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5000 Series Battery Reccomendation?

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Hello All,

My 5260 battery that came with the tractor is now dead after many years of operation. It is a GROUP 58 battery. I was looking to replace it but wanted to know if a group 58 with 550 cold cranking amps was actually necessary to run the starter and iginition coil or if I could go with a smaller style lawn tractor battery with 200 or 220 CCA's. Can you all share what you're using in your walk behinds and make some recommendations? A new Group 58 could be as much as 150$ but a lawn tractor battery is 50$.



PS: I'm attaching pics of the current battery.


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OK! You've all convinced me! I'll go out and get a direct replacement! Yes, I'm in Maine and I use this thing in the dead of winter for snow blowing. Last thing I want is for it NOT to start then! Thanks to all.

PA Red Rider, just got a fresh batch of chicks and they're darn cute! Of course, that means the old hens are destined for the pot! Oh well. Such is life on the "Gentleman's Farm"!:tango_face_wink:

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