starting a lawn tractor with a jump start battery pack

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  1. whatsbruin

    whatsbruin Registered User

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    I have a lawn tractor that has a shot transmission. It isn't worth fixing, but the motor is still good.
    My tractor battery is dead, but I have one of those portable jump start battery pack.

    I'd like to start the tractor just to run it a few minutes.
    Would it be okay to use my portable battery pack for this, or will it be too much and may
    fry some of the electrics ?
     
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    I think those are 6v batteries and the charger would be for a 12.
     
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    It should be 12 volts. 6 volts is too small. I have a 12 volt battery on my 5hp generator. It's ok to use the jumper box.

    OP, I see you are from NY. Do you have Verizon FIOS? If so, go to the backup box. There is a 12 volt battery in that box. You can use it for your tractor. You won't harm anything by taking the battery out of the box. That battery is for the phone line only in case you lose power.

    Lemme know how you make out.
     

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