I remember 15 ys ago buying a 700$ economy murray rider mower. 12.5hp and 42 " cut.
all my friends told me i was waisting my money and to buy john deere..e tc.
my friend bought jd. in those 15ys he's on his 3rd one.. :)
I've still got the old murray.
engine runs fine. need to replace the oring at the oil fill tube... ZI've had to re-thread a spindle.. and deck is about shot.. been thru a few belts and 6 sets of blades.. tires need air once a year.. but starts like a champ. only 3rd battery too.
I keep wondering how long it's gonna last. IMHO.. deck is gonna go soon and that will kill it. not worth putting a new deck on that old of a machine.