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6. Battery service
n
Refilling
battery
fluid
If the tractor
is operated
with
insufficient
battery
electrolyte,
sulfation
and
battery
plate damage
will occur.
If rapid
loss of electrolyte
is experienced,
or if your
battery
seems
to be
weak,
causing
slow
starting
or other
electrical
problems,
see
your
authorized
Honda
tractor
dealer.
Open the engine
hood and check
the electrolyte
level in each battery
cell.
Fill the battery
with distilled
water
to the upper level line. Never overfill
the
battery.
m
Batteries
produce
explosive
gases:
If ignited,
an explosion
can
cause
serious
injury
or blindness.
Provide
adequate
ventilation
when
charging.
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CHEMICAL
HAZARD:
Battery
electrolyte
contains
sulfuric
acid.
Con-
tact
with
eyes
or skin,
even
through
clothing,
may
cause
severe
burns.
Wear
a faceshield
and
protective
clothing.
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Keep flames
and sparks
away,
and do not smoke
in the area.
ANTIDOTE:
If electrolyte
gets
into
your
eyes,
flush
thoroughly
with
warm
water
for at least
15 minutes
and call a physician
immediately.
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POISON:
Electrolyte
is poison.
ANTIDOTE
-
External:
Flush thoroughly
with
water.
-
Internal:
Drink
large quantities
of water
or milk.
Follow
with
milk of magnesia
or vegetable
oil, and call a physician
immediately.
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KEEP OUT OF REACH
OF CHILDREN.
NOTE:
Use distilled
water
in the battery.
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Tap
water
will
shorten
the service
life of the battery.
l
Overfilling
may cause electrolyte
overflow
and corrosion.
Wash off any
spilled
electrolyte
immediately.
UPPER LEVEL
LOWER LEVEL
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