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Toro wbh and electric fert spreader

cantoo

LawnSite Silver Member
Location
Ontario, Canada
I am mounting my 12 volt electric fertilizer spreader onto my Toro walk behind and have a few questions. There is 2 wires coming off the engine both have power and go to the clutch and key switch, can I splice into either of these to run the spreader? I will install an inline fuse to protect the spreader motor from surges. I am just doing this as a back up for my Yazoo that I normally use for spreading, it quit on my once so I like to always have a back up unit ready to go. It will also save some space on the trailer for smaller jobs.
 

Eric ELM

Husband, Father, Friend, Angel
Location
Chicago, IL USA
I came right off the hot side of the battery for mine.
 
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cantoo

LawnSite Silver Member
Location
Ontario, Canada
This is the Kaw motor with armstrong start... No battery no electric start. I wish it was that easy, I think I am okay with either of the wires, I just didn't want to wreck anything.

[Edited by cantoo on 09-25-2000 at 02:56 AM]
 

Eric ELM

Husband, Father, Friend, Angel
Location
Chicago, IL USA
Will that produce enough power to run a spreader motor? I know on a snow blower, it doesn't produce much to run a simple light. Good luck, thought you had a battery on it. Sorry.
 
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cantoo

LawnSite Silver Member
Location
Ontario, Canada
Thanks Stone, my manual says the spreader draws 3 amps so I should be okay. I finished mounting it tonight so I will give it a try tomorrow, I have about 8 acres left to do I will likely do it all with the Toro.
Another auction coming up this weekend, selling some decks, sprayers,a seeder, power sweeper and a pile of other toys I would like to have. By the time Spring rolls around I should have most of the equipment I am gonna need to play it seriously.
 
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