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Single battery?

Discussion in 'Introduce Yourself to the Community' started by kylejohn, Aug 29, 2009.

  1. kylejohn

    kylejohn Junior Member
    from Ontario
    Messages: 13

    If im only plowing a couple driveways, is it safe to use one battery for everything?
  2. cretebaby

    cretebaby PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 4,162

    My gasser only has 1 battery, so I don't see why not.
  3. kylejohn

    kylejohn Junior Member
    from Ontario
    Messages: 13

    Whats a gasser? So I should go out and get a real good battery, any sugestions on a brand?

    thanks man
  4. cretebaby

    cretebaby PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 4,162

    Not a diesel

    Any quality properly sized battery should do, I use Interstate FWIW.
  5. 10elawncare

    10elawncare Senior Member
    Messages: 291

    With 1 battery, your going to notice that your lights dim when you move the plow. But once you let go of the controller the volt meter will jump back up to normal. I have 2 batteries in my truck because I have the plow, sander, lights, gps, and defroster going. So I didn't want it to drain the battery down too much.

    I got the "Gold" batteries from Autozone. I can't remember the brand name for the life of me. But they haven't lost their charge or anything, I have had them for about 2 years now. Like Crete said, any good quality & properly size battery will be good. Good luck!!
  6. Gear_Head

    Gear_Head Senior Member
    from IL
    Messages: 245

    Duralast is their brand
  7. hydro_37

    hydro_37 PlowSite Veteran
    from iowa
    Messages: 3,790

    I have only ever used 1 battery in any vehicle to plow snow.
    Keep the battery well maintained and you will be fine.
  8. PremierSnow

    PremierSnow Junior Member
    Messages: 12

    I have used a 1 battery setup in my half ton dodge for years.
  9. deicepro

    deicepro PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,124

    My gas truck has 1 red top optima, diesel trucks have 2 yellow top optimas. They cost twice as much as a normal battery, but they will never leak acid and they last twice as long. check them out.
  10. for a couple drives can't see a porblem as already stated pretty safe bet. put the biggest battery you can fit of a name brand at worst you'll benefit from a little more starting umph when its real cold out!! ps if you start doing more or having issues a dual battery set up will do more for you the cranking up your altenator do a search someones probably added a second battery to your kind of truck and the hows and why's of it have been beat to death.

    PS GASSER generally is someone refering to a gasoline engine vehicle
    OIL BURNER is usually refering to a diesel engine vehicle