This Murray garden tractor is ideal for the smaller end of the market. Suitable for areas up to 6000m2 (1.5 Acres) and equipped with a very reliable Briggs and Stratton 12.5HP engine, this entry level Murray tractor features many of the qualities of its bigger brothers, giving purchasers a decent specification for their money.
The 12.5/38 is strong enough to work on variety of terrains. It has a tough engine, a 38 inch cutting width and decent turning radius. A mulching kit or 247 litre grass collector can easily be fitted.
Features at a glance
|Model||EMT125380 – 12.5/38|
|Recommended Area||6000m2, 1.5 Acres|
|Acceptable Terrain||Flat, some slopes,|
|Cutting Width||96 cm / 38″|
|Engine Power (horse power)||12.5 HP|
|Engine Make and Type||Briggs & Stratton Powerbuilt OHV|
|Transmission||Manual 5 gears|
|Turning Radius||63.5cm, 25″|
|Grass Discharge||side discharge|
|Approximate Price||US$2,100 – £1,350|
Driving the 12.5/38 Murray garden tractor
The Briggs and Stratton 12.5 Hp engine is powerful enough for most areas up to 1.5 acres (6000m2) in size. Fitted with an electronic key ignition, the engine meets the latest environmental standards and carries with it the Briggs and Stratton mark of quality and reliability
This garden tractor has a five speed manually-operated gear box with a gear lever that is easy to reach from your seated position. Whilst a manual transmission does not give the infinte speed control of a hydrostatic transmission, it is simpler, easier to maintain and more fuel efficient than a hyrdo version. The 12.5/38 also features low effort steering.
Cutting with the 12.5/38 Murray garden tractor
The Murray 12.5/38 has an efficent 38″ (96cm) cutting deck with twin blades, providing a neat, wide cut on variety of grass and ground conditions. The turning radius is a tight 18″ (46cm), allowing some precision when mowing around obstacles.
The cutting height is set through an easy to reach, tool-less mower leveling system, and ranges from 30 – 102 mm.
As the name implies, the 12.5/38 Murray garden tractor has a standard side discharge for the cut grass but with a large side deflector that evenly disperses the clippings, so your lawn looks neat after each pass. A mulching kit and a large 247 liter grass collector are also available.
Working with the 12.5/38 Murray garden tractor
This is an easy to operate, easy to maintain garden tractor. The tool-less deck allows easy management of the mower and all controls are easy to reach. The seating area is comfortable with large amount of leg-room due to the step through platform which makes getting on and off the tractor easy.
- 38″ Mulching Kit
- 247 liter grass collector bag
- Very affordable price
- Ease of operation
- Very durable engine
- Tight turning radius
- Manual transmission might be annoying to some
- Lack of more accessories, considering this is a garden tractor after all.
This is a durable machine, excellent for beginners and medium size lawns. The engine is from a reliable manufacturer, so should be robust enough to last you for a while. The width of the cutting deck and small turning radius will get the job done in shortest time possible.
A solid choice for small to medium size property or a first garden tractor.