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Murray Riding Mower needs battery...


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05-25-08, 07:05 PM   #1  
Murray Riding Mower needs battery...

I cannot locate my owner's manual... And to add insult to injury, I removed and disgarded my old bad battery last year without making note of the size, make and/or part#.

I need a new battery, but am unable to find the correct size.

I checked all the battery application guides... And none of them list this model Murray Mower.

Please, anyone that can tell me what size battery will fit.... Batteries Plus can't tell me either.

Make: Murray, Model #42819X92A ,Manuf Date Code: 94333

Anyone with any info would be very much appreciated.

I didn't realize this was going to be a problem when I trashed the old battery.

Thanks,

Seadooo

 
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05-25-08, 07:13 PM   #2  
Unless this is something special it should take the standard "garden tractor" battery available anywhere.

 
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05-25-08, 11:50 PM   #3  
Yep. A standard lawn&garden battery should be fine. I generally use the higher amperage battery (around 350 cranking amps) just because they seem to last longer and crank the engine with more gusto.


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05-26-08, 05:02 AM   #4  
Standard size garden tractor battery won't fit?

Thanks for the replies... Unfortunately, those that replied thought just the same as I did. A standard sized garden tractor battery will not fit under the bail that holds the battery in place in the battery tray as intended by the manufacture.

The standard garden tractor battery case is about 5"Wide X 7-1/2"Length X 6-1/4" High... It will fit in the tray perfectly, but not under the bail that retains it in the tray.

I know the old battery fit under the bail as I took it out of the tractor myself. The bail sits about 4-1/4" above the battery tray in its restrained position assuming the battery was in place.

The battery I need should be the standard width and length but with a lower profile of only 4-1/4" high for it to fit in place and not having the potential to arc on the chassis at the top of the opening where the battery sits.

I thought about making something to restrain the standard size battery in place as it will fit under my sit and in the battery tray... But if it ever came loose, there would be a serious potential for the positive terminal to arc against the lip on the top of the battery compartment which is part of the tractor frame and designed in such a way I really can't change.

I guess back then Murray wasn't interested in using a standard sized battery in their riding mowers.

Without any modifications, using a standard size battery without proper restrain would be very dangerous at best.

This is why I am asking if anyone knows what size battery I had in this mower before I disgarded the old one that did fit in my mower perfectly.

I explained all this to Batteries Plus when I went there to inquire about getting the right size battery and they were no help.

Thanks again for all your replies and I hope someone out there can figure this out.

John

 
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