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Troy Bilt TB475SS Specifications
Weaknesses When it quits it really quits........
Overall Either venturi gets clogged or fuel filter in gas tank or something else in carburetor........impossible to find without just replacing parts......
Strengths A powerful string trimmer. Worked well with standard .095 string. Inovative spool design. String can be replaced without removing spool. Works well. Has taken a lot of abuse.
Weaknesses Eats line when used hard. Primer bulb deteriorated in six months. Upper drive shaft broke after 4 years of heavy use. Exploded parts illustrations from MTD drawings incomplete. Does not show an upper flexible driveshaft or primer bulb for the unit. MTD continued to send me the wrong shaft, wrong bulb. I gave up trying to explain to reps.
Overall Thousands of these were sold thru Home Depot. None of the trimmer parts MTD sold at Home Depot, except the spool fit this model. So sad that Troybilt is now part of MTD. I will make sure in the future not to buy garden tools owned or produced by MTD.
Strengths Starts every time
Weaknesses You need a masters degree to restring the weed-wacker.
Weaknesses male and female parts on the drive and extension strip out very easily. Soft metal.Have to replace for $80.00.
Overall It should be named (Poorly Built) instead of (Troy Built)
Weaknesses The whole Unit
Overall Will never buy another Troybilt trimmer!!
Strengths Could not find out, did not work.
Weaknesses Had a two cycle trimmer with Brush cutter. Bought 6/25/05. Worked with it that day for 2 1/2 hours. Today 7/13/05 it would not start, pulling the rope it would not turn over the engine. So today I bought a TB475SS 4 cycle Trimmer; actually traded 2 cycle back as it quit before it's 30 days and upgraded. Preped it per manual; motor started but trimmer would not turn when engine was reved. Called the help line and they recommended I return it as either the clutch or the drive shaft was faulty. Got a total refund, and probably won't buy another Troy Bilt
Overall Not a good experience.
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