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Wheel Horse tractor battery not charging

Discussion in 'Tractors' started by mmeredithsnet.net, Dec 13, 2004.

  1. mmeredithsnet.net

    mmeredithsnet.net LawnSite Member
    Posts: 2

    I've got a Wheel Horse 212-6 (1988) with a 12.5 hp FB460V Kawasaki engine. It's been great until the last mowing in 2004. It appears that the battery is not charging (less than 12 volts). I'm going to be checking the diode and voltage rectifier first before getting into the charging coil, ignition coil under the flywheel. The tractor will start with jumper cables hooked to another battery. No engagement of the electric PTO for the blades while running. (hope the clutch is still good).

    Was wondering if anyone out there has had similar problems with this engine type and if so what were the corrections.
  2. Travis Followell

    Travis Followell LawnSite Silver Member
    from KY
    Posts: 2,207

    Your battery is probibly bad. A lot of times when batteries wear out they will not hold a charge so therefore they have to be replaced.

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