Troy Bilt Leaf Blower Reviews (3 models, incl features, pros & cons)

Reviews Of Troy Bilt Leaf Blower Range

As an All-American company, proud of its Ohio roots, any Troy Bilt leaf blower is bound to have been tried and tested by some of the most selective DIYers and gardeners in the Midwest.

To introduce you to some of the models they offer, this article will give a brief review of three different models that provide the power and speed to lift and collect any kind of leaf litter or garden debris.

We’ll start by introducing and outlining the main features of three gas-powered models and then conclude with a buyers guide that will highlight key features to look out for when purchasing this kind of machine.

3 Best Troy Bilt Leaf Blower Reviews

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Troy Bilt TB27BV EC Gas Blower / Vac

Troy-Bilt TB27BV EC Gas Blower

As with all of the models we have reviewed on this list, this Troy Bilt leaf blower is also equipped with a 27cc 2-cycle full crank engine. However, this particular model stands out because it not only provides blower functionality, it also doubles up as a lawn vacuum.

With very similar specs to another blower in this review, the TB27BV provides 150 mph of airflow velocity and 450 cfm of air volume, which provides all of the power you need to blow and collect all of the leaves on your lawn into a convenient pile. In addition to this, you’ll also be able to suck up all of the debris with the same machine. With its large capacity vacuum bag, this 2-in-1 leaf blower makes lawn maintenance a breeze.

Getting this machine started is also made simpler with Jumpstart technology, which makes the pull cord a lot easier to operate. However, you should note that you will need to purchase this engine starter separately. Throttle locking and cruise control also help to operate the unit efficiently for longer periods.

As it’s a heavy unit (16.25 pounds), you can expect some vibrations from the machine when using it. However, the comfort-grip handle does help to minimize this somewhat.

Main Features

  • 2-in-1 leaf blower and vacuum
  • 27cc 2-cycle full-crank engine
  • Airspeeds up to 150 mph and 450 CFM of air volume
  • Jumpstart technology assists with pull cord startup
  • Large capacity vacuum bag included

Pros

  • The 2-in-1 functionality of the TB27BV means that yard cleanup is quick and convenient, without having to worry about disposing of leaf litter later on
  • With built-in cruise control functionality, you can easily handle the machine while cleaning up your yard for extended periods of time

Cons

  • Weighing in at 16.25 pounds the unit is exactly lightweight to carry around
  • Not as comfortable to carry around for long periods as it can start to vibrate after a while
Ama 5

Troy Bilt TB2MB JET 27cc 2-cycle Gas Leaf Blower

Troy-Bilt TB2MB JET 27cc 2-cycle Gas Leaf Blower

Similar to the other two models that we review in this article, this Troy Bilt leaf blower also operates on a 27cc 2-cycle engine. The TB2MB JET is a handheld gas blower, fitted with a Prime, Flip, and Go starting mechanism. What this means is you don’t have to pull-start the unit, making it easier to operate.

While this model may be smaller in size compared with the TB27BV, it still packs a punch with an impressive 130 mph airflow velocity. In addition to this high airflow velocity, the TB2MB JET provides a whopping 650 cfm of air volume thanks to an innovative mixed flow fan that is designed to pull in and pressurize a high volume of air. This makes it the brand’s most powerful handheld blower to date.

With this kind of power, you’ll easily be able to handle all manner of leaf litter and garden debris, especially with an array of variable speed settings and a comfortable grip for handheld operation.

Main Features

  • 27cc 2-cycle engine with quick and easy Prime, Flip & Go starting mechanism
  • 130 mph airflow velocity
  • Industry-leading 650 cfm of air volume
  • Variable speed settings for maintaining optimal air volume at any speed
  • Comfortable handheld grip

Pros

  • This handheld model might be small in size but it provides a lot of power, which is helpful when cleaning up leaves and debris
  • Easy to hold and maneuver, this is perfect for cleaning up smaller areas in and around the home
  • A more compact gas startup mechanism means you won’t have to bother with a pull start
  • Backed by a 2-year warranty, the manufacturers are confident that this unit will perform

Cons

  • Again, may vibrate a little more than other gas-powered units by different brands
  • Plastic housing can take a bit of a hit if you’re using the TB2MB for long periods
Ama 5

Troy Bilt TB2BP EC 27cc 2-Cycle Gas Backpack Blower

Troy-Bilt TB2BP EC 27cc 2-Cycle Gas Backpack Blower with JumpStart Technology

With a gas engine power supply, this Troy Bilt leaf blower TB2BP provides the oomph you need to get rid of leaves and other debris. As it’s a backpack model, you can comfortably carry it for extended periods while working. The 27cc 2-cycle full crank engine is also equipped with Jumpstart technology that makes starting the engine with a pull cord much easier and with less vibration.

