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New Troy-Bilt Flex

I ran across this online today while looking for some information about my string trimmer. Hadn't seen or heard of it before, but I know other companies have tried the concept before. I wonder how well it will go over. I have to say, I kind of like the idea of only one engine to take care of.

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Hmmm, very flexible. No need to worry about off-season engine storage!

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That's what I thought was so cool about my '69 Ariens was the Trac Team attachments for snow, lawn, tiller, vac ...

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They need to up the options. The base unit is a 208cc and the blower is a 26". Hopefully if they get some sales they will have bigger engines and blowers that interchange.

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NO WAY would I have that. looks like a disaster waiting to take place.

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It'll be interesting to see the long term results. I'll be curious to see how that folding handle holds up to use lifting the front of what ever implement is attached up off the ground.

Here's a couple of early reviews.

Troy-Bilt Flex Preview - CNET

From what they say, there's more attachments to come.

Quick Connect Outdoor Gear | Troy-Bilt FLEX - Consumer Reports News

Here is sounds like there is only one speed, and the snow blower chute direction gets changed sort of like the one on my Toro Powerlite does.

Still, only one engine to fuss over still sounds like a good idea to me. If it's a success, maybe they will come out with a version with a bigger engine and wider snowblower and mower attachments.

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Handles and controls look different on the Lowe's site from the ones in the early consumer reviews. Lowe's says it has variable speed transmission and is switched from cold to warm weather operation, but doesn't specify if that has to do with the engine.

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It's a good idea. BCS has at the moment probably forgotten more about multiple attachments than Troy Bilt has thought of. But, if it works out and every thing is high quality it will be a success. Troy Bilt used to be the king of the rear tine tillers until they went bankrupt and sold their soul to MTD.
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Looks cool but im sceptical on the engineering. Does many jobs but none of them well.
Some things that i can think of is.
Snowblower tires or chains might be needed.
No chute direction levers. And looks like its not properly weight balanced for a snowblower. Is there a heat box for winter use.
Appears to be heavy and bulky for a decent push mower. No mower bagger.
Thats what I can think of off hand.
Looks pretty cool and nifty though. Get myself one of these and the Ryobi (Troy Built) plus one system. Maby I can get my shed tamed.

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its a good idea but its an mtd and thats what scares me. I would much rather have an ariens trac team or power handle
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