It seems as if the spots on the frame are not from the battery but that is quite a coincidence for both to happen in the same area at the same time on a brand new machine. I will wash everything well and watch the area. I will also pull back the corrogated hose cover and inspect. I topped off the Mobil 1 hydro fluid last night, it was only 1-2 oz low.
My backyard is probably about 20 degree slope so that may have something to do with the battery acid leaking.