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Troy-Bilt TB575EC (17") 29cc 4-Cycle Straight Shaft String Trimmer

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Grade
Mid Grade
Type
Gas
Power Type
Gas 4-Cycle Engines
Engine
Troy-Bilt Engine
Cutting Width
17

Inches
Shaft Type
Straight Shaft String Trimmers
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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

Pro-Style Straight Shaft
Designed for easy reach under shrubs & low bushes

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


Model
  Model Number:TB575EC
 UPC:084931840553
 ManufacturerTroy-Bilt
Engine
 Engine BrandTroy-Bilt
 Starting SystemRecoil Start
 HP/CC29 cc
 Cycles4-Cycle
 Consumer Warranty2 Years
Trimmer
 Trimmer Head TypeBump Feed
 Line Diameter.095 Inch
 Max Cutting Diameter17 Inch
 Tool-Less Line ReplacementYes
 Number of Cutting Edges2 Strings
 Blades CompatibleNo
 Shaft ShapeStraight
 Attachment CapableYes
 Swivel Cutting HeadNo
 BladesNo
Accessories
 Shoulder Strap/HarnessNo
Overview
 Weight15 Lbs. (6.80 kilograms)
 Consumer Warranty2 Years
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  2 Questions
Q: whats the difference between straight and curved shaft trimmers
by Rick from Michigan on September 07, 2013

A: Rick,

The main difference between curved shaft and straight shaft trimmers is maneuverability, and the comfort that comes along with that maneuverability.

Curved shafts are lighter and easier to control making them more comfortable for the residential user. You are able to sway the cutting diameter for longer periods of time because of the angle at which you are cutting.

Straight shafts were designed for more of a pro precision you would need for more delicately manicured lawns. If you have a lot of finite angles and areas where grass and delicate flowers meet, you may need the precision of a straight shaft trimmer.
by Joe, Product Expert
Q: What type oil goes in model #TB575 EC?
by B.J. SAYLOR from Pennsylvania on August 28, 2013

