Does this issue apply to other models such as T1110 as well? Mine is still new and so far not one issue....
I've not seen complaints about the T1110 on this subject.
The original circuit (that triggers the starter solenoid) was drawing a lot of power causing a slower than optimal cranking speed and sometimes blowing the fuse. This mod fixes that, but the circuit breaker approach does not. That's why this is a better fix.
I see another note about a TC33 not starting. If you see the PTO light illuminated on the right side of the dash, be sure to check the connections under the left side of the tractor. When you brush cut or go over small trees you may pull the connectors apart or even ripp the wires. It would be nice if NH would add a guard over them. They should realize we use these small tractors pretty hard.
Just another note on the Relay fix. Mine has worked very well since adding the Relay. I did have to replace the key switch as well. The tractor's electrical system will handle the low voltage for a while before failing completly. Take the time to pull the key switch out and check the terminals for discoloration. Its pretty easy. If a new Holland dealer has parts on hand its pretty sure sometime in the future you will need that part. They don't stock parts they won't sell. A parts house guy told me once, before you buy a used car come and ask me what parts I carry for that model! It gives some insite as to potential problems, big or small.:thumbsup:
It really seems like NH would do the wiring upgrade on their dime.
did this mod in august and started everytime since, no more sitting there wondering when it was going to crankover! Thanks much, alot of info on this forum, NH engineers should read it and they would build the perfect tractor!
djradz - the reason the modification is an improvement over the original design is it allows you to send power to the solenoid via only one switch (the added relay), rather than a large number of switches in series (the safety interlock switches). Moreover it takes much less voltage and current to close a relay than the starter solenoid. It turns out that many machines with lots of safety switches are in fact designed this way to begin with. It's how these tractors should have been built.