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help choosing best battery

Discussion in 'Commercial Snow Removal' started by TJC, Jan 5, 2009.

  1. TJC

    TJC Junior Member
    Messages: 6

    putting in duel batteries ,, right now have interstate 820 cca have to get two of the same any suggestions on best battery-- 01 chev, hd running alot of extras battery I have now is running low and is 3 years old thanks for any help TIM
  2. Rc2505

    Rc2505 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,245

    Optima yellow tops for me.
  3. Runner

    Runner Senior Member
    Messages: 957

    Interstate (made by Johnson Controls) itself is a decent battery. We've had good luck with the Duralasts from Autozone (don't worry,...they do NOT make these batteries), and Die Hards have always been good to us. I have this one battery, that is an Everlast (Wallyworld), and I don't know WHAT the deal is with that, because I've had it for a long time...I mean a loong time, and it just doesn't quit. I'm just waiting for the day....I know I will have no problem replacing it, because I have gotten so much use out of it, but so far,..that day just hasn't came (this battery is actually made by Exide). I DID try the super duper Optima battery once, and paid the extra cost for it, but I found that it didn't last any longer than any other battery.
  4. TJC

    TJC Junior Member
    Messages: 6

    where can I get the Optima battery,, just so you know I have to get two of the same thanks for your help
  5. flykelley

    flykelley 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,124

    Same for me. Well worth the money.

    Good Luck Mike
  6. mkwl

    mkwl 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,361

    Yep- same here- just put one in my truck- does great plowing!
  7. TurfSolutionsMN

    TurfSolutionsMN Senior Member
    from MN
    Messages: 302

    Where could I find the Optima yellow tops??
  8. flykelley

    flykelley 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,124

    I know Sams club had them as well as Murhuys Auto Parts. You can also do a web search and find the home page for Optima Yellow tops and they should have a list of dealers.

    Regards Mike
  9. Runner

    Runner Senior Member
    Messages: 957

    AutoZone has them as well...
  10. RamPainting LLC

    RamPainting LLC Senior Member
    Messages: 194

    I bought 2 new batteries for the Cummins from auto zone, 8 year warranty on their gold series 750cca.
  11. KL&M Snow Div.

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

    I have heard good about both Duralast and Optima. I just put a Superstart in my truck though and it is treating me well. The next may be an Optima though.
  12. meathead1134

    meathead1134 Senior Member
    from MA
    Messages: 170

    My battery fried a few weeks ago. I purchased a deep cycle marine battery with 850 cranking amps from advanced autparts 80 bucks sucker weighs a good 60 lbs it just about fits in the battery tray. It has a 4 year warrenty even with plowing.I checked into optima batteries they wanted $216.00 for 1 I said no f ing way.