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Small kioti tractor with backhoe/loader - probably a safety

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small kioti tractor with backhoe/loader - probably a safety switch - panel lights, etc works, but key will not engage - nothing
Submitted: 8 months ago.
Category: Agriculture and Farm Equipment
Expert:  Curtis B. replied 8 months ago.

Hi,let's see if we can work together to get to the root of your problem! will try my best to help!

Expert:  Curtis B. replied 8 months ago.

If you hold key in start position, and move all the gear levers and pto levers , can you get starter to kick? You do have the pto in neutral? Seat switch and brake switch?

Customer: replied 8 months ago.
everything is in neutral - key will not turn on anything but panel - no clicking or noise
Expert:  Curtis B. replied 8 months ago.

You have moved the levers while holding key in start? Many times switch will be jus off a little and wiggling lever will make connection. Do you have a voltmeter to check further? Al fuses check good with meter?

Customer: replied 8 months ago.
we have tried most everything - thought there might be a trick to it - ran good for awhile
Expert:  Curtis B. replied 8 months ago.

Is battery voltage above 12.5 volts? Don't overlook the obvious, how old s the battery?

Customer: replied 8 months ago.
tractor does not have but 200 hrs on it
Expert:  Curtis B. replied 8 months ago.

How old is it?

Customer: replied 8 months ago.
its new - its a rental unit
Expert:  Curtis B. replied 8 months ago.

!! so have you been using it for awhile? Do you have jumper cables or battery charger to test battery?

Customer: replied 8 months ago.
thanks for the help
Expert:  Curtis B. replied 8 months ago.

Thank you.