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#1 thereverendbill OFFLINE  

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Posted July 30, 2012 - 09:27 PM

I got it for free and starting tinkering and got it running and moving tonight. I have done the google search and can't find anything on this tractor so I was wondering if anyone can give me some more info on it

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(it's the red one in the picture)

All i know from the tag under the seat is that I can get replacement parts at Sears Robuck (spelling?), I am guessing it was sold at sears but I am looking for what year range it is and what other mowers share the same mowing deck.

The deck on the mower could be repaired but it has been fiberglassed on the sides and I'd rather just replace it

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Posted July 31, 2012 - 05:59 AM

Welcome to GTtalk , can't help you with any info but maybe others will be able to , Al

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Posted July 31, 2012 - 06:56 AM

Welcome to the forum! Looks similar to the Sears from mid 80's to early 90's.

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Posted August 01, 2012 - 04:27 AM

Welcome to the forum and Free is nearly always a good thing.

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Posted August 03, 2012 - 11:18 AM

Welcome to the forum.Glad to have you with us.

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Posted August 05, 2012 - 01:22 PM

Those machines are not very common. They are normally confused with the AYP Sears tractors but yours was actually made by Murray Ohio. I believe AYP may have built some, IDK. The badging should be Companion. Not sure of the year but the Briggs codes will get us close. I know the tractor patent date is Oct. 20th 1987. Sears number will start with 502.xxxxx.

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Posted August 05, 2012 - 01:36 PM

This is the AYP version.

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Posted August 07, 2012 - 04:22 PM

they were all made by murray and are normally refered to as the cube tractor. They were made from 86- early 90s I believe. Multiple companies rebadged them,

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Posted August 07, 2012 - 06:49 PM

they were all made by murray and are normally refered to as the cube tractor. They were made from 86- early 90s I believe. Multiple companies rebadged them,



I will have to respectfully disagree with you on this point. I believe you will find the bulk of the "square" Craftsman tractors, silver green or otherwise were 917 units, manufactured by AYP/Roper/Electrolux or whatever merger phase they happened to be in. The only 502 tractors I have ever seen in this body style built my Murray has their distinctive stamped steel front axle and the "bumpout" and the sloping floor pan as shown in the photos below . I have done some fairly extensive research over the past 4 years or so on Murray OPE as they are a passion of mine and the units below are the only square 502 units I have ever seen. If you have any evidence that Murray built any other square nose units [ipl's, manuals, catalogs etc.] I'd be thrilled to see it. I love unearthing any and all Murray info. I do have a photo of a silver version of the tractor below "somewhere", but cannot find it at the moment.

In case you have not seen it, I replied to your other thread about the bar on the rear of your tractor, she's a beauty by the way. That bar is for a 3 point hitch.

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Posted August 07, 2012 - 06:52 PM

Welcome to the forum. Glad you got it running and FREE is always the right price.

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Posted August 08, 2012 - 03:28 PM

917 is a murray cross number.

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Posted August 09, 2012 - 11:39 AM

917 is a murray cross number.


That's incorrect. 917 is the Sears source code for Roper/AYP/Husqvarna. Maybe that's the cause of the confusion.

502. is the Sears source code for Murray Ohio.

http://gardentractor...umerical-order/

Edited by BushBoneYard, August 09, 2012 - 11:47 AM.


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Posted August 09, 2012 - 03:31 PM

yeah my bad. after i posted it I was like crap the murray number is 502




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