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The Troy-Bilt tb525ec (17") 29cc 4-cycle curved shaft string trimmer has been discontinued and is not available for purchase at this time.

Troy-Bilt TB525EC (17") 29cc 4-Cycle Curved Shaft String Trimmer

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2.9 out of 52.9 out of 52.9 out of 52.9 out of 52.9 out of 5
7 Reviews
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Grade
Mid Grade
Type
Gas
Power Type
Gas 4-Cycle Engines
Engine
Shaft Type
Curved Shaft String Trimmers
29cc 4-Cycle Engine
More power at lower RPM's than a 2-cycle trimmer
Produces less noise; does not require oil/gas mixing

Spring Assist™ Starting System
Dramatically reduces effort needed to pull on starter rope
Starts with just a slow and steady pull

Press2Start™ Electric Starter Capable (Sold Separately)
Easily start your trimmer w/ the push of a button

Curved Shaft
Ergonomic design, perfect for homeowners

Attachment Compatible
Turn your trimmer into a blower, edger, cultivator & more!
See "Accessories" tab above for attachment options

17" Cutting Swath
.095" diameter dual line
Bump head line release, quickly & easily advances trimmer line

SpeedSpool 2™ Bump Head
Allows you to reload without dismantling the spool

Multi-Position Deluxe D-Handle
Reduces vibration and operator fatigue


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Trimmer
Trimmer Head Type
Bump Feed
Line Diameter
0.095 Inches
Max Cutting Diameter
17 Inches
Tool-Less Line Replacement
Yes
Number of Cutting Edges
2 Strings
Blades Compatible
No
Shaft Shape
Curved
Attachment Capable
Yes
Swivel Cutting Head
No
Engine
Engine Brand
Troy-Bilt
Starting System
Recoil Start
Engine Cycle
4-Cycle
CC
29 CCs
Overview
Weight
15 Pounds
Consumer Warranty
2 Years
UPC
084931840546
Model
TB525EC
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Troy-Bilt TB525EC Reviews & Ratings
Overall Rating
Features
3/5
Quality
3/5
Performance
2/5
Value
2/5
Overall
2.9 out of 52.9 out of 52.9 out of 52.9 out of 52.9 out of 5
Pros
Features (3)
Price (2)
Durable (1)
Split Shaft (1)
I'd Buy It Again (1)
Cons
Difficult To Use (4)
Heavy (2)
Unreliable (2)
Durability (2)
Better Construction (1)
17% of respondents would recommend this product to a friend
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John
Queenstown, MD
REVIEWED
JUN.
03
2013
1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5
Bad Choice
The 4 stroke engine did not run good from the beginning. It had to be ran fast to keep it running. It had attatchment options. It realy ran like junk and now it wont start.
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Earle H.
Crossville, TN
Purchased from String Trimmers Direct
Purchased 6/5/13
REVIEWED
JUN.
26
2013
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Love The Product
Did not get to use it until I went to Lowes and purchased the elect jump starter. Waited too long.
Pros: Features, Easy To Use, Fast, I'd Buy It Again
Earle Recommends This Troy-Bilt Product
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Gary M.
Schuylkill Haven, PA
REVIEWED
AUG.
25
2013
4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5
A Troy-bilt Fans Nightmare
I needed a new gas trimmer, but this model is Hell on Earth to get to the line spool, I need two screwdrivers to pry open the tabs to get to the spool when the line runs out of winds back inside. I have come to the point that I just hate to use this trimmer!!!!!
Cons: Difficult To Use, Extremely Difficult To Remove Spool To Replace Line, Very Difficult To Remove Spool To Reload Line
Gary Does Not Recommend This Product
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Christine N.
Eldon, MO
REVIEWED
AUG.
18
2013
3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5
Soo Hard To Hold Up!
Needed an easy to start weeder. This thing is so hard to hold that I hate it. It is very top heavy and not balanced at all. Can't figure out anyway to put a strap on it to help hold it. I have to push front down to make it cut. With these two adverse things, it is really hard to use.
Pros: Price
Cons: Heavy, Difficult To Use
Christine Does Not Recommend This Product
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Tim B.
Sulphur, LA
REVIEWED
NOV.
12
2013
2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5
Loved The First One, Second One Is Trash
The first one I bought blasted for years. It was easy to start and was a workhorse. I used the weed eater, limb trimmer, edger and blower. I simply wore it out.

Since I had the attachments and I was pleased with first one I bought a replacement. What a mistake. The new motor is difficult to start. It was adjusted by an authorized mechanic. I had to pay for the repair. It is still hard to start. Now the motor pours out oil (literally). No more Troy Bilt for me.

I just bought a... more
Pros: Features, Price
Cons: Difficult To Use, Low Quality, Unreliable, Durability
Tim Does Not Recommend This Product
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Daniel W.
Marion, OH
REVIEWED
SEP.
27
2013
2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5
Trimmer
Trimmer shaft broke, $140.00 to fix, price for new $179.00.
Pros: Split Shaft
Cons: Durability, Better Construction
Daniel Does Not Recommend This Product
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Ron H.
Redwood, NY
Purchased from String Trimmers Direct
Purchased 7/25/13
REVIEWED
SEP.
27
2013
3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5
Junk
Junk
Pros: Durable, Features
Cons: Difficult To Use, Heavy, Unreliable, Bad Instructions
Ron Does Not Recommend This Product
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