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imn2vws
Does anyone know if you can get an Optima battery ror a mower? I have heard that you can. I talked to a couple of parts places around here(Auto Zone and Advance Auto), and they say that if I can get them a part number they can get it. Does Anyone know the Optima part number that would fit in a Sovereign? Thanks, Danny

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ReedS
Ambler, An optima is a I belive a gell cell battery, can be mounted on it's side if nescessary. I'd say overkill for a garden tractor and likely to set you back $100 or so which will equal at least 2 wal mart everstart batts.

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imn2vws
They can sit untouched for a year(maybe more) and start a car without a boost.I thought that would be perfect for a mower. I have started my railbuggy after it sat for over 8 months, It has a high compression engine with both carbs empty and cranked it for a long time. I hear they are only about $60 for a small one. Thought someone on here might be able to help, Thanks Danny

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firefoxz1
An optima is not a gell cell battery nor is it acid filled it is some sort of drycell battery (I believe) and easy to identify. It does not sulfate from deep discharges or sitting low/uncharged. It has six round cells, two rows of three, easily seen in the casing(almost like a sixpack in a formed case).

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2burning
Optima makes a 51 51R size that should fit in our 22NF trays: http://www.optimabatteries.com/publish/optima/americas0/en/config/product_info/automotive/deep_cycle/technical_specs.htmlhttp://www.optimabatteries.com/publish/optima/americas0/en/config/product_info/automotive/deep_cycle/technical_specs.html

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stevenj
From their website....
quote:
An OPTIMA RedTop battery is the only battery specifically designed to take abuse. Its patented SPIRALCELL® Technology offers 15 times the vibration resistance and up to twice the life of ordinary batteries. Plus, it's spill-proof, highly resistant to heat and cold, and can be stored for long periods without maintenance. If you like to play hard, OPTIMA is the battery for you. Look for it's colored top and six-pack shape at your local Optima dealer.
The increased vibration resistance might be a benefit since getting a good hold down system on this design of case might be difficult.

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