All-Terrain Lawn Tractor Forum

Like riding lawn tractors through mud, woods, rocks, and snow? Then this is the place for you! Share your ideas, Post your projects and more!
 
PortalHomeFAQSearchMemberlistRegisterLog inCountdown Timer
Swing by the Chatroom anytime! Chat events held every Saturday, 8pm EST - whenever!
Welcome to the All Terrain Lawn Tractor Forum!
Voting for the 2017 Build-Off has ended! Click Here to view results!
The new 2017 ATLTF stickers are in! View them here, and order yours while they're hot!
We now have a Discord chat server! Contact Doug for an invite link!

Share | 
 

 Richie's Murray Widebody- "Orion"

View previous topic View next topic Go down 
Go to page : Previous  1, 2, 3
AuthorMessage
RichieRichOverdrive
Expert
Expert


Join date : 2016-10-29
Posts : 1066

PostSubject: Re: Richie's Murray Widebody- "Orion"   Sat Jan 06, 2018 8:26 pm

Well part of the red wagon ana logy(ffs doug cmon) was that it just rides like a rock. It just rattles and bangs and skips if the ground is anything but solid pavement. It seems to be a common thing with Murrays and other light rigs. Mutt, in both her stock and current form, ride well. A good bit of weight just seems to make things move very fluidly, none of the jerkiness this thing has. Not to say the tires don't contribute to that.
Back to top Go down
RichieRichOverdrive
Expert
Expert
avatar

Age : 15
Join date : 2016-10-29
Posts : 1066
Forum Rep : 38
Location : Lewisburg, KY

PostSubject: Re: Richie's Murray Widebody- "Orion"   Sat Jan 06, 2018 11:57 pm

Pic I forgot I took yesterday of Orion & Mutt on the chargers

Back to top Go down
biggasmowers
Veteran
Veteran
avatar

Age : 17
Join date : 2016-12-30
Posts : 577
Forum Rep : 24
Location : Kansas

PostSubject: Re: Richie's Murray Widebody- "Orion"   Sun Jan 07, 2018 10:36 am

I prefer heavy mowers so they don't roll so easily, my murrays will go over so quick because of the riders weight is all on the rear and no front weight. the craftsman i used to off road with never flipped . Of course it had a cast axle and opposed twin with the battery in front of the engine so it was balanced really well, almost even with me riding it .
Back to top Go down
RichieRichOverdrive
Expert
Expert
avatar

Age : 15
Join date : 2016-10-29
Posts : 1066
Forum Rep : 38
Location : Lewisburg, KY

PostSubject: Re: Richie's Murray Widebody- "Orion"   Sun Jan 07, 2018 3:26 pm

I used to roll my craftsman so much because it had a pretty high center of gravity. Murrays actually are a lot lower to the ground, and have a lower center of gravity, but they're really lightweight. I guess it'd be interesting how it would actually pan out, I haven't taken put this one through any real tests yet.
Back to top Go down
biggasmowers
Veteran
Veteran
avatar

Age : 17
Join date : 2016-12-30
Posts : 577
Forum Rep : 24
Location : Kansas

PostSubject: Re: Richie's Murray Widebody- "Orion"   Sun Jan 07, 2018 6:01 pm

My murrays always have a high center of gravity from having either oppys or big front tires on them
Back to top Go down
AllisKidD21
Grand Master
Grand Master
avatar

Age : 19
Join date : 2016-07-10
Posts : 2174
Forum Rep : 85
Location : Glencoe, Ontario

PostSubject: Re: Richie's Murray Widebody- "Orion"   Sun Jan 07, 2018 6:04 pm

My little Ford used to be super top heavy when we first put the engine in and got it driving. I'm thinkin' the 16hp opposed and super narrow track/short wheel base was the cause of that, hahaha.
Back to top Go down
Online
RichieRichOverdrive
Expert
Expert
avatar

Age : 15
Join date : 2016-10-29
Posts : 1066
Forum Rep : 38
Location : Lewisburg, KY

PostSubject: Re: Richie's Murray Widebody- "Orion"   Fri Jan 12, 2018 9:50 pm

Took Orion out for a rip in the snow today. Once you get some momentum she goes nice. Tipped her once, was drifting and caught a pothole in the snow. Of course, she didn't start til i dragged her back to the shop haha. She needs a locked diff though, would be a lot more fun that way lol. Bright headlights sure are nice.
Back to top Go down
mightyraze
Moderator
Moderator
avatar

Age : 42
Join date : 2016-09-06
Posts : 2398
Forum Rep : 102
Location : Shawnee, OK

PostSubject: Re: Richie's Murray Widebody- "Orion"   Fri Jan 12, 2018 11:11 pm

Locked is super fun in the snow! We ended up missing out on the snow. Crying or Very sad

_______________________________________________
[Future Project] 1982 Murray GT . . . . . . . . 2-39002
[Future Project] 1974 Craftsman LT10/36. . . 917.2552704

Sasquatch II 1990 Craftsman II . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 917.2559101
Li'l Red Murray 1998 Murray. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42505x92A
_______________________________________________
ArrowHow To Upload Pictures
Back to top Go down
http://mightyraze.com
biggasmowers
Veteran
Veteran
avatar

Age : 17
Join date : 2016-12-30
Posts : 577
Forum Rep : 24
Location : Kansas

PostSubject: Re: Richie's Murray Widebody- "Orion"   Sat Jan 13, 2018 11:25 am

If i get an 820 i will doc lock it , maybe some more aggressive mud tires so i dont get stuck so bad like the last time . Not sure if a murray is worth putting an 820in tho lol
Back to top Go down
Sponsored content




PostSubject: Re: Richie's Murray Widebody- "Orion"   

Back to top Go down
 
Richie's Murray Widebody- "Orion"
View previous topic View next topic Back to top 
Page 3 of 3Go to page : Previous  1, 2, 3
 Similar topics
-
» &%@#! murray widebody drive belt replacement
» Richie's Murray Widebody- "Orion"
» 98 murray widebody buildup
» Murray widebody forged cast iron axle swap
» 1997 Murray widebody trail mower

Permissions in this forum:You cannot reply to topics in this forum
All-Terrain Lawn Tractor Forum :: Tractor Project Builds :: Off Road & Rally Tractors-
Jump to: