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dual battery question

Discussion in 'Commercial Snow Removal' started by Mr.PLOWSI, Sep 21, 2005.

  1. Mr.PLOWSI

    Mr.PLOWSI Member
    Messages: 33


    Does anybody have a link where I can get a diagram on the wiring process of adding a battery to the electrical system, thanks,

  2. Pic

    Its actually quite simple, i don't know what kind of truck you have, but I have a 99 K2500 chevy (old body style) and if you interesed i could take some pics of how they did mine. NOTE: with the second battery i also added a larger alternator which made a bid differerence. I DO have a front and back blade though, which draws about twice as much as just a front blade
  3. RHarrah

    RHarrah Member
    Messages: 40

  4. cet

    cet PlowSite Fanatic
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  5. welded wrenches

    welded wrenches Senior Member
    Messages: 177

    Deep cycle marine battery plus..

    Last season i ran a 875 CCA deep cycle marine battery with a regular 875 CCA battery both were purchase new on the same day.I also ran a 84 amp delco alternator that puts out more amps at a lower RPM.Ya this is off the wall idea,but it worked great.I have yet to find any anyone else using this configuration. Welded wrenches
  6. Mr.PLOWSI

    Mr.PLOWSI Member
    Messages: 33

    After I wrote this post, I went to start my truck (haven't started it in 6 weeks) and the battery was dead. Put my battery charger on and it started. Let the truck run for 1/2 hour, tried to start the truck 2 days later and the battery was dead again. So, from researching, the battery is fried after 2 seasons of plowing which I think is about right. I will be adding a 2nd battery to my system and most likley upgrading the alternator.

    TRUE TURF LAWN Senior Member
    Messages: 290

    go to a dealer and have them put them in so its done right. :waving: