Battery won't hold a charge

SLMGT

LawnSite Member
Location
Savannah, Ga
We've got a 2007 Hustler Super Z with a 31hp Kawasaki engine with 700 hours. The battery will not hold a charge. You can charge the battery and it will crank the mower probably 20 times. I don't think the mower has an alternator. What's your thoughts?:usflag:
 

integrityman

LawnSite Bronze Member
Location
North West Ohio
It may or may not be a sealed battery. If it isnt sealed, see if it needs some water added to it. If the cells are low on water this will happen. Use distilled water as tap water may contain minerals that can harm the battery.

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Take the battery out & go to auto zone/ advanced auto or a battery sales shop and have a load test run. My guess is the battery is shot.
 
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SLMGT

LawnSite Member
Location
Savannah, Ga
I'm sorry, I should have mentioned that the original battery was replaced and this issue is with the replacement battery.
 

2stroked

LawnSite Senior Member
Location
north carolina
sorry, but you might just have to get a new one
 

pugs

LawnSite Gold Member
We've got a 2007 Hustler Super Z with a 31hp Kawasaki engine with 700 hours. The battery will not hold a charge. You can charge the battery and it will crank the mower probably 20 times. I don't think the mower has an alternator. What's your thoughts?:usflag:
The mower does have a charging system. Is it working properly?
 
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SLMGT

LawnSite Member
Location
Savannah, Ga
How do check the charging system? The mower doesn't have an alternator, what makes up the charging system?
 

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