Ha.. okay. This is the backend of a Toro 3040 bunker rake. We have 2 of these and normally they go out for a few hours each day.
But here’s the deal. The battery looks like it’s in a good place. It is, until it dies.. Which it will as the bar that keeps it in, covers the caps that you have to take off to check the fluid. I know it’s translucent but it’s not quite that translucent (except this end).
So to check the fluid, you have to take it out. To take it out you have to take the right fender off. To take the right fender off you have to take the parking brake lever off. In this case the battery just died. It had been out before for a fluid topoff. The regulator was providing enough charge to keep it charged. It just wore out. Not unusual after a few years in FL. So did I say that the universal law of these and batteries is they only go bad on a tournament day?
If you are careful and multi-jointed you can get it out. But after arcing one wrench on the battery bolts I had enough and took the fender off, instead of taking the parking brake lever off I cut a slice out of the fender.
The great thing about golf is golf maintenance. And you can pretty much do what you can do. In this case I’ll work on a quick change battery because the machine is working well and I wouldn’t mind keeping it quite awhile. Just need to make a few small changes to make some of it a little more “tech friendly”.