Even The Price of A Battery is Ridiculous!

Lil Foot

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3 years after buying my tractor, (2014) I had to replace the battery it came with.
This past week, it died, and I had to replace it again.
In 2014, I bought an O'Rielly's 500a, 3yr, 51R battery for $79, out the door.
This past week, I bought the exact same O'Rielly's 500a, 3yr, 51R battery for $199, out the door.
Damn.
 
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Lest you poo poo Walmart batteries I'm another satisfied user. They have two or three different grades or levels of batteries and in my experience they last a LONG time. I think I got eight years out of my last one which I purchased used from a guy on Craigslist.
 
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I have two machines that use that size battery. You’re shopping batteries at the wrong place.
Less than $120 at Walmart. (of course, two years ago was half that)
EverStart Maxx batteries (Walmart) are absolutely the best bang for the buck, and have been for a long while (made by Johnson Controls).
 
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The 51r are around 75$ at atwoods. I buy a few this size every year, it is a very common Kubota/honda size.

If you're prior service, check out interstate batteries. They sell to me for about 60% of advertised.
 
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Lil Foot

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I try hard not to give wallyworld any of my money.
Don't have Atwoods in this state.
Not prior service.
Very limited choices where I can buy batteries & such where my cabin is located.
The 4 nearest towns 90mi round trip, 100mi round trip, 150mi round trip, & 150mi round trip.
But thanks for the suggestions. :)
 
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I try hard not to give wallyworld any of my money.
Don't have Atwoods in this state.
Not prior service.
Very limited choices where I can buy batteries & such where my cabin is located.
The 4 nearest towns 90mi round trip, 100mi round trip, 150mi round trip, & 150mi round trip.
But thanks for the suggestions. :)
Ya buy from Wallyworld, or ya shuts up and pays more.
 

Lil Foot

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Shop around…

Look on Retail Me Not dot com for discount codes,
last battery I bought I got $80 off the $199 price…
Shopping around was not an option- had building contents out in the open, needed to get building moved,
could not afford to wait.
Besides, we have no mailing or delivery address there.
 

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3 years after buying my tractor, (2014) I had to replace the battery it came with.
This past week, it died, and I had to replace it again.
In 2014, I bought an O'Rielly's 500a, 3yr, 51R battery for $79, out the door.
This past week, I bought the exact same O'Rielly's 500a, 3yr, 51R battery for $199, out the door.
Damn.
Yikes. I just bought a Duracell 51R for one of the tractors at Sams club- $109. Best battery prices and availability in my area.

Dan
 

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Bill --

I recently replaced the 26R on my tractor.

Walmart - - $60
AutoZone - - $110
Tractor Supply - - $120
NAPA -- - $160

CCA's were a little different. Don't recall specifics.

Most were 12 or 24 month warranty. NAPA was 78 month, but de-graded after 36.....

I bought the NAPA - - am I an idiot, probably. I've never had an issue with a NAPA battery, and have had many. I've had a couple WalMart batteries for a year, and thrown them out.
 

Lil Foot

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Both the one that went bad & this new one were 3yr warranty, and the old one lasted 7+yrs, which I felt was pretty good service for as seldom as i use it, and considering the poor charging system on the B7100.
It lives connected to a maintainer, and I replaced the old maintainer with a new "smarter" one.
 

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The 51r are around 75$ at atwoods. I buy a few this size every year, it is a very common Kubota/honda size.

If you're prior service, check out interstate batteries. They sell to me for about 60% of advertised.
How can I get the "prior service" Interstate discount?
From a local Interstate seller?
I don't think so.
 
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Bill --

I recently replaced the 26R on my tractor.

Walmart - - $60
AutoZone - - $110
Tractor Supply - - $120
NAPA -- - $160

CCA's were a little different. Don't recall specifics.

Most were 12 or 24 month warranty. NAPA was 78 month, but de-graded after 36.....

I bought the NAPA - - am I an idiot, probably. I've never had an issue with a NAPA battery, and have had many. I've had a couple WalMart batteries for a year, and thrown them out.
I have never had a bad battery of any brand. They all have lasted me 6+
 

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I don’t usually have issues with batteries either, but I generally put everything on Battery Tenders and avoid letting them die. I’ve had good luck with BatteryMart.com although I haven’t bought a tractor battery from them.

Nevermind, they don’t seem to sell anything like a tractor battery.