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post #1 of 15 Old 07-12-2014, 12:19 PM Thread Starter
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I might pick one of these up for $20 today. Does anyone know if they actually are 4.5 hp or is this one of the hp inflated motors that i have seen some postings about? Looking for a little more hp vs the 3/21 craftsman POS i have now.
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Dragged the old girl home. Fired up on the third pull. Paddles look better than my craftsman, I'm good to go! Anyone know the other names of this machine, like mtd, craftsman, etc? Looks like this...http://www.snowblowersdirect.com/Mur...ower/p835.html

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There she is
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I believe that Murray is the manufacturer and also made similar looking (green in color) models for Craftsman. Currently, Briggs & Stratton owns the Murray name.

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I believe that Murray is the manufacturer and also made similar looking (green in color) models for Craftsman. Currently, Briggs & Stratton owns the Murray name.
Thanks for the info, i know she's a turd, but if she starts, runs, and keeps the driveway cleared I'll be happy. Electric start makes not a sound on this one. I will have to investigate.
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The Murray cost you 1/4 the price of new paddles, scraper bar and belt for the Craftsman. Good luck with it.

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i have the same one except mines branded craftsman and is grey in color with electric start and a 5hp 2 stroke tecumseh. one thing i hate about it is my paddles are riveted in, not sure about this one
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i have the same one except mines branded craftsman and is grey in color with electric start and a 5hp 2 stroke tecumseh. one thing i hate about it is my paddles are riveted in, not sure about this one
How is the performance of it? Is it worth keeping around? I picked up a 4 stroke 21 inch mtd for $50 yesterday, a 2010 model that needs paddles and I'm trying to decide whether i gained anything or not.
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How is the performance of it? Is it worth keeping around? I picked up a 4 stroke 21 inch mtd for $50 yesterday, a 2010 model that needs paddles and I'm trying to decide whether i gained anything or not.
Paddles, scrapper and belt are around $50 for the MTD. Overall it is a pretty good workhorse for 6" or less snowfall. They will clear deeper snow at a reduced speed and harder pushing. The scrapper has two working edges, so when one side wears out, flip it around and use the second side.
Probably worth $150-$175 once the snow starts to fly.

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its ok for what it is, i wouldnt use it as a primary machine, but it is great with heavy snow. the engines run forever if you keep oil in them but i find myself pulling off the carb every 3 years or so even if i drain and burn the gas because it ends up surging, for what they are they make great backup machines. they are best for heavy snow up to about 8 inches
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