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Mule Meat
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 06, 2019 10:03 pm    Post subject: Re: batteries Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Mine has a little over 3000 hours. Never had any major problems out of the machine. It still starts and runs fine. Just smokes a little for about 10 seconds when started cold. I can not see any signs of oil leaks anywhere.

Only oil I have ever used in it like all of my other small 4 stroke equipment is Castrol GTX 10W30.
 
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 07, 2019 7:51 am    Post subject: Re: batteries Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Then I guess this thing will outlast me. Very rough math says 1000 hours in twenty years, in 40 years I'll have 3000 hours on it. I'm
71...better start eating my kale.
 
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 07, 2019 9:20 am    Post subject: Re: batteries Reply to specific post Reply with quote


If you are only getting a year or two out of a battery, I would suspect the charging system is not fully charging the battery or the battery may be becoming discharged during the off season.

Since I have been charging my mower batteries several times during the winter I consistently get 5 + years of service. Smaller batteries tend to lose charge faster than larger batteries therefore, it is more important to put a charger on them every month or so.
 
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 07, 2019 9:35 am    Post subject: Re: batteries Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Eat your Kale or get some Grandkids.. lol

My three daughters put more hours on the tractor than I have. When they were smaller them and their friends used it for just about everything. Guy came to look at a Polaris 170 RZR that my youngest (14) has for sale. He offered me 4 grand for the tractor. TiAnna jumped on it and I could tell by her expression that it would be a big mistake if I sold it.
 
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 12, 2019 7:22 am    Post subject: Re: batteries Reply to specific post Reply with quote

The older Cub Cadets can handle the car battery amp output fine because of the heavy-duty starter design (and fat cables), but some other lawn/tractor starters may be more sensitive to 3 or 4 times the amps. I just tried to start an Onan P220 on my bench this week with a 750 amp 24F and it locked up the starter, then started fine with a garden tractor battery.
 
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 12, 2019 11:10 am    Post subject: Re: batteries Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Mostly a coincidence, even if the battery has more CA's available, the starter only draws what it needs.

I have several Onans starting on car batteries, with no issues over YEARS.
 
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