Troy-Bilt is a well known name in the lawn mower industry. It was acquired by the MTD company, which markets a variety of mower brands to the consumer.
This machine is strictly aimed at the homeowner. This provides for good pricing on the mowers they sell, but the higher end features found on some competitor brands has been sacrificed. This could be a good choice of machine for those homeowners with a tight budget, who still want to enjoy the benefits of a ZTR mower.
All the Troy-Bilt ZTR mowers feature ‘side discharge,. The deck cutting height is adjusted manually using a lever. The cutting decks are fabricated from stamped steel on all models. Cutting blades are engaged using an electric PTO, so by throwing a switch the blades are set into action.
The front axles on the line is pivoting fabricated steel. This is standard on most homeowner ZTR mowers
The frames are fully welded steel ( no bolts and nuts to come loose, compromising the frame strength).
Troy-Bilt ZTR mowers are offered in 2 versions - the Mustang Colt RZT, and the Mustang RZT. The Mustang RZT model is more expensive, and comes equipped with a larger engine and wider cutting deck. There is one model each of the Colt RZT and Mustang RZT. The Mustang Colt RZT offers a single cylinder Kohler Courage 19 HP ( single cylinder) engine. This has a pressurized oil system, with a replaceable oil filter.
A 42” twin blade cutting deck comes standard. There are dual Hydrostatic transmission units ( one on each drive wheel), with speed adjusted using dual hand levers.
Count on spending about $2400.00 for the Mustang Colt ZTR mower, which is a good price for this type of machine.
The higher priced Mustang ZTR upgrades the engine to a superior twin cylinder Kawasaki that delivers 25 HP. This engine also features the pressurized oil system, with a replaceable oil filter.
A generous 50” twin blade cutting deck makes short work of mowing most yards, with a 3 blade stamped steel design. Height of cut is adjusted using a hand lever. Electric PTO for blade engagement comes standard. There are dual Hydrostatic transmission units ( one on each drive wheel), with speed adjusted using dual hand levers.
Count on spending $2900.00 for the Mustang ZTR.
Troy-Bilt mowers represent a good value for the homeowner. The engines and transmissions are identical to many other brands. Price is kept competitive by skipping features found on commercial machines.