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Whats the expected mower battery life?

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by jajwrigh, Mar 30, 2005.

  1. jajwrigh

    jajwrigh LawnSite Bronze Member
    Male, from Martinsville, IN
    Messages: 1,405

    Any ideas? ;)
     
  2. Grasman

    Grasman LawnSite Member
    Messages: 47

    I have been getting 2 to 3 seasons on most of mine. I don't take them out or trickle charge them over the winter. If I did, probably could get 3 to 4 seasons. Had one mower with a bad voltage regulator and only got about 5 months. I always carry a spare battery.
     
  3. spoolinaround

    spoolinaround LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 331

    I believe my grandfather still has the OEM battery in his 1992 wheelhorse, always tricklecharged exc

    but in most other newer equipment I dont se a reason why a LT battery wont go atleast 2-3 seasons
     
  4. Richard Martin

    Richard Martin LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 14,699

    I'm not sure how long they last but mine get replaced after 3 seasons. The last thing I need to happen is to try to start a mower and the battery is dead. BTW, I believe the best battery you can buy is the Deka Outdoorsman. The outgassing is virtually non-existant making battery post cleaning a bi-annual job.
     
  5. YardPro

    YardPro LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,570

    same as the above 2-3 seasons.
     
  6. TURF DOCTOR

    TURF DOCTOR LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,138

    3 to 4 years if am lucky,where do you buy a deka outdoorsman
     
  7. Richard Martin

    Richard Martin LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 14,699

  8. RICHIE K

    RICHIE K LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 647

  9. Norm Al

    Norm Al LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,227

    if properly maintained they should last 20 years!
     
  10. Grassmechanic

    Grassmechanic LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,697

    You must have some very smooth lawns! The plates usually start to separate after about 3-5 seasons of bouncing around, leading to a battery's demise. Gel filled are probably better. It's too bad Optima doesn't make a lawn mower battery - they have no plates to seperate.
     

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