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Cub Cadet Battery Replacement-Size, Changing and Jump Start
Anyone who is experienced in the use of batteries would know that undertaking a cub cadet battery replacement is not as straightforward as changing the battery in your TV remote or wall clock. You will need to do a bit of work to get yours changed.
So are you fretting already on how you can manage to achieve this? Fortunately, you don’t need to. If you know what to do, you can easily get the battery out and have it replaced. This post has been put together specifically for you, so you don’t have any problems changing your cub cadet battery. Here is what you should know;
What size does a Cub Cadet riding mower use?Cutting your lawn with a cub cadet riding mower is about the most pleasurable experience you can think of. It cuts the grass with an undeniable accuracy. That is why many prefer to have their lawns trimmed with it. However, you don’t just pick up any mower and cut with it. There are specific calculations you need to be sure of to ensure you make the right impact.
For the battery value, many cub cadet riding mower work with 12V batteries. If the battery is capable of delivering up to 12 volts, it is most likely going to power many cub cadet mowers conveniently. While many modern cub cadet mowers use the regular 12V, the ones that were first manufactured were operating with 6V battery. So the battery requirement of your cub cadet mower is heavily dependent on how much power it uses when it is working.
To use your cub cadet riding mower in the best way, you don’t need to leave anything to chance. You must charge your battery with the appropriate charger, otherwise, you will not get the full strength of the battery. A 10A charger or even less seems like a pretty good fit for most batteries in this category.
Cud cadet riding mower batteries are known to last for a relatively long time. Most manufacturers give you a warranty that covers up to 3yrs. But surveys have shown that these batteries go on to last for as long as 5 or more years. So if you have any such battery, you should be expecting to use it for a long time when you do what is right. In summary, your cub cadet riding mower battery should be either 6 or 12 volts.
How do you change the battery in your Cub Cadet?As what should be the core of our discussion, it will be interesting to know how your cub cadet battery can be changed. Like I had rightly stated initially, if you are told what to do, changing your battery should not be any problem. If anyone is sceptical about doing this, it is because they have not been rightly informed. Just follow the steps that I am about to outline, and that should be all;
To begin with, park the cub cadet mower on a flat ground. Make sure your brake is engaged. After which you can safely remove the key.
It is essentially important that you disconnect the spark plug caps before you do anything at this point.
Get used to what your manufacturer has specified by looking into the users’ manual. Sounds funny, right? But it isn’t!
Take out the two terminal cables – use a 7/16” & 10mm wrench or socket to get rid of the cables. It is safer to remove the negative terminals first.
Take out the nut and remove the cable from the battery. Return the nut to the bolt.
The positive terminal is always covered by a red protective cap. You need to get it off.
Take out the nut and remove the cable. Nut should be returned to the bolt.
Remove the item that holds the battery down by pressing the battery downward.
Pull the battery in an upward direction, and it is going to come off easily.
At this point you can successfully insert the new battery after bringing the old one out.
How easy was that? Pretty easy and straightforward right? I guessed as much. If you follow what has been written here coupled with the knowledge you must have gathered from the users’ manual, you can never get it wrong.
Can you jump start a Cub Cadet?The simple answer is yes! But wait a minute, not so fast! There are a couple of very important information that you need to have if you are going to do this successfully. Let me make this very clear, if you don’t jump start your cub cadet properly, you could end up damaging the charging system inside the battery. That means, the battery will not be able to charge again.
It is also important that you put on all your protective gears like goggle and hand gloves when doing this because the battery contains acid, and anything can just happen. Jump starting your cub cadet is allowed if it is rated 12V. You can do it once in a while and that will be fine.
But if you have a 6V battery, jump starting it may not be such a good idea. Use a battery charger instead. For clearer instructions, you can go through your battery manual to get more information.
One more thing, don’t expose your battery to any sparks or flames. It could result in an explosion. I am sure you don’t want that to happen.
To get started, you need an automobile to do this. Don’t charge a mower with another mower.
Turn off the engine of the mower and engage the break
Drive the automobile to where the mower is parked and turn it off as well.
Open up where the battery is on both vehicles
Connect the jumper wire to the positive terminal of the mower and to the other car. (make sure this cable touches nothing else other than the positive terminal on the vehicle)
Connect the black jumper cable to the automobile with good battery before connecting to the lower frame on the mower away from the tank.
Start the ignition on the mower, and that should be all.