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yellow top optima battery

Discussion in 'Truck & Equipment Repair' started by PLOWMAN45, Mar 21, 2016.

  1. PLOWMAN45

    PLOWMAN45 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,830

    i can seem to find any that fit my truck 2012 chevy 2500hd
     
  2. SnoFarmer

    SnoFarmer PlowSite Fanatic
    from N,E. MN
    Messages: 8,519

    Good thing.

    I've never had good luck with them in a plow truck.
     
  3. Mr.Markus

    Mr.Markus PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,166

    I have the reds in my gas truck and yellows in my diesel, the red ones are over 10 years old, the yellows are on their 5th year. Both trucks have dual batteries, the diesel has 2 alternators. The gas truck is on its 3rd alternator, my 2007 diesel is on its original alternators. The way I drive and plow I like that the gel batteries handle vibration better...
     
  4. PLOWMAN45

    PLOWMAN45 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,830

    that should be cant i will call summit in the am
     
  5. boutch

    boutch Junior Member
    Messages: 26

    Have a look at the Diehard Platinum. They are made by the same company that makes Odyssey batteries. AGM battery like the optima yellow top. They have good review.
     
  6. SnoFarmer

    SnoFarmer PlowSite Fanatic
    from N,E. MN
    Messages: 8,519

    Optima Batteries are part of the Johnson Controls .
    They do not like deep-discharge cycles,
    coupled with their slow recharge times/rate just increases their failure rate when used in a plow rig.

    some have good luck with them, I'll pass on them based on my experiences with them.
     
  7. rhkfwain

    rhkfwain Senior Member
    from FWA, IN
    Messages: 304

    The compatibility selector, on their website, only shows Red Top.
     
  8. PLOWMAN45

    PLOWMAN45 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,830

    I had one last for 10 years
     
  9. Randall Ave

    Randall Ave PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,978

    What is the difference between the yellow and red top batteries? Are not both the same basic technology?
     
  10. Mark Oomkes

    Mark Oomkes PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 10,859

    One has a yellow top, the other has a red top. Thumbs Up
     
  11. 1olddogtwo

    1olddogtwo PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 11,521

    I have two black tops.
     
  12. PLOWMAN45

    PLOWMAN45 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,830

    Yellow is for deep cycle
     
  13. Randall Ave

    Randall Ave PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,978

    I got to go to Interstate Battery tomorrow to get 6 new ones for a fire truck. Gonna ask them about those for plowing applications.