Troy bilt, 6.50 190cc 21" 2 in 1 push mulch mower with rear bag attachment
by Andrew Befano
(Mays Landing, New Jersey)
Troybilt 6.5, 190cc, 21” push mower 2in 1 mulcher with rear bag attachment.
This mower has a 21” cutting radius with a six position blade height adjustment. The blade adjustments require no tools when changing because it has levers and notches on all four wheels. Though they are manually adjusted it’s very easy to change the height.
The rear bag attachment, again, requires no tool, just lift the rear flip and slide the bag frame hooks into the housing bar of the mower deck.
Spark plug is easily accessed for replacement and or maintenance.
The gas and oil fill ports, especially the oil fill are large ports located on top of and slightly recessed into the motor housing (instead of the oil being that little tiny point at the bottom of the mower) for easy fill and a gauge to check the oil levels.
There is a push pump at the front of the mower for easy priming. It has an operational safety bar on the handle that must be held down to start and operate the mower. If it’s not the engine shuts down.
This is an excellent safety feature.
The pull start is mounted on the push bar support so there is no need to bend over to start the engine. Starting this engine is a dream; my 9 year old son starts the mower with one easy steady pull.
Likewise the mower is easy to push and fair light weight for its size. Again my 9 year old has cut the lawn, though he says that after awhile the vibration makes his hands numb. But, for an adult the vibration is such that is normally associated with a lawn mower.
At about 1’6” high from the ground to the top of the engine housing its difficult maneuvering this mower around and under my son’s play set climbing wall, rear ladder and table attachment.
So if you have lower clearances it is a little cumbersome. Also at a little over 5’ long, from front wheels to rear handle bar it gets tough to handle in close quarters.
If your landscaping has minimal clearance between raised flower beds and bushes/trees it’s a bit slow going.
All in all this is a great mower of the home owner or a small lawn cutting service to have. It runs quiet, easy to operate and seems to be fairly fuel efficient for a lawn mower.
If you have a half acre of land you may have to partial refill the mower to complete the task depending on the cut level.