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dual batteries

Discussion in 'Commercial Snow Removal' started by hfdresq1, Jan 19, 2005.

  1. hfdresq1

    hfdresq1 Junior Member
    Messages: 15

    I just recently purchased a 97 chevy 2500 with a brand new 8' boss plow. It has a single battery doing all the work. My old truck, an 87 chevy k20 had a dual battery set up. Would i be better off going with the dual battery system in the new truck or will one battery suffice? I am leaning toward adding the battery but if i don't really need it then why bother. I noticed tonight as i was hooking up for another round that i was getting a bit of a draw on the volt meter, enough to make the lights dim and not sure if it's the battery or the alternator.
  2. ggwash21

    ggwash21 Senior Member
    Messages: 132

  3. Mark Witcher

    Mark Witcher Senior Member
    Messages: 604

    I dont think dual batteries are needed. A single good battery with a 100 to 130 amp alt is all I have ever needed. Boss 9.2 V, Blizzard 810, and Meyer plows.
  4. Midwest BuildIt Inc

    Midwest BuildIt Inc PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,280

    i have a v plow wich uses alot of power movin the wings all the time, have an 8 strobe light bar, 1000watt amp for speakers , heater on high , lights on and usually my cell phone charging.all on while plowing. all i have is a 1000cca battery and stock alt. no problems here
  5. Mark Witcher

    Mark Witcher Senior Member
    Messages: 604

    The dodge probably has a 130 amp factory alt. :)
  6. Robo

    Robo Senior Member
    Messages: 107

    I have a new Chevy HD with 145 amp alternator and 1 battery. It doesn't run the plow for sh!t!! :angry: Needs another battery or perhaps a larger monster single battery :nod: