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Electric Plow How Many Batt's 4u?

Discussion in 'Commercial Snow Removal' started by HYDROCLEAN, Oct 24, 2001.


    HYDROCLEAN Junior Member
    Messages: 12

    Just a quick pole.

    For all you with an electric type plow lets share info on number of batteries used and alt. output.

    I use two 850 CCA parallel conection and 117 amp alt.
    Last edited: Oct 24, 2001
  2. SlimJim Z71

    SlimJim Z71 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,031

    Single Optima Red Top battery... and a Powermaster 200-amp alternator. No problems.

  3. 75

    75 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,382

    Dual 850 cca's and 100 amp GM alternator (big case) , I can also report "no problems". FWIW, I use a Monarch underhood mounted powerpack.
  4. GeoffD

    GeoffD PlowSite.com Veteran
    Messages: 2,266

    Gas Trucks

    Older then 97 and older

    1 875 CCA Interstate Battery, and standard 95 amp Ford alternator.

    Newer Than 97

    Standard Ford Batter and 115 amp alternator.

    Diesel Trucks

    Dual Batteries and Dual 115 amp alternators.

    Big Trucks a story themselves.

  5. CT18fireman

    CT18fireman Banned
    Messages: 2,133

    Dual Optima Yellow Tops on all. Stock alternators
  6. ddm

    ddm Member
    Messages: 57

    Dual Napa 1000 cca. Chevy 125 amp alt.
  7. thelawnguy

    thelawnguy PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,011

    One Wal-Mart 1000cca battery w/stock 120 amp alt.
  8. 99SDPSD

    99SDPSD Senior Member
    Messages: 118

    When I was in the Fire Apparatus Bussisness we went by the highest Reserve Capacity of a battery not the CCA. and those vehicles have a lot more of a load than electric pump. Back in the early 90 chassis MFG switched from using 2, 8D batterys to 4 or 6 group 31 batterys to handle the load. Just my 2 cents.