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
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.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.
:ditto: I use this Harbor Freight one:Another thing to consider, when you make your decision, is a Battery Tender. Not too pricey, and it keeps your battery charged and ready.
If you are truly considering the expense of an Optima, do yourself a favor and compare it to an Odyssey AGM:...I don't have the Optima battery but will get one when my current one goes out.
:ditto::ditto: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: