Pretty sure there is no fuel pump on my 781 kt17 s1. I replaced the fuel line recently and installed a fuel shut off valve recently.If your 1450 had a fuel pump, someone added it. The fuel tank is above the carb on those. None of the QL tractors I owned had a fuel pump. Nor do they need it.
An 82 series tractor with a K-series engine in it would need a fuel pump, as the bottom of the fuel tank is below the carb for that combination.
Originally it had a mechanical fuel pump. If you keep the tank above a 1/4 tank, and don't run it on inclines, the gravity action will suffice on that application. If it were mine, I'd at minimum eliminate the mechanical pump and install a low pressure electric pump to ensure optimum performance in all conditions.Pretty sure there is no fuel pump on my 781 kt17 s1. I replaced the fuel line recently and installed a fuel shut off valve recently.
For my CC102 over winter I use a Diehard 2A trickle charger. Stopped leaving it on 24 hrs. Now connected to a simple grounded timer it turns on for 30 mins each day and keeps battery well over 12v. Kinda what we did with Elec-Traks; when pack voltage fell to 38v a smartcharger took voltage back to a pre-selected 44.5v and turned off. (A 36v pack would be fully charged at near 45v)I'm a big fan of quality trickle chargers. I probably have 8 of the High quality battery tenders brands.
I have more than 8 batteries I want to keep topped of so I'll move them around. My abused compact tractors (diesel) spend the winter outside but the LED on the charger can be seen at night from 50 yards or so. I may have to try a magnetic. Another option is aiming a torpedo heater at a tractor you want to start and give it 15 minutes but be careful with that mode...
Now that there's a darn good idear right thar I do say...For my CC102 over winter I use a Diehard 2A trickle charger. Stopped leaving it on 24 hrs. Now connected to a simple grounded timer it turns on for 30 mins each day and keeps battery well over 12v. Kinda what we did with Elec-Traks; when pack voltage fell to 38v a smartcharger took voltage back to a pre-selected 44.5v and turned off. (A 36v pack would be fully charged at near 45v)
I started using the HF chargers and had a meltdown on one and a biker buddy with the same experience. The higher quality chargers have more sophisticated charging circuits that give some feedback like reverse hookup notification, full charge partial charge notification. I think they go to a 100ma charge when they sense full charge. Maybe that's my own bias but I would bet if you did engineering/electronic analysis it would bear that out.Thanks for the info @Curt Doles I have a trickle charger and I use it frequently. I'm curious about what you consider a high quality trickle charger. Perhaps my harbor freight job isn't cutting it? It does make a difference and that is why I keep using it. It has rescued my not so good batteries many a time. It's just that when the cold sets in, its not enough. I'm still thinking that I just have bad luck with tractor batteries. For now, the jump pack I just got is working out good.
Matt -- you're actually telling someone how long it takes for fuel to fill the fuel bowl?
I was wondering who else might think of that..I don't know if this is possible to do with a 782 but, my 149 was impossible to start in the cold Minnesota winters. So, I bought a complete clutch set- up from a gear drive and installed that. Now depressing the brake pedal to start also releases the clutch (like a gear drive) so the hydro pump is not being turned over during starting. I have a magnetic electric heater, and I haven't used it since I installed the clutch years ago. If this is possible to do on a 782, I would highly recommend it.
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