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  1. Mechanic and Repair
    Ok, I like to think I am a slightly above average home mechanic but when I do a bonehead mistake like this I question myself sometimes. While replacing my battery on my Scag Tiger Cub after the winter season in my dark storage building I inadvertently crossed terminals and tried to start the...
  2. Mechanic and Repair
    Hi, I have a customer with a ride-on mower, and the battery keeps going flat. If it helps, it is a Mountfield HJTP 102 Hydro. I tracked it down to a voltage leak through the rectifier when it was switched off. If I put a meter in series with the battery, I was loosing about 0.5A if I...
  3. Mechanic and Repair
    I have a 2004 Turf Tiger with a 27hp Kawasaki. My battery died on me a couple weeks ago so I bought a new one. The new one just quit working. What is the name of the alternator that charges the battery. I can't ID it in Scag part list. Thanks in advance for the help!
  4. Lawn Mowing Equipment
    What is the best battery powered Trimmer and Blowers? What is the run time? Thinking about going that way.
  5. Homeowner Assistance Forum
    After searching through some of the other posts, while I found some helpful info, I still am having problems. Model: Toro TimeCutter SS5000 (74730) Engine: Kawaski FR691V Serial: 315xxxxxxx My problem is that over time my battery dies in the middle of mowing and needs to be charged before I...
  6. Lawn Mowing Equipment
    Out of the 5 categories below, what is the best hedge trimmer you have used? 1) Reliability (Easy Starting, does not give you trouble) 2) Longevity (has a long commercial life) 3) Power (does not get caught up when using it for what its intended) 4) Maneuverability (Easy to Trim most shrubs...
  7. Mechanic and Repair
    I have a new mower that has been in the shop several times for a dead battery. No the key is not been left on as the manufacturer is saying! I'm not sure about the amp draw on the tracking device but the dealer saying there's no way that the small amout of draw is causing the issue. I dont use...
  8. Lawn Mowing Equipment
    Simply put, is it possible to overcharge a lawn mower battery? My mower recently ran out of gas and after pushing it into storage, I foolishly left the ignition on. I realized this after a couple days and by this time, the battery was drained. I hooked a charger up to the battery and after just...
  9. Mechanic and Repair
    I'm using a 614 Grasshopper mower with a 14hp B&S Vanguard V-twin. It has a brand new battery, alternator, and voltage regulator on it. However, the battery refuses to hold a charge. Ive checked all the connections and fuses and everything is fine. It will only start if jumped and will stay...
  10. Mechanic and Repair
    Hello, About two days ago, I left the key in my Exmark Radius mower in the on position by accident and drained the battery. The battery is fully charged now and still won't start. I found and checked one fuse. I'm at a loss why there is no power, hour meeter is blank. Any suggestions? Thanks!
  11. Lawn Mowing Equipment
    I saw a youtube advertisement recently and stihl has a commercial grade battery line of handhelds called the lightning system. I new they are relatively new but does anybody know anything about them or have one by chance?
  12. Mechanic and Repair
    I have an Exmark Lazer Z LZA20KAX524. The battery dies while off. Battery is new as well as voltage regulator, key switch, and hour meter. Charging system is working properly. Only thing I know that is happen is the fuel solenoid is clicking on when I connect battery even if the key is off. Any...
  13. Mechanic and Repair
    I am reaching out. I kept having to charge my machine to keep it running. I finally found time to start finding the issue. I first noticed I was not getting 12+ DC to the battery from the regulator/rectifier. I checked the AC coming into the unit and had 15 ac. I took the flywheel off and all...
  14. Starting a Lawn Care Business
    Does anyone have any experience using battery powered lawn mowers for the business? I was looking at buying one but not sure if it's going to do the same job as a petrol mower. Thanks!
  15. Trucks, Trailers and ATV/UTV
    I have a 2005 Isuzu NQR box truck. The two batteries are connected together. The batteries are low because I have to jump-start to get it going. I bought a PEAK 2-amp battery charger that auto-senses when the battery is fully charged and switches to trickle. The problem is that the charger...
  16. Pesticide & Herbicide Application
    So...I had a low battery problem. After a few days of spraying every lawn with the electric pump. I thought my voltage regulator or alternator (stator) was bad. Electric start gradually failed. I did some research and found that many Briggs small motors had a stator that puts out 3 amps. And I...
  17. Lawn Mowing
    Hi all, After receiving so much awesome advice when I was seeking info on my JD LT 133, we had a local shop install a what was to be a briggs and stratton motor rebuilt, we ended up with a 16 hp kohler motor....he installed a 16 hp kohler motor (supposedly rebuilt) because he didn't "have" the...
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