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Old 02/05/17, 02:31 PM
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Dead Battery, Charge Now or When I Need It ?

I just noticed that I failed to pull the battery out of an old tractor when I put it up this winter.
Is it better to charge it up now and put it on a maintainer or just wait till spring and charge it up then ?
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Old 02/05/17, 02:45 PM
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Charge now. If a dead battery freezes, it can be ruined. Been there.
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Old 02/05/17, 03:57 PM
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Dead Battery, Charge Now or When I Need It ?

Yeah good point I've done that too but this battery is indoors where it won't freeze.
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Old 02/05/17, 04:07 PM
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Always keep and maintain charges in batteries
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Old 02/05/17, 07:36 PM
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You can buy the little solar panel from harbor freight or other places that will keep the battery charged and ready----even over the winter, About $12. I keep one on my Lawn mower too. If you got a dead battery, you need to fully charge it then clip this panel on it and put the panel where it will get some sun.
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Old 02/06/17, 08:35 AM
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Charge ASAP. Dead batteries freeze and sulfate. Either of which will destroy the battery.

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Old 02/06/17, 09:00 PM
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I agree with others, charge ASAP and maintain
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Old 02/13/17, 09:41 AM
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Charge now then attach either that solar panel mentioned above or a "Tinder Junior". I keep my DR Field & Brush Mower battery charged by keeping a TJ on it whenever it is not being used. It works great! I use a solar panel in the front window of the van to keep that battery charged; and it works great too.

I also have a ...forgot what it is called... charger that, should the battery be dead, I can still get whatever machine needed started by using this.
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Old 02/17/17, 09:41 AM
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U might, if need be, check U Tubes on how to renew an old batterys juices
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