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    Battery location....C'mon JD!

    Why does JD put the battery up in front?
    Fan draws air through front screen, so if blowing snow, a constant influx of snow dust coats battery and soon cable ends become extremely corroded.
    Not well thought out.
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    My former Kubota L2900 and my current Deere 4720 have batteries up front. I use the battery terminal spray that auto parts stores sell to coat the posts. I suppose it’s there because it’s a vacant space otherwise. My former Komatsu D39P-1 dozer had lots of room to stick a battery almost anywhere, my Bobcat E42 has the battery right front- sort of buried and not easy to access.
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    Quote Originally Posted by johncanfield View Post
    I use the battery terminal spray that auto parts stores sell to coat the posts
    x2....that stuff is amazing and prevents that battery cottage cheese build up.

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    Not as good as the spray coating, but I have been using just a coating of grease on terminals for years and works great
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ridgeracing View Post
    Not as good as the spray coating, but I have been using just a coating of grease on terminals for years and works great
    Yea...I have what must be a 30 year old tub of Vasoline in the garage I used to use.....but the stuff in the spray can means I don't need a wet-nap when I'm done applying it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ridgeracing View Post
    Not as good as the spray coating, but I have been using just a coating of grease on terminals for years and works great
    My dad was a mechanic and they used to hate it when guys would coat the terminals with grease instead of using the battery terminal spray. One time as a joke to the guy who was the worst grease offender, they took an old battery and drilled and tapped the two battery terminals and installed grease zerk fittings. They then sat the battery on his work bench. Everyone had a good laugh of course. :-)
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    Real estate on all these tractors is at a premium, and in front of the radiator is often the only place the battery can go.

    Be glad they aren't Chrysler 200 sedans that had the battery located so low in the engine bay that a wheel had to removed to get at the damn thing.

    No, I didn't own a 200; I just saw that's how Chrysler did things with that car at the Denver auto show a few years back. Batteries are consumable items; they should be relatively easy to service and replace.
    I have more ideas than ambition.


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    John Deere is not the only tractor manufacture in the United States. I don't understand why you just realized, that you don't like the battery location.
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    After seeing the battery location on some tractors (including JD's own X700-series), I'm glad the battery is right up front. It makes it very easy to access for attaching battery tender cables, jump starting, cleaning and eventually - replacement.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mjncad View Post
    Real estate on all these tractors is at a premium, and in front of the radiator is often the only place the battery can go.
    That's debatable, but I'm not here to argue when it wouldn't change anything.
    Just wanted to see if others shared my frustration.
    I'm going to put my battery inside a battery box to minimize the exposure to moisture.

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