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- 5+ Years
- Posts: 2
- Joined: Mon Jun 18, 2012 10:05 pm
- Zip Code: 72653
I bought a LTX 1045 less than a year ago. From day one, it always had a hard time cranking over, like the battery was weak. A few days ago, It slowly cranked over and stated the last time I used it. I shut it off to go get a beer half way through cutting the grass, came back and turned the key and, click, wouldn't turn over. Put the charger on it, charged it up, and it unwillingly started. Finished the grass, took it and put a full charge on it and it slowly cranked over and started. I used this mower about 7 times so far. I find it hard to believe that the battery would be shot allready. ANY ideas out there?
- 5+ Years
- Posts: 1727
- Joined: Tue Jan 18, 2011 9:16 am
- Zip Code: 72940
- Tractors Owned: 1951 Farmall Cub, 152 disk plow, 2 gang disk, belly mower, sickle mower
1949 Farmall Cub, cultivator, moldboard plow, disk,front blade. Cub Cadet, LTX1045 Mower. Cub Cadet's 109, 125, 1000, and 1250
1961 cub c2 belly mower and full blade. 48 cub manual lift with cultivators.
- Circle of Safety: Y
- Location: Witcherville, AR
Mine too. They are bout like any other mtd mower, hard to start when hot. They ain't like the old cadets. But I still use it and it does a good quick job. Don't believe it is my battery.
- 10+ Years
- Posts: 2590
- Joined: Mon Oct 24, 2005 11:35 am
- Zip Code: 14072
- eBay ID: toysforjake
- Tractors Owned: Lots of Cub Cadets!
1951 Farmall Cub
1977 IH Cub
1966 IH Cub
1965 IH Lo Boy
1964 IH Lo Boy
1949 Farmall Cub
Several IH 154 Lo Boys
1979 IH 184 Lo Boy
Simplicity 4416 Sovereign
Simplicity Legacy 4x4 Diesel
Mitsubishi MT180D 4x4 Diesel
- Circle of Safety: Y
- Location: Grand Island, NY
I would not be suprised. MTD has gone to installing basically the cheapest parts they can, on their cheapest equipment, so they can sell at Home Depot and Lowes, less than the compeditors. A lot of true Lawn & Garden dealers have gotten to the point where they do not even stock those machines because they are so much trouble. A LOT of problems with the crank shaft key shearing off in the flywheel, right out of the crate, first time starting. Many more problems with the plastic wheel bearings and transmissions. The battery in the 1000 series tractor is the least expensive battery they could find, probably made in China. If it sat through a winter (not necessarily at your house) it's probably junk. Go to Wal Mart and pick up their higher cranking amp battery (I think it's 960cca, vs 450cca probably in yours) for $29.00, it's your best bet for the money. Next winter, make sure to take the battery out of the tractor and store it somewhere where it will not freeze, and it will last longer.
Cub Cadets 682, 1811, 1864, Simplicity Legacy XL 4x4 Diesel with FEL, 60" mower, 50" Tiller
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