Troy-Bilt TB WC28 Self-Propelled Lawn Mower

Troy-Bilt TB WC28 Self-Propelled Lawn Mower Review

If you have an in-between sized lawn, too small for riding lawn mower and small 20” mower takes too long, you may find the solution in the new Troy Built TB WC28 a 28“ wide mower with awesome features for faster more efficient cutting. A little bit longer than your ordinary push or walk behind lawn mower but smaller than a tractor, the TB WC28 packs quite the punch for features that make you want to buy despite the somewhat obvious larger storage requirements.

The Troy Bilt TB WC28, a rear-wheel self-propelled drive wide cut lawn mower has impressive features such a 195cc Troy-Bilt® engine, a 28′′ Deck with 3-in-1 Capability: Side Discharge, Rear Bag, and Mulch, and a 3-year limited guarantee.

So, folks!  If you’re looking for information about the Troy Bilt TB WC28 Wide Cut Self-Propelled Mower for sale; pricing, specifications, reviews, and features, you’ve come to the right place. I hope you’ll find all you need to know about it right here in this page and u find it beneficial to share with a friend. Let’s have a look.

Features Of Troy-Bilt TB WC28 Lawn Mower

  • Multi-speed self-propulsion
  • Front wheel drive with Zero Turn Maneuverability
  • Overhead valve engine
  • Extra Wide 28” deck cuts a path
  • Washout port
  • Blade brake clutch (BBC)
  • Powerful 223ccmotor
  • 3-in-1 side discharge mulch and rear bag (included)
  • Instep variable controlled speed
  • Variable throttle control



The 223cc 950 series Briggs engine gives more power than the OEM engine you find on the sister rival company Cub cadet (a Chinese built engine). Briggs is also a Chinese but it has a clean record with no issues for power. So, blade tip speed or underpowering will not be an issue you face if you choose to buy this mower. You get a main brand engine for 50 dollars cheaper than the cadet plus a hoard of other minor tweaks to get better performance and mileage for your gallon.

Troy-Bilt TB WC28 Self-Propelled Lawn Mower

Lawnmower control and performance

We love the wheel setup on the TB WC28 compared to the cub cadet 28” version. It’s always up to the person, up to what you want in a wide cut mower but the wheel base is much better. Wheels that go straight are more comfortable than wheels that pivot when you want to cut clean without missing a spot.

You will be surprised at the number of mowers out there that lack in small features like the washout port which helps with durability of the mower and air freshness in your garage or preferred storage space.

Riding comfort

The Troy-Bilt TB WC28 Lawn Mower is not rideable. However, it does feature the all-capable front wheel variable drive which adapts to your pace so you can keep up with the beast striding across your lawn.  rear wheel drive has both advantages and disadvantages for mowing

For starters, rear wheel drive means you can do a zero-turn maneuver without breaking a sweat, you just need to push down so that the rear wheels are aloft (do a stoppie) and keep turning but not moving the mower. After the turn is complete its time to land your wheelie and pick up right where you left.

On the downside, rear wheel drive means you have to edge quite a bit before you mow because there is a huge chunk of the mower ahead of cutting tip that will not allow you to get into tight corners and over edges.

Cutting quality

The wider deck obviously means a wider cutting path but incidentally for the WCC28 it doesn’t necessarily mean poorer cut quality as with other mowers. The wider deck creates an air vortex under the deck suspending the clippings while the blades rotate and chop them as in the recycler.

It comes with a standard large opening bagger which allows you to catch a decent amount of grass and not have to stop to empty quite as often as some of the older models.

This mower can cut between 1.25” to 3.75” in 6 different heights choices and the adjustment is pretty easy so there is that.


Users who have had older models by TB which are closely related to the WC28 will vouch for the brand’s reliability. The mower is easy to have and operate almost maintenance free with foldable design for easy storage even under a work bench.

The self-priming carburetors included with these models make them soft starters and run smooth and efficient. Most of the time you will only need to remove and dust the air cleaner which is an easy job out in the field with no tools at all needed.


The TB WC28 lawn mower comes with a 2.25 Bushel rear bag for catching all your clippings for an intermediate sized lawn. Pardon the meaningless English measurement, 1 Bushel is about 8 gallons (36.4 litres). But of course, if you get the whole point of the US imperial system is to confuse the heck out of everything so there is a US definition as well which no one cares about because it doesn’t make much difference in the final volume (35.2 liters). See what we did with the word litre there? Exactly!


The TB WC28 comes with a 3-year limited warranty which exudes confidence in the machine. Maybe it’s the Briggs & Stratton 950 series motor or the indestructible steel deck or perhaps the surefire standard recoil with ready start.

Final Verdict

In a nutshell, the TB WC28 is a worthy buy. You will be missing that electric start but you get a dope cut and discharge options including bagging with the bag included. The cleaning port and the brand name engine and a more powerful one compared to the cub cadet. This mower also competes with several other mowers outside of their mother company but it was probably worth it focusing on its comparison to the cub cadet 28” mower since it is also great.

If you wish to go from a smaller gas-powered mower to a more time efficient one without necessrily going into riding lawn mowers and tractors, then we recommend this mower.

Troy-Bilt TB WC28 Self-Propelled Lawn Mower


How long should I run my new TB WC28 mower before changing oil?

You will need a 10W30 or 5W30 synthetic oil to change the oil that comes with your mower after the first about 5 hrs. of use and then less frequently in the following seasons.

How often do you change oil on a Troy Bilt lawn mower?

If you average about 4 cutting hours or less per month then you can safely change your oil once or twice annually. As a rule of thumb, you need an oil change every 50hrs of operation and every other cutting season after your mower has been sitting idle for a while.

How can I make my Troy-Bilt lawn mower faster?

This carburetor has an eyelet to which a rod from the governor is connected. Pull the rod away from the eyelet on the carburetor. This will turn off the governor and boost the speed of your Troy-Bilt lawnmower.

Why did my Troy-Bilt WC28 lawn mower stop working?

If your mower won’t start, try switching off the mower blades, setting the brake, and restarting. When beginning, the parking brake needs to always be completely engaged. Check the gasoline level in the tank next, and if the tank is low, always use fresh fuel.