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Re: MM UTS 6V to 12V Conversion

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kevin moschenrose said: (quoted from post at 19:58:05 12/06/12) One side note dont stay on the 6 volt starter long or you will be replacing it too.

I'm sorry Kevin, but I have to strongly disagree with you. I have been running 12V on 6V starters on many units for over 20 years. A Starter and Generator rebuilder told me back in the fifties that the windings in a 6V starter are much heavier than the 12V starters. And will last longer than a 12V starter. It makes sense since you have to use heavier battery cables on 6V because it doesn't have the push that 12V does. I would guess that anyone that tells you differently is trying to sell you a starter.

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12-07-2012 09:35:37

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 Re: MM UTS 6V to 12V Conversion in reply to MMDEL, 12-06-2012 16:04:12  
LOL No Del I smoked one just this year on my wd45 just this year after some one had converted the tractor over with a new starter I didn't think to look at the voltage on it. I just assumed it was 12 volt because that was the old battery in it along with the coil and new starter some one replaced. Boy did it turn fast too. Almost like an air starter on a truck.
So I based that more on experience is all.

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12-06-2012 16:15:10

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 Re: MM UTS 6V to 12V Conversion in reply to MMDEL, 12-06-2012 16:04:12  
My starter guy told me the same thing Del. He's been doing it for 40 or 50 years, so I don't doubt what he says.

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