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My massey ferguson 65 tractor new battery has shorted out on

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hi,my massey ferguson 65 tractor new battery has shorted out on the metal bonnet and has gone dead.i tried another battery (not new) with no luck. I can jump start with leads and it starts ok and was hoping that with a few hours work it would charge up again.Unfortunately no luck still dead flat.question is do you think its a new battery I need or something else such as an altanator or coil or something? Hoping you can help me,Thanks Dave
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Hi Dave,

If you left the tractor running a few hours (at a high rev, not just idling) but the battery didn't charge at all, then the alternator may be faulty.

You could try removing the battery and putting it on a bench charger for a few hours.

If it then starts ok but fails to recharge in the tractor, this will help confirm that the alternator is faulty.

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