My mom has an older Ariens Lawn Tractor (15 years old?). I don't know the
model number at this time.
The battery just won't keep a charge. Replaced the battery and still won't
charge in use. She puts a charger on the battery for 8 hours every time she
needs to cut the lawn.
Does a tractor like this have an altenator? I'm not that familiar with small
engine repair. Is there a belt that goes to an alternator? What charges a
battery on a lawn tractor?
My tractor's 18 hp B&S motor has a combo starter/alternator. It is a
small cannister that is attached to the motor on the back side. I was
having trouble with the charging of the battery. I bought a new battery
and the same thing happened. Finally, the starter part of it died too. I
took it off and found that it had burned out inside. I bought a new one
on-line from some company in China.
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