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#1 CraftsmanGT ONLINE  

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Posted April 09, 2015 - 04:55 PM

Anybody have any experience with the Brite Start U1R batteries from Fleet Farm? I picked one up for my GT6000 today, 230 CCA on sale for $15.49. Just want to know if they are any good.

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Posted April 09, 2015 - 05:07 PM

The only small battery I buy is  NAPA battery.  Have had the best luck with them.  Any other battery I use Interstate.  Have for many , many years.



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Posted April 09, 2015 - 05:13 PM

  Don't trash your jumper cables. I have to agree on the NAPA batteries.



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Posted April 09, 2015 - 05:20 PM

Little low on the CCA for cold climates.Might want to keep it on a battery tender all winter long to keep it from freezing.Any battery that I've had under 300cca or so has frozen over the last couple of years.The 230 cca batteries I got from wallmart over the years have all either froze or died after only a couple years.I have a 360CCA napa battery in my old sears and it seems to be doing good yet after 6 years.

 

I lost a cheap 2 year old 250cca sears diehard battery this year do to freezing.I keep a couple batteries on the shelf in my shed but there's no power in the shed for a tender.



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Posted April 09, 2015 - 05:49 PM

I don't currently use this tractor in the winter unless I need to pull something that's stuck so I think it should be ok

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Posted April 09, 2015 - 06:12 PM

That does seem small.  I try to get the 340 or so amp/hr for most of mine.  I DO buy wally world but never keep tractors long enough usually to see if they last, heh!  Also get from my local parts house, but don't recall brand at moment.  At $15, if it don't last more than the one year, still not a big loss really, unless you are buying Many of them for Many tractors all the time. :D



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Posted April 09, 2015 - 07:02 PM

I get my small battery's from fleet farm some have lasted 2 years and some just make it past the 6 month warranty,but for $16 I can't complain.   



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Posted April 09, 2015 - 08:47 PM

If I get a year out of it I'll be happy. It had a 600 CCA car battery in it which is what was in it when I got it. I actually cracked part of the dash getting it out cause it was a tight fit

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Posted April 11, 2015 - 08:28 AM

Are you guys finding these 300+ cca batteries in the standard GT U1 size? I think the largest U1 I've seen was 275?

To the OP, $15 is a really good price. Look closely at the fine print on the label. It should say who actually made it. There's only three big battery manufacturers but a lot of different labels they put on the cases so I'm sure yours will be fine.

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Posted April 12, 2015 - 08:29 PM

I looked and couldn't find anything on the battery and finding who makes stuff for fleet farm seems to be difficult. The Resolute brand oil they sell as a store brand is Citgo




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