Battery Experts - Opinions??
I have a Wheel Horse with 14 horse engine. Not too big, right? So, I buys myself an Interstate Battery in early July. All indications that it was just manufactured in May 2019. CCA amps on the sticker are 230. So, the other day I ran the tractor for 3 hours or so, and put 'er back in the barn. Two days later, I put the voltage meter on the 5 month old battery, and it reads 12.85 volts.
My question -- is this battery doomed for failure? I would think a battery this new should be metering more than 13 V. What do you guys think? Has Interstate gone down the toilet? If it craps out within one year, free battery time. Anymore than one year, too bad. Only paid 32 bucks at Costco.
"I've always been crazy but it's kept me from going insane." -Waylon Jennings
And even worse, I don't care.