Re: Battery Terminal
- Austin, Just curious.... What model year RL1000 do you have? Chip and board set?
--- In RoboMower@yahoogroups.com, Austin Morgan <admorgan@...> wrote:
> My oldest mower was 10 years old when I traded it in for a new one. Never a
> failed part although the gears were noisy, they never slipped and no grating
> noise (just a quite squealing sound). I had another that lasted 9 years
> before I traded it in also. Biggest mistake I ever made. My RL-1000 had to
> be shipped and repaired 5 times before it consistently worked. It also still
> doesn't do as good as my software upgraded 500's at the end of the day as
> far as how the yard looks.
> ----------------original message-----------------
> From: "Seth" swjenkins@...
> To: RoboMower@yahoogroups.com
> Date: Wed, 12 Aug 2009 18:27:06 -0000
> > You can disregard the previous post. Steve at Probotics was able to help
> > out...$11 for a new terminal which isn't bad. Now hopefully my batteries
> > pay the price sitting around losing their charge while the new terminal is
> > transit.
> > I purchased my RL800 in 2003 and it ran great up until 08. Then it started
> > kooky and I started hearing the gears clicking. Didn't know what it was at
> the time
> > so I ordered new tires. Got those on and realized that wasn't the problem.
> Sent the
> > mower off to get the new gear case, ball bearings, etc. While it was being
> > it was determined that it also needed a new controller. I got it home and
> used it for
> > the first time all season just last week. I put it out to mow the backyard
> today and
> > the terminal broke. Needless to say I wasn't happy, but I ordered two
> > when I placed my order this afternoon. I guess my Robo was just too old?
> Have others
> > had similar experience of the mower just sort of having everything break
> down in a
> > really short time period once it reaches "old age"? I was just thinking on
> my way
> > back to work that I've put in 100% of the original purchase price into
> > since last summer. I plan to get my money's worth out of Robo now, but
> I've decided
> > when I move I'm leaving him for the new owner. Hopefully I can keep the
> old boy alive
> > long enough...