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best battery for Polaris 500 Sportsman

Discussion in 'ATV / UTV Snow Removal' started by timberframer, Jan 7, 2011.

  1. timberframer

    timberframer Junior Member
    Messages: 4

    Can anyone plowing with ATV tell me if standard battery will hold up with winch for plowing? Does anyone offer a Heavy duty battery option?
     
  2. perrysee

    perrysee Senior Member
    Messages: 121

    hi i plow with a sportsman 500 and have no problem with battery
    i also run a yellow flashing light. i plow about 15 accounts and do it commercially. Perry
     
  3. irv

    irv Senior Member
    Messages: 175

    i have a 260 cca yuasa battery and keep a battery tender on it when
    not being used to keep it charged.batterystuff.com sells the hd batteries.
     
  4. KL&M Snow Div.

    KL&M Snow Div. PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,616

    I'm having a problem with my battery on my ATV as well. I actually have a lawn mower battery on mine, as the factory battery couldnt handle the connection of all the aux wiring, and the poor connection kept giving me starting issues. So I upgraded to the mower battery with bigger terminals. Anyways, after plowing for a few the dash lights get real dim when I raise my plow. But if I leave it idle for a few minutes it will fire back up just fine. My mower battery is used, so maybe it wasn't FULLY charged to begin with? Maybe just a surface charge? Could someone please shed some light on this. Mine is a Polaris 500 Sportsman as well. I'm running a 3,000lb superwinch
     
  5. IPLOWSNO

    IPLOWSNO PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,620

    its american so they are using the cheapest electronics they can, they have to save there so they can pay the high wages for a guy standing on a line, to tighten down bolts imo you asked
     
  6. mercer_me

    mercer_me PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 6,361

    I have a "Never Start" on my Arctic Cat and I have never had any problems with it. I have had it for about 4 years now.