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It was sold as soon as someone came to look at it. I let it go for $325, and since I only had about $65 in it, I thought that was a nice round figure to sell it for.

It was truly a very good example of, what taking good care of a Lawn Tractor, can look like after 26 years. The new owner was a mechanic by trade, and was in his late 20's, who appreciated the heavy construction of it compared to the newer LT's on the market. I was amazed that someone his age, could appreciate the lack of plastic this had in the manufacturing process.

So another fine machine, that I am proud to have been able to see and refurbish it back to a good working condition. The mechanic that bought it was very impressed with it. As I was when I got it.
 

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Yea, any of my murrays dont have much plastic (1982 GT-16 4-speed cast iron tranny, and 1997 widebody LT)
 

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Good deal. She was/is a great example of an old school Murray. 26 years old and still looking for a lawn to chew. I have all your pics of her filed in the "Archives".
 

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Good deal. She was/is a great example of an old school Murray. 26 years old and still looking for a lawn to chew. I have all your pics of her filed in the "Archives".
:ditto: All the murrays were built to last but those are some of the best looking just My $.02
 

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BBY, I should send you a commission for my ease of selling it. The fact that you came up with the parts diagram of it in the Murray configuration, made it tons easier to sell the "old" girl. With the knowledge that it was a Murray built, and parts, such as belts, blades, and pulleys were still available definitely made it easier to sell! The bad thing, with him being a mechanic, I won't get any service call work from him, but that is a good thing for that LT. It will be well cared for.
 

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thats the truth, that was my favorite murray I own, I"m 29, and I don't like how anything is made these days.
 

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I'm 13 and agree compleatly , At least murray's never had RIO!!!
OH Contraire ! The 2005 Classic I picked up does have that! RIO was apparently added in the last couple of years, for sure on the 2005's. They might have been called on the carpet about that safety feature being absent, and added it in the late years.

Zoom in on the gear shift. You can see the mounting plate for the safety switch, which with the gear lever in Reverse has the button engaged.
 

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