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JON, Small Engine Technician
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I have a 2004 Deere L130. When I engage PTO it drains

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I have a 2004 John Deere L130. When I engage PTO it drains battery
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Small Engine
Expert:  JON replied 1 year ago.

Hi, my name is ***** ***** welcome to I will be happy to assist you today. Give me a few moments to look over your problem, and I will get right back to you so we can fix the issue and get your machine back to working order

Expert:  JON replied 1 year ago.

What size battery are you using currently? How old is the battery?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Month old. Think it's a 6 amp John Deere battery
Expert:  JON replied 1 year ago.

Battery is not big enough then. You needs 12V 300amp battery for the electric PTO. Electric PTO's use a lot of power to run.

Expert:  JON replied 1 year ago.

Look on the sticker on the battery and what does it say the cranking amps are for it?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
300 cranking, 12v sorry bout that
Expert:  JON replied 1 year ago.

Okay. that is more like it. What is the voltage on the battery currently?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Expert:  JON replied 1 year ago.

When you engage the PTO, what is the voltage while PTO running. Sounds like you have a bad Rectifier/Regulator This is what recharges the battery while engine running.

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Dies before I can even test it
Expert:  JON replied 1 year ago.

If your battery is reading 12.5V, sounds like the amps are not good. Take battery to auto parts store and have them load test it for you. They will do it for free. If you have charger, you can try slow charging overnight at 2-6amps, this may bring it back to par

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Is there a way to test regulator
The battery is literally brand new, only have been able to cut the yard a handful of times
Expert:  JON replied 1 year ago.

test the battery while engine running and see how many volts it reads.

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Expert:  JON replied 1 year ago.

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