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Lawn mower battery question...

Discussion in 'The Lounge' started by 84gmcjimmy, Oct 19, 2004.

  1. 84gmcjimmy

    84gmcjimmy 1 ton status

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    I have a old john deere lawn tractor, and the battery needed replacing.
    So instead of going and getting a cheap one, we went to the dealership and got a john deere battery.
    When I got home I noticed that the battery posts were different on the new one, compared to the old one.
    Here is a picture of the old battery:
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    And here is the new battery post on the new battery:

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    Is there a way I can change the battery cable end, so it will work with the new battery? I dont think it would be that hard to do, just have to find the right connector.
    Sorry the pics are dark, its 7:00 so its getting dark outside.
     
  2. heavy4x4

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    There are cable-ends you can buy that will work, but personally, I'd ghetto-fab it. Take your current cable ends, spread them apart carefully (they're ductile but can break) and then use the bolt to go through the hole in the posts on your new battery. As a mental picture of what I'm talking about, think about a clevis tow loop.
     
  3. 84gmcjimmy

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    hmmm... I never thought of that.
    It wont wreck the battery thoough, will it? My mom paid 100 bux for it, and I dont think she would like it if I wrecked it. /forums/images/graemlins/doah.gif
     
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    Nope...it won't wreck it provided you put the right size bolt through it.
     
  5. 84gmcjimmy

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    okay, another question, the gas tank is right beside it... the battery wont shoot sparks will it, if I do that?
     
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    Not as long as you tighten the cables up.
     
  7. 84gmcjimmy

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    How hard would it be to attach the proper battery cable ends? I dont exactly want to wreck anything by ghetto fabbin' the connection /forums/images/graemlins/dunno.gif
     
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    Cut off old ends, strip wire and attach new cables, your done.
     
  9. 84gmcjimmy

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    so I have to replace the whole cable?
    Or do I just cut the old cable (I dont have enough cable to use if I cut it) /forums/images/graemlins/confused.gif
     
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    dang...is this a regular lawn mower? I would think any battery would do the same job-and has a warranty behind it too...I've never paid that much for one (battery) is the only reason I bring it up.....
     
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    100 dollars Canadian /forums/images/graemlins/deal.gif
     
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    Just cut off one side of the rounded terminal and bolt up through the old hole in the side thats left !!!!!! All you are trying to do is open up the circle . /forums/images/graemlins/hack.gif
     
  13. 84gmcjimmy

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    I'll take another look at it today.
    I'll maybe get new connecters on friday /forums/images/graemlins/dunno.gif
     
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    Take back the battery they gave you the wrong one. I work at a John deere dealership . We sell those type of batteries all the time. Just make sure to specify your model # of your tractor or get the part # off the old battery and they will be able to get you the correct battery. /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
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    Okay, I will take the battery back and exchange it for the right one. Funny thing is, the guy at the dealership said this one will fit perfectly for my model. /forums/images/graemlins/rolleyes.gif

    Probably exchange it on the weekend then.
    Thanks!
     

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