Welcome! Please use the navigational links on your left to explore our website.

Company Logo Shop Now
   Allis Chalmers Case Farmall IH Ford 8N,9N,2N Ford
   Ferguson John Deere Massey Ferguson Minn. Moline Oliver
 
Marketplace
Classified Ads
Photo Ads
Tractor Parts

Community
Discussion Forums
Project Journals
Your Stories
Show & Pull Guide
Events Calendar
Hauling Schedule

Galleries
Tractor Photos
Implement Photos
Vintage Photos
Help Identify
Parts & Pieces
Stuck & Troubled
Vintage Ads
Community Album
Photo Ad Archives

Research & Info
Articles
Tractor Registry
Tip of the Day
Safety Cartoons
Tractor Values
Serial Numbers
Tune-Up Guide
Paint Codes
List Prices
Production Nbrs
Tune-Up Specs
Torque Values
3-Point Specs
Glossary

Miscellaneous
Tractor Games
Just For Kids
Virtual Show
Museum Guide
Memorial Page
Feedback Form

Yesterday's Tractors Facebook Page

Related Sites
Tractor Shed
Ford 8N/9N Club
Kountry Life
  
Farmall & IHC Tractors Discussion Forum
:

Anybody try optima 6v?

Welcome Guest, Log in or Register
Author  [Modern View]
Fred47m

06-24-2018 08:25:50




Report to Moderator

I am needing a new battery,read a old post with a guy liking the optima 6v, pricey but.. anyways the usage of tractor, a M mainly idling around yard, or draging driveway, its used about once a month seems to be weak everytime i get on it. Generator professional tested good.Supposedly these gel cells hold charge longer?? I'm not really interested in leaving maintainers plugged in or 12v. Anybody else tried these or have thoughts about it.

[Log in to Reply]   [No Email]
Russ from MN

06-25-2018 07:10:19




Report to Moderator
 Re: Anybody try optima 6v? in reply to Fred47m, 06-24-2018 08:25:50  
I was at the Albany pioneer show years ago and a guy had a big MM tractor with a little agm battery, looked like 3 dry cells taped together, started right up! Made a believer out of me! I use them in MC's and ATV's, love them.



[Log in to Reply]  [No Email]
Phil Tibbetts

06-24-2018 20:04:40




Report to Moderator
 Re: Anybody try optima 6v? in reply to Fred47m, 06-24-2018 08:25:50  
This reminds me of a guy I used to work with who bought an Optima battery because it wouldn't leak if the car rolled over. I had to laugh when someone told him if the car rolled over that would be the last thing he should worry about.



[Log in to Reply]  [No Email]
old weldor

06-24-2018 20:01:31




Report to Moderator
 Re: Anybody try optima 6v? in reply to Fred47m, 06-24-2018 08:25:50  
Go to Wallmart and get a Schumaker battery tender $20 and itís a lot cheaper than an Optima battery!



[Log in to Reply]  [No Email]
Fred47m

06-24-2018 13:29:02




Report to Moderator
 Re: Anybody try optima 6v? in reply to Fred47m, 06-24-2018 08:25:50  
Thanks guys!



[Log in to Reply]  [No Email]
Teakettle

06-24-2018 12:29:37




Report to Moderator
 Re: Anybody try optima 6v? in reply to Fred47m, 06-24-2018 08:25:50  
Yes, I have one in my Jubilee, and I like it. But note that it's a _really_ odd size and narrow shape, and I had to cobble together a new battery mount to hold it (diagonally across the tray).



[Log in to Reply]  [No Email]
DR. EVIL

06-24-2018 10:21:17




Report to Moderator
 Re: Anybody try optima 6v? in reply to Fred47m, 06-24-2018 08:25:50  
Another recommendation for a battery disconnect. Can be as simple as a bolt with enough threads to put a solder on lug on the ground cable and spin a nut on the bolt as long as it is soundly connected to the chassis.

