Greetings, robs01, and welcome to MTF. You'll get plenty of help around here. Enjoy your visits.
Some good points here hankll. I'm thinking either this machine has been re powered -or- Australia was getting older units as new. Especially with that chain drive. If you search Australia on eBay, there are dealers selling new Murrays that are the 2002 - 2005 design. I searched through all my Murray stuff and came up empty. Have not given up though.And Robs, While I was checking your photo's out, I began to notice a few details. It is very similar to a 1984 Murray I once had. The grille and deck height adjustment and 5 speed manual shift were identical to it. It doesn't mean yours is a 1984 model. Could be you guys were getting model productions that were behind the production models from years previous to what we were seeing.
I don't think so. At least the body is original. All the under carriage photo shots show nearly new looking wiring and trans is shiny still, and even the pulleys are in nearly new condition. As far as a re-power on the engine, maybe, but I'm thinking it is as I said. What we are seeing, is a lag in the model design that we saw years before in our country.I have just one question that might help everyone out. Do you think or know that this LT is all stock and not restored. (new paint, newer motor and everything) I don't mean to imply that you don't keep your mower in excelent shape but the pictures look like it is almost brand new, so everyone may be looking at a motor date that is not the original one that came in the LT. I only wish my 1996 GT looked that good
Agreed.What we are seeing, is a lag in the model design that we saw years before in our country.