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Battery Life

Discussion in 'Commercial Snow Removal' started by scotty2222, Dec 11, 2001.

  1. scotty2222

    scotty2222 Member
    from MI
    Messages: 64

    Sorry New to this site. What kind of drain does the plow put on the battery or batteries in you truck. Should I carry a portable charging system. I'm running two batteries, should I be worried?
     
  2. sledhead

    sledhead Member
    Messages: 77

    As long as your not running a 700 watt amp for the stereo and more lights than a Christmas tree, you should be OK.

    Seriosly, just plow smart, dont raise the blade to the stops every push and angle as little as possible.

    Keep an eye on the elecrolyte level and throw a charger on after a long night.

    Keep the terminals clean and tight and coat them with dielectric grease.

    5 minutes of battery maintainance goes a long way.


    Sledhead.
     
  3. CT18fireman

    CT18fireman Banned
    Messages: 2,133

    If you are running good batteries I find that the drive back to the shop will be enough to recharge them in most cases. This is cause I finish my run farthest from my shop though.

    Plowing will shorten the life of the average battery.

    I would go with an Optima Yellow Top. Do a search on them.