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I will check this...but not today...do I need to trickle charge my battery? I will get back to you when I have the readings...how do I get back to you? Please let me know.
Was able to trickle charge the battery overnight...read the volts...registers 12.9 volts. The resistance to the PTO clutch is 3.0 ohms. Ran the engine after the trickle charge...the PTO engaged the blades and it cut the lawn for one pass of the yard then disengaged the blades. Would not reengage again, even though I trickle charged it overnight again. What's next to test or replace? Hopefully not the PTO clutch...I replaced it last year...surely, it will last longer than one year. Interestingly, Cub Cadet's newer models all have a lever to engage the blades...seems like to electromagnet PTO was a bust! What do you think?