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Scag battery discharging

Discussion in 'Mechanic and Repair' started by qps, May 1, 2008.

  1. qps

    qps LawnSite Bronze Member
    from Indy
    Messages: 1,484

    All of a sudden my turf tiger while running is discharging the battery, I have recently replaced the electric clutch, runs fine with new battery but when it runs down it won't start and won't run with the blades engaged..(runs but is bogged down)..any ideals...I suppose the new clutch could be bad...I'm lost on this one...
     
  2. Restrorob

    Restrorob LawnSite Fanatic
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  3. bob

    bob LawnSite Platinum Member
    from DE
    Messages: 4,261

    I had a simular problem with a new battery. I cleaned the contacts (wire brush) on the cables and that solved the problem. It was getting something like 1 less volt thah it should have. It does't take much of a voltage drop to drain your battery.
     
  4. rjxj

    rjxj LawnSite Member
    Messages: 80

    Check the regulator terminals and connector.
     
  5. qps

    qps LawnSite Bronze Member
    from Indy
    Messages: 1,484

    Update, all terminals are clean and not melted, however the fuse does blow after some use for the volt meter (hence it stops charging) my quess is regulator is maybe heating up or shorting out and blowing the fuse...29 Kaw LC DFI motor,,,,,
     

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