are optima batteries any good ??

Discussion in 'Machinery' started by startinghandle, Jul 12, 2018.

  1. I am getting ready for overhauling the engine in my dexta and it will need a new battery and I am thinking of fitting an optima but I have read all sorts of reports ranging from excellent to completely useless ...I am sure someone here has used them thanks in advance
  2. smcapstick

    smcapstick Member

    Kirkby Lonsdale
    I have one on my Linde H25D. It came with it already fitted, I’ve had it for years and it still never fails - even when it’s -10.
  3. A1an

    A1an Member

    Quality batteries.

    Granted, ive not used one in a tractor but in boats. Great staying power.
  4. Farmerdunk

    Farmerdunk Member

    Got one for our Bateman sprayer, excellent battery
  5. Mdt

    Mdt Member

    An excellent battery, won't be disappointed.
  6. Greenbeast

    Greenbeast Member

    East Sussex
    One of the top brands
  7. thanks for all replies... optima it will be
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  8. Mursal

    Mursal Member

    Buy locally and get the longest warranty you can.
    You pay for the warranty ..............

    Highest Cold Cranking Current (CCA) you can get in the battery box, sorted
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  9. Steevo

    Steevo Member

    Never had an Optima....but could never really find them big enough for my needs.

    Personally I'd stick to a silver Varta every time.
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  10. Steevo

    Steevo Member

  11. Muck Spreader

    Muck Spreader Member

    Had an optima on our combine never any problems other than it was a bit to small. Did however by a gel bike battery last year, JMT and supposedly German via a company called Bikaholics both load of crap.
  12. Humding

    Humding Member

    I have 5 of them. Excellent batteries from what I have witnessed. The first one I bought is still going at somewhere around 16 years old. Two more are around 12 years old and the last two are about a year and a half.
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