Troy-Bilt® 4 Cycle Straight Shaft String Trimmer (TB575EC)

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  • Gas or Electric: Gas Powered
  • Shaft Type: Straight Shaft
  • Product Type: String Trimmer
  • Cutting Capacity: 17 in.
  • Engine Displacement: 29 cc
  • Line Size: 0.095 in.
  • Start Type: Spring Assist w/JumpStart Capability
  • Automatic Line Advance System: No
  • Engine Type: 4-Cycle
  • Attachment Capable: Yes
  • Maximum Cutting Path Diameter: 17 in.


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Troy-Bilt® 4 Cycle Straight Shaft String Trimmer (TB575EC)
 
2.9

(based on 99 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (32)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (15)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (5)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (9)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (38)

49%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good power output (6)
  • Lightweight (3)

Cons

  • Difficult to start (7)

Best Uses

  • Weeds & tall grass (5)
  • Straight edging (4)
  • Trimming around rocks (4)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Do-it-yourself (5), Avid do-it-yourselfer (4)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Great Little Machine

This is a great string trimmer. I like that you don't have mix oil and gas. This a very strong machine as I have purchased an edger and cultivator as add ons. The...Read complete review

This is a great string trimmer. I like that you don't have mix oil and gas. This a very strong machine as I have purchased an edger and cultivator as add ons. The balance is different for those of you switching from a two cycle trimmer. The 4 cycle has a larger engine and takes a few minutes to get used to. I am very pleased with the ease of starting. This machine is also equipped to use the Easy Start for those that do not like to pull start. Finally, attachment change outs are very simple and take seconds. You can switch from trimming to other tasks with ease.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

You're paying for a headache

This trimmer comes with all the worst characteristics of trimmers. The line breaks about every 10-50 feet. Then, the tabs on the cover don't push in enough, so you can't get the...Read complete review

This trimmer comes with all the worst characteristics of trimmers. The line breaks about every 10-50 feet. Then, the tabs on the cover don't push in enough, so you can't get the cap off without prying it with a screw driver. When you do get the cap off, the twine unravels, requiring a complete rewrap. Oh, and while you're trying to rewrap it, you'll figure out that the instructions say you have to have the cap on, but that doing it that way causes the twine to slip out of inside divider, so it won't thread correctly. This trimmer turns a 15 minute job into a 45 minute job which requires multiple stops, and extra tools. DO NOT BUY THIS PRODUCT.

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(5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

 
1.0

Don't Buy It

By JayMc

from Winter Garden

Comments about Troy-Bilt® 4 Cycle Straight Shaft String Trimmer (TB575EC):

In the last six years or so, I've had this weed eater in the shop at least six times. it is extremely hard to start and I can't even get one season out of it without having to pay my local lawn mower shop to fix something on it. It is broken again. The string slips when trying to start it so this time, I'm going to buy a different trimmer. I won't be going with Troy-Built any longer.

 
1.0

Don't Buy It

By JayMc

from Winter Garden

Comments about Troy-Bilt® 4 Cycle Straight Shaft String Trimmer (TB575EC):

In the last six years or so, I've had this weed eater in the shop at least six times. it is extremely hard to start and I can't even get one season out of it without having to pay my local lawn mower shop to fix something on it. It is broken again. The string slips when trying to start it so this time, I'm going to buy a different trimmer. I won't be going with Troy-Built any longer.

(0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

using equipment

By Gofer

from Undisclosed

Comments about Troy-Bilt® 4 Cycle Straight Shaft String Trimmer (TB575EC):

very easy to use. Like quick start feature. Only complaint is when using with sholder strap, trimmer is a little off center with cutting head requirimg considerable force to keep level. All things considered, a very nice peice of equipment.

(1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
2.0

String trimmer

By Everett

from North Carolina

Comments about Troy-Bilt® 4 Cycle Straight Shaft String Trimmer (TB575EC):

Changing line is very time consuming and labor intensive; starting engine is difficult; could not find idle screw

(1 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Replacement parts

By JohnIOU

from Pasadena, MD, USA

Comments about Troy-Bilt® 4 Cycle Straight Shaft String Trimmer (TB575EC):

First off-- I have the TB575EC curved shaft trimmer which the web site shows only the straight shaft . I had to replace the fuel primer bulb and the fuel lines due to not preparing for winter storage . After replacing the fuel lines and primer bulb I could not get the unit to prime as designed . Yeah --I had the lines switched . Anyway before I determined that to be the problem I took the carburetor apart and checked it out . While doing that I tried removing the primer to carburetor gasket ( Not the gasket noted as # 22 ) I damaged the gasket . I looked for the part but since it is part of the carburetor it is not sold as a primer housing gasket but you have to buy the whole carburetor as a single unit . The cost difference is probably about 20 dollars plus shipping & handling . But being stupid does have it's cost so I gotta pay . Other than that I have a great product . Easy start - I bought both the rechargeable and the electric starter for my unit . Works great .

