Troy Bilt Hydro Drive Mower 20hp, 42" Deck 13A879KS066
Product Review (submitted on July 1, 2013):
I bought this mower from the Bloomington, IN store. First, let me say the Assistant Manager, Angela, was super to work with and she went the extra mile to earn the sale. She let me test drive the mower and that is what clinched the sale. Now, for the mower review. A similar feature model at Lowes, with a 22hp Kohler, was $300 more. What I like about the MTD Gold is the speed/hydrostatic drive is controlled by your hand. At Lowes, and other stores, you have to use your foot and keep pressure on the peddle. That just seemed to tiring for me. Only mowed once so far, but I really like the mower and it has plenty of speed and control. And, it mowed great with no scalping on my hills. One thing I don't like on the mower, although most mowers are this way now, is you can't mow in reverse (safety feature) unless you turn the key to "reverse" and press a button. Kind of awkward, but it works. I found a lot of the Troy Built models at Lowes you couldn't mow in reverse at all. I also found a few other reviews of this model on other websites and they were all very positive. Hope this review helped someone.