I have had my AGM for a short period of time it has been fine . AGMs have been used in Motorhomes for quite some time . THey can handle the bouncing around . Mine have been fine
Mark,Well, just because I have nothing better to do with my money than send it to the MI Dept of Treasury, I just ordered a couple of those very, very, very spendy eek Odyssey batteries for my personal truck. I realize it isn't fully electric, but it's also more or less a backup truck, so if it does go down, I'm the only one walking. They do have a full 4 year warranty, so we'll see.
Still sort of pissed that I'm only getting a little over 2 years out of my OEM's.
You will be fine with the Johnsons probley one of the best lead batterys still made across the pond in WI.Well $360.00 just wasn't in the budget right now. Sam's club had a three year free replacement battery made by Johnson Controls for $75.00 each. So that's what I got. Well see how they hold up.
The reason they didnt last long is you use a deep cycle for Trolling motors or Coach batterys on a camper or fifth wheel, not for starting and plowing.I need to replace the battery in my truck before this winter, as it is starting to act up now. What would you recommend? I will be plowing mostly driveways, and I have a single battery. The company that I have plowed for for the past 10 years usually got deep cycle batteries from Wal-Mart, since they were open 24/7, but they also never seemed to last very long. Thanks for your help.
I bought a battery charger this one: http://r-charge.com/introducingthere.htmlBatteries are a costly item on our trucks. Has anyone looked into making the batteries last longer by using a desulphating unit? I have been looking into this for other vehicles. If I can make the batteries last 1 year longer I will pay for this unit in a year.
Might be something to look into. Dont want to steal thread but is a part of battery maintenance most dont look at. Including me. But am looking now.
Which one do you own and how long does it need to be run to be effective?This is a desulphator unit simular to the one I purchased. Yes it has to be run every now and then to take the sulphate off the plates and make it acid.
This will make the batteries last longer, more power in the battery and less batteries being scrapped out. This is a good idea to use these as you can save money on batteries.
I use this on my airplane as the battery has to be at least 80% of designed power when inspected every year to consider the battery airworthy. This allows me to have a battery at 80% of full power or better for a longer period of time. Saving me money and giving increased battery performance.