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battery box

Postby tomstractor » Wed Jan 15, 2020 7:42 pm

What do you do when the battery is too tall ,hits the cover on the battery box? It's about I/8 inch above the sides of the box and would short out
when you try to put the cover on. I have heard that the new group 1 battery is taller than they were back when the tractors were new.

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Re: battery box

Postby tmays » Wed Jan 15, 2020 7:47 pm

If you are still going to use battery, then leave top off. First I’ve heard of battery size changing. You might try group 26 battery. Or even one of the better lawn and garden batteries
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Re: battery box

Postby tst » Wed Jan 15, 2020 8:54 pm

group 1 is 6 volt, 26 is 12 volt, I use the napa and exide group 1 with no problems, sometimes the rubbers on the cover have to come off to fit, then I used a old inner tube or rubber roofing scrap to insulate the lid so it does not short out

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Re: battery box

Postby inairam » Wed Jan 15, 2020 8:54 pm

For the original style battery box

for 6v use 19L
for 12 v 26R

I actually took a battery box and lid to battery store and the guy was nice enough to keep bringing me 6 and 12 v batteries.
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Re: battery box

Postby tmays » Wed Jan 15, 2020 9:22 pm

tst wrote:group 1 is 6 voltt

Didn’t even consider that when I posted. And I even have some of these and didn’t think about it. CRS :lol:
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Re: battery box

Postby tst » Wed Jan 15, 2020 9:55 pm

the 19l does fit for 6 volt, an old VW battery but be careful of them as many have low cranking amps compared to the group 1, warmer weather may not matter but in the cold north east they do not do well

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Re: battery box

Postby inairam » Thu Jan 16, 2020 9:25 am

tst wrote:the 19l does fit for 6 volt, an old VW battery but be careful of them as many have low cranking amps compared to the group 1, warmer weather may not matter but in the cold north east they do not do well


I agree with TSt on this. You have to buy a good one but the fit is better ( lower height) than group 1.

If you get a good one with good CCR about 440 or so. The good group 1 are usually 640 CCA so it without a dought the group one is a stronger battery. I have not had a problem in the greater Philly PA area but if it is colder I probably would. All of my 6 voters are reliable starters. it works for me and have a good fit on the battery box.
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