Jump to content


Lawn Mowing Business
How To Start A Lawn Mowing Business
LAWN CLUB
the independent aussie lawn and
garden contractors community
welcoming all lawn and garden contractors and industry suppliers
Photo

Rover Lawn King

  • Please log in to reply
7 replies to this topic
Dingdong
Dingdong

    Newbie

  • Lawn Club Member
  • Pip
  • 2 posts
  • Joined: 10 Mar 2017
  • Business Name:Anytime Maintenance

Rover Lawn King
#1

Does anyone else have battery/starting/charging issues with this kind of ride on mower?

They say it needs to run flat out to get the right voltage to the charge the battery. But when doing yard jobs just putting around the thing goes flat all of the sudden.


Posted 02 November 2018 - 05:29 PM

drewebb
drewebb

    Advanced Member

  • Lawn Club Member
  • PipPipPip
  • 3,094 posts
  • Joined: 08 Aug 2015
  • LocationDarwin

Rover Lawn King
#2

Crook battery? Got a Battery charger?


Posted 02 November 2018 - 05:34 PM

Lucky
Lucky

    Advanced Member

  • Lawn Club Member
  • PipPipPip
  • 1,964 posts
  • Joined: 21 May 2015
  • LocationDevonport TAS
  • Business Name:Grasshoppers

Rover Lawn King
#3

Starting is always a big drain on the battery. Can you fit a lager or more powerful battery like a gel filled one?? or sit on a trickle charger over night


Posted 02 November 2018 - 05:40 PM

Dingdong
Dingdong

    Newbie

  • Lawn Club Member
  • Pip
  • 2 posts
  • Joined: 10 Mar 2017
  • Business Name:Anytime Maintenance

Rover Lawn King
#4

Theres no problem charging or jump starting it........but after a mow its flat.......that shouldnt happen.......unless someone has one of these machines then you might not know the specific problem


Posted 03 November 2018 - 12:20 PM

Grae
Grae

    Advanced Member

  • Lawn Club Member
  • PipPipPip
  • 1,853 posts
  • Joined: 14 Apr 2015
  • LocationMornington Peninsula

Rover Lawn King
#5

I don't have one, never seen one.

It seems you have ruled out battery, I've assumed you went there first.

If the machine is years old but the battery is new

I'd start with

loose cable connections or oxidised rotting/corroding main cable cores, usually nearer the battery end of the cable.

 

Commutator, contact brushes, voltage regulator, dust infiltration, bearings, sintered alloy bushes on the actual alternator section of the starter/alternator, and also check the battery age/condition/quality/electrolyte levels.

(and it doesn't mean you can fault find with the first 'have a look')

 

Also lead acid DC batteries with swollen sides, tops/bottoms are a reasonable indicator of mechanical collapse of the plates/paste/packers.


Posted 03 November 2018 - 12:34 PM

insert witty saying here "________________"


CGAHS
CGAHS

    Advanced Member

  • Lawn Club Member
  • PipPipPip
  • 769 posts
  • Joined: 07 May 2014
  • LocationJervis Bay NSW

Rover Lawn King
#6

you either have a dud battery or the alternator isnt charging it


Posted 03 November 2018 - 01:02 PM

Macka
Macka

    Advanced Member

  • Lawn Club Member
  • PipPipPip
  • 412 posts
  • Joined: 13 Jul 2015

Rover Lawn King
#7

stop using it and get it to a mechanic, if it charged and goes flat after one mow it more than just not charging there could be a short in the system that could burn you wiring out or worse burn your mower.


Posted 04 November 2018 - 07:36 AM

scorpNZ
scorpNZ

    Advanced Member

  • Lawn Club Member
  • PipPipPip
  • 167 posts
  • Joined: 15 Mar 2018
  • LocationNZ
  • Business Name:CDL

Rover Lawn King
#8

Short in the system will blow the charge fuse

 

Use a hydrometer & check each cell after it's charged but do so after the batts sat for a little while

 

Also use a voltmeter on each of the breather holes of the battery. Negative of the voltmeter to the negative term of batt & positive to each of the holes in turn will tell you what the cells are in volts..It doesn't take much too flatten a battery if 3 or more cells are stuffed & the mag clutch is a huge drain

 

Depending on charge system it may have a stuffed diode

 

Voltmeter across batt while mower is running should read above 12 volts even at idle it should be 13.

 

Provide the model number of the motor if it's a briggs you have

 


Posted 05 November 2018 - 11:47 AM




LAWN CLUB
for aussie contractors
LAWN CLUB is an independent australian lawn mowing and gardening contractors community. Our site is free to join and use for all members of the green industry,
and always will be. We are independently owned by a fellow lawn care professional, with the sole intention of LAWN CLUB that all lawn mowing contractors and
gardening contractors can learn from each other, chat with mates, & to freely ask or help each other in the running of our successful lawn care businesses.
Lawn Club community and lawn forum and business tips for lawn mowing contractors, gardening contractors, and lawn care business owners

Lawn Mowing Forum
How To Start Lawnmowing Business
Lawn Mower News and Sales