Testing the Troy-Bilt TB490 XP™ 4×4 Pushmower

Disclaimer: The following post is a sponsored review of the Troy-Bilt TB490 XP ™ 4x4 Self-Propelled mower. All opinions are solely the opinion of the author who in exchange for goods and compensation was asked to do this review. In my last post I told you a little bit about my trip to Savannah, Georgia with the Troy-Bilt Brand Ambassadors. Today I get to tell you about one of the products they have sent me to test and talk about, the Troy-Bilt TB490 XP ™ Pushmower!  The the Troy-Bilt TB490 XP ™ is a the new 4x4 Troy-Bilt pushmower which offers all wheel drive when needed in the yard. It's a really cool feature if you have a lawn that happens to be a little difficult to mow due to the terrain. The Testing Ground First here's a little background about where I tested the mower. My backyard is around…

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Of Birdnetting, Lawnmowing, and Mistakes in the Garden

We all make mistakes in the garden on occaission. In fact I do it on a regular basis. Usually my mistakes are those where I forget to do something or I intend to come back and finish something but run out of time to get back to it. My biggest mistake is typically taking on too much for what my time allows. Last night when I was out mowing I made a couple of mistakes that led to a lot of frustration with my mower. Let me be clear, the blame is on me and not on my mower! I noticed my issue while beginning to mow the front yard. I turned the mower to go up hill when all of a sudden everything came to a halt. The blades would run but for some reason the mower's transmission would not go. I was stuck. I looked around the mower…

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The Troy-Bilt RZT Mower

As a member of the Saturday6 with Troy-Bilt I have the privilege to test out and keep the products.  I'll even be able to give one away this summer so keep checking back for that really cool giveaway!  Today though I'd like to share with you my experiences on the Troy-Bilt RZT Mower. The 46" RZT Mower is a 0-turn mower.  0-turn mowers allow the rider to quickly turn corners and turn completely around for faster mowing.  My other riding mower has a very wide mowing radius in comparison which means I spend lots of time trying to get that last little circle of grass in a spot by changing my angle repeatedly until the grass looks just right.  The RZT helps me get really close and tight around small areas which reduces the amount of time I spend spinning on the mower like I used to do! Sometimes time…

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