Troy-Bilt TB144 Gas Garden Rototiller Review 2018
The Troy-Bilt gas garden rototiller is a two in one machine because alongside its tilling capabilities it can also act as an edger. With no tools it can be quickly converted either way, making it a versatile garden tool.
The power for the Troy-Bilt gas garden rototiller is via a 4 cycle petrol motor so there are no worries with mixing the right fuel : oil mixture. The effort required to start it has been reduced by the presence of a spring assisted starting mechanism – this apparently allows the machine to be started with a slow and steady pull.
There are four sets of 8” steel digging tines, two per side, and they provide for an adjustable digging depth of about 8”. The width of the digging can also be adjusted from 6 inches to 10.25 inches. There are 7” wheels attached to the Troy-Bilt gas garden rototiller to make transport from the shed to the garden easier and maneuverability about the garden easier.
Unfortunately it is not CARB compliant so cannot be sold in California
The weight of the Troy-Bilt gas garden rototiller is 32 pounds which allows it to be picked up relatively easily
The Troy-Bilt gas garden rototiller carries a two year limited warranty
Troy-Bilt Gas Garden Rototiller Specifications
- The Troy-Bilt gas garden rototiller is a rototiller and edger in one.
- To reduce the pull for starting it is spring assisted.
- Digging tines are 8-inch steel , tilling down to about 8 inches
- The tilling width is variable from 6 inches to 10.25 inches.
- There 7” wheels attached at the rear.
- The Troy-Bilt garden rototiller is non-Carb compliant, so cannot be sold in California.
- The rototiller weighs 32 lbs
- There is a two year limited warranty on this rototiller.
Troy-Bilt Gas Garden Rototiller Reviews
Well unfortunately judging from the various reviews we looked at the Troy-Bilt gas garden rototillerr was not high in the popularity stakes. Only 41% gave it a 5 rating and only a balance of 13% gave it a rating of 4. Interestingly, 39% gave it a rating of 1 so what is the problem?
It is unusual to find half the people finding it very good and half the people finding it very bad with no middle ground.
As I said some people found the Troy-Bilt gas garden rototiller to be great. They found it to be reasonably quiet compared to the two cycle models and did a good job of tilling the soil. It was easy to start the engine which appeared economical and it was easy to remove the tines for cleaning or for changing to the edger.
Some users commented on how maneuverable the Troy-Bilt gas garden rototillerwas and that it was also easy on the body to get a good amount of rototilling done.
These may have been the lucky ones because there were a lot of negative comments on reliability and manufacturing finish of the Troy-Bilt gas garden rototiller. These ranged from mechanical engine problems, to hard starting, to gearbox failure, to parts dropping off, to poor welding of the frame etc.
Longer term reliability was also an issue with some people.
So it would appear that half the Troy-Bilt gas garden rototiller being manufactured are passing the quality grade, performing properly and doing the job, while others have not met the quality grade and are letting the company down.
Because the good:bad count was almost only 50:50 we cannot recommend the Troy-Bilt gas garden rototiller because the probability of getting a poorly made one is too high.