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#1 Dennis Cain OFFLINE  

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Posted January 02, 2012 - 09:54 AM

I was told that I should move the battery up front in the weight box. Is this something I should do ? I understand about moving the weight around . But this can't be good for the battery being bounced around can it ?

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Posted January 02, 2012 - 12:35 PM

We always run them up front on our NTPA pullers with no problem.

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Posted January 02, 2012 - 04:12 PM

If I was you,I wouldnt put the battery in the weight box.my battery box is under the seat.I hang about 75 pounds off the front of my tractor.more when needed.With the battery bouncing round in the weight box,it could bust upen.you could always make up a small bracket and hang it in front of the steering tower,or just leave it in the stock ;location.you need to be able to add or remove weight from the front as need ed.if your battery is in the weight box,you cant do that.Are you using an extendable weight box set up on front?

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Posted January 03, 2012 - 09:32 AM

The class I 'm running in is stock altered .I was planning on just using a weight box bolted to the front. I thought the extendable weight box set was more for the super stock and modified class.

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Posted January 03, 2012 - 10:15 AM

I run 12 stock,we use the extendable weight boxes,but different clubs,different rules.

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Posted January 03, 2012 - 01:50 PM

If you're running 12hp or under, what about running no battery at all or a very small marine battery or something.

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Posted January 03, 2012 - 06:32 PM

a small battery dont have enough to turn my engine over,if you run a magneto you can build a starter cart and not need to run a battery.I have electric fuel pump,and a engine fan,so a battery is a must.

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Posted January 04, 2012 - 10:50 AM

Electric fuel pump that was my next question . Do you run a holley pump the black one or blue one and why ?

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Posted January 08, 2012 - 07:02 PM

i run a 35.00 little electric fuel pump from advance auto,the high dollar pumps like holley are better suited for the high hp tractors than run on alky.i think so anyway.i cant see spending 150.00 or more when i get the same result with a 35.00 pump

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Posted January 09, 2012 - 04:42 PM

So do you have to run a pressure reglator with your pump ?

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Posted January 11, 2012 - 05:43 PM

No I dont need a regulator,since my fuel tank sits above the pump and carb,its works pretty well.My fuel tank is a radiator overflow tank and sits where the battery was from the factory.I will post a pic of it if i can find it.may help you out some.This is my tractor....Mama Tried.


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Posted January 11, 2012 - 06:01 PM

What you could do is use a Sealed type battery, the AGM lawn tractor ones.
They do not leak fluid, even when mounted upside down.
They a made to withstand Vibrations much better than normal batteries, wet flooded type.
The have higher cranking amps and will accept higher charge currents, for there size compared to normal flooded batteries.

BTW nice looking tractor.
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Posted January 11, 2012 - 06:47 PM

I do use a sealed battery,fact is my seat is the battery box.
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Posted January 13, 2012 - 01:03 PM

Thank you for all the help and Thank you Rick for taking this newbie under your wing.

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Posted January 14, 2012 - 02:18 PM

if you go to brian millers site,its all abnout garden tractor pulling.you will find tons of good info there.




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