61 Lo Boy Charging?

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61 Lo Boy Charging?

Postby Masmith » Wed Jun 27, 2018 3:59 pm

i bought a new battery for this tractor a couple of weeks ago when I brought it home. I've noticed the gauge doesn't move to the right when running and moves WAY to the left with the lights turned on. I am at best an average mechanic with electrical my weakest point. I took some pictures of the gauge with the tractor running. It is still a 6 volt tractor. I guessing it isn't charging at all.

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Re: 61 Lo Boy Charging?

Postby ntrenn » Wed Jun 27, 2018 6:45 pm

Yep...looks like its not charging...

Mine does this pretty often. Some days it charges...some times not. What i have found is the regulator contacts 'sticking'. Take the regulator cover off....start the tractor....watch for the contacts to cycle. I pushed them down momentarily with a screwdriver and mine started charging.

Its done it enough that i dont bother any more unless i mow the whole yard without movement of the ammeter.

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Re: 61 Lo Boy Charging?

Postby tst » Wed Jun 27, 2018 6:53 pm

did you polarize the system?, remember this system is POSITIVE Ground, follow the chart
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Re: 61 Lo Boy Charging?

Postby Masmith » Wed Jun 27, 2018 10:02 pm

I did not polarize the system. Thank you for the chart. I will definitely be doing that. I think even I can follow it. Lol.
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Re: 61 Lo Boy Charging?

Postby inairam » Thu Jun 28, 2018 6:01 am

In addition to the above recommendations check the belt it may be loose.

If you find it is the regulator ( which in the 6 volts is a high probability) you may want to look at the electronic regulators from Clover Systems viewtopic.php?f=1&t=94792&hilit=clover+systems.

I have two 6 volt cubs on these ( mag and distributor) and have been very happy.
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