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I've got a Cat 416C Backhoe... Haven't started it in a month

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I've got a Cat 416C Backhoe... Haven't started it in a month or so, batteries are low, but when I hook it up to a charger, I still can't get it to start. Do you think I just need to replace the batteries or there is maybe another problem?
JA: We'll do all we can to help. Is there anything else the Heavy Equipment Mechanic should be aware of?
Customer: I don't think the weather is an issue - it's close to 100 today
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Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Construction and Road Equipment
Expert:  Bradley Martin replied 1 year ago.

Do you have a battery load tester you can hook on the batteries? Might have a dead cell in one of the batteries.

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