Discussion in 'Trucks and Trailers' started by MOW PRO LAWN SERVICE, Jan 21, 2007.


    MOW PRO LAWN SERVICE LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,568

    Well the battery is shot in the work truck,it's a full size Chevy 04 model, whatz any one recommend for a replacement, i purchased a optima this year but they are over a $100 bucks.
  2. Mow Mony

    Mow Mony LawnSite Member
    from VA
    Messages: 229

    Optima has a 1 or 2 year free warranty at least, so take it back to where you bought it and they will replace it for free or a pro rated amount based on how old it is, I can't remember exactly.

    I had an optima redtop in my vette wagon from Jan 1999 until March 06 and it worked fine until I accidently shorted it out.

    Needless to say it was replaced by another Optima redtop, they have higher CCA and last longer, I would rather pay a little extra than be stranded.

    I put Optimas in everything I drive when it needs a battery...
  3. climber

    climber LawnSite Member
    Messages: 247

    AC Delco would be my choice....

  4. Lynden-Jeff

    Lynden-Jeff LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,405

    I have an AC delco battery. Has been great so far. The last guy to own my truck was a farmer and you could really tell by the john deere battery in it lol.

  5. J&R Landscaping

    J&R Landscaping LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,095

    Interstate batteries are good. Exide is another good brand. Or if your gonna be plowing and such, an Optima might be a wise choice in the long run!
  6. lubricity

    lubricity LawnSite Member
    Messages: 125

    Just make sure you get enough cranking amps. I usually put in 1000 Cranking Amps in.

    MOW PRO LAWN SERVICE LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,568

    Purchased a optima red top.
  8. Potchkins

    Potchkins LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 570

    if you go with a conventional battery, Interstate Batteries are my choice
  9. lawnpro724

    lawnpro724 LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,201

    I've had good luck with Interstate batteries.
  10. sam c

    sam c LawnSite Member
    Messages: 55

    I've been running Interstate megatrons since 1985 and have never been disappointed! You get what you pay for....usually.

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