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batteries what do you run

Discussion in 'Truck & Equipment Repair' started by Eliw, Jan 2, 2010.

  1. Eliw

    Eliw Member
    Messages: 30

    Battery is dying. Its a napa deep cycle it is almost 2years old. What are your guys running? Is it normal for a battery to only last 2 years when used for plowing?
     
  2. flykelley

    flykelley 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,124

    I have two Yellow tops Optimas in my truck. They don't give them away but the do the job.

    Mike
     
  3. VPRacing

    VPRacing Member
    Messages: 74

    I have Triple red top Optimas... Doesnt stress the alternator much when everything is running. Although I have the third on a Perko switch in the back, so when I run my 14k Winch off the back, there isnt such a long current draw to the front of the truck. Also, if the twins die up front, I can flip the Perko switch to the third battery and still start the truck.
     
  4. WIPensFan

    WIPensFan PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,489

    Optima, they work well.
     
  5. show-n-go

    show-n-go Senior Member
    Messages: 776

    I have a pair of Optima's in my truck and 4 of them in my boat. The ones in my truck are 3.5 years old and the ones in my boat have been in there since 2003. Haven't had to jump either one. Like the other guy's said they aren't the cheapest but they are the best.
     
  6. rayzor32

    rayzor32 Junior Member
    Messages: 11

    acdelco, interstate or carquest.
     
  7. suzuki0702

    suzuki0702 Senior Member
    Messages: 649

    duralast! work great, price is right, and great warranty...no questions asked!
     
  8. hlntoiz

    hlntoiz Senior Member
    from NW, CT
    Messages: 588

    As soon as my origionals on any machine/truck start to go I get Interstate deep cells. Great batteries.
     
  9. dellwas

    dellwas Senior Member
    Messages: 369

    Energizers from Walmart, 3 year straight excange, 6 yr total on a pro-rate after that.
     
  10. ADMSWELDING

    ADMSWELDING Senior Member
    Messages: 397

    Diehard Gold from sears.
     
  11. festerw

    festerw Senior Member
    Messages: 986

    I've got a Yellow Optima that's going on 8 years and still going strong, just had to replace a Blue after 2 years. I'm trying out a Deka now after hearing good things about them, take some measurements and cram the biggest battery possible in.
     
  12. BigLou80

    BigLou80 Senior Member
    Messages: 558

    I have two interstate MTP 1000 cranking amp batteries
     
  13. BigLou80

    BigLou80 Senior Member
    Messages: 558

    Im not going to bad mouth deka, but based on my personal experience I would tell you to get interstates like I did
     
  14. festerw

    festerw Senior Member
    Messages: 986

    Too late, lol, I've had good luck with them in our equipment at work and those get almost completely drained on a daily basis also it was only $65 so if it makes it a year I'll be happy, the Blue was around $200 and only made it 2.:mad:
     
  15. AiRhed

    AiRhed Senior Member
    Messages: 401

  16. PLOWMAN45

    PLOWMAN45 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,829

    I have 2 red top optimas
     
  17. zipp669

    zipp669 Junior Member
    Messages: 29

    Only Interstate here.
     
  18. starc

    starc Senior Member
    Messages: 229

    2 1000 amp Energizers from Walmart as well, never any problems.
     
  19. Realdealoo8

    Realdealoo8 Member
    Messages: 32

    2 Interstate MTP's here
     
  20. Schwinn68

    Schwinn68 Senior Member
    Messages: 164

    I'm going to be in the market soon for new batteries as the acdelco's in my truck are the original ones from 05. They haven't caused me any problems yet but I think it's good insurance to change them this year I was looking at getting Duralast Gold from Autozone. they have then priced at 98.00 a piece with a seven year warranty. I'm still going to do some checking around because as stated earlier, I want the biggest battery that will fit to go in my truck.