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4555 starting problem

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larryanderson

11-22-2012 04:17:38
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We will try batteries first even though they check out as they came from WallMart and appear to be smaller than normal. The 4555 we have has trouble starting[slow cranking] and it appears it has two 12 volt batteries hooked up in series is this correct?Happy Thankgiving!




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buickanddeere

11-22-2012 07:14:28
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 Re: 4555 starting problem in reply to larryanderson, 11-22-2012 04:17:38  
Measure voltage at the starter while cranking. Test voltage post to post on each battery while cranking. As previously stated, the de-stroked is a must have. There is a very powerful gear reduction PM starter motor without the offset. The mighty Delco 44MT will wail that engine over if equipped with good batteries.



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larryanderson

11-22-2012 04:59:49
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 Re: 4555 starting problem in reply to larryanderson, 11-22-2012 04:17:38  
They are in parallel just wrote in wrong.The 4440s all have two 6 volts thats what threw me.I think it is probably the batteries as it starts quick if it will turn over.Thanks



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Tx Jim

11-22-2012 06:02:33
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 Re: 4555 starting problem in reply to larryanderson, 11-22-2012 04:59:49  
My 4255 came from factory with two 12V batteries so I guess JD engineers thought two 12's were better than two 6's.



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Tx Jim

11-22-2012 04:33:50
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 Re: 4555 starting problem in reply to larryanderson, 11-22-2012 04:17:38  
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Larry

All 55 series tractors should be 12 V with the batteries in parallel. I would think 24V would fry the electronics on a 12V tractor. It possible this hard starting is caused by hyd problem. I'd suggest to install a de-stroking screw as that would only cost $15. Has starter been checked lately?

Happy Thanksgiving,Jim



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