(9 of 14 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Extremely Impressed!!!

By Squirrel2015

from South Carolina, USA

Comments about Troy-Bilt® 4 Cycle Straight Shaft String Trimmer (TB575EC):

OK. I bought the TB575 EC Weed Eater/ Trimmer back in 2010, used it a few times then moved to an apartment where I didn't need it anymore. I put it up in storage and forgot about it. Well, after moving in with my lovely girlfriend, I got it out of storage today, May 28th, 2015. It had the same oil and little bit of E87 gas in it from 2010. I primed it, put the choke on, and pulled the cord twice and it cranked up without missing a beat. I'm not going to lie; I almost urinated in my pants!!! I started weed eating my whole yard I was so happy... forgetting that I had a lawn mower... It still works like a charm like when I first bought it. I would recommend the 4 stroke TB575 EC to anyone who is looking for a weed eater that is awesome!!!

(2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Excellent product

By MartyT

from Cleveland, TN, USA

Comments about Troy-Bilt® 4 Cycle Straight Shaft String Trimmer (TB575EC):

Easy to start (especially with the JumpStart) easy to use. Durable.

(8 of 9 customers found this review helpful)

 
1.0

2 bad weedeaters in 3 months

By BALLEN

from Houston, TX, USA

Comments about Troy-Bilt® 4 Cycle Straight Shaft String Trimmer (TB575EC):

I purchased the TB575 and brought it home. The pull rope stuck from the very first pull. I returned it for a simple exchange and brought the 2nd one home. It lasted for 3 mowing sessions before it did the same thing. I don't think I will go for a third one until Troy Built decides to confront the issues at hand and fix their problems.

(6 of 10 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Always starts!

By Electricyardtoolsstink

from Undisclosed

Comments about Troy-Bilt® 4 Cycle Straight Shaft String Trimmer (TB575EC):

Plenty of power and very reliable for the 3 years I've owned it. The key to reliable starting and long storage is to use a very good fuel - NOT automobile gasoline. I've used aviation fuel (100 LL) and white gas (Coleman Fuel) and have never had the slightest problem starting. You still have to follow the directions - prime, choke, pull 5 times, 1/2 prime, then start. I have the trimmer, edger, chain saw, and blower attachments - really worthwhile. It is like having 4 different machines for the maintenance of one (plus much less space and $.) Electrics don't have the power or portability.

(11 of 15 customers found this review helpful)

 
1.0

Do not buy!!

By LoLoOl

from Louisiana, USA

Comments about Troy-Bilt® 4 Cycle Straight Shaft String Trimmer (TB575EC):

Piece of garbage!! I have owned this trimmer for 2 seasons and except for the first time out of the box, found it difficult to start. String is awkward to load and breaks frequently. Knob is impossible to turn to load string. I'm cutting the grass for the third time this season and have yet to be able to get the trimmer started. When searching for the owners manual on this site I get the 'unable to find' model number message. Do not recommend - do not buy this product!!

(12 of 15 customers found this review helpful)

 
1.0

Works great at first but after that...

By 75Porsche

from Fresno, CA, USA

Comments about Troy-Bilt® 4 Cycle Straight Shaft String Trimmer (TB575EC):

Never starts well. Always takes a lot of work. I have a Troy built walk behind mower that always works great. But you can keep your trimmer.

(6 of 9 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Good Buy

By Schultz

from Wisconsin

Comments about Troy-Bilt® 4 Cycle Straight Shaft String Trimmer (TB575EC):

We bought the trimmer got it home and put it together. Everything fit per the directions. I filled up the crankcase with the supplied oil put in the gas and it started on the second pull. It has plenty of power and runs well. The string occaisionally gets fouled but it is a simple task to untangle it and get going again. I am looking forward to trying some of the attachments that you can use with the powerhead. It they work as well as the trimmer I will be very satisfied.

(12 of 14 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Best purchase ever

By threers50

from Reisterstown, MD, USA

Comments about Troy-Bilt® 4 Cycle Straight Shaft String Trimmer (TB575EC):

I love this trimmer, I updated my 4 cycle trimmer with this type of end on it and it is great works like a charm every time I need line just bump the head and the line is there, a great trimmer. Thank You Troy-Bilt.

