/ Brought 57 cub home today #21
- Aug 6, 2017
- Mineola, TX
- Kioti LK2554, Branson 4815C, Satoh Beaver, Speedex
They charged just fine on the 6v systems. I even had a 8v in my 53 Ford truck that lasted for years with no issues. I don’t have any 6v systems anymore but if I did I would do 8v battery again no question.Do the 8 volt batteries keep their charge ok with the tractor’s 6 volt generators ? This Cub has good compression and it starts very easily on 6 volts, as does my 1951 Ford 8n. That tractor only has 1200 hours on it. The Cub don’t have an hour meter on it, but judging by the wear (or lack thereof), I’d guess it’s hours are less than 500.
I think some folks do 12 volt conversions, after their engines get worn and loose compression. I’ve jump started my 8n a few times with 12 volts, and it really does spin it fast. I imagine an 8 volt would be somewhere in between. I wonder if an 8 volt battery would last as long as a new 6 volt however. The one I have now is about 4 years old, and I think the previous one lasted more than 10 years.