Starting a tractor with 12-volt battery

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Old 10-16-05, 07:43 AM
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Starting a tractor with 12-volt battery

Can I use a 12-volt car battery to jump-start a lawn tractor with the small-type 12-volt battery?

Can I jumper across the tractor solenoid connections to start the tractor/test the solenoid?
 
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Old 10-16-05, 09:15 AM
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Yes, to both. Beware that you may have a defective/misadjusted safety switch...from the sounds of your post.
 
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Old 10-16-05, 09:46 AM
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I tried testing the switch continuity but it seems OK. Why the "beware"?
 
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Safety. It's there to protect you and others.
 
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Old 10-18-05, 02:57 AM
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I just don't like to see people spend their hard earned money on parts that they don't need. When it comes to an electrical (starting circuit, in this case) issue a systematic diagnosis is in order to isolate the actual problem...it may just be a safety switch.
 
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