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 Chill Murray aka the test dummy and beater

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PostSubject: Chill Murray aka the test dummy and beater   Chill Murray  aka the test dummy and beater Icon_minitimeJuly 31st 2019, 12:00 pm



Picked up this ole 90s Huskee(murray) for $30 bucks with flats, and non running 12hp flathead briggs.  Figured it would be good to have something I could just cut and weld on at will for offroad ideas, and good backup/loaner offroad mower.





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Pop the Hood!

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Also doubled as a nice Mouse nest for year or so:


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Had to make a Pull Start of course:


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Had some 20x 8.50s that we were free to replace the 18s on the rear temporarily:


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My lovely wife made up some vinyl for the mower:

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Built a free quickie bumper at work for it to get me by for the meantime:

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Testing on one of my Jeep Trails at my house:

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Last weekend, I got kinda creative (stupid) on the build for fun.  Ill try to post up some pictures tomorrow of the "mods" i did on Saturday/Sunday
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PostSubject: Re: Chill Murray aka the test dummy and beater   Chill Murray  aka the test dummy and beater Icon_minitimeJuly 31st 2019, 2:08 pm

haha love that mouse, I have pulled so many out of those type engines....good beater mower.
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PostSubject: Re: Chill Murray aka the test dummy and beater   Chill Murray  aka the test dummy and beater Icon_minitimeJuly 31st 2019, 2:37 pm

Hey hey, it's finally here! LOL, I like how you describe it as "test dummy"... Very fitting.
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PostSubject: Re: Chill Murray aka the test dummy and beater   Chill Murray  aka the test dummy and beater Icon_minitimeAugust 6th 2019, 3:15 pm

So here's where I start to get silly, starts out innocent



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Then I said "why not use 15" wheels" lol

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Heres the mower with the 18's from the rear on the front and some 195/65/15 car tires temporarily mounted til I mount up some 31x10.50 mud tires I have for the rear.


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It has ground clearance now for days! First im gonna weld up the diff to get use out of all the traction I can and then onto the next experiment or two. I love this test dummy/troll mower.
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PostSubject: Re: Chill Murray aka the test dummy and beater   Chill Murray  aka the test dummy and beater Icon_minitimeAugust 6th 2019, 4:12 pm

LOL. I'll bet it goes a wee bit faster now!

How's that seat? I have an identical one on my gray one. I hate it........................... Oohhh how I miss my Widebody LOL.
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PostSubject: Re: Chill Murray aka the test dummy and beater   Chill Murray  aka the test dummy and beater Icon_minitimeAugust 7th 2019, 12:55 pm

Im not a fan of the seat/spring setup, probably get the seat/spring setup off my 13' MTD parts tractor and put on it.
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PostSubject: Re: Chill Murray aka the test dummy and beater   Chill Murray  aka the test dummy and beater Icon_minitimeAugust 7th 2019, 8:27 pm

Yeah, I tried putting a spring on mine but it's helpless. The seat on my red Widebody is SOOOOO much more comfortable. It won't be my 'daily' for long so I guess I survive.

13'? What does that mean? You have 13, or you have 1 13 foot long MTD?
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PostSubject: Re: Chill Murray aka the test dummy and beater   Chill Murray  aka the test dummy and beater Icon_minitimeAugust 8th 2019, 10:04 am

Murraymountain wrote:

13'? What does that mean? You have 13, or you have 1 13 foot long MTD?


Its 2013 model parts tractor that a guy gave me so the seat is still in good shape and has all the hinge etc minty.
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PostSubject: Re: Chill Murray aka the test dummy and beater   Chill Murray  aka the test dummy and beater Icon_minitimeAugust 8th 2019, 10:05 am

Ah okay. Yeah them newer MTD seat setups are nice.
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PostSubject: Re: Chill Murray aka the test dummy and beater   Chill Murray  aka the test dummy and beater Icon_minitimeAugust 8th 2019, 1:10 pm

Took out the ole transaxle last night and prepped it for welding today.


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Finished up cleaning it today and welding it before I leave work, so i can reassemble later and test it out.
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PostSubject: Re: Chill Murray aka the test dummy and beater   Chill Murray  aka the test dummy and beater Icon_minitimeAugust 8th 2019, 1:17 pm

Remember to weld (at least tack it) in place (in the trans with axles in) so your gears mesh up.   Chill Murray  aka the test dummy and beater 2731072446

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PostSubject: Re: Chill Murray aka the test dummy and beater   Chill Murray  aka the test dummy and beater Icon_minitimeAugust 8th 2019, 5:22 pm

Yep. I learned that the hard way.
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PostSubject: Re: Chill Murray aka the test dummy and beater   Chill Murray  aka the test dummy and beater Icon_minitimeAugust 14th 2019, 1:46 pm



Well, I had a good weekend after I got the rear in back under the Murray. Took my friend Chad out and let him ride my horse while I led him thru some trails. On our way back up I was sitting at a weird angle waiting for him to do a climb and as I pulled away the motor lost power and locked up. A little tiny puff of smoke in the dipstick and the exhaust and that’s all she wrote. We had a good laugh and then I hooked up recovery and he towed me back to the house. I will post up some pictures of our ride and the engine teardown later. Needless to say the crank and the rod are junk.
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PostSubject: Re: Chill Murray aka the test dummy and beater   Chill Murray  aka the test dummy and beater Icon_minitimeAugust 14th 2019, 3:42 pm

Oh the good ol' Powerbuilt. The junkiest Briggs engine I'll ever have.

Haha, seriously though, the Powerbuilt should've been called the junkerbuilt. LOL.

I would be so sure it's junk, I just recently acquired a Widebody with what was supposed to be a blown motor and it wasn't. It was apparently locked up and before I got it my friend told me it had unlocked itself.
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PostSubject: Re: Chill Murray aka the test dummy and beater   Chill Murray  aka the test dummy and beater Icon_minitimeAugust 15th 2019, 3:29 pm


Thought has crossed my mind to file a few places to free it up and send it for a few more miles. Probably will do that while im looking for a donor motor. Have push mower engine i have thought about temporarily retrofitting in to see what i can do with it. Good thing about a 30$ rider.

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