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What is the best battery to run in your truck

Discussion in 'Ford Trucks' started by rb8484, Sep 15, 2009.

  1. rb8484

    rb8484 Senior Member
    Messages: 419

    I need to replace my battery in my ford and Im not sure what to go with. What have you guys found that works best in the winter running your plows and all those strobes!!?? Also, where have you found the best price for it?
    Thanks!!!
     
  2. Newdude

    Newdude Senior Member
    Messages: 877

    hmm...I am not too sure. An optima maybe. But I think the photo section wont really help you lol.
     
  3. rb8484

    rb8484 Senior Member
    Messages: 419

    Haha! Opps......long day.....didnt relize i put it in the worng section!!!
     
  4. deicepro

    deicepro PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,124

    Optima Yellow top( $195), no questions asked, yes they are twice as expensive, but they dont leak acid all over your truck fender and they will last a lot longer, there is actually a website that has free delivery, not sure what it is, just google it
     
  5. mkwl

    mkwl 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,361

    Optima Yellowtop! Been running it for over a year now- works great for plowing!
     
  6. ServiceOnSite

    ServiceOnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 923

    well at least post a pic of a yelow top for the guy lmao
     
  7. Jay brown

    Jay brown PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,783

    check Consumer Reports. i think they rated Die Hard at the top??
     
  8. MeeksCo

    MeeksCo Senior Member
    Messages: 214

    I like my Duralast Gold. Half the money. Bought it from Autozone for $104, which included tax. 3-year free replacement.
    My battery died from leaving the lights on for six hours when I showed up to the job about a month ago. I took it to Autozone and they gave me a new one.
     
  9. AiRhed

    AiRhed Senior Member
    Messages: 401

    The absolute best battery on the market for a plow truck or diesel is offered from one company, Odyssey Batteries. http://www.odysseybatteries.com/ They are distributed from Batteries Plus or directly from the supplier. I have two, and it has COMPLETELY Solved any starting issues. I left my lights on (aftermarket 4 beam) all night (8 hours) last winter and was able to cold start in the morning at 15 degrees F.

    I have two of these
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    And some quick specs
    # 1700 cranking amps for 5 seconds
    # 1540 cranking amps for 10 seconds
    # 1355 cranking amps for 20 seconds
    # 68 amp hours
     
    Last edited: Sep 15, 2009
  10. MeeksCo

    MeeksCo Senior Member
    Messages: 214

    Wow, those do sound good.
     
  11. AiRhed

    AiRhed Senior Member
    Messages: 401

    Yep, no more headlight dimming.
     
  12. Brad3403

    Brad3403 Senior Member
    from Alberta
    Messages: 391

    I agree. They are a dry-cell and work great. Wouldn't have anything else.

     
  13. rb8484

    rb8484 Senior Member
    Messages: 419


    Wow....that does sound good! What do those set one back???
     
  14. Bigfoot Brent

    Bigfoot Brent Senior Member
    Messages: 202

    I second that, have one in my truck. The best truck battery ever, and I have tried all of them.
     
  15. rb8484

    rb8484 Senior Member
    Messages: 419

    Price?????
     
  16. AiRhed

    AiRhed Senior Member
    Messages: 401

    Price of these batteries is anywhere from 150 to 500 PER battery. Life cycle is 10-15 years PER battery though. Something worth noting.
     
  17. Brad3403

    Brad3403 Senior Member
    from Alberta
    Messages: 391

    I paid $220.00 canadian per battery
     
  18. samjr

    samjr Senior Member
    Messages: 480

    where u get it from


    hi man i am in canada too where did u pick it up from ?tymusic
     
  19. dellwas

    dellwas Senior Member
    Messages: 369

    Add me to the list of Canucks that want to know!
     
  20. AiRhed

    AiRhed Senior Member
    Messages: 401