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#1 sacsr OFFLINE  


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Posted May 14, 2013 - 05:30 PM

I have 6 6volts batteries that are shot. They came out of my GE E-12.........what is my best option? I have already stored them for over 6 months and really would like the space back. I had been keeping them to use when I put 6 6volts back in.....currently I have 3 12v in the ge and probably will be a long time till I ever put the 6volts back in it.


Do I keep storing them or do I scrap them?? If scrap?? who would probably pay me more for them?? How much can I expect to be paid??

Just trying to decide which way to go and figured some one here knows the best choice.





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Posted May 14, 2013 - 06:25 PM

Whatever price you get should equal the trade-in  value . Around here  the scrap yards are paying 25 cents/pd at this time . But batts should not be stored long term as junk .

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Posted May 14, 2013 - 06:57 PM

If you don't need them for a core i would check the local scrap yards. Around here a full size goes for $10-15 each not sure what it was last time i took them in.

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Posted May 14, 2013 - 08:13 PM

Don't scrap them yet, wait until you buy a few more tractors.  Then you'll have them for spare cores.  Its always my luck to buy a tractor without a battery, so the store has to charge me for a core. 


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Posted May 14, 2013 - 09:08 PM

Core around here is $9.   Last year I took in 35 batteries at one time and the scrap yard was paying $15 each.  Made for an easy decision. 

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