is murray a good brand

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by BLandL, Dec 28, 2004.

  1. BLandL

    BLandL LawnSite Member
    Messages: 18

    just wondering if murray is a good brand and if it will work for commercial use?
  2. Guthrie&Co

    Guthrie&Co LawnSite Senior Member
    from nc
    Messages: 784

  3. The Dude

    The Dude LawnSite Member
    Messages: 221

    Murray is one of the best brands out there. And a little known fact about Murray is that their mowers require no oil. Yep, no oil! Saves lots of $$ that other guys have to spend, putting your operation on top.

    Have fun
  4. out4now

    out4now LawnSite Bronze Member
    from AZ
    Messages: 1,796

    Definatively, No. Stick with the stronger brands and don't be duped by a commercial tag on anything that can be bought at Sears, Home Depot, Target, Walmart etc. Go to a good repuatable lawn shop and pick out something good. Be prepared, it won't be cheap. A good highend 21 inch self propelled push mower commercial will run 800 - 1000 bucks to give you an idea of price.
  5. bldinkel

    bldinkel LawnSite Member
    Messages: 6

    everyone knows that murray is top of the line. it's way better than dixie chopper, hustler, etc. why would you ask such a stupid question?

    actually if your just starting and that's all you can afford --- use it till you get enough money and enough clients to need a commercial mower. just my opinion.
  6. TheKingNJ

    TheKingNJ LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 781

    yeah if i owned anything made buy murry i wouldn't waiste my money buy putting oil in it eather. The oil would be worth more then the mower to me.
  7. geogunn

    geogunn LawnSite Gold Member
    from TN
    Messages: 3,010

    blandl--murray mowers are not generally made to, nor would they perform to commercial mowing specifications/expectations.

    they have an anticipated mowing life expectancy and that isn't long as compared to a heavy commercial made unit.

    I think your question is a valid question.

    GEO :)
  8. Geezer

    Geezer LawnSite Member
    Messages: 44

    Murray, owned by Senyang Hejin Holding Company (a Chinese company), filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy in November of this year. They owe Briggs and Stratton $40 MILLION !!! The Murray product line is big with mass retailers such as WalMart.....not commercial users.

    Keep researching....
  9. 65hoss

    65hoss LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 6,360

    As I stated in your other comm'l grade equipment if at all possible. Don't spend the same money over and over again. No, murray is not a comm'l grade mower. It may cut pretty good and get you started, but it will NOT hold up to comm'l work.
  10. ChadA

    ChadA LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 521

    I Agree. A Residential Mower Just Can't Take The The Abuse Day In And Day Out That A Commercial Mower Can.

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