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#1 lrhredjb OFFLINE  

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Posted April 19, 2016 - 04:46 PM

How long does your battery last in your GT? I had been buying one about every 2 1/2 yrs until the last one I got
I just topped off the charge after returning from 6 mo. vacation and the voltage shows 12.5. The date sticker on it
shows April 2009. I never had a battery last anywhere near this long before. It's an Exide brand BTW.
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Posted April 19, 2016 - 04:49 PM

I have some from 2008 Going still , I generally get 5-7 years out of them but have always bought the good ones , Decka , interstate, B&S ect. Napa specials only last a few years at best. I also think the more CCA battery you get the longer the life as well


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Posted April 19, 2016 - 05:05 PM

Lawn and garden battery lasts 3-4 years tops for me. I try to upgrade to car batteries when they fit.
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Posted April 19, 2016 - 05:52 PM

I buy the ones for electric scooters..they are deep cycle and last forever.


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Posted April 19, 2016 - 06:00 PM

Lawn and garden battery lasts 3-4 years tops for me. I try to upgrade to car batteries when they fit.

 

I couldn't agree with you more.


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Posted April 19, 2016 - 06:08 PM

I couldn't agree with you more.

 

:iagree:  :ditto:


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Posted April 19, 2016 - 06:19 PM

Last summer my Craftsman lawn tractor turned 18 years old and the 2nd battery failed.  That's 9 years per battery.

 

I've found if you keep the cells topped up and throw a battery maintainer on when it'll be parked for awhile I get a lot of life from them.  Of course if the charging system isn't working properly it can kill them real quick.


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Posted April 19, 2016 - 07:31 PM

The more CCA the longer they last is not true unless dealing with lithium or such, standard batteries need more plates to create more amps in the same size case. This means that they break down faster due to degradation of the internal components. Was reading about this recently and there is an equation that slips my mind at the moment that states the actual time it takes for the plates to degrade under normal use and when adding amps how much faster this process happens per certain amount of said amps. Sorry just a bit of useless knowledge I semi retained lately.
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Posted April 19, 2016 - 08:14 PM

Napa has them on sale for 16.99 right now just got one. Has a 6 month warranty
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Posted April 19, 2016 - 08:31 PM

Napa has them on sale for 16.99 right now just got one. Has a 6 month warranty

 

Can you post a link for this deal please?  I only see them for $23.99.


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Posted April 19, 2016 - 08:40 PM

The biggest killer is letting a battery get really low then having it freeze.

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Posted April 19, 2016 - 09:14 PM

Can you post a link for this deal please?  I only see them for $23.99.

In Store Here In PA Anyways All Of Them Are 16.99 They Had Signs Up Along The Highway That's How I Knew. It's probably nationwide. The slip said regular 43.99. They have two different CCA. It's the lower one but it turns my 20 horse fine
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Posted April 19, 2016 - 09:24 PM

In Store Here In PA Anyways All Of Them Are 16.99 They Had Signs Up Along The Highway That's How I Knew. It's probably nationwide. The slip said regular 43.99. They have two different CCA. It's the lower one but it turns my 20 horse fine

 

Cool, thank you.  I'll have to take a look.



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Posted April 19, 2016 - 10:55 PM

My local Napa told me their batteries are made by Exide & so are the ones at TSC.
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Posted April 20, 2016 - 06:50 AM

Mine vary. I had one just die last year, it went about 7 yrs. just replaced the one in our church LT, it only lasted 2 yrs. As stated, keep the fluid levels up and keep them charged will make them last longer. The one in our church mower went dead over both winters, that's the worst thing for them is to let them go completely dead.






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