I had an Interstate in my plow truck for 9 years!!! just replaced it this summer. it was getting weak but not shot. replaced it with another one just like it. hope it last that long also. guess we will see!!!
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Every truck will use them differently. I use Diehard gold in my truck ,last one lasted me 6yrs and just replaced it 6 months ago. never had an issue. I used an autozone duralast battery in the wife's car when it died in a storm and the autozone battery lasted 5yrs in the car and sold it so who knows.
Another vote for Deka. Made in USA and a dang good battery for the price. I have a set of Harris in one truck and Die Hards in another. No probs with them either but only 2-3 years old. Still have the factory Mopars in both my pickups 7 years on one set and 6 on the other. But I think I'm gonna replace the older set at least this year before it gets too cold - they seem to be getting a little weak finally.
"All my cards are on the table with no ace left in the hole, and I'm much too young to feel this dam old..."
Contract plowing municipal streets...
(2) IH S1900 33k dumps, '88-'89, DT466s, Manual trans, 10' Valk P/A plows, UTG spreaders
'05 DEERE 320 skid steer, 7.5' Meyer P/A poly plow
'92 FORD F-250 4x4 ext cab 8'bed, 7.3idi, auto, 8.5' Western Uni-mount
batterys truth is ..its only as good as the stores return policy.and you have reciept that you can actually read that does not have that so called million dollar patented automatic dis appearing ink on. TRUE ?
Not sure which battery I'll put in my F-250 next, it's got a ~6yr old Motorcraft which has been great and it's a small one even.
Since I added the plow I'm thinking I'll need to add a big battery and mine must be nearing the end of its lifespan anyway. Diehard, Motorcraft, or Wal-Mart Everstart MAXX Plus I haven't quite decided.
Those that knock the Wal-Mart batteries should consider that they're made by the same manufacturer as many others, there's only like two last I knew. I think the Everstart is Johnson Controls, for instance. I've been happy with them.
10 cylinder '03 F-250
8'2" Boss V-Plow
As a prev poster said, only as good as the store. I had a bad Wal mart batt. Brought it to 3 different stores. Had receipt, refused replacement at all 3. I took it to a local auto elect shop and had it tested. 1 bad cell. Bought a new batt from them, at $2 more than Wal mart. I'll never buy a Wal mart batt again.