My pickup is 14 and some years old and still has original batteries.
Mileage is 39,9++. How long can I expect them to last?
I have always been very careful to keep them well charged, even during the ND winters when I lived there. The posts are still clean too. I did use a battery post spray on them when it was new.
A big Thank You in advance.
Last edited by ralbuck; 04-11-2017 at 02:26 PM.
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04-11-2017 02:25 PM
6 years normal use.
If you live in a temperate area maybe 10 years. My zero turn mower that is used only in the summer time had its battery last almost 14 years, then again it also has a solar panel to keep the battery topped off.
If it isnt broken, dont repair it.
It's always a craps shoot. I've had them last from two years to twenty years. The average life of a wet cell battery lead acid battery is seven to ten years. Once you pass that you've beaten the odds. On a good note, the batteries that didn't live up to the warranty date my dealers have always pro-rated a discount. You say "Batteries" so I'm guessing a diesel engine. You've done good. So to answer your question How long can I expect them to last? You could be replacing them at any time. Only answer I can give you with such an unpredictable device.
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I have had an IH 274 since around 1990, can't recall the exact year of purchase. I have only put one battery in it since I have owned it. I used it yesterday preparing garden ground and looked the best I could to find the age of its battery. Since I am bragging on it I will knock on wood immediately after making this post. Most of my batteries seem to last 5 to 7 years. I might have 2 or 3 older than that.
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