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Whenever removing the battery, discon-
nect the negative (black) cable first. When
reinstalling the battery, connect the nega-
tive (black) cable last.
Replenishing the Battery Fluid
A poorly maintained battery will deteriorate
rapidly. Check the battery fluid level often.
The fluid level should be kept between the
upper and lower level marks.
To refill use only distilled water. Tap
water contains minerals which are harmful
to a battery.
Battery terminals and connections should be kept free of corrosion.
If cleaning is necessary, remove the corrosion with a stiff wire brush. Wash with
a solution of one tablespoon baking soda and one cup water. Rinse well with tap
water and dry off with clean rags. Coat the terminals with dielectric grease or petro-
Do not allow cleaning solution or tap water to enter the battery. It will shorten
the life of the battery.
Vehicle lamps may burn out if battery is disconnected during vehicle opera-
tion. Also, the reverse speed limiter can be damaged.
Battery electrolyte is poisonous. It contains sulfuric acid. Serious burns
can result from contact with skin, eyes or clothing. Antidote:
External: Flush with water.
Internal: Drink large quantities of water or milk. Follow with milk of magne-
sia, beaten egg, or vegetable oil. Call physician immediately.
Eyes: Flush with water for 15 minutes and get prompt medical attention.
Batteries produce explosive gases. Keep sparks, flame, cigarettes, etc.
away. Ventilate when charging or using in an enclosed space. Always
shield eyes when working near batteries. KEEP OUT OF REACH OF