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Battery cable debate

Postby k hutchins » Sat Sep 25, 2021 5:41 am

I'm not opening/reopening the old debates. Just putting battery cable in the search shows 1990 results. I've read a lot of them, but one question l couldn't find an answer to.

What was the size of the factory installed starter cable on the 6v systems?

Keep it simple guys, no debate needed.

Thanks
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Re: Battery cable debate

Postby inairam » Sat Sep 25, 2021 5:54 am

AWG 2 any larger and it is difficult to install in the proper cable path by the clutch pedal. I have installed a larger cable on the 6 v cub and have seen no added benefit in starting.

It is the size cable TM sell for 6 v http://www.tmtractor.com/new/el/2581fp.htm
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Re: Battery cable debate

Postby SamsFarm » Sat Sep 25, 2021 9:04 am

http://www.tmtractor.com/new/el/2581fp.htm

Woo-wee, they must make $200 an hour assembling those at them at price!

:lol: :lol: :lol:
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Re: Battery cable debate

Postby Eugene » Sat Sep 25, 2021 9:21 am

SamsFarm wrote:http://www.tmtractor.com/new/el/2581fp.htm

Woo-wee, they must make $200 an hour assembling those at them at price!

:lol: :lol: :lol:
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Re: Battery cable debate

Postby SamsFarm » Sat Sep 25, 2021 9:48 am

A quick Search 2awg welding cable is $2.25 a foot.

Probably $7 for terminals and $1 for heat shrink.

https://www.wireandsupply.com/2_awg_Welding_cable_p/wc-2g-03-std.htm
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Re: Battery cable debate

Postby Eugene » Sat Sep 25, 2021 2:59 pm

I have an excuse. CRS.

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Re: Battery cable debate

Postby Don McCombs » Sat Sep 25, 2021 3:20 pm

SamsFarm wrote:A quick Search 2awg welding cable is $2.25 a foot.

Probably $7 for terminals and $1 for heat shrink.

https://www.wireandsupply.com/2_awg_Welding_cable_p/wc-2g-03-std.htm

Sounds like a good business opportunity for you, Sam.
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Re: Battery cable debate

Postby ricky racer » Sat Sep 25, 2021 3:39 pm

I just replaced the positive battery cable on a Cub I was servicing for a friend and had $45+ in AWG #2 welding cable and the the crimp on terminal ring (I soldered it on). I used his old clamp on battery terminal. TM's price is not out of line. The cable and ring terminal I used were purchased at Rural King.
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Re: Battery cable debate

Postby Gary S. » Sun Sep 26, 2021 1:16 pm

I've used these guys for golf cart cables. Alot of choices,quality work and can do it from my chair. Tired of running around not finding what I need. https://www.genuinedealz.com/products/custom-battery-cable-marine-grade-by-the-foot

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Re: Battery cable debate

Postby SamsFarm » Mon Sep 27, 2021 1:02 pm

Don McCombs wrote:
SamsFarm wrote:A quick Search 2awg welding cable is $2.25 a foot.

Probably $7 for terminals and $1 for heat shrink.

https://www.wireandsupply.com/2_awg_Welding_cable_p/wc-2g-03-std.htm

Sounds like a good business opportunity for you, Sam.


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Re: Battery cable debate

Postby Jim Becker » Mon Sep 27, 2021 1:15 pm

k hutchins wrote:Keep it simple guys, no debate needed.

Ha!

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Re: Battery cable debate

Postby Barnyard » Mon Sep 27, 2021 1:46 pm

Jim Becker wrote:
k hutchins wrote:Keep it simple guys, no debate needed.

Ha!

Exactley what I was thinking.
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Re: Battery cable debate

Postby k hutchins » Mon Sep 27, 2021 6:22 pm

Hey Barnyard and Jim, at least l tried.

Silly thing is, no one has answered my question.

What was the specs on the factory installed original cable?

I knew what TM and Steiners had already, and read most of earlier debates going back as far as 2012. Still looking for the answer.

:lol: :thanx: :hattip:
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Re: Battery cable debate

Postby tst » Mon Sep 27, 2021 6:58 pm

factory cable for 6 volt 2 gauge

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Re: Battery cable debate

Postby Don McCombs » Mon Sep 27, 2021 9:28 pm

k hutchins wrote:Silly thing is, no one has answered my question.

Actually, the question was answered several times. :D
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