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Old 08-04-2009, 11:27 PM
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60" Exmark Turf Tracer Issue

I have a Exmark Turf Tracer with a 23 hp kohler motor. When I start the mower in the morning and engage the PTO everything works PTO, engine, etc. But then when I shut the PTO off after completing one property and then I continue on to the second property I turf the PTO back on for the second time in the day, the PTO doesn't work, nothing, no blades moving. Then when I shut the lawnmower off after finding out that the PTO is not working and try to turn the engine back on, the battery is dead and the battery doesn't have enough power to turn the engine on. Has anybody had similar situations as mine? Does any body know what is causing this problem? It seems to me like the battery is not getting recharged while the engine is on. Any input would be greatly appreciated. Thanks in advanced- Dan
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Old 08-04-2009, 11:43 PM
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Rectifier going/gone out.

Put the battery on a charger overnight and see if you get more than one lawn done before it dies.
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Old 08-08-2009, 06:59 PM
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Could be your alternator/charging unit. Did this just happen once? It could just be a battery. Your PTO won't engage without juice, so it's something in that general area.
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Old 08-17-2009, 10:27 AM
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60" Turf Tracer Battery Charging Issues

I replaced the rectifier regulator but it is still having charging issues, what else could it be, any suggestions? Thanks in advance
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Old 08-17-2009, 07:00 PM
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Check for battery voltage on the center wire in the regulator plug with the key in the run position.

If you have battery voltage to the regulator perform a stator test;

Un-plug the voltage regulator and put your multimeter on AC volts, Put a test lead on each of the white wires at the regulator plug. Start the engine and run at full throttle, You should get 28 or more AC volts.

If lower than 28 the stator is bad.

If you do get 28 or above AC volts check the ground wire/strap on the voltage regulator for corrosion/tightness.
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Old 05-08-2013, 08:58 AM
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Bring this back, I have the same problem, went through 2 batteries in 1 week

I have low volts at center prong and the two outer prongs are way off.

Could it be the regulator?

I know the battery is not charging
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Old 05-08-2013, 10:50 AM
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Before you start swapping parts....
Ensure you have 12v pos to the center prong on the regulator with the key iturned on..
Also ...make sure the regulator has a good ground...wont work if it aint grounded..
Im thinkin bad fuse holders....the usual first suspect on turf tracers...
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Old 05-08-2013, 04:21 PM
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I have 8.5 volts to center prong with machine running
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Old 05-08-2013, 09:11 PM
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What is the voltage reading with just the key turned on...engine not running..???
Compare that voltage to the readings directly off the battery...
Exmark fuseholders are notorious for voltage drop....poor connections...

The regulator has a zener diode...basically a switch that turns on the regulator and starts the charging....
It takes somewhere between 7 and 9 volts sustained to activate the zener diode....
Until you get 12.5 volts from the ignition switch to the regulator...you can't check the charge system...
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Old 05-08-2013, 10:16 PM
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I second the ground issue as I have had one of my riders do that .
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