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Higher Capacity Battery Requirements For European Tractors

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When supplying replacement batteries for later model tractors and harvesters please check the CCA and/or Ah rating of the original factory-installed battery, as well as casing dimensions, polarity, etc.

 

Many newer models, particularly those manufactured in Europe, have original batteries which are much higher capacity than traditional versions, up to 30% higher CCAs in some cases.

 

The use of standard capacity batteries will increase the risk of premature battery failure or warranty claim, and may even contribute to component (eg. starter motor) damage in some instances.

 

Aside from genuine replacements and specialist brands like Varta & Caterpillar, R&J Batteries are the only major supplier with these higher-spec’ batteries readily available in most cases.

 

The following tractor brands all have multiple models which require higher capacity batteries:

 

Claas  OE = 1300CCA use Hardcore MFN180A
Case-IH OE = 1300CCA use Hardcore MFN180A
Fendt OE = 1300CCA use Hardcore MFN180A
John Deere OE = 1150CCA use Hardcore MFN120A, not DINAN120
John Deere OE = 1400CCA use Hardcore MFN180A
New Holland OE = 1300CCA use Hardcore MFN180A
Valtra OE = 1300CCA use Hardcore MFN180A

 

Contact R & J Batteries for more information www.rjbatt.com.au  /1300 769 282