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    So last week I tried to start my 316 Onan since I hadn't run it for a month or so, and the damn battery is junk. Must have a dead cell because it reads over 12 volts but the second you put a load on it, voltage plummets and no cranking amps. Son of a.... It was a group 26 battery from Advance Auto, 5 years old.

    I was laid off at the end of the year (just got a new job offer though!) so at the time I didn't want to shell out $120 for a new battery. So I went and checked my inventory of batteries and had the original battery from my wife's 2011 Escape that I replaced but kept because it still held a charge. Well I'll be damned if that group 96r battery didn't fit in the 316 with about 1/16" clearance on each side, lol. 590 CCA... SEND IT. 🙂
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    26/26r are $50 at Walmart, and not much more at my local battery store, so that why I use them. I think they are 530 CCA.

    22f is actually the recommend battery, but it’s bigger like the 96 and costs 50% more with similar output to the 26/26r

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    Quote Originally Posted by rydplrs View Post
    26/26r are $50 at Walmart, and not much more at my local battery store, so that why I use them. I think they are 530 CCA.

    22f is actually the recommend battery, but it’s bigger like the 96 and costs 50% more with similar output to the 26/26r
    That's good to know! We'll see how long the old Ford battery lasts, haha
    1984 JD 316 w/ cat 0 3-pt hitch and 2000 rpm pto, 48" tiller, 49" snowblower, 42" belly mower
    2015 JD 1025r, 60d MMM, 54" front mounted snowblower, Heavy hitch, Ballast box
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    1980? Satoh S550g Elk, 60" belly mower
    McCulloch Saws - 1970's Mini Mac 30; Mac 10-10
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    1996 Polaris 680 Ultra Snowmobile, 2004 Yamaha Raptor 660, 2016 Polaris Sportsman 570
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