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I have searched high and low and can not find a good primer on what battery to buy to replace the one on my 2305. My son was mowing and left the keys in the ignition and the battery is dead. It is a 2007 2305 with 140 hours so probably time to replace it after the hartd winter we had last year.

So the info I am looking for is what battery make/ model can I replace it with other than the Strongbox brand from JD? If somone could post a list of batteries, where to buy that would be great.

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Mine is a 2007 also with 430 hours and I will use it until it goes south on me then buy a sealed battery for it. slkpk
 

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I replaced mine this spring at just over 400 hours and three winters. I looked at the Optima battery, which is supposed to be pretty great, but the price put me off. I wound up going to the JD dealer and getting a replacement.

The local farm supply store had batteries that would fit, but the Cold Cranking Amps weren't near what the JD battery was.

If this battery goes another 400 hours, I'll be happy.

Another thing to consider, when you make your decision, is a Battery Tender. Not too pricey, and it keeps your battery charged and ready. Other considerations are a block heater for the winter, or other artificial warning systems.

Good luck. Work Safely.
 

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I went to Auto Zone and they matched one of their batteries. I did have to modify the hold down just a bit.
 

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Optima batteries are the best. I had one that lasted me 10 years 7 years in heat as high as 120 deg and then 3 years in the cold down to zero. Money well spent.
 

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Battery tenders are a great investment. I use them on everything. I just recently traded in my 2005 X475 for my new 2520 and the X475 had the original battery in it and still going strong. If I know something is not going to be moving for a few days, then the battery tender is hooked up. Always plug back in when I was done plowing snow. Will be doing the same with the 2520.
 

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Wow some of you guys have had great luck with your original battery.:fing32: Mine went out during the warranty period. I noticed yesterday a lot of crud built up on one of the terminals so I cleaned it off. :fing20:Hopefully everything will be okay. I wonder about the heat taking its toll on these batteries. I don't have the Optima battery but will get one when my current one goes out.
 

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Mine went out a couple weeks ago at 340 hrs. Picked up a replacement at Master Battery for around $75.
While a little pricey, I've heard nothing but good things about the Optimas.
 

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Since there's discussion about Optima's, I'll pitch in $0.02
I've got an Optima red top in a vehicle an love it, had it a long time. They're great for things that typically get seasonal use and sit in storage for long periods, like a hot rod, or a boat, or maybe a compact tractor that gets more use in summer than winter.

However, I've been cautioned not to put an Optima on a battery tender. I was told they like to be charged at a high rate, and then they are capable of sitting in storage for long periods.

Here's a question though,
When these newer tractors with computers sit, is there a small load to keep electronics active? On my old '50 Chevy, there's no computer, so I leave it sit in storage with the battery disconnect open. On a new tractor, will the battery drain down? Would it be bad to have the battery disconnected for long periods?
 

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My factory strong box just went out two weeks ago. 155hrs on the tractor and it's 3 years old this month. I looked around at a few local places and decided on another strong box from my local JD Dealer. $100 bucks plus a JD refund of $10 so I thought that wasn't bad. I also didn't want to have to modify the battery holder.
 

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My 2006 JD2305 has around 450 hours and the battery's never been an issue. I start it in the winter about once per week and that's it.
 

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My 2006 JD2305 has around 450 hours and the battery's never been an issue. I start it in the winter about once per week and that's it.
The last time batteries were discussed in this forum I thought "boy I am lucky my battery doesn't show any problems at all." Then one day not long ago, my 3 year old 2320 started just fine, and my wife was mowing for about 2 hours when she decided to take a potty break. When she came back out to restart the tractor the battery was too weak to start the engine. I put the battery charger on it, but the voltage on the battery never rose above 10 volts. A new battery with a 3 year replacement and 84 month prorated warranty solved the problem.

Good luck :praying: , and I hope you didn't jinx yourself like I did! :fing20:
 

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Another thing to consider, when you make your decision, is a Battery Tender. Not too pricey, and it keeps your battery charged and ready.
:ditto: I use this Harbor Freight one:

I paid $12.99 for it. I soldered a 12v cigarette adapter to it and just plug it in if I haven't used my tractor for a week or after using my ROPS lights for extended periods. I also use one for my vehicles in storage (wife & I each have a summer and winter vehicle).

My tractor is only 13 months old & has only 77 hours, so I guess it's too soon to know if it'll increase the longevity of the battery, but at least I know I always have a fresh charge.
 

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UrbanTractor, thank you for posting the information. I am going to wait until my current battery quits on me..just don't know how long that will be..my original battery went out about year and a half ago. That odyssey battery looks very durable.:fing32:
 

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UrbanTractor, thank you for posting the information. I am going to wait until my current battery quits on me..just don't know how long that will be..my original battery went out about year and a half ago. That odyssey battery looks very durable.:fing32:
:ditto::ditto:
 

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I had to replace my battery this summer, my 2007 2305 had 100 hours on it and one second it started the next it was dead. The replacement battery was $130 from our local JD dealer. They did bring it to where I work though. Who knows how much extra that cost me? I thought it was a little steep but, it was right in the middle of grass cutting season :banghead3.
 

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Ouch!

My Auto Craft Gold battery was $65 luckily on sale at the time. BTW, Advanced Auto sells the Optima batteries.
 

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Yesterday I jumped in the seat to mow, turned the key to warm the glow plugs, and got the dreaded 1-click and a dead dash panel. :fing20:

I checked the specific gravity. All cells better than 1300. I put a test lamp across the battery terminals and turned on the headlight switch. Test lamp went from bright to a dull glow right away. I assumed the alternator was okay because of the sudden death. :praying:

Thanks to this Forum, I didn't waste any more time and went to the dealer and spent $90 on a new battery. Didn't want to screw around with mounting bracket issues, cable connections, etc. :banghead3

The original battery was MFG May 2006. The 2305 was put in service Sept 2006. So I got 49 months and 182 hours of use out of the JD battery. :trink40:

I consider myself fortunate that it lasted that long and that it didn't die when I was going to plow the driveway this winter. :trink39:
 
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