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Loader batteries

Discussion in 'Truck & Equipment Repair' started by cmo18, Dec 18, 2012.

  1. cmo18

    cmo18 Senior Member
    Messages: 815

    Last storm was not a great storm. My loader's alternator over charged and blew up everything!

    SO I'm in the market for some new batteries. It is a 24volts system, and any equipment batteries I can find only come with 1 year warranty.

    Or I can go buy 2 truck batteries for an extra 40$ and get 5 years warranty possibly 10 years. WIth more CCA

    My question is will this hurt anything?
  2. tuney443

    tuney443 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,847

    Your post is a little vague regarding voltage and quantity so I might be missing something here.Won't hurt a thing as long as you wire the 2 12 Volt batteries in series to create 24 volts.The downside is that you will only have the CCA of 1 of those batteries.I would stick with the 24 volt battery or batteries for more pop starting on those cold mornings despite the 1 yr. warrantee.
  3. RJ lindblom

    RJ lindblom Senior Member
    Messages: 346

    By truck batteries are you talking the group 31 batteries like those on bigger trucks should work.
  4. RLM

    RLM PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,270

    That's all mine both use. My older Fiat I sold had something different in it though, I guess those ones were crazy expensive. When they died I just brought them in & said give me replacements.
  5. bb45

    bb45 Member
    from waverly
    Messages: 37


    what kind of loader ? both of our loaders [950cat and hanomag 55] have 2 12 volt 4D batteries run in series to make 24 volt these have been in for a very long time with no issues
  6. dsears

    dsears Junior Member
    Messages: 7

    the batterys you're referring to are 8d batterys there're used in larger equipment the 4d batterys will work i would suggest interstate batterys they seem to last longer then most
  7. bb45

    bb45 Member
    from waverly
    Messages: 37

    8D's are slightly larger and heavier, and have slightly more capacity than 4D's
  8. tuney443

    tuney443 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,847

    The OP has come and gone over 3 weeks now without so much as an acknowledgement or a thank you and this thread is still alive.Just saying.
  9. Grassman09

    Grassman09 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,808

    They have benn getting allot of snow in that are. He also had some issues with that dodge diesel. I'm sure he will come back soon

    My dump truck is 12 volts and as far as I can tel it's a 12 volt system and the batteries are wired together. I didn't think it was that easy to make 24 volts. How's it done?
  10. bb45

    bb45 Member
    from waverly
    Messages: 37

    The OP does seem to be absent but someone may learn something from the thread . That said.
    12 volt with 2 batteries is 1st bat - to frame + to + on 2nd bat then 2nd bat + to starter and 2nd bat - to frame
    24 volt with 2 batteries is 1st bat - to frame + to - on 2nd bat then 2nd bat + to start

    if you follow the lead back from the starter there will be 2 large wires on the + side bat terminal in a 12 volt system only one on a 24 v system

    snowin now goin to bed good luck yall