Battery TLC during mowing season

 April 6, 2011

Sometimes batteries get ignored during mowing season until the day your mower refuses to start.

Here are a few things you can do to show your battery a little love and help keep it going throughout the season:

  • Check your battery’s fluids at least once a month. If you live in an area where summers are scorchers, check fluids weekly. If they’re low, only use distilled water.
  • If your battery can’t seem to hold a charge, try removing it from the machine and putting it on a trickle charger for a couple of days. It can refresh the battery.
  • Make sure your electrical system isn’t overcharging the battery. If your mower’s fuses are blowing and there’s no good explanation for it, it’s a sign your electrical system needs to be checked. Your Exmark dealer can run a fairly quick test to see if the system is working properly

This post by David Martin, customer service manager at Exmark.