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Optima vs. Orbital

Discussion in 'Commercial Snow Removal' started by wfd44, Dec 24, 2004.

  1. wfd44

    wfd44 Senior Member
    from Maine
    Messages: 369

    Does anyone here have any experience with the Exide/Napa Orbital (or other spiralcell) batteries?

    They have similar construction and specs to the yellow top Optima. Are they as good (or nearly so) as an Optima? I need to replace the battery in my truck in the near future. It just doesn't have enough to run all the toys and the plow anymore. I don't want to deal with dual batteries in an 8 year old truck. Should I just cough up the xtra $$$ and buy the Optima or will one of the others be adequate? :confused:
  2. TLS

    TLS PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,425

    Can't help you with the Orbital vs. Optima's.

    But can say that there is nothing wrong with any plow truck having a dual battery setup.

    It's only $20-$30 for a GM battery tray, and then find or make your own cables.

    Best investment for a plow truck. IMO
  3. ExplorerPlow

    ExplorerPlow Junior Member
    Messages: 26

    Well Being that I work for NAPA as my full time job, it is very comperable to the Optima Yellow tops, and not to mention it has a great warranty. I would tell you this that it is built by a very great company, Exide. Let me know if you need any more info.

  4. PLOWMAN45

    PLOWMAN45 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,951

    i run optima yellow top love it best battery i have owned