Using a standard car battery could mean risking your productivity this harvest. But to understand the importance of premium batteries, it’s important to understand why they fail in the first place:
 
VIBRATION
The number one killer to all batteries. Extended vibration can crack battery welds and plates, causing electrical shorts.
TEMPERATURE
When it’s hot, batteries discharge more and sulfation (which is the crystallisation of Lead Sulfate) reduces the ability for the battery to charge. In cold situations chemical reactions are delayed, restricting power production when it is needed most.

PERIODS IN STORAGE
Agricultural seasonal machines have extended periods in storage.
TOP BATTERY MAINTENANCE TIPS:
Batteries from your Case IH dealer were chosen specifically with your equipment in mind—and built to take a beating in the fields. Here are some tips to keep them in tip-top shape:

  • Keeping your batteries at a full state of charge during dormant periods is the key to fighting sulfation.
  • Starting your equipment and letting it run for 30 minutes does not adequately recharge a discharged battery. The best way to keep your battery fresh is to disconnect the negative cable and use a quality battery charger/maintainer that will keep your battery at a full charge.
  • When your equipment is in use, your battery requires maintenance: Over time, a hybrid alloy battery will lose water from gassing. Adding distilled water back into your battery will extend its life.
  • If you can’t commit to adding water during the season, a maintenance-free battery may be a better option. A maintenance-free battery will also lose water over time, but not as much.​

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