Join Date: Jan 2014
Location: Door County, Wisconsin
Battery Powered Start Conversion?
Just wondering if there might be a way to convert an AC starter to DC.
I have a friend who put a Harbor Freight 13HP engine on a snow thrower and that engine has a DC starter. So he mounted a battery onto the unit and voila, turn key starting for his snow thrower.
Without having to buy a $360 engine and retrofitting it like he did, is there a simpler way to mount a 12V battery and make it work with the AC starters that are on most of the US made snow throwers out there?
I didn't look too deep, but maybe there is already a thread on the forum about this topic. (Found one that is very old)
When I am doing my snow removal accounts, it would be beneficial to turn a key and go!
Bolens 824 (re-powered with Briggs and Stratton 14.5GT snow engine)
Simplicity 860 (1691900-17825) - (Backup machine)
Last edited by Sblg43; 01-27-2018 at 05:23 AM.