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PostPosted: Thu Oct 11, 2012 7:10 am    Post subject: pros and cons of moving battery up front Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Looking for some reasons to move battery up front or leave it alone must be some good ones most have them up front.Thanks
 
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 11, 2012 7:29 am    Post subject: Re: pros and cons of moving battery up front Reply to specific post Reply with quote

depends on what youre running. in a full cut class it makes sense because you need all the front weight you can get. in a div 2 type class you dont always need that extra weight up front. it largely depends on what tractor youre running. One downside is longer battery cables reduce the power available at the starter
 
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 11, 2012 10:51 am    Post subject: Re: pros and cons of moving battery up front Reply to specific post Reply with quote

bp4455 wrote:
(quoted from post at 10:29:16 10/11/12) depends on what youre running. in a full cut class it makes sense because you need all the front weight you can get. in a div 2 type class you dont always need that extra weight up front. it largely depends on what tractor youre running. One downside is longer battery cables reduce the power available at the starter


^^^^^^^^^^^^everything he said^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
 
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 11, 2012 4:38 pm    Post subject: Re: pros and cons of moving battery up front Reply to specific post Reply with quote

I have been thinking about this and have decided to leave it above the transmission on my M. In the 4500 class, I need all my weight to the rear. I figure I can always add weight to the front in the 5500 and 6500. This is an uncut division 2-type tractor. Maybe I need more traction?

I would also need a new battery cable to the starter switch.

Am I missing an important reason to relocate my battery when I build my new front weight bracket?
 
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 12, 2012 11:54 am    Post subject: Re: pros and cons of moving battery up front Reply to specific post Reply with quote

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(quoted from post at 19:38:17 10/11/12) I have been thinking about this and have decided to leave it above the transmission on my M. In the 4500 class, I need all my weight to the rear. I figure I can always add weight to the front in the 5500 and 6500. This is an uncut division 2-type tractor. Maybe I need more traction?

I would also need a new battery cable to the starter switch.

Am I missing an important reason to relocate my battery when I build my new front weight bracket?


If your not pointing the nose in the air when you pull, you don't need or want weight in the front. 10# up front needs roughly 100# in the back to counter that ten pounds. The front needs to bob and float about 1-2 inches from the halfway point onwards. If it's not doing that, you need to add or subtract weight in the front. For example" if your dead on the max weight and the front is not floating and adding 100# in the rear would let it float, you need to lose 10# in the front. Because you can't add any more weight in the back or you'll be overweight. Haveing the battery in the rear over the axle is about the best place to have it in Div. II. The most often ignored rule in pulling is don't get caught up with the " I have to have it because it looks cool" crowd.

You need to be in the "I have to have it because it works for me on my tractor" crowd. Those are the people that consistantly place up front, with tractors that by looks shouldn't even be in the running.
 
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 12, 2012 2:14 pm    Post subject: Re: pros and cons of moving battery up front Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Thanks For the reply. That backs up my thinking on the issue, but since so many tractors have moved their batteries up front, i thought I was missing something.
 
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