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Relocate Batteries

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07-05-2014 19:16:01

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1966 Diesel 4020 w/24V system. I live in northern Maine, so I remove my batts for the winter. I also wind up taking the batteries out at least once a season to give them a good charging (no power where the tractor lives). When you get right down to it, the battery box configuration isnt really that safe. More than once I have inadvertently touched my wrench to the floorboard or batt box and gotten a small jolt (as I am tightening the clamps). I am getting more paranoid about this as time goes on.

Question: Is there a decent battery relocation option for these old dogs? I am doing some surfing now on this and havent seen anything yet, but this is my first stop.


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07-06-2014 14:20:50

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 Re: Relocate Batteries in reply to pvdiag, 07-05-2014 19:16:01  
I wrap electrical tape around the handle of my wrench to avoid accidental sparking.

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07-06-2014 13:38:25

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 Re: Relocate Batteries in reply to pvdiag, 07-05-2014 19:16:01  
If you disconnect the ground first, and reconnect ground last, you get away from sparking issues.

I have seen some mounts with batteries alongside the frame...ok as long as you don"t have any interference with mounted equipment. Do your best to keep cables short.

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07-06-2014 07:50:25

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 Re: Relocate Batteries in reply to pvdiag, 07-05-2014 19:16:01  
I prefer the batteries to be in their stock location even though they are not the handiest if tractor is set narrow they are completely out of the way and out of sight.Many times the side locations are fine at the time but sometimes are in the way later. I agree with Tim I have seen some very creative mounting locations.

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Tony W

07-06-2014 04:12:25

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 Re: Relocate Batteries in reply to pvdiag, 07-05-2014 19:16:01  
Our 4020 and the 3020 we have now are located inside the fender setting on the axials. But that may require to move the wheels and fenders.

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Tx Jim

07-06-2014 03:38:03

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 Re: Relocate Batteries in reply to pvdiag, 07-05-2014 19:16:01  
I've seen a battery box constructed & bolted to LH frame rail close to starter.
This post was edited by Tx Jim at 03:38:36 07/06/14.

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Tim S

07-06-2014 07:34:29

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 Re: Relocate Batteries in reply to Tx Jim, 07-06-2014 03:38:03  
I see them mounted all over the tractor, and they are un-handy any where else but where they are meant to be....As a repair guy I don"t like Huge tool boxes and battery boxes on the frame of my customers has a 3"X2"X2" box on the right side that needs the floor crane to remove..Ugg....

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