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#1 fort apache OFFLINE  

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Posted January 24, 2012 - 01:51 PM

My battery has a cracked cell and needs to be replaced. It has 540 cold cranking amps, I believe.

What kind of batteries did the models with a starter generator require? Mine is a 1967 2412 (K301).

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Posted January 24, 2012 - 02:11 PM

im not sure but i believe any 12v battery, car or lawnmower style with a high rated CCA will work
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Posted January 24, 2012 - 02:25 PM

I'd be happy with my battery if it was good, but it needs to be replaced at a cost of $75. Just seems that's a lot of cranking amps for a single cylinder 12 horse engine. Anyone getting by just as well with a smaller battery on their machine?

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Posted January 24, 2012 - 02:47 PM

I believe just about any 12 volt automotive type battery will work,as long as it physically fits.

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Posted January 24, 2012 - 03:00 PM

I always put as large a battery as will fit in any vehicle.......

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Posted January 24, 2012 - 03:02 PM

I always put as large a battery as will fit in any vehicle.......

:ditto:

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Posted January 24, 2012 - 03:15 PM

I always put as large a battery as will fit in any vehicle.......


Yep,that's exactly what I do as well.

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Posted January 24, 2012 - 03:53 PM

Okey doke. I've got my eye on nice one at Orshlein's I'll pop for this weekend. Thanks fellas.

Yep,that's exactly what I do as well.



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Posted January 24, 2012 - 05:47 PM

I think I've got a 8oo or so cca battery on my PK. It was one I had just sitting around. Sure gets the job done.
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Posted January 24, 2012 - 05:58 PM

I looked at mine, the 75 has a 700. The one that is in the 71 has one mark on the label and its over the number, all I could make out was a 7 first and what looked like half a 3. probably a 730.
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Posted January 24, 2012 - 07:16 PM

A garden tractor size battery will do fine IF it's 350cca. I wouldn't use anything smaller for a starter/gen. The thing about a larger physically sized battery is the greater reserve capacity, which will give longer cranking in case the engine is "cranky" about firing up. I prefer a 540cca for starter/generator setups.
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Posted January 25, 2012 - 07:28 PM

I got a 300cca on my murray and when its cold that battery stinks

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Posted January 25, 2012 - 08:41 PM

Ha! I can see that. I kinda figured out that those $29 wal mart batteries are made for lawn mowers (used in warm weather) not garden tractors (used in every weather). The engines don't need a lot of amps to start, but when its cold all the capacity gets sucked out, so you need one that has a larger reserve. Hence, that's why the previous owner of my tractor had a battery with more that 500 cold cranking amps. And I doubted him, mostly out of greed, and bruised up wallet from rehabilitation of said tractor.

I got a 300cca on my murray and when its cold that battery stinks






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