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Anyone Using The Agm Batteries (Like Wheel Chair Batteries) On Their Gt's?


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Posted August 05, 2014 - 09:58 PM

I bought one from a guy at a show. We hooked it up to one of my D4-10 and it turned the wisconsin TRA-10D over with out any issues. I sold the tractor and forgot to check the ah rating. Anyone using these batteries and if so, which one?

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Posted August 05, 2014 - 10:01 PM

I tried one once, found that it cost 2x as much and lasted 2x as long.

The big advantage to AGM batteries is they produce more cranking amps than compared to normal flooded batteries of the same size.

AGM batteries are used in booster packs.


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Posted August 05, 2014 - 10:09 PM

Doug I bought this one used for $15. Would love to find more used ones. Any idea which rating would be the best for these motors? I am thinking these medical used batteries may be replaced on a regular basis regardless of condition. Just need to figure out a source close to me.

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Posted August 05, 2014 - 10:12 PM

??? Whatever size of battery fits in the battery box should do the job.


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Posted August 05, 2014 - 10:17 PM

These BH will take a group 24 battery, so the agm I put in was much smaller than the space. But it never drained down and as long as I had it, always cranked that motor. I am just thinking for the ones I rarely use, be nice to have these cheaper batteries in them ( that seemed to hold up better)

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Posted August 05, 2014 - 10:38 PM

I'm not sure what the battery is your talking about but I have a couple small sealed lead acid batteries and they start the CubCadet 129 without any problems. Been using one in that tractor for two years now with no problems. 


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Posted August 06, 2014 - 06:31 AM

Chris - you are using 1 to start the tractor ? Can you give me the battery size? Just trying to figure out how big of one I need. Thanks!

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Posted August 06, 2014 - 09:07 AM

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Yes I can but it will be later today. Looks very 

similar to this.

 


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Posted August 06, 2014 - 09:37 AM

Gel cell batteries are pretty expensive. I've thought about it, due to the amount of batteries I get in on used golf carts. 


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Posted August 06, 2014 - 11:36 AM

My Polaris Sportsman 700 has an AGM battery and in my opinion, they're overpriced junk. If you don't start and ride weekly or have the correct charger / maintainer, they will go bad in about a year and a half or two years. I've had the ATV about 6 years and its on the third one and it needs replaced. I think I'll just buy a lead acid battery for it this time.


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Posted August 06, 2014 - 12:31 PM

Like any deep cycle battery, it needs to be used. If it sits or isn't being drawn off of, it's as good as dead. Fleets of 50+ cars I maintain and sell, it's tough, but it needs to be done. Use the battery whenever you can. 


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Posted August 06, 2014 - 12:35 PM

The one in the picture looks like what I had used in the D4-10. If I can find them but I am guessing it was had a higher ah rating.

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Posted August 06, 2014 - 01:45 PM

Hang in there  and I will get the information off of this one for you. I've seen them priced for under $40 and their small size works well in custom applications. These batteries I believe are at least 4 years old and still going strong. 


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Posted August 06, 2014 - 08:17 PM

Here's a photo of the one in the Cub Cadet dump truck.

 

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Posted August 06, 2014 - 09:07 PM

Here's a photo of the one in the Cub Cadet dump truck.

I just Googled your battery & found them at Wally world for $38.79. Your saying these are better batteries than the typical battery we normally buy? Thanks
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