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PostSubject: My main murray   My main murray Icon_minitimeThu Apr 07, 2016 10:39 pm

This is my murray I've built recently. It's my go to tractor for doing work and having fun, the most reliable one I have, and works well. Some background on it. I traded 2 cheap LED light bars for it off of my jeep. Got it right before some snow we had, first snow day I took it out with my other offroad mower (at the time sold off now) and I slid into mud and knocked the bead off the rear tire. My main murray Image20
Then that night my friend and I welded a front bumper on it, put another set of tires on the rear and put some snow chains on.My main murray Image21
So that gets us through the snow.
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PostSubject: Re: My main murray   My main murray Icon_minitimeThu Apr 07, 2016 10:45 pm


After that I said to myself, I want some more aggressive tires since turf savers suck offroad. I saw a set of Carlisle ag tires on Craigslist with rims and loaded with weight for pretty cheap so I go grab them.
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PostSubject: Re: My main murray   My main murray Icon_minitimeThu Apr 07, 2016 10:52 pm

Once I had good tires I decided it was time to lock and pulley swap so that all that tread could go to good useMy main murray Image28
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That's the case on the welding table after getting it stick welded, then the pulley was a pain to get off and had to use 2 different types of pullers tl finally get it off in a few pieces. I swapped pulleys, locked the rear axle and added bearings all in one go. After that it was a whole different completely sketchy tractor.
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PostSubject: Re: My main murray   My main murray Icon_minitimeThu Apr 07, 2016 11:00 pm

After locking and pulley swapping I wheeled it hard. Got it stuck a few times, flipped it some, jumped it some, wrecked it into stuff some. Here's some pictures of the places it's been stuck. Also long story but I accidentally jumped it off a 6' cliff into a creek and it got choked out by oil in the carb, but once turned right side up started right up and drove out of the creek only needing a few "minor" repairs. My main murray Image32
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PostSubject: Re: My main murray   My main murray Icon_minitimeThu Apr 07, 2016 11:06 pm

Then I did some tree work with it and ruins the factory rear "hitch" thing yanking on logs with it. So last week I finally got around to welding a new rear bumper, and harbor freight had a good sale on their winches so I got two (not sure what I'll do with the other yet) but one went on this murray. My main murray Image36
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PostSubject: Re: My main murray   My main murray Icon_minitimeThu Apr 07, 2016 11:09 pm

That's where I am at with that Murray, but last week I picked up a new one that I will start a thread on once I get some of it fixed, and I finished up my ke100 tonight.My main murray Image44
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PostSubject: Re: My main murray   My main murray Icon_minitimeThu Apr 07, 2016 11:49 pm

looks good, my first tractor was a murray widebody, but it had the bigger fenders. My first tractor I built for off road was identical, right down to the missing headlight.
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PostSubject: Re: My main murray   My main murray Icon_minitimeSat Apr 09, 2016 12:01 am

@1997 Murray wrote:
looks good, my first tractor was a murray widebody, but it had the bigger fenders. My first tractor I built for off road was identical, right down to the missing headlight.
it's been a good little tractor, always starts up, takes a beating and keeps going. I'm not sure why they all seem to be missing lights...
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PostSubject: Re: My main murray   My main murray Icon_minitimeMon Apr 25, 2016 11:52 pm

Does anybody know how to/if I can upgrade the charging system on my Briggs and Stratton 12.5 to better handle the winch. It drains the battery really quick and then it won't start afterward always.
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PostSubject: Re: My main murray   My main murray Icon_minitimeSun May 08, 2016 4:48 pm

Anyone know if/how I could mount these rims on the front of this mower? I figured I got 4 for free, they have good tread. Why not? If it's just not an economical idea, anyone have a suggestion for some nice front tires for my mower that are on the cheap side. These turf savers suck turning and they have a lot of slow leaks.My main murray Image67
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PostSubject: Re: My main murray   My main murray Icon_minitimeTue May 10, 2016 7:04 pm

Well I'm not really sure how it happened but the govorner is broken on the mower, it runs way too fast, and it's easy to stall out if I push the throttle lever down so it won't run ridiculously fast. Any suggestions on where to look or what to do about it...
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