Troy-Bilt 382cc Riding Lawn Mower Review


The Troy-Bilt 382cc 30” Premium Neighborhood Riding Lawn Mower is a terrific option for anyone looking for an powerful riding model that is perfect for medium sized, relatively flat yards. Built with durability in mind, this model offers exceptional performance and is easy to operate, making it an ideal replacement for a conventional, walk-behind tool. When you’re thinking of purchasing a lawn mower, some things you need to focus on are its performance, ease of use, and power.

We’re happy to report that this model by Troy-Bilt performed exceptionally well in all three of these categories. In our review of the Troy-Bilt 382cc rider, we’ll look at everything this impressive outdoor power tool has to offer including how much power it has, its design, what’s included, and its features. Once you read our comprehensive review, we’re sure that you’re going to be as impressed as we were.

A great compact option, this rider is solidly-built  and with its 30” cutting deck, it’s easier to store than some of the larger riders on the market, but provides faster cutting ability than almost any walk-behind model, making it a terrific step up for anyone looking to cut down on the time it takes to mow the grass. With rear-wheel drive, it’s best suited for relatively flat terrain but with its speed and cutting ability, it can easily tackle medium-sized landscapes.

When you order this model, it comes shipped in a manner that requires some tools and assembly. You’ll have to unpack the crate, attach the steering wheel, battery, and seat. But once that is complete, you’ll simply add the gas and oil and can hop on, letting the tool do the heavy work for you.

What Features Does It Offer?

This model from Troy-Bilt is powered by a 382cc Auto-Choke OHV engine. It provides more than enough power for even thick patches of grass and with a 6-speed transmission, is capable of reaching a forward speed of 4.25 mph. With a 30” cutting deck, it requires you to make less passes to cut grass compared to a walk-behind mower, reducing the time it takes to mow the yard. And with 5 adjustable height settings for the blade and easy manual power take-off for quick blade engagement, it’s versatile and can work in almost any condition.

Designed with an 18” turning radius, this rider is capable of handling curves and turns better than a wide-cut standard mower, allowing you to work with easily. And with 13” x 5” front wheels and 16” x 6.5 rear wheels, it offers a stable operation base and smooth riding. With a 1.3 gallon fuel tank, it cuts down on the need to refuel mid-use. And thanks to the fuel sight window, you can easily check the gas levels eliminating the need to guess how much fuel is left in the tank.

At 336 lbs, it’s heavy and sturdy but still far more compact than many of the larger riders and tractors available, it’s easily stored in a garage and shed. And with comfort in mind, Troy-Bilt has designed it with a 13” soft-grip steering wheel and an adjustable-height steering column for less fatigue and optimal control. The seat raises to mid-back for added support and back comfort, reducing user strain, ensuring years of comfortable, strain-free operation.

What Accessories are Included?

The Troy-Bilt 382cc Neighborhood Premium Rider comes with the 382cc Riding Mower and instruction manual. Some assembly is required, specifically, attaching the steering wheel, battery, and seat. Once that’s finished, just add gas and oil and you’re ready to start mowing.

Why We Liked It

It performs exceptionally well on relatively flat ground and backed by a 382cc engine, it provides exceptional cutting power for any grass condition. It delivers clean, smooth cuts and is easy to operate, allowing you to simply steer the machine and let the 30” cutting deck do all the hard work. It’s comfortable thanks to the adjustable seat, soft-grip steering wheel, and adjustable steering column, reducing user fatigue and strain. Plus, the 18” turning radius is tight enough to tackle tough curves around trees, flower beds, and other landscape features.


The Troy-Bilt 382cc Neighborhood Riding Mower is a great, compact rear-wheel drive model that is perfect for level, medium-sized yards. It is fairly priced and provides exceptional power, reliability, and comfort. It turns well and can dramatically cut down the time and effort required to cut the grass. Easy to use and store, it’s one of the best rear engine models in its class.

  • Performs remarkably well on flat terrain and is perfect for medium-sized yards.
  • Sharp turning ability with an 18” turning radius
  • 382cc engine provides exceptional cutting power
  • 30” cutting deck has 5 adjustable height settings

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