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#1 Speedex 24 OFFLINE  

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Posted March 15, 2015 - 06:15 PM

Hi I am new here. I have a Speedex S24 I am having starting problems. I put a new battery in it started a few times now it needs jumped everytime. Does anyone know what size battery I need or if it could be something else. It has a 10 HP Briggs with starter generator. I also have an 840 and 2 S19's
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Posted March 15, 2015 - 07:09 PM

Welcome to GTTalk. It sounds like you may have a problem with your generator/charging system. Have a look in our manuals section for operator or service manuals for your tractor. That may give you the information you need to troubleshoot the problem. 

  I'm not a Speedex owner so I'm not much help with specific problems, but I'm sure someone with more knowledge of the S 24 will be along to help out. 


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Posted March 15, 2015 - 07:11 PM

Welcome aboard I'm not sure about your problems but doesn't sound right about the battery


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Posted March 15, 2015 - 07:21 PM

Welcome to GTT. I agree with the guys above. Put a battery charger on the battery until it is charged. If the battery is low the ignition may not work either.  Good Luck, Rick


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Posted March 15, 2015 - 08:29 PM

Put on bigger wires/cables than Speedex did for sure. They went Wimpy on them if original. Check for 12 volt or so on battery with no load, and once running should be 13.4 to 14.5 volts with engine charging. That will tell you if you have charge working. Also, re-clean the ground cable and wires at frames/engine.


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Posted March 15, 2015 - 08:57 PM

Thanks I will try that. I am getting around 12 volts not running and when its running right under 13. Do you think 285 CCA is big enough or should I get a bigger battery for a 10 HP? It seems like its charging just might not be enough.

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Posted March 15, 2015 - 09:22 PM

That is probably plenty big. I use a 165 CCA on my 3310 with a 10hp B&S. It works fine. What engine do you have? Good Luck, Rick



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Posted March 16, 2015 - 09:59 PM

Starter generators don't really break the 14 volt barrier unless they are brand new with the perfect conditions of regulators, wiring, and battery.  From what you describe, yours is where it should be.

 

I have run 230's on my starter genny equipped tractors, although 350's help it take off a lot faster.  More amperage is good for these systems, although it is not required.

 

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Posted March 17, 2015 - 06:00 PM

When I try to start it the meter reads 4.5 it seems to me it is taking a lot to turn it that's why i thought maybe a bigger battery or starter generator was bad.

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Posted March 17, 2015 - 06:14 PM

Starter generators don't really break the 14 volt barrier unless they are brand new with the perfect conditions of regulators, wiring, and battery.  From what you describe, yours is where it should be.

 

I have run 230's on my starter genny equipped tractors, although 350's help it take off a lot faster.  More amperage is good for these systems, although it is not required.

 

Ben W.

 

:ditto:

 

I was told my a local Delco Remy Dealer that these Starter /Gen combos should never exceed 14 volts or it will wear the starter faster.

Normally you should be getting about 12.5 to about 13.9 when engine is running.


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Posted March 17, 2015 - 10:36 PM

:ditto:

 

I was told my a local Delco Remy Dealer that these Starter /Gen combos should never exceed 14 volts or it will wear the starter faster.

Normally you should be getting about 12.5 to about 13.9 when engine is running.

 

I'm glad you said that, Brian.  I was told the same thing and I didn't believe it.  I guess if you were told that too maybe there is something to the story! 

 

Ben W. 



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Posted March 18, 2015 - 03:10 PM

So I guess my 16 volt battery is out of the question? :poke:






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