Re: 2305 Battery?
Last week I had a big job to do, spreading 3,500#s of fertilizer with the 3 point spreader. Went to start the 2305 and the 9 year old Farm & Fleet battery took a dump. Wouldn't even crank with the 50 amp booster charger.
Soooo............being in a big hurry was an understatement. Went to Farm and Fleet and they didn't have the same one in stock so in desperation I took a 22FS. The height, width and posts and polarity were correct it was about a 1/2" wider so I thought "no big deal". Well it was. Had to modify a bracket where the hood latch passes.
Dicked around 2.5 hours and the positive terminal broke when I cleaned it up. Had to use a hose clamp to keep it on. Got the job done though.
This 540 CCA battery was $80.
John Deere should be ashamed of their price for parts that are inferior. The OEM JD battery lasted 4 years.
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