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Re: Alternators

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  • jchabot58
    Richard: The Starter/Generator that was used for these older lawn and garden tractors were low output devices therefore they use little engine
    Message 1 of 1425 , Feb 29, 2000
      Richard:<br><br>The Starter/Generator that was
      used for these older lawn and garden tractors were low
      output devices therefore they use little engine
      horsepower to charge the battery. Generators used on
      automobiles would take more horsepower to run as they offer
      higher output. Alternators have a much higher output
      than generators, using upwards of 5 horsepower at full
      output. <br><br>The big difference is that a generator
      has external field coils. This requires that the
      current output must come through the commutator and
      brushes. This limits a generators output. An alternator
      uses a rotating field instead. Current is drawn from
      the stationary coils and need not pass through
      brushes, this allows much greater output. In any case an
      automotive style alternator would certainly drag down a 154
      lo-boy. I would have to assume that the later units that
      used alternators, had low output models that were
      tailored to their use, similar to the late model cub
      cadets.<br><br>Hope this helps.
    • Bob Naylor RCN@ZOOMTOWN.COM
      Yes, just listed one on E-Bay under HAMILTONBOB Thanks
      Message 1425 of 1425 , Jul 7, 2009
        Yes, just listed one on E-Bay under HAMILTONBOB
        Thanks

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        > Hamilton bob do you still have the hitch for the loboy for sale
        >
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