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I Just run My XT3 every so often for about 10 Minutes. I could Use it In winter as I have a front Blade But Have Only Had two 1/2inch snow Falls and a 2inch snow fall. So even My Diesel tractors are Not getting used Much run time 😢 (y)
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I used our XT2 about three weeks ago to get the last round of leaves up. She is now sitting covered up, under a carport. Was three years old this past September--no real problems yet==other than than wonky steering situation earlier in it's life--which I (we) finally figured out just a dry centric gear turning on the steering gear at a certain speed/lean. A small dab of lithium white grease and fixed that.
No need yet to charge the battery....Don't over think stuff unless the situation is tyhere==I find that sometimes--I bring trouble on myself--by 'worrying' (bang head)



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I try to run mine every few weeks if I dont get it out to use. Just wondering if an occasional charge my help overall battery condition.
 

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Does anybody use a battery buddy when either storing or don't use tractor as much?
I just purchased 2 Schumacher SC1279 charger/maintainers for my 2 Cubs that have new batteries in them. I'm hoping they will help prolong battery life when laid up; it seams every mower battery with a few years on it dies over the winter even if removed, stored and a charger is periodically placed on it. :(
 

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Just mowed front lawn. (We are North Central Florida) Didn't really need it but I ran the mower with the deck as high as it'll go to knock back the winter weeds a bit. And it looks like we're going to get a week of warm weather so I'm expecting all kinds of early, early spring growth. Stress the trees and such.
 

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Put charger on battery it really . and thought it may need it. Has everyone checked there?
I walked out to the shed the other day and both charger/maintainers were glowing green indicating batteries were charged & being maintained so all appears well; guess I'll find out come spring..lol.
 
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