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Rustyal    Posted 07-21-2017 at 10:55:15 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • My 6 volt tractor battery is lasting about 2 years. The tractor only gets used a few times to bush hog. Is that bout how long it should last.

    Tim Daley(MI)    Posted 07-22-2017 at 08:09:26 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • That is the problem with the bargain house batteries -two years is about the average lifespan. Some will argue, they always do, but I found that spending an extra $20 or so on a good brand like Interstate or DEKA is well worth the money. I get at least 5 years life out them, the 6 volts anyway. As mentioned too, invest in a BATTERY TENDER to keep it at full charge when not around. That alone will help prolong the life as continuous drainage and recharging takes its toll. If tractor isn't going to run in 30 days or more, disconnect the ground cable and keep it on the tender unit. You should run tractor every 30 days or less to keep the fluids lubing and condensation limited. Got to get it good and hot, best to work it some too.

    Tim Daley(MI)

    Dave H    Posted 07-22-2017 at 07:56:58 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • i keep a DelTran battery tender on my 8N. Can't recall how old the batt is but it cranks like new.

    IMHO trickle chargers are old school, out of date, and not the plug it in and forget it technology.

    Farmer Brown    Posted 07-22-2017 at 05:06:43 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • My 6v was bought in 2010 is still gets the job done. I brush hog three times a year and remove the battery for the winter with periodic charges till I reinstall it in the spring. The previous battery lasted 8 years for me.

    Tyler (MD)    Posted 07-21-2017 at 18:03:40 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
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  • I have Battery Tenders and recently bought a couple of Battery Minders for my tractors and farm truck that doesn't get used much. The Batter Minder use High Frequency pulses to desulfate the plates on your battery. Going to see if this prolongs the life any.

    Tyler

    Kriss (OR)    Posted 07-21-2017 at 11:14:15 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • I only get a couple years out of batteries if I don't keep a trickle charger on them.
    Everything that I don,t use real often has a trickle charger on it and batteries last 5 years or more. Just my experience.

    36 coupe    Posted 07-21-2017 at 11:12:08 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • My 640 is on a battery that is 6 years old.You should chargw the battery when the tractor is idle.A solar panel would be ideal.

    Ed Gooding (VA)    Posted 07-21-2017 at 11:09:56 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
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  • Do you keep a Battery Tender connected to it when not in use?

    Rustyal    Posted 07-21-2017 at 12:36:23 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • I have used battery tenders. Then did not on the 6 volt tractor. Seems like the price of batteries is going to force me to be more diligent.

    JMOR    Posted 07-21-2017 at 15:04:43 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • "An unused battery is soon a dead battery."

    clayton ingmire    Posted 07-22-2017 at 03:51:53 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
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  • two words trickle charger

    JMOR    Posted 07-22-2017 at 05:48:55 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • Float, not trickle. But I get your meaning.

    Delawaresurfman    Posted 07-25-2017 at 20:42:38 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • JMOR, exactly what 6 volt float charger would you recommend? Or let me refraze which one do you buy? Thanks, John

    Rod-MI    Posted 07-28-2017 at 18:58:32 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • I have used a lot but I like a "Battery Tender Junior 6 Volt".

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