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#1 adamjd200 OFFLINE  

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Posted January 18, 2017 - 11:53 PM

Is a 340cca battery big enough for a k321 Kohler? This tractor has a small car battery in it now.

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Posted January 19, 2017 - 12:17 AM

That should be fine if your cables are good,  you have a good ground, and your ACR is working.



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Posted January 19, 2017 - 12:26 AM

That should be fine if your cables are good,  you have a good ground, and your ACR is working.


Cables are a non-issue as I will be making new ones.

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Posted January 19, 2017 - 12:33 AM

I recently rebuilt a Delco starter generator for my Power king tractor with a 9hp Briggs. I replaced the bearings, cleaned the commutator ( where the brushes ride ), and replaced the brushes. I also sprayed the dust and grime out of the case and armature with Lectra-Motive electric motor cleaner. I took a very small diameter pulley from another starter generator to get more torque out of it. I have a Sears DieHard Gold garden tractor battery in it from 2011 that came in a Sears SS-18. On the coldest days this tractor fires right up with no problem. These starter generators need to be serviced regularly to keep them functioning 100%. I remember reading that they should be serviced annually on a tractor that sees regular use. 340cca is just fine if the electrical system is in order.

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Posted January 19, 2017 - 11:14 AM

I recently rebuilt a Delco starter generator for my Power king tractor with a 9hp Briggs. I replaced the bearings, cleaned the commutator ( where the brushes ride ), and replaced the brushes. I also sprayed the dust and grime out of the case and armature with Lectra-Motive electric motor cleaner. I took a very small diameter pulley from another starter generator to get more torque out of it. I have a Sears DieHard Gold garden tractor battery in it from 2011 that came in a Sears SS-18. On the coldest days this tractor fires right up with no problem. These starter generators need to be serviced regularly to keep them functioning 100%. I remember reading that they should be serviced annually on a tractor that sees regular use. 340cca is just fine if the electrical system is in order.


This is on an Ariens, not a starter generator engine, I want to charge the old battery and double check everything before I put a new one in.
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Posted January 19, 2017 - 11:32 AM

Is a 340cca battery big enough for a k321 Kohler? This tractor has a small car battery in it now.

The K321AQS in my 1450 Cub has a smaller battery and has no trouble cranking and starting, and it has to crank a bit in the cold.  I need to soup up the ignition this year.



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Posted January 19, 2017 - 12:55 PM

On tractor I plan to keep I put in the biggest CCA and physical size that will fit.  Make sure your starter is good.


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Posted January 19, 2017 - 03:57 PM

340 CCA. is more than enough.



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Posted January 19, 2017 - 05:53 PM

If you have the nylon starter gear like many Craftsman's be careful with anything above 340cca, I installed a 420cca and proceeded to blow the starter gear to smithereens. Battery is still in there, but I bought several new nylon gears.


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Posted January 19, 2017 - 06:16 PM

On tractor I plan to keep I put in the biggest CCA and physical size that will fit.  Make sure your starter is good.

 

Thats what I do too.....My LGT Fords will hold a regular car battery, so thats what they get. 



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Posted January 19, 2017 - 07:36 PM

All of our deeres with k321s have group 26r car batterys. I'm sure they are overkill, buy you can crank for a long long time and the charging systems has no problem filling them back up.

 

So basically i agree with the biggest battery you can easily fit in the tractor.


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Posted January 19, 2017 - 08:41 PM

I use car batteries also. They seem to last alot longer. For some reason i only get about 2 years out if the lawn and garden batteries. I put a car battery in my jd 312 7 years ago still going strong.

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Posted January 19, 2017 - 08:51 PM

I use car batteries also. They seem to last alot longer. For some reason i only get about 2 years out if the lawn and garden batteries. I put a car battery in my jd 312 7 years ago still going strong.
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I average 3years+/- out L&G batteries and have been happy, we run a L&G battery in my dad's CC 782 ( kt17) with no issues.

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Posted January 19, 2017 - 10:52 PM

For reference, here is a table of standard battery sizes

 

 

             

Attached File  Battery Size Chart a.xlsx   23.04KB   36 downloads

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Posted January 19, 2017 - 10:56 PM

For reference, here is a table of standard battery sizes

 

 

             

attachicon.gifBattery Size Chart a.xlsx

That should be a sticky somewhere!






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