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best truck battery

Discussion in 'Truck & Equipment Repair' started by Morrissey snow removal, Feb 9, 2012.

  1. Morrissey snow removal

    Morrissey snow removal PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,799

    i need new batterys one truck what do u guys think are the best thanks chris
     
  2. 06Sierra

    06Sierra PlowSite.com Addict
    from Maine
    Messages: 1,328

    I don' t know if it is the best or not. But, I have a die hard platinum in my truck. It's been in for 3+ years now with no issues. 4 year replacement and 100 month pro rated warranty.
     
  3. Morrissey snow removal

    Morrissey snow removal PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,799

    i have heard good things about diehard there is just a million choices out there
     
  4. 06Sierra

    06Sierra PlowSite.com Addict
    from Maine
    Messages: 1,328

    From what I have read, they are pretty much the same as odyssey batteries. They are AGM, like the optimas. A few years back we had a stretch that was -40 everynight. The truck started everyday and has never given me problems while plowing.
     
  5. Oshkosh

    Oshkosh PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,655

    I had really good luck with Deka brand of batterys.From my one tons to the tri axle never had an issue.....
     
  6. Evil Diesel

    Evil Diesel Senior Member
    from Sharon
    Messages: 200

    I have the diehard platinums also. Great battery for plowing. Much better the the optima battery. Pricey but worth it imo.
     
  7. djr623

    djr623 Member
    Messages: 60

    Big fan of interstate batteries, have had good luck with them. Have a die hard in my truck now but it was in it when I bought the truck..
     
  8. Evil Diesel

    Evil Diesel Senior Member
    from Sharon
    Messages: 200

    Diehard platinum is a totally different battery than a diehard that is not the platinum series. I used to love optima which is made by interstate , but feel they have gone downhill the past few years
     
  9. Oshkosh

    Oshkosh PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,655

  10. leolkfrm

    leolkfrm PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,327

    napa..or interstate!
     
  11. Morrissey snow removal

    Morrissey snow removal PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,799

    any of u ever use everstart from walmart have a gift card to there and did not know much about there batterys
     
  12. mike6256

    mike6256 Senior Member
    Messages: 285

    I have had these in for two years no problems. [​IMG]
     
  13. quigleysiding

    quigleysiding PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,090

    The kids all call them neverstarts. I haven"t had much luck with the napa battery's lately. I have one now that I bought in the fall for the sander that's junk. I have to bring it back I guess. Of course I can"t find the receipt
     
  14. goel

    goel PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,079

    I always make sure to replace with DT's (dual terminal). That way you have lots of room for hooking up all the accesories and boosting as well.

    Always had good luck with Napa's in the past and have replaced 3 this year - but I think one is crapping out already. Trucks just don't get run enough this year for some reason........
     
  15. chuckraduenz

    chuckraduenz Senior Member
    Messages: 345

    i have a walmart battery in my truck. i got it with it in it. and it was dated 06. it seems to be working. but iv had crappy luck with them over all. the last one i warrantied i told them to keep it and ill go with interstate. id recommend interstate batterys. or optima.
     
  16. Scottscape

    Scottscape Senior Member
    Messages: 665

    optima red top
     
  17. GeoffD

    GeoffD PlowSite.com Veteran
    Messages: 2,266

    Cat has some really good batteries for trucks, might cost a little more but I have had great luck with them.
     
  18. dooleycorp

    dooleycorp Senior Member
    Messages: 121

    we use cat batteries in all our trucks and equipment never had a problem
     
  19. gtmustang00

    gtmustang00 Senior Member
    from Berlin
    Messages: 743

    Catepillar batteries in the diesel. Excellent choice so far.
     
  20. deere615

    deere615 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,920

    dual optima redtops in both my plow trucks and putting dual yellows in my duramax