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Battery Question??

Discussion in 'Chevy Trucks' started by LuffTruckingLLC, Oct 13, 2005.

  1. LuffTruckingLLC

    LuffTruckingLLC Junior Member
    Messages: 16

    What is the best battery to plow with. I have always heard the Optima Blue top is a great battery. Anyone using them for plowing? Just let me know, Thanks,
  2. murphyslaw

    murphyslaw Senior Member
    Messages: 443

    ok optima batteries are cool but, unecessary. you need a batterie with a hi reserve power rating. and a high cranking amp rating as great, since these plow pump's draw about the same power as ur starter. i run two 8-d's marine starting batteries they have a rating of 1200 cold cranking amps. as well as a high reserve rating. and with a 136 amp alternator i have not had a problem. granted most of you guys would say its over kill but i have sat down and figured out my power draw and its right there. with just enough room for the plow.(or in the summer my winch)