I have had this ongoing problem of acid leaking out of the battery since new, rotting the cable ends off ( replaced them 3 times in 2 years ) and ruining the paint on the battery box . Mid season the battery has to be topped up because of the acid spillage . Our course is very hilly and bumpy . The battery is not overcharging , the spilling is coming from being shook around out on the course . The blower is 2 years old and looks mint except for the battery area .
I did some research and found the best option for this machine would be to get a gel style battery ( sealed ). the trade of is it cost double the price of the regular battery . After getting the supers approval I ordered one in . Scraped and repainted it today , hopefully for the last time . Now I won't have to look at puddles of acid under this machine any more . The old battery will be great as a jump battery or reuse it for our loader . I also removed the original battery casing that surrounded it .