Murray lawn mowers are owned and made by Briggs & Stratton. They are advertised as basic, no-frills lawn mowers that feature Briggs & Stratton engines.
The Murray brand is the descendant of the Murray Ohio Manufacturing Company, which built automobile parts, bicycles and lawn and garden equipment from 1919 until 1999. The company was purchased in 1988 by the British investment group Tomkins. After several attempts to stay solvent, as well as several sales of the brand, the American manufacturing company Briggs & Stratton purchased Murray in 2004. Briggs & Stratton focused its core business on manufacturing lawn and garden equipment.