Iâ€™m new to the group and live in South Wales UK and recently purchased my first Wheel Horse a Commando 8 4 speed gearbox 3 forward and 1 reverse.
Amazing tractor although she is showing signs of her age and needs some TLC especially to the deck which Iâ€™m currently working on.
I do have a problem which I hope those of you with more knowledge of electrics than me can help. The Dynostarter starts the engine fine, but I have found there is no charge going into the battery, I am assuming this is to do with the voltage regulator which sits on top of the Dynostart.
Is a fault in the regulator the most likely cause and if yes, is there a way to test it and repair or is it a case of buy a new one, or should I be looking elsewhere for the problem.
Any help would be much appreciated.
All the best,
RJ58 Site Admin
Joined: Dec 14, 2008
Location: S/E -PA
Sun Aug 26, 2012 4:16 pm
Check this document for assistance. Should get you going again. Try cleaning the points under the cover first. Be sure to remove the starter battery from the engine/tractor BEFORE doing so (VERY IMPORTANT STEP).
Thanks for the link and help. I have since found the problem is with the Dynastart itself not pushing out any charge at all and I canâ€™t find out why, it checked out OK when I put a meter on it.
I took it to a auto electrical repair shop and they tested it, ran it and like me found the starter side OK but charge not a thing and neither could they tell me why, as they couldnâ€™t find anything wrong with it. Clearly there is a problem but what is another matter.
So I in the end I found a replacement on eBay and am awaiting its arrival, as in 44 years since it was made, you can bet that Dynastart has turned a few billion times, so perhaps its time it was replaced.
Only one problem, what you guys pay in dollars for a Dynastart we pay in the UK the same in pounds and with the exchange rate, well Iâ€™m sure you get the idea, its mega bucks.
Other than that she runs well having rebuilt the deck, couldnâ€™t find any new blades shafts for the RM 366 deck, so made some in my workshop, runs much better now.
Any one know of a source for the gears that drive the blades as mine are showing signs of wear.
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