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#1 glgrumpy ONLINE  

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Posted November 11, 2017 - 08:38 PM

No, not to you guys, this time anyway, but to my Deere battery. Recall I said had to jump a lot this fall. Was blaming battery at only 2 years life. WELL....pulled it today and date sticker says 8/10! Thing is 7 years old! Guess little off on my recollection. Time flies older ya get, heh.
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Posted November 11, 2017 - 08:44 PM

Took the one from blown PK, dated 6/15, should be good for awhile.
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Posted November 11, 2017 - 10:21 PM

Hehe.
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Posted November 11, 2017 - 10:27 PM

Dat poor battery, getting slammed after all those years of service.
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Posted November 11, 2017 - 10:36 PM

I have few batteries that are 6 or 7 years old

What I do when my pickup or cars batteries about 3 years old I move it to one of my garden tractors and take the old battery from the garden tractor for the replacement for the pickup or one of the cars.

That way the wife is happen and I do not get in trouble.


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Posted November 11, 2017 - 10:55 PM

They say the memory is the first thing to go with age.

 

I forget the second thing to go.  :wave:


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Posted November 12, 2017 - 05:57 AM

I'm going to ignore the content of Gary's post, and just go with the fact that he finally posted an apology.
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Posted November 12, 2017 - 07:05 AM

I have few batteries that are 6 or 7 years old

What I do when my pickup or cars batteries about 3 years old I move it to one of my garden tractors and take the old battery from the garden tractor for the replacement for the pickup or one of the cars.

That way the wife is happen and I do not get in trouble.

May not be the best idea a dead car battery is a lot harder on these old generators. Example, if you have a car battery that is not good for a car lets just say it has 11.6 volts just below the threshold and its because of a weak cell or what not. It will have enough cranking amps to start your tractor but your charging system will be struggling trying to get you back up to charged. Because its a bigger battery on an old generator system that is not all that efficient it will never get charged will cause premature failure.

 

Then you have to remember why you took the car battery out, its most like was not because it sat for a few weeks and your car started great and you said let me put this in my tractor and get a new one. If your cars alternator can't keep it charged then don't expect a generator to.  

 

Although car battery's will work fine, dead or weak ones are not the way to go. Now if your just pulling out your car battery every 3 years while there are no problems with it getting a new one and using the old one in your gt then I can see it being ok, however that must get expensive. 


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Posted November 12, 2017 - 07:47 AM

Still using a TSC Gold lawn tractor battery from 2008..........


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Posted November 12, 2017 - 08:44 AM

​Problem with Layall's idea is that  car batteries won't fit in most of the Bolens I have.  The medium frames will take a larger battery. 


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Posted November 12, 2017 - 09:15 AM

Thursday morning my truck was a little turning over so I could take my granddaughter to school. That was sorta overlooked but I wasn't getting any heat so it was a long cold ride. I was supposed to take the truck to my mechanic the day before so I went to his shop to get the backup light switch changed and while there tried to start it and no go. It needed the heater core flushed also. The first battery lasted 9 years and so did this one. No problem starting now and I have heat.


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Posted November 12, 2017 - 09:52 AM

I'm going to ignore the content of Gary's post, and just go with the fact that he finally posted an apology.

I think Gary's been hacked   :poke:


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Posted November 12, 2017 - 10:05 AM

I got 7 years service out of my motorcycle battery and was very happy with that!.

I think the battery tender on it the last 2-4 years (winters)  helped acheive the 7 years!


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Posted November 12, 2017 - 10:13 PM

I think Gary's been hacked   :poke:


I don't care if he's out front of Wal-Mart punch-drunk in his underwear riding the quarter horse! Someone, using his identity, posted an apology! Progress!!!!!
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Posted November 13, 2017 - 07:30 AM

You don't suppose his wife is covering for him, do you?






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