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Am I going to have to run dual batteries?

Discussion in 'Residential Snow Removal' started by smiti105, Dec 9, 2004.

  1. smiti105

    smiti105 Member
    Messages: 90

    Wondering if it is crucial to run dual batteries on my set-up? 83 CJ7 with an amp putting out 119 amps. Meyer E47 with a six and a half Meyer up front. Thanks for any input.
  2. Crumm

    Crumm Senior Member
    Messages: 529

    Many people run single batteries and get by with it just fine. If you are a personal plower you should be fine with a single battery. If you start ending up with a dead battery you might check into a dual setup.
  3. Tarkus

    Tarkus PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,113

    Yes a 120 amp is more than enough here. Many years ago I plowed with a 70 amp alt on one battery and never "died" on the job. 2 batteries will give you a bit more stable voltage and a lot more reserve capacity too.
  4. smiti105

    smiti105 Member
    Messages: 90

    Yea there is never anything wrong with power in reserve. Thanks for the posts guys.
  5. PLOWMAN45

    PLOWMAN45 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,817

    one yellow top optima battery