This backpack-blower can provide up to 145 mph of airspeed with 445 cfm of air volume. In addition, there is also variable speed throttle and cruise control to assist when using the machine for longer periods, or for more intensive bouts of blowing and collecting large piles of leaves.

The Coolflex ventilated harness, which has padded shoulder straps and a hip belt, makes carrying this unit on your back more comfortable. This is especially helpful if you’re planning to use the machine for an extended period.

The length of the flex tube also provides maneuverability, and helps the user to get in and around obstacles – which means no more having to move around heavy outdoor furniture!

Main Features

  • 27cc 2-cycle full-crank engine (equipped with JumpStart and SpringAssist technology)
  • Ventilated Coolflex harness with padded shoulder straps and hip belt
  • Up to 145 mph airspeed and 445 cfm air volume
  • Variable speed throttle with cruise control
  • Long flex tube for added maneuverability

Pros

  • With gas, you don’t need to worry about plugging into an electrical socket or changing batteries
  • Comfortable harness makes this Troy Bilt leaf blower is easy and convenient to carry around even at nearly 18 pounds

Cons

  • Engine starter sold separately
Ama 5

What To Look For In A Leaf Blower

From the reviews above, you should have started to get an idea of what kind of Troy Bilt leaf blower will suit your needs. However, as all of these machines are made by the same company, there are many overlaps. Therefore, it can be helpful to be aware of some of the features to look out for in general when making your next purchase. Here are some of the main factors to take into consideration below.

Electric (Corded and Battery) vs Gas Leaf Blowers

As we have discussed, gas models offer many advantages over electrical models (whether corded or battery powered). One of the main advantages of using a gas engine is that you can fuel the machine for as long as your gas supply allows. Electric blowers might offer convenience, but they do require access to a plug point or having to recharge batteries.

Something to note on gas-powered models is that they are generally heavier than electric units. If you struggle with carrying anything for long periods, then consider a more lightweight machine Also, gas engines need to be maintained and serviced, which could prove to be an obstacle for anyone who is used to plug and play machines.

Lastly, noise might be a factor with gas models as they are louder than their electric counterparts.

Types Of Drive Systems

Backpack Leaf Blowers

One of the reviews above was on a backpack Troy Bilt leaf blower. The main advantage of these is that you can cover a greater area, as you don’t need to worry about too much strain from carrying around a heavy handheld machine for a long period.

Handheld Leaf Blowers

In this article, we’ve also reviewed two handheld models, which have their benefits too. These include offering more air volume and a much less complex engine start up.

Leaf Blowers On Wheels

One type of leaf blower that we didn’t cover is models with wheels – see the review of the wheeled Troy Bilt leaf blower TB672 in the link. These are highly advantageous for wide-open spaces where you have a lot of surface area to clear and not that many nooks and crannies to get into. Also, they don’t need to be carried around, only pushed.

Power (MPH and CFM)

In this case, you’ll be looking for a fast mile per hour (mph) speed to make sure you can blow the leaves away, but also a sufficient volume of air (cubic feet per meter), so that there is a combination of force and speed to blow and lift leaf litter and debris.

Weight

No one wants to be carrying something heavy around for too long, therefore, weight is an important consideration when looking at a Troy Bilt leaf blower.

Final Thoughts

We’ve covered three different Troy Bilt leaf blower models in this article, all of which come with their strengths and minor pitfalls. Overall, each of the models needs to be viewed after taking stock of your own requirements. Once you know what kind of outdoor area you’re going to be working with, all you need to do is select the model that is best suited for the job.

Are these not quite what you were looking for? We have more reviews on this site – keep browsing for information on some of the best brands on the market.

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