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Hard Life of a Battery
Mon Feb 3, 2014 03:27 PM CST

When you turn the key to "start" on your tractor, riding mower, utility vehicle or pickup, you expect the engine to roar to life. If the battery is low or "dead" and the engine won't start, that "oh no" feeling takes over, followed by several seconds of "what do I do now?"

You've just experienced "dead battery syndrome."

The battery is a hard worker. While storing chemical energy for the complete electrical system, it must be ready to supply immediate current for starting the engine. That is a battery's most demanding job. Bringing ...

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