Replacement battery for tractor mower.

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Re: Replacement battery for tractor mower.

Post by Le Démerdeur » Tue Nov 26, 2019 11:33 pm

That was probably the active ingredient in the old Bat-Aid tablets.

When was the last time you had a battery that you could actually top up Tom? A long time ago I would wager.

They have been sealed for life for a long time but up to a few years ago if you peeled the label off the top you could access the cell caps, not been able to do that with any of mine for 7 years or so.

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Re: Replacement battery for tractor mower.

Post by DominicBest » Wed Nov 27, 2019 12:01 am

A couple of the batteries I’ve bought in the last couple of years have arrived dry with the acid in a separate box. After adding the acid and the plugs it’s easy to remove the plugs again if you wanted to.

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Re: Replacement battery for tractor mower.

Post by Fitter » Wed Nov 27, 2019 12:35 am

Here are the battery listings, numbers and sizes for your Honda mower.

https://www.tayna.co.uk/lawnmower-batte ... f2315-sbe/

Cheapest listed is £38.99 + carriage from the UK
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Re: Replacement battery for tractor mower.

Post by Le Démerdeur » Wed Nov 27, 2019 1:06 am

€33.54 from the Batterie Megastore.

Oh and plus €5 delivery so not much different.

Try Amazon.fr & Ebay.fr now that fitter has given you the magic code 896 :good:

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Re: Replacement battery for tractor mower.

Post by Crazy Diamond » Wed Nov 27, 2019 11:34 am

Le Démerdeur wrote:
Wed Nov 27, 2019 1:06 am
€33.54 from the Batterie Megastore.

Oh and plus €5 delivery so not much different.

Try Amazon.fr & Ebay.fr now that fitter has given you the magic code 896 :good:
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Re: Replacement battery for tractor mower.

Post by Aardvark » Wed Nov 27, 2019 5:11 pm

elsie wrote:
Tue Nov 26, 2019 4:04 pm
Must be the time for batteries to die. Mine has just about gone after seven years. But I've kept it going this autumn by recharging it each before use. It then has enough charge to start the mower a few times.

I'm going to wait until I need the mower again next spring before buying a new battery. I don't see the point of keeping a new battery for the next four months or so without use. If I did buy one I think I'd still need to put it on trickle-charge occasionally?
That is pretty much the best way to add life to any lead acid battery. When left doing nothing they lose a few % of their charge each month and once below that magic number their life is shortened.
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Re: Replacement battery for tractor mower.

Post by Crazy Diamond » Mon Dec 02, 2019 11:52 am

I ordered the replacement battery online from Batterie Megastore at 8pm last Thursday, 28 November and it was delivered this morning around 09.30. Well impressed, especially as our house is notoriously difficult to find. Thanks again to those who replied with info re suppliers.

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Re: Replacement battery for tractor mower.

Post by Crazy Diamond » Tue Dec 03, 2019 11:27 am

Oh bugger, I got that wrong. After charging it, I fitted the new battery, turned the key and got the same result as before - zilch - just a click, but the engine wouldn't turn over. I guess that means the problem is the starter motor, isn't it? I dimly remember years ago when my dad had a similar problem with his car he tapped the starter motor with a hammer to free it up. Unfortunately I can't remember if it worked, but I'll give it a go. If anybody can suggest another solution I'd love to hear from you.

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Re: Replacement battery for tractor mower.

Post by Fitter » Tue Dec 03, 2019 12:01 pm

"I guess that means the problem is the starter motor, isn't it?"

Not necessarily. You need to check that all the battery cable terminals are clean and tight, including the earth cable to the chassis, engine block and/or starter motor body first. By clean I mean bright metal to bright metal with a smear of vaseline or grease and the nut's/bolts are tight.
This includes the mounting bolts for the starter motor if the motor earths through the body of the starter.

If it still doesn't crank over and still "groans" after trying to start, feel all the crimped on starter cable terminals straight away, do any one of them feel warm or hot? If so that could be problem, corrosion inside the crimp, cut back and recrimp/solder required.

Good video here -
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Re: Replacement battery for tractor mower.

Post by Le Démerdeur » Tue Dec 03, 2019 1:01 pm

The click will be the solenoid, try shorting out the large terminals with a spanner or sturdy screwdriver, if it cranks then remove and clean the solenoid terminals and the cable lugs, if it still clicks then replace the solenoid.
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