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What is correct battery for B-10?

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GWGAllisfan
After reading the posts and trying all the on-line battery selectors, i still can't tell what the right battery for a B-10 is. Is it a type 22, which I don't seem to see anywhere, or a type 51, or will a high CCA lawntractor battery work (tractor supply has a 350 CCA one)

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Kent
The correct battery is a type 22NF (meaning non-Ford) specifically, which has the posts reversed from a normal type 22. The 22NF is pretty hard to find... A type 51 is easier to find now than a 22, and will fit in there with about 3/4 inch of extra space down the length of the battery. A type 51R has the poles reversed from a normal 51 -- that's what the R means. Going from memory, I think you have to swap battery cables to use the normal type 51, while a 51R will work as is... but I may be backwards -- since I've bought one of each. IMO, you won't be satisfied for long with the smaller batteries... but then you live in a much warmer climate... I buy my Type 51s at Walmart, and they're not much more expensive than lawnmower batteries.

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MPH
I been happy using DieHard Gold garden tractor batteries in mine. Replace the first one I bought for the 725 I think 6 years ago. it spent the first two winter of use sitting outside under cardboard.

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firefoxz1
Just go to most any auto store and tell them to get one for you. My Simplicity dealer still carries them in the shop or I can get them right off the Interstate truck when it stops at the garage so they are still made. They cost a little more but to fit in the holder proper, expecially in a RBT, I buy them.

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HubbardRA
Does the B10 have a larger battery mount than the Simp 700? I use the 51R batteries im my 716H and 713S, but a 51R will not fit my 61 Wards (Simp 700). The battery is too long. In fact the clamp that holds the battery in the Wards fits a standard garden tractor battery perfectly. It clamps on the sides of the battery and is a snug fit with a garden tractor battery from Wally World. Problem is that garden tractor batteries won't last but a couple of years.

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Kent
Rod, I think the B-10s have the same size battery mount as the 716s and such. It's the older 700/725 (and Allis B-1) that uses a different size. I'm not sure what fits in a 700/725/B-1 battery tray, which is turned crossways as I recall...

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HubbardRA
Thanks Kent, I was thinking that they didn't go to the large battery tray till they started making RBTs. Not the first time I have been wrong, won't be the last. Haven't had much direct experience with the tractors between the 700/725 series and the Simp7000/AC700 series, although these seem to be what most people have, other than me.

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Chris727
The last 22NF I bought was about $30. It may have only lasted a year. I need to try charging it. I rarely find a tractor that is still running the larger battery in it. Usually they've been converted to a lawn tractor battery. I have had pretty good luck with most of them, can get 2-4 years out of them.

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