These rear discharge Murray lawn tractors are ideal if:
- you are looking for a nice clear lawn after you’ve finished mowing, with no untidy clippings left behind; or
- you want a lawn tractor that can collect lush and damp grass clippings without constant blocking of the discharge mechanism.
The Murray 312006X51 has a dedicated rear collector, with a large 137 litre capacity, which will make your clean up work a lot easier. Equipped with a powerful 14.5 HP Briggs & Stratton engine and independent dual steering, these manual transmission Murray lawn tractors will give you full control over all aspects of your mowing session.
Murray Lawn Tractors – the Rear Discharge 312006X51
Features at a glance
|Recommended Area||6000 to 8000m2, 1.5 to 2 Acres|
|Acceptable Terrain||Flat, some slopes,|
|Cutting Width||76 cm / 30 inches|
|Engine Power (horse power)||14.5 HP|
|Engine Make and Type||Briggs & Stratton Powerbuilt Series OHV AVS|
|Transmission||5 speed manual|
|Turning Radius||56cm, 22 inches|
|Grass Discharge||Rear discharge, mulch plug available|
|Approximate Price||£ 1,570|
Driving the Murray Rear Discharge 312006X51
These Murray lawn tractors feature dual independent steering – a type of power steering – which helps to reduce steering efforts to a minimum. Large tyres provide stability and traction and and the manual 5 speed transmission is easy to handle, giving you full speed control for the different conditions you’ll face.
The engine itself is manufactured by the well known Briggs & Stratton company. The model fitted to this machine is from the Powerbuilt Series, with overhead valves (OHV) and AVS – an Anti Vibration System that provides quieter operation and less strain on your back and the rest of your body.
At 14.5 HP, the engine is powerful enough to ensure optimal speed while cutting, reducing the time needed to finish the various parts of your lawn.
Cutting with the Murray Rear Discharge 312006X51
The 30 inch (76 cm) cutting deck is relatively small compared to some other models in this class. In fact, it is no bigger than the deck on the 10.5Hp RM50 Murray riding mowers. That said, the speed and power of the engine helps to reduce the time needed for each pass. The deck incorporates Murray’s standard tool-less system for levelling and can be adjusted for cutting heights ranging from 30 – 102 mm.
The rear grass collection method is standard on this machine but an easy to install mulch plug is available. A rear deflector can also be purchased as a separate item.
The turning radius is 22 inches (56 cm), which is pretty good considering the size of the machine and rear collection system.
Working with the Murray Rear Discharge 312006X51
All controls are right in front of you on the dashboard and the fender mounted shifter and height-of-cut controls are out of your way whilst driving, providing comfort and security.
Simple maintenance is assisted by the grease fittings on the front axle, whilst the open driving platform gives plenty of leg-room and makes it easy to get on and off.
Rear deflector and mulching plug.
- Quality/price ratio
- Ease of maintenance
- Good quality engine
- Manual transmission is less user friendly than hydrostatic trasnmissions
- Lack of accessories.
This handy and reliable manual lawn tractor is optimized for a clean cut and minimum maintenance. In Bristish and Irish conditions, where you may experience extended periods of wet weather or have to deal with damp and tall grass, the rear collection system comes into its own by removing the clippings efficiently without a tendency to clog the system
Considering their price and the cost of additional rear bagging kits you’d need for a similar side discharger, these Murray lawn tractors hold their own in their class and may be a sound investment if you want a simple no-frills machine.
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