Please help!

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by Chitown King, May 26, 2008.

  1. Chitown King

    Chitown King LawnSite Member
    Posts: 51

    I have a Ransomes Bobcat ztr, with a Kohler 23 hp engine. The mower keeps dying while in operation. Once it dies wont start again unless battery is jumped. Jump the battery and it starts right up and runs fine for 10 minutes or so then dies again.

    Any ideas?
  2. ALC-GregH

    ALC-GregH LawnSite Fanatic
    from PA
    Posts: 7,053

    did you try a new battery? If not, get a new battery. It probably won't hold a charge.
  3. Chitown King

    Chitown King LawnSite Member
    Posts: 51

    Have not tried that yet.
  4. bohiaa

    bohiaa LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 5,220

    naaaa, you dont need a battery.

    your machine will run with out a battery, l
  5. Chitown King

    Chitown King LawnSite Member
    Posts: 51

    if not battery what can i check?

    STIHL GUY LawnSite Fanatic
    from CT
    Posts: 5,225

    you can try to charge the battery
  7. totallawncare25

    totallawncare25 LawnSite Senior Member
    from TN
    Posts: 288

    clean your battery terminals
  8. lawnandl

    lawnandl LawnSite Member
    Posts: 78

    the plugs are old and getting to hot and therefor the engine shuts down...happened to me
  9. unkownfl

    unkownfl LawnSite Gold Member
    Posts: 3,838

    You need a stator, generator, or alternator w/e your machine uses. When the juice runs out from the jump start there is no energy for the coil to send spark.

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