Troy-Bilt XP Model # 12AI836M011
(Mastic, NY, USA)
I just recently purchased a Troy-Bilt XP. The model number is 12AI836M011. It has a 21" deck and it has the Briggs & Stratton easy start engine. It self starts with no choke and you do not have to prime it like some of the older models. It has been used a few times this season and I could not be happier.
It has a sharp design which looks nice too. I wish I have purchased a ride on model but this does the job well and I do not really have that much lawn to cut. I have only 1/3 of an acre. I really do not enjoy this part of the lawn maintenance but this mower get the job done quickly and without much hassels.
Overall I am very happy I purchased this model. My main reason for this particular model was the price also. I have always bought Troy-Bilt in the past because I have been very satisfied with their products and the mowers are very easy to work on if there is ever a problem and I bought this one at Lowes Home Improvement Store and the unit was on sale at the time.
It was mid range in price. There were other mowers that were much cheaper but I figure you pay a little more and you get a little more use out of the product.
There were mowers that were also much more expensive but if I was going to pay any more I would have went with John Deere simply because of their reputation for being a great mowers.
And all of the landscapers I see around town are using commercial size (I guess) John Deere mowers. There is also a John Deere sales and service location a few towns away from me.