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Old 03-21-2013, 09:08 PM
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I would say that the engine is not turning over fast enough in the cold weather. Have you tried hooking up jumper cables to it? Have you had the battery load tested?

I had a bobcat that would have trouble starting in cold weather and I put a new battery in it but that didn't solve the problem. It turned out to be the starter. It was weak and it couldn't spin the motor fast enough when it was cold even with a new battery. I put a new starter in and the problem was gone.
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Old 03-22-2013, 01:02 AM
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I would say that the engine is not turning over fast enough in the cold weather. Have you tried hooking up jumper cables to it? Have you had the battery load tested?

I had a bobcat that would have trouble starting in cold weather and I put a new battery in it but that didn't solve the problem. It turned out to be the starter. It was weak and it couldn't spin the motor fast enough when it was cold even with a new battery. I put a new starter in and the problem was gone.
The battery tested at 10.5 with a load. I have tried boosting it off as well as a portable jump start. The starter makes good sense. I am going to the dealer in the mornin. I put the mower on the truck already. They have agreed to check it tomorrow while on the truck.
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Old 03-22-2013, 09:02 AM
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I don't think it is volts you are after when load testing a battery. I thought amps were what you want. Another thing you may check is battery cables and their connections. I have seen bad battery cables cause a no start issue before as well as bad battery cable conections.
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I would say that the engine is not turning over fast enough in the cold weather. Have you tried hooking up jumper cables to it? Have you had the battery load tested?

I had a bobcat that would have trouble starting in cold weather and I put a new battery in it but that didn't solve the problem. It turned out to be the starter. It was weak and it couldn't spin the motor fast enough when it was cold even with a new battery. I put a new starter in and the problem was gone.
You were spot on. I took it to the dealer. They said it was the starter or the battery. Advance Auto tested both and said it was the starter. Kubota dealer wanted over $500 for a starter. Pat's Small Engines wanted $109. Russo power equipment wanted $94. I went to my local starter rebuild shop. They did it for $59 while I waited. Put it on and it fired right up. Problem solved. Thanks to everyone for all your responses.
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Old 03-23-2013, 08:51 PM
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You were spot on. I took it to the dealer. They said it was the starter or the battery. Advance Auto tested both and said it was the starter. Kubota dealer wanted over $500 for a starter. Pat's Small Engines wanted $109. Russo power equipment wanted $94. I went to my local starter rebuild shop. They did it for $59 while I waited. Put it on and it fired right up. Problem solved. Thanks to everyone for all your responses.
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