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What batteries are you using!

Discussion in 'Commercial Snow Removal' started by jcmjclem, Jan 25, 2005.

  1. jcmjclem

    jcmjclem Junior Member
    Messages: 23

    Going to replace both of batteries on a diesel (6.0 PSD) and gas (5.4) F-Series SD any recommendations! Best places to buy them! And life expectancy!
  2. oldmankent

    oldmankent PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,322

    I'm running the batteries sears sells. Die hards I think. Range Handlers. As many cca's as I could get. I should probably check the things out today, and make sure all the water levels are ok. I think this is the third year with these batteries. They cost around $80-90 I believe.
  3. eng50

    eng50 Senior Member
    Messages: 125

    Optima Red Tops...They are about 110.00 at Advance Auto Parts etc, full replacement for 2 years, worked very well for me so far! Fully sealed, no checking etc and excellent CCA&CA Just my .02!

  4. SCBrown

    SCBrown Junior Member
    Messages: 19

    Optima Yellow Tops.
    I think they were about $159.00 ea.
    I've had them a few years, no problems.
  5. eng50

    eng50 Senior Member
    Messages: 125

    The only thing with the Yellows is that they only have like a 3-6 month replacement warranty, as they are used in RVs and Race cars..Just something to consider...I got 3 reds, 2 for the truck and one for the tractor, but that way if one fails in either, I can replace it no matter what.
  6. durchins

    durchins Member
    Messages: 36

    Optima yellows as well. $169.99 at Pep Boys, but probably cheaper on Ebay. I have a red top optima on my summer toy, a Viper, and am very happy with that as well.
  7. Bad Luck

    Bad Luck Senior Member
    Messages: 741

    Interstate Mega-Tron's 74.00 at ETD
  8. akayii

    akayii Junior Member
    Messages: 16

    Interstate Megatrons for me too. Had all sort of problems with one battery. Went to dual Interstates with excellent results.

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  9. bushwoods1

    bushwoods1 Member
    Messages: 31

    Optima yellow top. No problems running all the equipment and electric sander.
  10. PLOWMAN45

    PLOWMAN45 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,951

    im running 1 optima yellow top i have to change it its been 5 years
  11. justme-

    justme- 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,138

    Dual factory Dodge batts- about 5 years now looking to finish this season with them and change them over the summer- probabily going to use Factory again- 880CCA (I think) and zero problems.