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#16 aevansgatech OFFLINE  

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Posted January 06, 2015 - 01:37 PM

I'm going to try heating it up again tonight and jumping it from the car.

 

It's a bit strange though, I went to the store to look at replacement batteries, and it seems that my tractor has an ATV type battery instead of the typical Garden tractor ones. The main difference I can see is mine has circular posts rather than the posts with through holes.

 

Is there any way hooking it up to the car battery could do damage to the tractor/starter/battery? They both look like 12V systems to me..



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Posted January 06, 2015 - 03:21 PM

Only if you hook it up backwards -----and don,t try to jump a dead battery that could be frozen.


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Posted January 06, 2015 - 09:09 PM

You can fit any battery(as long as it fits) with any type of post on there.

Some of mine have post like a normal car some have ring terminals.

most motorcycle/atv batteries have flat lead connections that have terminals that fit inside the post if that makes any sense.

Your tractor is 12 volt and your car is 12 volt jump away.

Bill elaborate on not jumping a frozen battery. NEver encountered a frozen battery before so I have no experience there
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Posted January 07, 2015 - 12:47 AM

My Dad told many years ago not to charge or jump a frozen battery because they could explode.Something about the gas building up inside them and not being able to get out. 


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Posted January 07, 2015 - 01:23 AM

If you ever have a battery blow up on ya you'll never forget it.  

Dad has had two explode on him.  The first one imbedded small chunks of the case and lead plates in his face.

His second experience he shared with me.... i was laying under the car when he shorted the battery out.

They pack such a punch you'd think they fell out of the Enola Gay.   :(

 

P.S.  Battery acid tasts terrible.


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Posted January 07, 2015 - 02:53 AM

If you ever have a battery blow up on ya you'll never forget it.  

Dad has had two explode on him.  The first one imbedded small chunks of the case and lead plates in his face.

His second experience he shared with me.... i was laying under the car when he shorted the battery out.

They pack such a punch you'd think they fell out of the Enola Gay.   :(

 

P.S.  Battery acid tasts terrible.

That's a fact Gtractor--Had one blow up on me , welding on a stock car with the battery charger going full tilt .About a mili second after I struck the arc  Bam--about filled my pants---only thing that saved my eyes and face was the welding helmut. All of us have to be careful when handling or working around batterys . One oh s**t and a person might be walking around with a red and white cane.


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Posted January 07, 2015 - 09:30 AM

Blew an 8D battery up trying to jump a dozer with a welder. Was pretty big blast
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Posted January 07, 2015 - 09:56 AM

Wow lots of exploding battery stories! Y'all got me worried now haha

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Posted January 07, 2015 - 03:33 PM

Wow lots of exploding battery stories! Y'all got me worried now haha

Ya don't have to worry about it , just be darn careful.When you hook up or unhook a charger make sure it's unplugged and if your jumping take off the cables from the charged battery first , less chance of hydrogen gas by the charged battery.

ALSO--get yourself some goggles and make sure you wear them.Can't be to careful.


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Posted January 07, 2015 - 04:25 PM

Blew an 8D battery up trying to jump a dozer with a welder. Was pretty big blast

That'a a pretty big battery to blow up!  When I was in college a kid was in the dyno room with I believe an 8v-92 detroit and one of the batteries hooked to it blew up right in his crotch.  Good thing for him he had heavy carharts on.  I think that battery was only a 4D though.


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Posted January 07, 2015 - 04:30 PM

That'a a pretty big battery to blow up! When I was in college a kid was in the dyno room with I believe an 8v-92 detroit and one of the batteries hooked to it blew up right in his crotch. Good thing for him he had heavy carharts on. I think that battery was only a 4D though.


This one was in a steel box so we had no shrapnel. But boy was it loud!
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Posted January 07, 2015 - 07:24 PM

Disaster averted.. Didn't even attempt to jump it

Got the battery tested and it was only pulling 100 amps. Went ahead and replaced it with a 360 amp battery and she fired right up!

Back in business and looking forward to more snow!

The -10F windchill can go away anytime though..
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Posted January 08, 2015 - 08:21 AM

I also picked up a small propane heater for the garage/workshop in an attempt to keep it at a reasonable temp while working

 

It's amazing how much heat that little 1foot cube puts out

 

In the midst of the madness, though, I left the dang thing in the garage (not being used) for a couple hours before I thought to myself 'that liquid propane ain't gonna like the freezing cold too much'. Brought it inside and the cylinder had just started to freeze/frost. It thawed overnight and no longer has propane slush in there :wallbanging:



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Posted January 08, 2015 - 02:03 PM

I never thought of a propane tank freezing before. I leave my grill outside year round and have been known to grill in a snow storm. Never know when the craving for ribs will hit!

Those little propane heaters work awesome. I like those bullet type heaters that run of diesel or kerosene for my garage. It will run you out of there.

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Posted January 08, 2015 - 02:42 PM

Yeah I wasn't sure if it would freeze, but it just uses the tiny 1lb. 'camping' propane cylinders. It was definitely turning to slush so I'd rather keep the fuel in a cupboard indoors







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