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Marine Batteries and Old Farmalls

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michael Soldan

09-04-2002 19:40:48

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I' need a new battery for a small diesel I just bought . I hear that marine batteries are exceptional because they can be drained right flat and will come back and are easily charged..moreso than regular batteries. Has anyone had experience with them ? My next question is are two 6v batteries preferable to a 12 volt in the system provided that the battery box will accomodate them?...assuming the cranking amps of the two sixes equal the cranking amps of the twelve...Your thoughts are appreciated ....Mike in exeter Ontario

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Joe Westrich

09-05-2002 16:20:04

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 Re: Marine Batteries and Old Farmalls in reply to michael Soldan, 09-04-2002 19:40:48  
I have three 12 volt Marine (Deep Cycle) batteries
in my boat which has a 225hp diesel engine. Two
are house batteries and one the starting battery. Absolutely love them. They recharge with no problem and start that big diesel without a slip.
My house batteries will hold a charge for 24 hours with all lights, refridgerator, radio etc turned on.

Use one on my Farmall H (6volt) with same performance.

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09-05-2002 11:18:55

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 Re: Marine Batteries and Old Farmalls in reply to michael Soldan, 09-04-2002 19:40:48  
Most new deep-cycle batteries come with a CCA amp rating and can be used for starting service. They are built heavier than starting-only batteries and last longer. I use them religiously, and the guys at Sears and Batteries Plus get ticked at me when I go in there and tell them I want a #27 marine deep-cycle battery. "What's it going in?" they ask. "Doesn't matter, I want a #27 marine deep-cycle battery!" I say. They don't like that!

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Don LC

09-05-2002 06:34:59

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 Re: Marine Batteries and Old Farmalls in reply to michael Soldan, 09-04-2002 19:40:48  
No you don't want to use a deep cycle battery as a starting battery....the deep cycle battery designed to be run down and charged back...that is why they are used on trolling motors....The starter battery is built to produce a lot of power for a short time and be charged ,right back to full charge..... .Yes two 6v batteries has more starting power than a 12v battry.....cranking amps doesent matter as long as the two 6's have as much or more than the required needed to start and handle the electrical requirements of the tractor.....

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09-04-2002 21:54:38

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 Re: Marine Batteries and Old Farmalls in reply to michael Soldan, 09-04-2002 19:40:48  
I have a 30 HP diesel in my tractor and replaced the battery with a battery 12v rated over 650 CC amps. It is not a real big battery but is real heavy. Gets cold hear and it cranks real good.
I would use what your starter requires for CC amps. Hardest thing on a battery is discharged batteries overheating the starter when cranking
or trying to. A good starter guy can tell you what you need.

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