Comprehensive Review of Troy Bilt 12AVB29Q711 Gas Mower

Troy Bilt is not a name that springs to everyone’s lips when considering what lawn mower is next on their list. However, this is a brand that really is worth a look.

They’ve been around for over 60 years and that is usually a good sign that they are doing something right (something their band of loyal followers will agree with). In 2001, they became part of the MTD group of products, based in Cleveland, Ohio.

Troy Bilt 12AVB29Q711 Review

Troy Bilt 12AVB29Q711 ReviewTroy Bilt does have some innovative features which sets this mower apart from its competition.

Auto Return Choke System : This really helps kick-start the great Honda engine and also prevents the engine from over-choking. No priming is required. In fact, as a gas mower, you definitely want something you can rely on to start easily – and this certainly ticks the boxes for that.

Front Raker : This is part of the TriAction™ Cutting System and is set at the front of the mower and the idea is that it lifts the grass upright to enable an even cut (see video below).


  • Full Descriptive Title : Troy Bilt 12AVB29Q711 TB260 21-Inch 160cc Honda GCV160 Gas Powered 3-In-1 FWD Self Propelled Lawn Mower With High Rear Wheels (CARB Compliant)
  • Model : 12AVB29Q711
  • Power : Honda GCV160 gas engine (160cc OHC)
  • Blade : Rotary
  • Cutting Height :  6 position height adjustment
  • Cutting Width : 21 inches
  • Propulsion : Self-propelled (front wheels)
  • Start : Gas pull cord
  • Grass Collection : Mulch / side discharge / Rear bag
  • Wheel Size : Front – 8 inches / Rear – 11 inches
  • Weight : 83 pounds
  • Warranty : 2 years


Good Points :

  • The TriAction™ Cutting System front rake guard really is a great feature and adds to the even cut.
  • Reliable starter and good engine performance.
  • Nice wide cutting width.
  • The grass bag has a wider inlet than others we have tried recently, and this makes emptying of it easier.
  • The washing port is actually very effective at keeping the underside of your mower clean.

Areas for Improvement :

  • Could do with having a slightly more robust handle, although the 3-step height adjustment is easy enough to adjust.

Other things to be aware of :

  • This mower IS carb compliant – so is suitable for all states.

If you would like to see some customer reviews of the Troy Bilt 12AVB29Q711 then click here.

We award the Troy Bilt 12AVB29Q711 a review score of :

91 out of 100

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