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battery or batteries?

Discussion in 'Truck & Equipment Repair' started by lazarus, Dec 7, 2009.

  1. lazarus

    lazarus Junior Member
    Messages: 17

    i had an everstart 860 cca 750 ca battery. bought in 11/07. battery seems to be junk already so i am looking to get another but not sure if i should be using 2 batteries or not got an 88 f250 with a western markIII plow.
    if i should be using 2 batteries then can someone explain how i should have them hooked up
     
  2. RichG53

    RichG53 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,135

    First of all you have 860 ca and 750 c c a... You mixed them up...

    Do a search (dual batteries) for a ford...
     
  3. deckboys

    deckboys Senior Member
    Messages: 198

    dual batteries is the way to go....
    i've got dual optima yellow tops in my f150
    wired in parrallel + ---> + and - ---> -
    upgraded altornator wire directly to the battery using 4ga wire
    upgraded grounding wire from block to battery and block to chassis

    also its not so much the CA or CCA you want to look for its the reserve capacity
     
  4. mikelawtown

    mikelawtown Senior Member
    from Mass
    Messages: 429

    I'm sure 2 batts is good but i have been plowing for 12 years and have rear defroster, heat and my roof strobe and yes the plow lights dim when lifting but never had i have to replace a battery. Waste if you ask me....Alot of people think because the lights dim then it's time for a new battery or 2 batts..1 has worked for me so far
     
  5. MickiRig1

    MickiRig1 PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,617

    Use the search function on the blue line above.
    Search: Duel Batteries, charging, low power etc. There is hours and hours of reading there.
    It's an issue that's beat to death, In fact this is about the 5th time this week a question like this was asked.