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#1 mccaw69 OFFLINE  

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Posted May 15, 2015 - 06:40 AM

Hey all,does anyone know how to interpet the model/mfg numbers on murray tractors in order to find out mfg year?murrayvin.jpg Thanks for any and all help.

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Posted May 15, 2015 - 07:04 AM

I had read online that Murray used a dating system where three of the numbers are the day of the year from 1 to 365. So maybe the 352nd day (Dec 18th) of 1995? Looking at the 95 as the year and the 352 as the day. Not sure what the tractor is so I'm not sure if the 90's is reasonable or not but that is my best guess.


Another good way is if you have the engine numbers; that is often the easiest way that I use to date my older tractors from long-gone companies that don't seem to have tractor records. I didn't see anything on Murray's current website about year finder like some have but they might.

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Posted May 15, 2015 - 07:08 AM

Hey all,does anyone know how to interpet the model/mfg numbers on murray tractors in order to find out mfg year?attachicon.gifmurrayvin.jpg Thanks for any and all help.

I found this in a google search which goes with the post above.

Murray Model decoder.JPG


Murray 5 Digit DOM's

For a short time in the 1990's, Murray switched to a 5 digit YYDDD system. Seems fairly idiot proof below, but the year, in this case 1996, was not always printed on the tag to the left of the 5 digit DOM. Normally the tag would just say DOM 96046. So now we know the the tractor would have been built on the 46th day of 1996.


I would say Dec. 1995.

Edited by KennyP, May 15, 2015 - 07:13 AM.

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Posted May 15, 2015 - 03:29 PM



In the 70's and 80's they used a Julian dating system.


1970's YDDD

1980's DDDY

Early 90's YYDDD


Then, finally in the 2000's they used a full normal date.