A: A standard 30 weight oil is sufficient for just about any 4-cycle engine. You an use 10W30 or 5w30 if you would like.
by Joe, Product Expert
Troy-Bilt TB575EC Reviews & Ratings
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Overall Rating
Features
3/5
Quality
3/5
Performance
3/5
Value
2/5
Overall
2.6 out of 52.6 out of 52.6 out of 52.6 out of 52.6 out of 5
Pros
Easy To Store (1)
Cons
Low Quality (2)
Durability (2)
Unreliable (1)
Difficult To Use (1)
0% of respondents would recommend this product to a friend
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George E.
Spokane, WA
REVIEWED
MAY.
01
2012
1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5
Troy Bilt Trimmer
It's a BAD piece of gear. Wouldn't start out of the box. Called tech... wait...wait...wait..he had the answer right off the bat "Bad gas" how he knew this over the phone I don't know. Their rep here in Spokane charged me $63 to fix this new machine. Now it finally runs for 2 minutes until the string wraps around the shaft and kills the run. It's JUNK
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Mech53
Nikiski, AK
REVIEWED
JUN.
27
2011
1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5
Mech53
I bought this piece of garbage, and after about 4 hours of use, one of the clutch dogs broke. When I contacted customer service, I was told they would not send me a new clutch, and I had to take it to an authorized repair shop for service. The closet shop was in Eagle River, Alaska, which is about 200 miles from where I live. When I got to Eagle River Small Engine Repair, the owner, John told me he did not work on string trimmers, and refused to even look at it. When I got back home, I... more
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61
Reginald H.
Ohatchee, AL
REVIEWED
JUL.
21
2013
2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5
Buyer Beware
I purchased my Troy-Bilt trimmer because I have heard they have a good reputation. Well that's was in the past. My experience has been terrible & expensive to say the least. Little power but the biggest problem was after little use the upper shaft cable broke on the inside. Ordered parts & repaired myself. It ran good for a little while that is until the lower shaft cable broke just the same. It looks as if the lower gears in the head were so worn after such little use that it must have... more
Cons: Low Quality, Durability
Reginald Does Not Recommend This Product
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Joe F.
Ramona, CA
REVIEWED
APR.
07
2013
3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5
Customer..joe
I am considering returning the Troy Bilt do to the constant stopping to clear the line as it lacks power. Expected more power, weeds that are 1 foot or more get wrapped over the top of the spool. Although if I was just doing light edging no problems. Lack of POWER and I go through gas to quickly. Not too happy; did any of the engineers do a test drive, an electric weed wacker does just as good. Less $$ for gas! A score of 1-5, I give it a 2 and the engineers an (F). I know they just tested... more
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51
Kevin
REVIEWED
FEB.
16
2012
4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5
Needs Work Right Outta The Box!
After inspecting the trimmer head, I noticed the 6 T25 torx screws where the head & shaft come together. I removed these screws & noticed there were very little grease in there for those 4 bearings & the 2 gears! And no way to stop water getting in there when cutting the wet weeds!! So I packed it with high temp grease and ran a bead of high temp silicone around the mating surfaces. This should be done at the factory! And anyone who buys this should do it and if you have one do... more
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51
Scott
Wildomar, CA
REVIEWED
SEP.
08
2011
1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5
Don't Waste Your Money
After owning this trimmer for four months and about 3 hours of usage, the engine seized. Troy-Built sent me to an authorized dealer near my home for repair. The repair shop said the engine seized because It didn't have enough oil in it. When I told them It had only been used a few times and didn't appear to leak or burn oil, they said maybe I didn't hold it correctly as I used it. Troy-Built refused to repair or replace and claimed the damage was my fault.
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51
Chris
REVIEWED
JUN.
04
2013
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Great Weed Eater
I actually purchased this product used from a pawn shop and I love it. It has enough power to get the job done. I have to mention though my yard is only 7,500 sq feet. I only trim the side of my home and against my fence. From reading other reviews one would assume it's a bad product. I'm that guy who's yard looks 10 times better than your yard and it works perfect for me, just my 2 cents.
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Scott
Wildomar, CA
REVIEWED
SEP.
08
2011
1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5
Don't Waste Your Money
After owning this trimmer for four months and about 3 hours of usage, the engine seized. Troy-Built sent me to an authorized dealer near my home for repair. The repair shop said the engine seized because It didn't have enough oil in it. When I told them It had only been used a few times and didn't appear to leak or burn oil, they said maybe I didn't hold it correctly as I used it. Troy-Built refused to repair or replace and claimed the damage was my fault.
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Mech53
Nikiski, AK
REVIEWED
JUN.
27
2011
1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5
Mech53
I bought this piece of garbage, and after about 4 hours of use, one of the clutch dogs broke. When I contacted customer service, I was told they would not send me a new clutch, and I had to take it to an authorized repair shop for service. The closet shop was in Eagle River, Alaska, which is about 200 miles from where I live. When I got to Eagle River Small Engine Repair, the owner, John told me he did not work on string trimmers, and refused to even look at it. When I got back home, I... more
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10
Robert M.
Albany, GA
REVIEWED
JUL.
26
2013
2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5
Poor Made Product
I have done everything known to man to make this product work from using ethanol free gas to carburetor adjustments. This product when you pull the start cord does not catch completely and will suddenly free wheel giving every muscle in your arm a jolt. It will not idle its all or nothing. The line feeder will not feed line so you have to stop the machine to feed line. As you can see I am totally frustrated with this product. I have used this product less than 40 hours, the paint is not burned... more
Pros: Easy To Store
Cons: Low Quality, Difficult To Use, Unreliable, Durability
Robert Does Not Recommend This Product
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Rick
Pinehurst, ID
REVIEWED
JUN.
25
2011
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Troy Bilt 4-cycle Gas Trimmer
I just bought a Troy Bilt 4 cycle Gas Trimmer. It works great.
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