Sporting a powerful 17HP Intek overhead Valve (OHV) engine from Briggs & Straton and a wide 42 inch (107cm ) cutting deck, this Murray riding mower is a good choice for areas up to 2 Acres ( 8000 m2 ).
It has a turning radius of 25 inches (63.5 cm) and with 2 cutting blades provides a good, clean cut.
The 17/42 side discharge Murray ride-on mower
Features at a glance
|Recommended Area||8000m2, 2 Acres|
|Acceptable Terrain||Flat, some slopes|
|Cutting Width||102cm / 42 inches|
|Engine Power (horse power)||17 HP|
|Engine Make and Type||Briggs & Stratton Intek OHV|
|Transmission||Variator automatic transmission|
|Turning Radius||63.5cm, 25 inches|
|Grass Discharge||Side discharge, mulching and bag collection options available|
|Approximate Price||£ 1,500|
Driving the 17/42 Murray riding mower
Briggs and Stratton is known for the reliability of its engines and the Murray 17/42 has one of Briggs’ powerful Intek OHV series engines under the hood. Combined with the variator automatic transmission and infinite gears, it can cut on the flat and on smaller slopes.
It is easy to steer and the variable speed drive is foot-pedal controlled, allowing you to have full control of the mower while driving.
Large and well profiled rear and front tyres provide stability and solid traction on wet terrains.
Cutting with the 17/42 Murray riding mower
The 42 inch (107 cm) wide cutting deck is fitted with 2 blades. The large side discharger works well in most conditions but, if you want a neater grass disposal system, a mulching kit and large 274 litre bag are both available.
While there are models with a smaller turning radius, the 25 inch (63.5 cm) turning radius of the 17/42 is acceptable and will get you around most large obstacles with minimal need for further trimming.
The height of cut is adjusted through Murray’s tool-less deck levelling system and it ranges from 38 to 114 mm.
Working with the 17/42 Murray riding mower
Maintenance is simple with the 17/42 – it has axle grease fittings and an easily accessible oil cap, ensuring clean and fast oil changes.
Two strong headlights enable this machine to be be worked in the evenings or the early winter mornings and a high back seat will keep you comfortable throughout your mowing session.
Mulching kit and 247 litre grass collector.
- Strong and reliable
- Good traction
- Width of cut speeds up the mowing task
- Good quality engine
- Wider turning radius than some similar models
- Lack of accessories.
A decent machine, with a strong engine. It represents pretty good value for money but does lack some versatility. In summary, this is a typical, simple but effective Murray ride-on mower.
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