What’s Better Than A Troy-Bilt TB2246?

Well, the Troy-Bilt Super Bronco XP is heads and shoulders above a TB2246, of course!

The Super Bronco XP – A Significant Step Up From the TB2246?

Troy-Bilt Super Bronco XP

More horse power – A spine-tingling 26 HP emanating from a Twin Kohler 7000 push button electric start engine…makes it one of the strongest machines on the market.

Faster top speed – This baby tops out at 5.5 mph…a few tenths faster than the TB2246.

Bigger wheels – The rear wheels are 22 inches x 9.5 inches and the front wheels are 16 inches x 6.5 inches.  Boy, you would be amazed how much stability this offers…especially on steep slopes.

Wider cutting width – A massive 54 inches or as I would say 4 and a half feet of cutting width…wider than a full-size sheet of plywood.  You can mow well over 2 acres in the blink of an eye!  Reports are that, compared to the 46 inch wide TB2246, this little marvel will slash 50% to 75% off cutting time.  And, it will sever high grass and weeds as well as any bush hog can…even clipping off small, 3/8 inch pine trees without hesitation or dilly-dallying.

Mowing in reverse – For safety sake, reverse mowing is operator controlled.  We don’t want to unknowingly mow over some helpless and defenseless mole burrowing holes and tunnels throughout the yard.  We would prefer satisfying our hunter instincts and trap those moles using a Victor Out O’Sight Mole Trap!

More cutting deck adjustments – This baby has 12 settings…twice as many!

Electric PTO – An electric button control power take off deck engagement allows more convenience and comfort than the TB2246’s manual PTO.

Arm rests – Wow!  This is great!  Along with the standard high back chair, now we have comfortable arm rests, too!  And, don’t forget the cup holder to keep your ice cold liquid refreshments in place.

Longer warranty – The Super Bronco XP comes with a 3 year warranty…a year more than its little brother, the TB2246.

 

The Super Bronco XP – With Perks I’ve Grown To Love In The TB2246…

Troy-Bilt Super Bronco XP

Foot controlled hydrostatic transmission – Since the transmission uses fluid to transmit power to the drive train, it lasts longer and requires less maintenance.  This is so much more superior than the standard belt drive automatic transmission.

Cruise control – Allows a seamless and silky, effortless transition between forward and reverse.  No need for clutching and shifting.

Integrated deck washing – Makes cleaning out the underside a breeze to get rid of the stuck-on grass clippings and clumps of stuff.

Steering wheel – Has the same, soft, comfortable feel as the TB2246.

Tight turning radius – 16 inches is a pretty tight turn.  Believe it or not!

Strong cutting deck – Made with 13 gauge steel…welded and fabricated for longevity and toughness.

Cast iron front axle – Enhances endurance and adds muscle…giving this garden tractor years and years of life.

TIPS

Buy a mulching kit to eliminate the bulky side discharge chute.  With the extra clearance, you’ll have more room to maneuver and you will also make your grass clippings and leaves “compost pile ready.”

Check the tire pressure before each use to ensure they have the correct amount of air in them.  Overinflated tires will give a bumpier ride and underinflated tires will bog down the tractor.  Also, it is easier to control the height of cut grass will properly inflated tires.

Most owners say that you can’t beat a Kohler engine.  It’s right up there with Briggs and Stratton…and Honda.

 

What I Don’t Like…

No headlight switch – The headlights are “always on” so, a switch would be nice so they can be turned off unless we are trying to mow by moonlight.
Plastic bushings in the front wheels – And, they are pressed into barbed ridges which makes them all but impossible to replace yourself.  They should have bearings and be threaded.

No service manual – Why not???  There is an operator’s manual but NO service manual.  What’s up with that?

 

All In All…

Folks love how this mower operates so, they put up with a few nagging design headaches.  They are still totally impressed with the Troy-Bilt Super Bronco XP’s performance.

What are your thoughts?  Any questions?  Or comments?  Write them below or send me an email: jim@perfect-vegetable-garden.com.

See Garden Tractor Reviews for more great options!

Jim

2 thoughts on “Troy-Bilt Super Bronco XP Review

  1. Brendon Reply

    Jim I just wanted to let your readers know that this is one of the best riding mowers I have ever had.
    I bought mine midway through summer and could not be happier!
    The Super Bronco XP is all of the quality you could expect from Troy Built.
    The 5.5 mph mowing speed makes quick work of the two acres I have to mow every week. I had a Cub, and I am very pleased with the switch!
    Brendon

    • Jim Reply

      Well Brendon, thanks for the testimonial!  And, you are absolutely on the markt.  The Troy-Bilt Super Bronco XP is a great garden tractor!

      And, I’m glad to hear you’re a Troy-Bilt lover like me when it comes to top-notch yard transporation!

      You may be interested in looking at some other offerings, too, on my main Garden Tractor Reviews page.

      Take care,

      Jim

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