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The battery in my Gehl 4840 skid steer now needs replacement.

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The battery in my Gehl 4840 skid steer now needs replacement. But what replacement? The existing battery (1000CCA by Trojan Battery) appears to be a Group 60, which may not longer be available. Unfortunately, maximum battery width is 6.5 inches. So the choices seem quite limited.
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Construction and Road Equipment
Expert:  Wayne replied 1 year ago.
Hi I'm Wayne,
I will help you with this,
Good Afternoon,
Delco sells them
here is a web page

http://restorationbattery.com/g60k.html
Customer: replied 1 year ago.

I'd seen that battery with the "fake" caps since it is actually maintenance-free. My concern with that is the CCA rating. The Gehl manuals specify 950 CCA, but I think the Delco -repro battery is around 600 CCA or less. Another thought was the Group 29F which apparently is available at NAPA and others.


Gehl must have a lot of these machines in the field, alll starting to need replacement batteries. I am wondering what the factory recommends, and have an e-mail question into tech support, but of course they are closed today and tomorrow.


 


I appreciate your answer, and would be more inclined to go with a 29F both for reasons of cost and (perhaps) higher CCA. Do you have any related thoughts on cold cranking amps, and whether the Delco repro is a better bet than a 29F. Do you agree that a regular Group 60 battery is no longer available, except for the repro? Do you know how Gehl is dealing with this issue?


 


I must leave now, but will get back to this later. Thanks for the inputs so far. Anything further will be appreciated, but my options are getting pretty clear.

Expert:  Wayne replied 1 year ago.

Hi Thank you for that

Yes, I do not know why they are phased out Group 60
if you have a Advanced Auto near you they have Group 27 750 CCA
935 Cranking Amps, $110.00

Height:8 13/16 in
Length:12 3/4 in

Width:6 5/8 in
I would like to say that 750CCA is plenty for a 3 cyl diesel engine

CCA is A rating similar to normal cranking amperage but measured at 0°F.

 

group 29F/29M , everything I am reading is a Marine deep cycle battery

you don't want that , it will have a short life

Yes that Delco is a little high for a look alike , and lower cca

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Expert:  Wayne replied 1 year ago.
Thank You
Customer: replied 1 year ago.

It turns out that the correct battery was a Group 31 battery, according to a local Gehl dealer, and a query to Trojan Battery. I didn't know a Group 31 existed, because it is a commercial battery, and Group 31 didn't even appear on the Group size chart I found on thew web. Probably that chart was for passenger cars or light-duty applications. I found that all the local auto parts places had Group 31 in stock. It has 950 or higher CCA. I bought one, installed it and I am back in business. As it turns out, your answer wasn't what I needed or useful, but I consider that to be part of the process of finding information I need.


 


Note, I also could have seleted an Optima AGM battery that would have fit dimensionally and had ample CCA, but that would have been more $240 instead of the $150 for the conventional battery that I bought. So that's the whole story.

Expert:  Wayne replied 1 year ago.
Thank you for that

So thTrogan battery was not the OEM
we used group 31 in the Trucks, and Reefer units,
But I recall them to be bigger than that size you had

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