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Best Battery For Plowing

Discussion in 'Commercial Snow Removal' started by tom_mccauley, Dec 16, 2007.

  1. tom_mccauley

    tom_mccauley Senior Member
    Messages: 465

    what are your opinions on the best battery for plowing?
  2. Best??

    You are going to get many replies and opinions

    Believe most are going to suggest a battery with a large Reserve Capacity
    and CCA being less important

    And some will (I think, reasonably) suggest dual batteries ( more Reserve).

    I opted to find one really good battery because the current truck just didnt
    have a reasonable place to locate a second battery.
    My Bronco doesnt have a "bed"/box to put battery in the back.
    Came close to putting a battery INSIDE.

    And that is what lead me to look at sealed batteries.

    The new Diehard Platinum is almost $200 but is totally sealed and has a
    big reserve capacity.
    So it was a good candidate to locate inside my cab. But, the first test is
    simply the only battery under the hood.
    Coupled with a new 130a alternator and oversized cables-- it is working fine.

    With a 48mo no cost warranty and 100mo exchange-- I will be able to test
    for a long time.

    good luck
  3. ErnieN85

    ErnieN85 Junior Member
    Messages: 9

    I Just put in a new Optima red top. (the big one)
    less reserve than the yellow top but more CCA (surge)
    It seems to be working great. Much better than the big Exide I took out and no leaks Excide's always seem to boil over for me.
    Two would be better but one seems to be doing it :nod:
  4. packey

    packey Member
    Messages: 97

    I really like my p 31 good reserve and plenty fo cca. But they are pricey about 170 for the ones I run. I would also suggest a dual battery setup with a good altenator and 2 gague battery cables and make sure everything is grounded well I have run grounds to frame, body and block.