(39 of 47 customers found this review helpful)

 
1.0

You're paying for a headache

By Robmark

from Undisclosed

Comments about Troy-Bilt® 4 Cycle Straight Shaft String Trimmer (TB575EC):

This trimmer comes with all the worst characteristics of trimmers. The line breaks about every 10-50 feet. Then, the tabs on the cover don't push in enough, so you can't get the cap off without prying it with a screw driver. When you do get the cap off, the twine unravels, requiring a complete rewrap. Oh, and while you're trying to rewrap it, you'll figure out that the instructions say you have to have the cap on, but that doing it that way causes the twine to slip out of inside divider, so it won't thread correctly. This trimmer turns a 15 minute job into a 45 minute job which requires multiple stops, and extra tools. DO NOT BUY THIS PRODUCT.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
1.0

Not good

By Rocket

from Montana

About Me Handyman

Pros

  • Lightweight

Cons

  • Difficult to Start
  • Hr

Best Uses

    Comments about Troy-Bilt® 4 Cycle Straight Shaft String Trimmer (TB575EC):

    Purchased because of the 4 cycle. Big mistake. Hard to start, lacks the power of a 2 cycle. The engine blew up after 1 season. Much happier with the Echo I bought.

    (44 of 58 customers found this review helpful)

     
    1.0

    Disposable JUNK

    By ExpectedQuality

    from Undisclosed

    Comments about Troy-Bilt® 4 Cycle Straight Shaft String Trimmer (TB575EC):

    This piece of garbage required a carburetor rebuild to make it through ONE season! After storage in the shed over the winter, it needs ANOTHER rebuild because the carb is sucking air with a full fuel tank. Added to the issues with it failing to start, the attachment between the motor and the shaft is flimsy. I can't help but wonder how long before I'm holding a running motor at the end of the pull rope in one hand and the shaft in the other. And when I tried to go on the website to look for support, you told me repeatedly that THIS VERY MODEL does not exist even though I typed it in exactly as shown on the trimmer and on the website.

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    1.0

    Not Durable

    By Jeff

    from Smokey Pt, WA

    About Me Do-It-Yourself

    Pros

      Cons

      • Difficult to Start
      • Sticks with Heavy Grass

      Best Uses

        Comments about Troy-Bilt® 4 Cycle Straight Shaft String Trimmer (TB575EC):

        After 2 seasons of very light use the engine blew up !
        it does not cut well in tall grass
        bought it for 4 cycle feature
        Totally disappointed in this brand

        (11 of 14 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Great Little Machine

        By Rod250

        from Hershey, PA, USA

        Comments about Troy-Bilt® 4 Cycle Straight Shaft String Trimmer (TB575EC):

        This is a great string trimmer. I like that you don't have mix oil and gas. This a very strong machine as I have purchased an edger and cultivator as add ons. The balance is different for those of you switching from a two cycle trimmer. The 4 cycle has a larger engine and takes a few minutes to get used to. I am very pleased with the ease of starting. This machine is also equipped to use the Easy Start for those that do not like to pull start. Finally, attachment change outs are very simple and take seconds. You can switch from trimming to other tasks with ease.

        (20 of 22 customers found this review helpful)

         
        1.0

        2nd season wont run at full throttle

        By twoztop

        from Washington, USA

        Comments about Troy-Bilt® 4 Cycle Straight Shaft String Trimmer (TB575EC):

        I bought this 2 yr ago and it ran fine, although, ihad to replace the lower head as it is cheaply made and bought a 2nd just incase we had to replace in again. Now this year it will start just not run at full thottle. I would not buy this same trimmer as a replacement.

        (16 of 16 customers found this review helpful)

         
        1.0

        good motor awful cutter head

        By badcutter69696969

        from Undisclosed

        Comments about Troy-Bilt® 4 Cycle Straight Shaft String Trimmer (TB575EC):

        Absolutely awful cutter head design. String cuts off before spool empty and have to take it apart again and again. Went to buy a good after market head and cannot figure out how to get old head off without a sledge hammer. Do not buy this product.

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        1.0

        It is a bad product

        By LeRoy

        from Houston Tx.

        About Me Do-It-Yourself

        Pros

        • Powerful

        Cons

        • Difficult to Start
        • Sticks with Heavy Grass

        Best Uses

        • Trimming Around Rocks

        Comments about Troy-Bilt® 4 Cycle Straight Shaft String Trimmer (TB575EC):

        This thing is a piece of junk, the spring assist makes it harder to start, the clutch slips in tall grass, it is very hard to start, and it is very heavy. After using a shindiawa, echo, and a stihl, I never use a troybilt again.