Both my tractors have them and the M can sit over a year sometimes and start right up. Super H sits 6-8 months most summers and starts like I ran it yesterday.

Oh, both my tractors are 12V with alternators, both have been that way for 30 years. All the good battery technology is only available in 12V.

Last Group 65 Sears DieHard Gold battery I replaced in the Super H was 20 ( TWENTY ) years old. Three guesses what I replaced it with.

[Log in to Reply]  [No Email]
Ellis Kinney

06-24-2018 10:16:13




Report to Moderator
 Re: Anybody try optima 6v? in reply to Fred47m, 06-24-2018 08:25:50  
I have an Optima 6 volt in my SMTA. The other two M Farmalls are converted to 12 volt. The SMTA cranks as fast as the other two, and I never plug it in to a battery maintainer. In other words, I really like it. If you buy one, get it from Summit Racing, no shipping costs. Ellis



[Log in to Reply]  [No Email]
John T

06-24-2018 10:07:45




Report to Moderator
 Re: Anybody try optima 6v? in reply to Fred47m, 06-24-2018 08:25:50  
I think AGM batteries have a lower self discharge rate then Flooded Lead Acid which may help if a tractor sits longgggggggggg periods between use and recharge, but I'm kind of in Bobs camp the money may be better spent to use a new good quality high rated lead acid battery PLUS a disconnect .

Either will work, your money your choice but I don't see a lot of extra cost for an Optima AGM is worth it??

John T

[Log in to Reply]  [No Email]
Bob

06-24-2018 08:51:40




Report to Moderator
 Re: Anybody try optima 6v? in reply to Fred47m, 06-24-2018 08:25:50  
Optimas are FINE, but any good battery with a good battery disconnect would likely hold a charge well between occasional uses.

I am a strong believer in the disconnects, and have them on a half-dozen or so seldom used machines, and battery life is typically much better.



[Log in to Reply]  [No Email]
[Options]  [Printer Friendly]  [Posting Help]  [Return to Forum]   [Log in to Reply]

Hop to:


TRACTOR PARTS TRACTOR MANUALS
We sell tractor parts!  We have the parts you need to repair your tractor - the right parts. Our low prices and years of research make us your best choice when you need parts. Shop Online Today. [ About Us ]

Home  |  Forums


Today's Featured Article - Chores - by Frank Young. The ceaseless passing of time! It is at once our friend and our enemy. It measures our progress and it makes us old. Like most features of our life, few things are all good or all bad, and most such judgments depend on our own perspective or viewpoint. In our particular hobby, we enjoy the nostalgic return to the days of our youth as we recreate many of the scenes that took place on the family farm that served as the stage for the first few acts of the play that is our live ... [Read Article]

Latest Ad: POWER BLOCK KIT for John Deere 50, complete with pistons pins and rings new never used. trades welcome. [More Ads]

Copyright © 1997-2020 Yesterday's Tractor Co.

All Rights Reserved. Reproduction of any part of this website, including design and content, without written permission is strictly prohibited. Trade Marks and Trade Names contained and used in this Website are those of others, and are used in this Website in a descriptive sense to refer to the products of others. Use of this Web site constitutes acceptance of our User Agreement and Privacy Policy

TRADEMARK DISCLAIMER: Tradenames and Trademarks referred to within Yesterday's Tractor Co. products and within the Yesterday's Tractor Co. websites are the property of their respective trademark holders. None of these trademark holders are affiliated with Yesterday's Tractor Co., our products, or our website nor are we sponsored by them. John Deere and its logos are the registered trademarks of the John Deere Corporation. Agco, Agco Allis, White, Massey Ferguson and their logos are the registered trademarks of AGCO Corporation. Case, Case-IH, Farmall, International Harvester, New Holland and their logos are registered trademarks of CNH Global N.V.

Yesterday's Tractors - Antique Tractor Headquarters

Website Accessibility Policy