Troy-Bilt is a company which was founded in 1937, bringing rototillers to the American scene. This design was based on a German product called the “Earth Grinder,” albeit with improvements from the company founder, the eccentrically named Cadwallader W. Kelsey. This 400 pound monster, generating only four horsepower, remained the backbone of Troy-Bilt’s product line until the 1960s. In 1962, the Trojan Horse was introduced, and a 6 horsepower model was launched in 1965. Eventually, Troy-Bilt went bankrupt in 2001, and was acquired by MTD Products, Inc., a leading yard and garden manufacturer headquartered in Ohio. Troy-Bilt remains a powerful brand of this firm, offering gardening and yard products.
Bearing such names as the Bronco, Super Bronco, Pony, and Horse, rototillers still form the core of Troy-Bilt’s line and are renowned for their sturdiness and effectiveness. Some models are built with front tines, while others feature rear-tine arrangements with counter-rotating action. Many are built with the brand’s special One Hand Operation technology, which keeps the tiller stable when being guided one-handed. The bright red rototillers are designed to till deep into the ground, including difficult soils such as hard packed clay or that filled with rubbery roots. The peak of the line is the Big Red Garden Tiller. Meant for gardens bigger than 2,500 square feet, this burly machine is extremely powerful and starts with a convenient electric push button starter.
Troy-Bilt does not confine its production to rototillers, however, and offers several other types of yard and garden equipment, too. Its lawn care line ranges through edgers, string trimmers, reel mowers, push mowers, cordless electric lawnmowers, lawn tractors, and zero-turn mowers. The cleanup line musters an array of chippers, shredders, chipping and shredding vacuums, log splitters, leaf blowers, generators, and snow throwers. The brand’s pressure washers are well adapted to all outdoor cleaning projects, and come in variants offering anywhere from 2,500 to 3,000 psi water pressure.