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interesting review of 6 volt batteries

Postby inairam » Tue Sep 05, 2023 10:22 pm

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Re: interesting review of 6 volt batteries

Postby Super A » Wed Sep 06, 2023 7:24 am

From experience, if it's made by East Penn, it's going to be a good one. All of our "real" tractors run Deka batteries (made by EP) and they last and last and last. I've never had any of the "6 vOlT BaTtErIeS oNlY lAsT TwO yEaRs" issues with their batteries.

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Re: interesting review of 6 volt batteries

Postby radioguy41 » Wed Sep 06, 2023 7:50 am

I agree about Deka and I'm lucky enough to be within driving distance of the factory where they have a "blems" outlet. Saves about 40% off the retail price. I put a 6 volt "blem" in my restored WWII Jeep and when I sold the Jeep 10 years later the battery was still functioning as if it were new. All my tractors have Deka blems (6 or 12v) as well as both of our cars.
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Re: interesting review of 6 volt batteries

Postby Inspectorjoe » Wed Sep 06, 2023 10:28 am

I live about 45 minutes from the East Penn manufacturing plant. Their 2nds are sold under the underwhelming brand name Useable. A local farmer has a side business selling them. When I bought my H, it came with a Useable battery (that wasn't useable for long). I replaced it with a Useable battery, that if I recall correctly was under $90.

When the time comes for a new battery for the Cub, it's going to be Useable. :-)

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Re: interesting review of 6 volt batteries

Postby Jim Becker » Wed Sep 06, 2023 12:24 pm

There aren't many companies that make 6-volt batteries. I think that reviewer must have recommended nearly all of them. Look at his pictures of NAPA and Duralast. They have the same case with a big flat area on the side where they can stick on any label.

Prices on 6-volt batteries seem to be very heavily weighted by local competition. If one outlet has the local monopoly, price seems to go sky high. Right now, my least expensive appears to be a Duralast at Runnings, about $70. The local Fleet Farm has their own "Farm Rated" brand, which has a case just like NAPA and Duralast, for $77.

The best thing you can do to make them last is still to keep a battery tender connected.

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Re: interesting review of 6 volt batteries

Postby Clemsonfor » Tue Sep 12, 2023 8:45 pm

Inspectorjoe wrote:I live about 45 minutes from the East Penn manufacturing plant. Their 2nds are sold under the underwhelming brand name Useable. A local farmer has a side business selling them. When I bought my H, it came with a Useable battery (that wasn't useable for long). I replaced it with a Useable battery, that if I recall correctly was under $90.

When the time comes for a new battery for the Cub, it's going to be Useable. :-)

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A new non second 6v battery doesn't even cost $90 today does it? I bought mine like two years ago but I think it was about $60 and that wasn't the cheapest I could find. Now with Bidenomics I know there more but for a second that seems awfully expensive!! I am buying my 12v batteries the last 10 years or so from Walmart and I can buy a battery now for I believe it's $50-60 for the one year batteries which I have had very good life out of. I have I think at least three in service in various things..maybe 4?

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Re: interesting review of 6 volt batteries

Postby Clemsonfor » Tue Sep 12, 2023 8:48 pm

Jim Becker wrote:There aren't many companies that make 6-volt batteries. I think that reviewer must have recommended nearly all of them. Look at his pictures of NAPA and Duralast. They have the same case with a big flat area on the side where they can stick on any label.

Prices on 6-volt batteries seem to be very heavily weighted by local competition. If one outlet has the local monopoly, price seems to go sky high. Right now, my least expensive appears to be a Duralast at Runnings, about $70. The local Fleet Farm has their own "Farm Rated" brand, which has a case just like NAPA and Duralast, for $77.

The best thing you can do to make them last is still to keep a battery tender connected.
yep a battery will last the longest when it stays fully charged. And that means at it's proper float voltage not just the 100% charge

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Re: interesting review of 6 volt batteries

Postby Super A » Wed Sep 13, 2023 10:13 am

Clemsonfor wrote:
Inspectorjoe wrote:I live about 45 minutes from the East Penn manufacturing plant. Their 2nds are sold under the underwhelming brand name Useable. A local farmer has a side business selling them. When I bought my H, it came with a Useable battery (that wasn't useable for long). I replaced it with a Useable battery, that if I recall correctly was under $90.

When the time comes for a new battery for the Cub, it's going to be Useable. :-)

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A new non second 6v battery doesn't even cost $90 today does it? I bought mine like two years ago but I think it was about $60 and that wasn't the cheapest I could find. Now with Bidenomics I know there more but for a second that seems awfully expensive!! I am buying my 12v batteries the last 10 years or so from Walmart and I can buy a battery now for I believe it's $50-60 for the one year batteries which I have had very good life out of. I have I think at least three in service in various things..maybe 4?


Last 6V I bought was close to $100. They had been running around $80. The other day after I replied to this thread I went to Tractor Supply and they were around $125 there.

Comparable 12v batteries were in the same general vicinity.

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Re: interesting review of 6 volt batteries

Postby Ken (48 Cub) » Wed Sep 13, 2023 10:26 am

I just bought one from Autozone for $109 with core. Cheapest one I could find around Louisville.
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Re: interesting review of 6 volt batteries

Postby tst » Wed Sep 13, 2023 11:19 am

Deka is made in PA, the plant is like a city, they sell their brand under many names,Napa Batteries are Deka

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Re: interesting review of 6 volt batteries

Postby indy61 » Wed Sep 13, 2023 12:27 pm

Ken (48 Cub) wrote:I just bought one from Autozone for $109 with core. Cheapest one I could find around Louisville.

Rural King in Shelbyville, KY $69.99

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Re: interesting review of 6 volt batteries

Postby Ken (48 Cub) » Wed Sep 13, 2023 2:05 pm

Rural King in Shelbyville, KY $69.99 - Type 1? not on their website...boo!
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Re: interesting review of 6 volt batteries

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Re: interesting review of 6 volt batteries

Postby Clemsonfor » Wed Sep 13, 2023 10:01 pm

Rural king or agri supply if your lucky enough to have one near you or a batteries plus and use a coupon they can get cheaper....those stores are all over the place.

Edit: I just looked up agrisupply and in the last few years they have almost doubled their 6v price it looks like

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Re: interesting review of 6 volt batteries

Postby Clemsonfor » Wed Sep 13, 2023 10:09 pm

I do see that batteries plus has them for $109 and I see they have a 10% off coupon. It does say that it's not eligible for the 20% off coupon.


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