Lawn Mower Batteries & Maintenance
Always refer to your operator’s manual for the proper procedures on lawn mower batteries
Mowers need a lawn mower battery. Not all the available batteries in the market would work in our specific model. As with many other electronic apparels, each specific lawnmower needs its battery model. Therefore, we must take care about which battery will be used.
The first thing we must do after buying a new lawn mower is to read the operator’s manual thoroughly, in order to get needed knowledge before starting to use any mower. An Also must be in the manual what kind and model of mower battery must be used, to achieve the perfect performance. More Information about safety at lawn mower safety.
Unless we wanted to see how our lawn mower battery gets broken as well as to check how the top of the battery blows off, we will ensure that the right model of battery is used for our lawnmower. Some acid led flow upon the top of battery if an explosion occurs. This flown acid is highly toxic. Please do not touch it without special gloves and safety glasses. It’s not a child’s play, they normally are too much corrosive for eyes.
The hydrogen gas at battery maintenance is a hazard. Inspection are required in order to look for any interference between plates, discoloration or evidence of bad connections of the one in a string. Unless we know what we are doing, we always suggest in taking the lawnmower to local dealer or nearest service center for a complete revision. So, if we notice any weird behavior at starting process, do not try to mow and solve the problem as soon as possible. Take care of every lawn mower part, specially the battery because many things can occur to ruin the mower battery.
The lawn mower batteries maintenance is basic for a good lawnmower or tractor performance. Have turned the ignition key and it’s slow to start? Then, it’s time to change or recharge the lawnmower battery. All lawn mower batteries have nearly the same maintenance. Some basic tips must be followed to obtain our lawn mower working properly. If we follow them, the lawnmower battery will keep working for a long term.
Most basic lawn mower batteries tips start with examining the electrolyte level. We recommend that the level should be 1/4 inch above the plates and not up to the filler tube neck. Use always distilled water in order to refill the battery. At the mean time, change the oil filter and the fuel filter. Also change the crankcase oil as well as grease wheel bearings and mower spindles. Only if the mower is a electric start walk-behind, recharge the battery.
Care Of Lead Acid Batteries
Lead acid batteries have electrolytes in the battery compartment. The following tips on battery care will make you safe while prolonging the battery life.
- The acid is hydrochloric acid. Care should be taken to see that the acid does not spill on your person or clothes. Any spill should be washed with copious quantity of water.
- Top up the water level with distilled water only. Do not use tap water. Top up water level so that the lead plates are just submerged in electrolyte. Do not top up to maximum. There are chances of spillage of acid.
- There is a small hole at the plug for water addition. The hydrogen in the battery escapes through this hole. Ensure that this hole is clear and not blocked.
Care Of Ni-Cad batteries
Ni-Cad batteries are maintenance free batteries. They do not require maintenance. The only care that you have to take is to see that the batteries are not charged until they are completely discharged. Doing so will reduce the life of batteries. Once in 6 months or so run the lawnmower until batteries are completely discharged and then only start charging the batteries. This will increase the life of batteries.
Ni-cad batteries have no such dangerous chemical. However, Ni-cad batteries cannot be disposed off in fire, as there is a danger of the battery exploding.
The choice of the battery is not made randomly. Each lawnmower have an specific battery’s model. A wrong choice could damage the battery or even can ruin some lawnmower parts like the engine. Lawn mower batteries can be bought at local dealers. Please, ask them any question concerning your mower’s battery model. We do suggest in always refer to your operator’s manual for the proper procedures on lawn mower batteries .