A charging problem

Farmall Cub Forum -- Questions and answers to all of your Cub related issues.

Moderator: Team Cub

Forum rules
Notice: For sale and wanted posts are not allowed in this forum. Please use our free classifieds or one of our site sponsors for your tractor and parts needs.

A charging problem

Postby Papa's Cub » Thu Apr 11, 2013 3:29 pm

Since I don't have a working battery charger at the moment I thought I'd take the dead battery out of my 3000 ford and set it on the floor board of my cub and hook up the cables and let the cub alt charge it. I knew I would have to jump start the cub so it could do its job. The problem is when I disconnected the jumper cables the motor would run for maybe 30 seconds then die. The third try I increased the rpm's and it continued to run long enough for me to get about 75 yds. further away from the barn. I Don't understand why this wouldn't work. Any ideas other than purchase a new charger.
If you always do what you've always done -- you'll always get what you've always got!
Papa's Cub
Cub Star
Cub Star
 
Posts: 143
Joined: Wed Aug 15, 2012 8:00 am
Location: S/E Georgia
Zip Code: 31553
Tractors Owned: 1966 Int'l Cub w/mower 1974 Ford 3000 1976 Int'l Cub Woods 59-C-2 Turn Plow w/Depth Full set of cultivators
Circle of Safety Award
Circle of Safety: Y

Re: A charging problem

Postby beaconlight » Thu Apr 11, 2013 4:01 pm

the way you describe it you have a really dead battery. do you have the battery wired into the circuit when running? When is the last time you were sure the alternator is working? Do you have a voltmeter you can use to check the voltage put out by the alternator?
Bill

"Life's tough.It's even tougher if you're stupid."
- John Wayne

" We hang petty thieves and appoint the great ones to public office."
- Aesop
User avatar
beaconlight
Cub Pro
Cub Pro
 
Posts: 7701
Joined: Thu Aug 19, 2004 2:31 pm
Location: NY Staten Island & Franklin
Zip Code: 10314

Re: A charging problem

Postby SONNY » Fri Apr 12, 2013 10:18 pm

Alternators will not charge dead batteries!---generators will so you will have to get the dead ones at full charge then the alternator will maintain them at full charge!--- or so they tell me! LOL!!! thanks; sonny
SONNY
5+ Years
5+ Years
 
Posts: 2242
Joined: Thu Nov 09, 2006 11:26 pm
Zip Code: 00000

Re: A charging problem

Postby Eugene » Sat Apr 13, 2013 9:22 am

As I read the initial post. A battery was used to jump start the Cub with alternator. If the charging system/alternator were functioning, the battery used to start the Cub would have excited the alternator, started it charging.

Any way. $20- to $30- battery charger or borrow one from neighbor. Charge up the batteries. Then have batteries checked for condition.

Once batteries are charged and in good condition check the Cub's alternator out put as Beaconlight suggested.

Multimeter/volt meter inexpensive. I picked up two cheap ones from Harbor Freight for $3.99 each, for shop use. Local hardware store should have some for a few dollars more.
I have an excuse. CRS.
Eugene
Team Cub Mentor
Team Cub Mentor
 
Posts: 12530
Joined: Fri Jul 02, 2004 9:52 pm
Location: Mo. Linn
Zip Code: 65051
Circle of Safety Award
Circle of Safety: Y


Return to Farmall Cub

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 2 guests