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Battery

Postby john2189 » Tue Aug 13, 2019 12:18 pm

Has anyone tried using a lawn mower 12 volt battery in a cub? As easy as they start,they should work, and much cheaper too

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Re: Battery

Postby Barnyard » Tue Aug 13, 2019 1:03 pm

Kodiak in Georgia uses them.
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Re: Battery

Postby ScottyD'sdad » Tue Aug 13, 2019 1:11 pm

Should work. Cub doesn't need much power.

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Re: Battery

Postby dgrapes59 » Tue Aug 13, 2019 3:47 pm

I have used one for over 3 years on my 55 LoBoy that was converted to 12V and have had no issues. I would go with the higher CCA because I feel they last longer. With a propertly functioning electrical system, I wouldn't expect any problems.

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Re: Battery

Postby john2189 » Tue Aug 13, 2019 5:29 pm

Think I will try one next time I need one, don’t know if it’ll have enough power for in the winter
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Re: Battery

Postby Lt.Mike » Tue Aug 13, 2019 6:02 pm

A cheap Value power battery from Walmart (26R) is under $50 and has lasted years for me.
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Re: Battery

Postby dgrapes59 » Tue Aug 13, 2019 7:49 pm

john2189 wrote: don’t know if it’ll have enough power for in the winter

Cold weather starts have not been an issue, but I do rotate battery tenders on all my batteries (when I remember).

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I'm not pushing L&G batteries, just responding to your initial question. I have "correct" batteries in my other Cubs. I fried a battery with a bad 12V conversion, which Gary Dotson rescued me from. I grabbed a L&G battery out of a Cub Cadet, intending to be temporary and it worked fine so I just left it.

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Re: Battery

Postby Crimson Tim » Tue Aug 13, 2019 8:21 pm

Lt.Mike wrote:A cheap Value power battery from Walmart (26R) is under $50 and has lasted years for me.


I looked around, but couldn’t beat the Walmart price. Good thing it has a 1 year replacement warranty, though. It suddenly decided it won’t take a enough of a charge to start the tractor at 11 months, so back it goes.

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Re: Battery

Postby Indy4570 » Tue Aug 13, 2019 8:28 pm

dgrapes59 wrote:
john2189 wrote: don’t know if it’ll have enough power for in the winter

Cold weather starts have not been an issue, but I do rotate battery tenders on all my batteries (when I remember).

FB_IMG_1548027664763-800x600.jpg

I'm not pushing L&G batteries, just responding to your initial question. I have "correct" batteries in my other Cubs. I fried a battery with a bad 12V conversion, which Gary Dotson rescued me from. I grabbed a L&G battery out of a Cub Cadet, intending to be temporary and it worked fine so I just left it.

Best of luck,


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Re: Battery

Postby Indy4570 » Tue Aug 13, 2019 8:33 pm

with the room in the battery box could not a person use 2 LM batts in parallel for increased amps?
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Re: Battery

Postby john2189 » Tue Aug 13, 2019 9:23 pm

I paid over $120 last January for a 26 r from Napa, they do last a few years , just thought might be cheaper with a L+G battery
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