This actually goes along with my previous post about Lawn Tractor
Battery/Charging issue but experience tells me it's best to separate
things like this.
Motor Overheats. This lawn tractor is charging its battery at a rate of
15Amps constantly (Subject of the referenced post). Therefore I'm
assuming that might be a relatively high load on the motor to run the
generator at 15Amps. I believe 15A is the max the generator can provide
since meter full scale is 18A.
Then add to that, taking it out into a field and cutting field grass
(wildflowers & grass, etc. abt 2 ft high) at the max recommended rpm,
for an hour.
Upon turning off the engine, it went into a serious dieseling mode. It
even spun backwards just before it finally quit for me (I finally pulled
the choke to kill it). When I checked the oil it appeared there might
have been some bubbles in it, which I think is a sign of over-heat.
After cooling for a bit, checking the level showed it to be right on the
mark, maybe a line width above it.
Do you think running with the battery generator maxed out like it was,
on top of the cutting load and hot sun for an hour would account for it
getting so hot? It wasn't literally that hot out; temp was around 78 F.
The oil doesn't appear burned nor have any smell like it was, but ...
thought I'd see what folks here thought.
Oil was recently changed hours of use wise and still appeared clean.
Anything special I should do now?
Regards & TIA,