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Tractor is dead.

My battery died. I went to Home Depot and they recommended the battery for 20HP and above. I installed it and it worked.
Then I let the tractor run for 4 minutes and it just died. No lights, nothing. What do I do?

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Charge the battery start tractor and check the voltage at battery terminals should min 12volts and rise to about 13.8volts if not charger is RS

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If you have access to an electric voltmeter, with it running check voltage at the battery. The engine should charge the battery and maintain system voltage so that the electic PTO will function. The electic PTO will not pull in if system voltage is too low.

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