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XP 28 in. 357 cc Three-Stage Gas Snow Blower with Electric Start, Track Drive and Electronic 4-Way Chute Control

  • 357cc Troy-Bilt electric start engine with 28 in. clearing width
  • Powerful third-stage accelerator that spins 10 times faster
  • D-Track drive system creates 50% more contact and stability
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Ready for Big Snow

Track drive delivers more traction and maneuverability on slopes, inclines and in extreme conditions

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Weight Transfer System

Improve overall ease of handling in all conditions by shifting the weight of blower from the front to the back

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Touch N' Turn™ Power Steering with Heated Handles

Trigger control power steering easily adjusts to maintain control and speed. Heated handles keep the chill off your hands

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Electric Chute Control

4-way adjustment of snow discharge is at your fingertips. Available on Storm Tracker 2690 XP

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Just One Hand™ Operation

Clutch-lock lets you adjust the chute controls without disengaging the drive.

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Two- Stage Clearing System

Serrated augers break up snow and ice while high-speed impeller pulls snow up and out of discharge chute

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Crank Chute Control

Provides a quick 200 degree rotation of snow discharge direction without stopping. Available on Storm Tracker 2890

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Best Use Guidelines

Good for clearing driveways 3+ cars wide x 3+ cars long

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Track Drive

With weight transfer system for easier maneuverability

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Electric Start

Eliminate pull starts with the press of a button

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Built In America

Since 1937

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Extended Chute

Helps reduce snow discharge from blowing back on operator during use

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Adjustable Skid Shoes

Eliminates marks on concrete and improves maneuverability

When winter brings heavy snow, you need a machine that can handle the task. The Troy-Bilt Vortex 2890 XP is built for performance and comfort so you can tackle up to 18 in. of snowfall. 3-stage technology includes a powerful accelerator that spins 10 times faster than the augers to break down and quickly clear heavy, wet snow. Push button electric start saves you time by eliminating the need to pull start a cold engine, ensuring your Vortex's powerful 357 cc Troy-Bilt engine will start when you need it most. You'll be able to confidently take on harsh conditions thanks to a D-Track drive system that provides added stability and traction in heavy snow and ice. Quickly shift directions with power steering controlled at the touch of a finger and easily adjust the chute and speed controls all without stopping thanks to Just 1-Hand operation. Change the direction of snow discharge easily with a 4-way joystick chute control. Heated grips provide extra comfort. Conquer winter and get back to doing what you love most with the Troy-Bilt Vortex 2890 XP.
  • 3-stage technology with 12 in. serrated steel augers, 12 in. impeller and a 12 in. accelerator that spins 10 times faster than the augers to break down and quickly clear heavy, wet snow
  • Delivers reliable power through a Troy-Bilt 357cc OHV engine equipped with a D-track drive system that creates 50% more ground contact, providing added stability and traction in heavy snow and ice
  • 3 different SelecTrac drive modes shift the unit's weight for optimum performance on hard-packed or icy snow or on gravel driveways
  • Backed by a strong, 2-year limited warranty and 5-year limited auger gearbox warranty for peace of mind
  • Just 1 touch electric 4-way chute control allows you to change the direction of snow discharge with just the push of a thumb
  • Touch N turn trigger-controlled power steering allows you to quickly adjust your direction with 1 finger
  • Just 1 hand operation allows you to lock in your speed and adjust chute controls without disengaging the drive
  • Push-button electric start eliminates the need to pull-start a cold engine
  • Heated grips provide extra comfort in cold weather
  • In-dash headlight provides improved visibility in low-light conditions
  • Self-propelled drive with choice of 6 forward and 2 reverse speeds
  • Deluxe, high impact, adjustable polymer skid shoes help protect surfaces from scuffing
  • Wider mitten grip handle for easier and more comfortable handling
  • 15 in. x 4.5 in. track foot print provides added stability and traction in heavy snow and ice
  • Reinforced steel housing provides durability and ruggedness for years of use
  • Troy-Bilt vortex tracker 2890 XP has a 28 in. clearing width and a 21 in. intake height capable of handling up to 18 in. of snowfall
  • U.S. and global parts since 1937
  • Snow cab offers additional safety against harsh weather and a snow thrower cover protects your equipment when not in use (each sold separately)
  • California residents

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XP 28 in. 357 cc Three-Stage Gas Snow Blower with Electric Start, Track Drive and Electronic 4-Way Chute Control

Specifications

Dimensions

Assembled Depth (in.)
40 in
Assembled Height (in.)
35 in
Assembled Width (in.)
28 in
Auger Diameter (in.)
12
Clearing Width (In.)
28 in
Ideal Snow Depth (In.)
18
Intake Height (in.)
21
Tire Height (in.)
15
Tire Width (in.)
4.5

Details

Assembly Required
Yes
Auger Material
Steel
Body Material
Metal
CA (CARB) Compliant
CARB Compliant
Chute Material
Steel
Chute Turning Radius (Degrees)
200
Clearing Surface Type
Gravel,Paved
Engine Displacement (cc)
357
Engine Make
Troy-Bilt Engine
Engine Torque (ft.-lb.)
0
Features
Chute Control,Electric Start,Headlight,Heated Handles,Power Steering,Remote Deflector Control,Self-Propelled,Skid Shoes,Steel Chute,Trigger Steering
Fuel Tank Capacity (gallons)
1.5
Maximum Throwing Distance (ft.)
40
Number of Forward Speeds
6
Number of Reverse Speeds
2
Oil Capacity (oz.)
37
Pitch Control
Remote
Plowing Capacity (lbs/min)
0
Power Type
Gas
Product Weight (lb.)
258 lb
Recommended Oil Type
5W-30
Recommended Terrain
Flat,Sloped,Uneven,With Obstacles
Refurbished
No
Returnable
30-Day
Snow Equipment Product Type
Three Stage Gas Snow Blower
Stage Type
Three-Stage Snow Blower
Start Type
Electric
Traction
Wheel Drive
Type of Snow
Fluffy,Heavy,Light,Wet

