MURRAY 22" 5.0 HP QUANTUM

by James
(Lehigh Acres FL)

I personally believe I made a mistake buying this lawn mower, it was a Wal-Mart special and it was one of the cheapest. I live in South Florida and boy, in the summer you could watch the grass grow, I believed that the big wheels in the back would make my chore easier, but I was wrong. Its heavy and hard to push around because I think the wheel bearing wear out because the back wheels are now angled a bit.


This is actually my second Murray, the first one shot oil and had to bring it back, I personally would recommend a self powered one or hiring a lawn service. I'm not in the best shape and it tires me out to push this around, I thought is was going to be like a sarlo (big back wheeled lawnmowers in Florida)

This lawn mower has a 5 H.P Briggs & Stanton, its starts almost everytime on the first pull, its a 2 in 1 combo with Mulch/discharge. I use the mulch. It was good at the beginning but now it seems harder to push, and I'm looking for a self-propelled one.

Now to the big problem ,that I noticed on google too, is the handle that you hold to keep the lawn-mower running broke and you have push the wire up, also it has to be cleaned on the bottom a whole lot.

Its quite a production to remove the mulch plug, but the bag disintegrated very fast. I keep the oil changed and the blade sharpened and it still hard to push even when the grass is short, when the grass is tall, forget about it.

Well in ending, I would say don't buy the cheapest mower, I live on a fixed income and wish I had saved up for a more advanced name brand model and one that is self-powered, im a old man.

Thank you for reading my review and sorry I'm not really a good writer. Happy mowing and good day.

Pros
- cheap
- starts first time

Cons
- heavy
- hard to push

Rating
2 out of 5

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May 10, 2012
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Trying to fix mine
by: Dustin

This review came up while I was trying to find a manual and information to fix min Murray 22 with the "Quantum" engine. I compiled engine and mower information that I could find here: http://www.dustii.com/2012/05/10/what-briggs-stratton-engine-is-on-my-murray-push-mower/
Hope it's a help

Sep 16, 2011
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Murray 22
by: Shawn

I guess I have to say that I've had pretty good luck with my Murray Quantum. I have had it probably six or seven years. The body is starting to wear out, but like our previous Murray, the motor is still running good.

Aug 06, 2011
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lawn mower
by: cole

make i have lawn mower i love 5.0 so much love

Jul 02, 2011
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QUANTUM HANDLE
by: knva

The handle broke on this lawn mower. Where can I get another handle?

Sep 17, 2010
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prime button broke
by: Anonymous

the prime button is replaceable with out to much difficulty and it should be under $10.00. Try Lowes, Home Depot or look in the yellow pages for lawn mower parts.

Sep 01, 2010
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Murray 22
by: Anonymous

My prime button broke on my murray 22" 5.0 and now it won't start. What should I do to get it to start?

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