Height,Deck cleanout,Smart Stow
Drive TypeRear-wheel DriveFront-wheel DriveRear-wheel DriveRear-wheel Drive
Start TypePull CordPull Cord,Push Button StartPull CordPush Button Start
RefurbishedNoNoNoNo
Cutting Width (in.)21 inches21 inches21 inches21 inches
Engine MakeTroy-Bilt EngineTroy-Bilt EngineHonda EngineBriggs and Stratton Engine
Recommended TerrainFlat,Sloped,UnevenFlat,Sloped,UnevenFlat,Sloped,UnevenFlat,Uneven
Rear Wheel Height (in.)Low WheelLow WheelHigh WheelLow Wheel
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Specifications

Dimensions

Assembled Depth (in.)
60 in
Assembled Height (in.)
38 in
Assembled Width (in.)
22 in
Blade Length (in.)
21 in
Cutting Width (in.)
21 inches
Front Wheel Size (in.)
8
Mower Deck Width (in.)
21 in
Rear Wheel Height (in.)
Low Wheel
Rear Wheel Size (in.)
8

Details

Assembly Required
Yes
CA (CARB) Compliant
CARB Compliant
Cutting Height Options
6-position
Cutting Options
Bag,Mulch,Side-Discharge
Deck Material
15 Gauge Steel
Deck Type
Stamped
Drive Type
Front-wheel Drive
Engine Displacement (cc)
159
Engine Make
Troy-Bilt Engine
Engine Torque (ft.-lb.)
0
Features
Adjustable Cutting Height,Adjustable Handlebar,Adjustable Speed,Assembly Required,Bagger,Deck cleanout,Foldable handle,Mulching Lawn Mower,No Oil Change Required,Residential,Rust resistant deck
Fuel Tank Capacity (gallons)
.25
Included
Engine oil
Lawn Mower Type
Self-Propelled Lawn Mower
Maximum Cutting Height (in.)
3.75
Minimum Cutting Height (in.)
1.25
Mower Size Type
Standard
Number of Blades
1
Number of Handlebar Positions
3
Oil Capacity (oz.)
20
Power Type
Gas
Product Weight (lb.)
85 lb
Recommended Oil Type
10W-30
Recommended Terrain
Flat,Sloped,Uneven
Refurbished
No
Returnable
90-Day
Size of Yard
1/4 - 1/2 Acre
Start Type
Pull Cord,Push Button Start
Walk Behind Mower Type
Self Propelled

Warranty / Certifications

Manufacturer Warranty
3-Year Limited Warranty

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Customer Reviews

  • 4.3
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This is really an amazing lawn mower! I love the speed (walk control)! And the FRONT WHEEL drive ...
This is really an amazing lawn mower! I love the speed (walk control)! And the FRONT WHEEL drive is a MUST!! So many times I'm backing up the mower and to just left off the speed control to stop the front wheels from spinning is a great feature. If you had rear-wheel drives, you couldn't easily back-up. And this is the first time I have ever had an electric start...and what a nice feature! Starts right up. When you get older, pulling and pulling to start an engine can be a choir. It's well built! BUY IT! (And no, I don't work for HD or Troy-Bilt)...I'm just a retired home owner that likes things to work like they are advertised.
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This machine is great for my 1/2 acre yard. Electric start works every time, steering is spot on...
This machine is great for my 1/2 acre yard. Electric start works every time, steering is spot on, height adjustments are easy to make, cuts and mulches the clippings perfectly in one pass, no grass clumps left behind. Front wheel self propel action is everything to me. I had a rear wheel drive mower many years ago and I could barely control it, very hard on my upper body, constantly having to hold it back was painful and exhausting. The front wheel drive goes along at a good pace, not slow, not fast, no drag or excessive wheel spinning, my yard is done in no time. I am an older lady with poor hand strength so I use a vise grip to hold the levers together and it works for me. I have done this for years with my last self-propelled mower, makes it so much easier to mow without having to squeeze the levers to the handle. I have not tried the deck wash feature yet, I have just been blowing it off with my little battery powered leaf blower, that works well for me. If I can use this with complete ease, I'm confident anyone can!
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Assembly was not difficult. After charging the push button start...
Assembly was not difficult. After charging the push button start it worked right away. Had to work on adjustment of the wheels for appropriate cutting height for my lawn. Engine is good, FWD self adjusting drive is excellent. Mulch bag is large enough for the clippings. I am just concerned about the plastic bumper in the front as I have stone, rock edging and wood fence around and worried it might crack. Have used it 3 times so far.
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    Push That Button And Go
    Great mower! Just as advertised. Would highly recommend.
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    Did not work. I had to return it to the...
    Did not work. I had to return it to the store for a refund. It would start but it would not shut off when you let go of the handle. You had to tip it over to get it to stop. Would not recommend.
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    Response from Troy-BiltNov 3, 2021
    Hello Tyler. We’re sorry to hear you haven’t been satisfied with your Troy-Bilt equipment. We do take our customers’ opinions very seriously and the feedback we receive helps us build better products. If you’d like to discuss your experience with us, you can give us a call at 1(800) 828-5500 and mention your case number 07292409 so we can help. Thank you very much.
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        Except for not doing well on an incline I am...
        Except for not doing well on an incline I am very happy with it. It mulches better that an older Troy Built I have
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          ES mover
          Low cheap quality would mot shut off when lever is released Return and order another has same issue customer service did not have any clue Hone depot customer service claim “No know issue with mover” instead of returning again took it to repair shop Charged switch/ wiring Now it works as it suppoe to
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          Response from Troy-BiltOct 22, 2021
          Hello Mac Raja. We're sorry to hear you haven't been satisfied with your Troy-Bilt purchase. We do take our customers' opinions very seriously and the feedback we receive helps us build better products. If you’d like to discuss your experience with us, you can give us a call at 1(800) 828-5500 and mention your case number 07269009 so we can help. Thank you very much.
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          Extremely nice mower does the job to the T. Very...
          Extremely nice mower does the job to the T. Very nicely built works without any problems at all. Makes the job extremely easy. Thanks
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            Well built and easy to start
            [This review was collected as part of a promotion.] This mower is fantastic! I had a previous version that lasted me 7 years with zero problems and I basically wore it out. I waited several months till I could order a new one and as soon as it was available I put in my order. Item shipped quickly and only required minimal assembly. I am 68 and the electric start is a thing of beauty! It is sturdy and well made. It is self propelled and makes quick work of cutting under trees and around bushes. The collection bag is sturdy and easy to empty. my terrain is not a manicured lawn but lined by wooded areas so I use this to keep those areas trimmed back and it is a workhorse. Can't say enough good about this mower!
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