         
        4.0

        "I would buy this product again and agai

        By jesus

        from orlando,fl

        About Me Professional

        Pros

        • Easy to Handle
        • Ergonomic Grip
        • Lightweight
        • Powerful

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Straight Edging
          • Trimming Around Rocks
          • Weeds & Tall Grass

          Comments about Troy-Bilt® 4 Cycle Straight Shaft String Trimmer (TB575EC):

          no comments

          (7 of 10 customers found this review helpful)

           
          4.0

          Love It !

          By dadsfav2

          from Joplin, MO, USA

          Comments about Troy-Bilt® 4 Cycle Straight Shaft String Trimmer (TB575EC):

          First thing I noticed was, this weigh's a lot more than my old cheap two cycle Poulan 2 cycle. was not sure if it was going to be right for me because of the weight of it, and I have Emphysema and makes it harder for me to do the things I thought were simple before. I have a large yard that has a steep hill that can only be done with a weed eater. But it really surprised me how smooth and quiet it was and much easier to use than I had anticipated. This thing worked out great even with my Emphysema I was able to handle it just fine, will not go back to any thing else now, but troy built. Starts easy and instruction were right on. the bump head speed feeder could use some more improvement, once I figured it out it did just fine.

          (8 of 10 customers found this review helpful)

           
          4.0

          Great item

          By vpars

          from Missouri

          Comments about Troy-Bilt® 4 Cycle Straight Shaft String Trimmer (TB575EC):

          We really like the attachments we can use on this trimmer. We have used the pole saw and tiller attachments. Also like that you don't have to mix gas and oil.

          (4 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Great on Fuel.

          By LitterFree

          from Undisclosed

          Comments about Troy-Bilt® 4 Cycle Straight Shaft String Trimmer (TB575EC):

          We recently aquired this trimmer as part of our landscaping trailer used during the Great American Clean Up. With several groups using the equipment some items don't hold up but this trimmer is super! All who use it rave about the ease of handling, replacing the twine and no mixing fuel.

           
          2.0

          Difficult to use

          By Bob

          from Vestal, NY

          About Me Do-It-Yourself

          Pros

          • Powerful

          Cons

          • Difficult to Start

          Best Uses

          • Straight Edging
          • Trimming Around Rocks
          • Weeds & Tall Grass

          Comments about Troy-Bilt® 4 Cycle Straight Shaft String Trimmer (TB575EC):

          This is hard to start even with the "jump start" electric accessory.

          (31 of 37 customers found this review helpful)

           
          1.0

          gear by bump head

          By phread

          from Undisclosed

          Comments about Troy-Bilt® 4 Cycle Straight Shaft String Trimmer (TB575EC):

          I replaced the gear by the bump head twice. I have only owned the trimmer 2 seasons. The gear broke again today. Is there anything I can do to keep the gear from breaking? I am not using the machine on heavy growth.

          (7 of 9 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          the best troybilt weedeater .

          By thelawnman

          from High Point, NC, USA

          Comments about Troy-Bilt® 4 Cycle Straight Shaft String Trimmer (TB575EC):

          this product is really good it dose not use the gas up fast and you don't have to stop and put more . twine in and it dose not all fall apart and yeah I use this product all most every week and yes I would buy it and all the attachments . the best lawn tools every troy bilt is bulit for life and yes it dose last along time .

          (7 of 11 customers found this review helpful)

           
          4.0

          Good product for the money

          By Sideras

          from Charleston, AR

          Comments about Troy-Bilt® 4 Cycle Straight Shaft String Trimmer (TB575EC):

          I bought this Oct. 2012 and have used it during the Winter and now for Spring clean ups. I have a long drive with overhanging trees that need trimmed to keep the drive open. I purchased the chainsaw attachment and it has worked great. Easy to start and the trimmer works great also. Easy to install new line in the trimmer head without taking it apart. Uses very little fuel and no mixing with the 4 cycle engine. I did not buy the electric starter attachment and have not needed it as it starts very easily. I just wish Troy built a 4 cycle chainsaw with the external starter attachment as once my old chainsaws get hard to start I have to get a new one. Good product so far.

          (3 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          So far...Awesome

          By ewendels

          from Mesa, AZ, USA

          Comments about Troy-Bilt® 4 Cycle Straight Shaft String Trimmer (TB575EC):

          My wife thinks I'm weird for how excited I am to wack the yard. I love the 4 cycle motor and never go full throttle because at half it destroys the grass. Did front and back without loosing string. It looks nice, feels nice and sounds great. I can't wait to get some attachments when she lets me. I've been around Troy Bilt since my grandpa's tiller when I was a kid...and It still runs!

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