well the night i drove the tractor to my friends house when it wasnt charging i was using the truck battery. we havent used the truck much since, i drove it a few miles to my friends house. parked it shut the lights off ect. went to start it back up and it didnt wanna start, a TOYOTA of all things towed me home. so lesson learned, if you use a battery to drive a tractor that doesnt charge, recharge the battery. figured id share a relatively sad but funny story with you all.