Warranty / Certifications

Certifications and Listings
CARB Compliant
Manufacturer Warranty
3-Year Limited Warranty

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Customer Reviews

  • 3.8
    out of 43 reviews
  • 47% recommend this product
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The snowblower is amazing, it cuts through solid chunks of ice, never mind the hard snow that pil...
The snowblower is amazing, it cuts through solid chunks of ice, never mind the hard snow that piles up the end of your driveway thanks to the snow plows that go by. The third stage is truly amazing. I moved to Flagstaff Arizona at 7000 ft. elevation this summer and thought I would try and get through this first winter just by shoveling my driveway and walks. One month into winter and several storms that dumped a total of 3 + feet of snow,a our metal roof which warms up in the Arizona midday sun dumped another 6+ feet of snow along the front and back of our house along walkways. So our back cement deck and walkway had 5 to 6 ft tall snow bank approximately 150 ft in length. The snow bank was a composite layering of ice and snow, then ice then snow, then ice and snow from three successive storms and partial melts. It was very compacted. Although I had to use a steel shovel to break up the snow piles into chunks of ice and snow, the Troy-Bilt 3 stage snow blower churned right through all of it. There is no way a regular snow blower would have got through all that ice and packed snow. It took me 3 days and only one shear pin to get through all that snow and ice. Snowblowing my driveway after a storm is a piece of cake for this snow blower...a 3 foot storm is not even a challenge.
by Jack
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Track snow blower
Good power, throws snow a good distance. Only problem I see is with the speed selector panel, I have only used the machine 3 times and the plastic is worn/ cut by selector lever, this part of the panel should be made of metal, not plastic.
by ken J
Response from TroybiltFeb 26, 2021
We're glad to hear you're pleased with the performance of this powerful machine. Your Troy-Bilt carries a robust Four Year warranty and if you have any trouble with the panel you mentioned please reach out to us at 1-800-668-1238 or techcanada@mtdproducts.com and we'll make it right.
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WARNING - Don't Do It
You pay $1800 for this. They don't tell you there's only 30 days to realize how much of a mistake this $1800 piece of trash is. They don't tell you Troybilt will not support this product. The warranty is at the discretion of a mechanic, and you will have to transport this $1800, 250lbs scrapheap. The phone support is a joke that will likely recommend things that will break the machine. When it does work, it's weak. It can't handle slush. It's SLOW as molasses, especially in reverse. The treads have no traction, so it just slides against compacted snow. Just get a SnowJoe electric shovel. It will last longer than this, and cost 1/20th the price. No belts or shearing pins to deal with either.
by cake
Response from Troy-BiltFeb 12, 2021
Hello cake. 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 06366125 so we can help. Thank you very much.
    jams on a couple of inches of snow
    USE AS A PLOW OR DONT BUY IT I AM SORRY I DID JAMS CONSTANTLY AND STRUGGLES
    by Jimnp72
    Response from Troy-BiltFeb 9, 2021
    Hello Jimnp72. 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 06359045 so we can help. Thank you very much.
      It did not meet my requirements. The augur is spinning...
      It did not meet my requirements. The augur is spinning full time
      by HomeDepotCustomer
      Response from Troy-BiltFeb 9, 2021
      Hello HomeDepotCustomer. 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 06359040 so we can help. Thank you very much.
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      Unreliable machine
      This is a very unreliable machine, and not worth the substantial price. This is the second winter we have this machine and yesterday was the first time we had enough snow to use it. As it has twice before, it broke after a single use. Every time we use it, we need to replace the auger belt. I contacted Troybilt today and was told this was considered "common wear." When I pushed back that single use for auger belts wasn't really acceptable for a machine of this caliber, I was told to have it inspected. That was the best they could do. Spend your money elsewhere.
      by The Dutch Girl
      Response from CSFeb 11, 2021
      Hello. We're sorry to hear that you haven't experienced the level of quality that our customers deserve. Your situation has been documented internally and if you would like to discuss this further, please give us a call at 1-800-269-6215. Just mention your case number of 06363017 where we would be more than happy to assist you. We appreciate you taking the time to share your experience.
        DO NOT BUY
        I wanted a large, powerful, reliable snowblower. This Troy Bilt had all the bells and whistles and the appearance of a nice machine. It was an epic failure form the day I received it. The engine blew white smoke all over the place because it was overfilled with oil. The first snow storm of the season, first pass with the snow blower and the auger belt frayed and burned apart. I only owned the unit for two months, used it for 5 minutes and Home Depot is refusing the return. Dealing with the warranty is a headache and useless during a storm. Stick with Ariens.
        by RobertZeiman
        Response from Troy-BiltFeb 4, 2021
        Hello RobertZeiman. 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 06348073 so we can help. Thank you very much.
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          by HomeDepotCustomer
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          The machine was awful. First time I used it reverse stopped working 30 minutes into using it. It ...
          The machine was awful. First time I used it reverse stopped working 30 minutes into using it. It could barely throw 12” of light powder snow. The auger cable shrunk in the cold making the auger inoperable. I returned the machine the same day. I wouldn’t recommend this machine to anyone.
          by Matt
          Response from Troy-BiltJan 15, 2021
          Hello Matt. 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 06307842 so we can help. Thank you very much.
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          Great machine, strong but easy to operate. The electric...
          Great machine, strong but easy to operate. The electric start and heated handles are really nice! The only drawback was dealing with Hope Depot. They are the worst vendor to try to do online business with. I’ll never do it again!
          by debbie
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