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battery/alternator

Discussion in 'Truck & Equipment Repair' started by VogelLandscapin, Jan 7, 2010.

  1. VogelLandscapin

    VogelLandscapin Junior Member
    Messages: 9

    hey guys, my 2008 f250 super duty struggles. If i am running plow, salter, headlights, and beacon the truck is hurting bad. If the heat is on you can hear the fan die down seriously when lowering and raising my western plow. I bought the largest battery i can run in my truck. Does anyone ever change out to a heavy duty alternator or what? :salute:
     
  2. no lead

    no lead PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,308

    bad ground somewhere. i answer this question 6 times a week. check all battery and plow connections for clean and tight.
     
  3. TJS

    TJS PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,339

  4. augerandblade

    augerandblade PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,054

    tymusicno lead has to be right he drinks Canadian Beer.:drinkup: Check your alternator output also.
     
  5. Mr.Markus

    Mr.Markus PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,164

    My chevys got 2 alternators and 2 bateries stock from the factory. Amazing the difference a few years makes
     
  6. theplowmeister

    theplowmeister 2000 Club Member
    from MA
    Messages: 2,551

    maybe you tell us what year you got?
     
  7. VogelLandscapin

    VogelLandscapin Junior Member
    Messages: 9

    2 alternators and 2 batteries thats nice. what size chevy and what year?
     
  8. VogelLandscapin

    VogelLandscapin Junior Member
    Messages: 9

    plowmeister is that a wrangler in your profile picture? we are debating getting an older wrangler for a couple thousand for our small commercial. Our crew cab 8 ft bed 250 is a PAIN for small parking lots. Does the wrangler have enough power for you?
     
  9. theplowmeister

    theplowmeister 2000 Club Member
    from MA
    Messages: 2,551

    5 ft/lb less than my 76 F150 with a V8 had
     
  10. Mr.Markus

    Mr.Markus PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,164

    2007 Duramax 3500