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General Forestry => Sawmills and Milling => Topic started by: jmouton on September 16, 2019, 08:49:34 PM

Title: lt-40 key switch
Post by: jmouton on September 16, 2019, 08:49:34 PM
so apparently if you leave the key switch on auxiliary , and forget about it for a week,  the battery goes dead ,  who knew :D :D,, so when its in travel mode with the head down it is a pain in the butt to get to the battery you cant get the cover off cuz the triangle part that goes underneath the top rail protector wont come out ,  not the best design ,,,,,  i know  before any of you say should nt leave the key on to begin with ,  , i was in a hurry and forgot ,  hopefully i learned my lesson ,   :D :D


                                                                                             jim
Title: Re: lt-40 key switch
Post by: donbj on September 16, 2019, 09:50:47 PM
Ha, don't worry about it, it's still a good design. Been there done that! I looked at your age and said ahh, now I know why it happened.
Title: Re: lt-40 key switch
Post by: Dave Shepard on September 16, 2019, 10:14:07 PM
If you open the fuse box down near the battery box, you should find a hex shaped piece of steel in there that you can screw onto the lafthand solenoid lug to attach your jumper cable.
Title: Re: lt-40 key switch
Post by: terrifictimbersllc on September 17, 2019, 01:45:17 AM
You can charge it by putting a charger on the starter terminal big red wire post.
Title: Re: lt-40 key switch
Post by: Chuck White on September 17, 2019, 06:21:33 AM
You can also charge or jump-start by hooking onto the positive wire (coming from the battery) on the alternator.
Title: Re: lt-40 key switch
Post by: Magicman on September 17, 2019, 08:55:28 AM
it is a pain in the butt to get to the battery you cant get the cover off cuz the triangle part that goes underneath the top rail protector wont come out , not the best design
Actually I believe that it was designed that way to prevent/hinder the battery from being stolen.