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#1 Gemstone

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Posted 05 September 2012 - 09:53 AM

I need new batteries....got tired of big truck parts counters, auto parts counters....decided to try a local boat shop....not exactly known for reasonable pricing. Found a group 31, 925 CCA, commercial battery for $101.85...local auto parts wanted $140, big truck shop was about the same.


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Posted 05 September 2012 - 10:45 AM

Factory is in southeast PA somewhere. I have a friend who goes there & gets "blems" at about half price. I can't find a mark on them.......

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#3 Bill B

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Posted 05 September 2012 - 10:53 AM

Used Deka's in several industrial UPS for 10 years. A little smaller than our trailers (Size wise). 500KVA 30' long, 7 ' deep, 8' tall - 4 X 100 - 6 volt battery strings. Also had them in the phone system backup and boiler house controls.


They did a great job for the service (abuse) that we had them in.

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#4 Dan Zemke

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Posted 05 September 2012 - 11:26 AM

Factory is in southeast PA somewhere. I have a friend who goes there & gets "blems" at about half price. I can't find a mark on them.......

I googled deka factory store and this looks plausible, but I did not call them:

East Penn Manufacturing Co., Inc.
Yeadon Industrial Park
480 Commerce Drive
Yeadon, PA 19050
Phone: 610-622-6650
Fax: 610-622-5927
epmphiladelphiasli@dekabatteries.com

P.S. East Penn is the parent company that manufactures Deka batteries


#5 Jack Mayer

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Posted 05 September 2012 - 01:24 PM

The PACCAR dealers usually have good batteries at good prices. Better than those probably. But nothing wrong with Dekas....I've used them often in the past, coming from PA.

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#6 Gemstone

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Posted 05 September 2012 - 01:46 PM

I tried PACCAR...KW-Tucson wanted $140+ for a 1000 CCA battery...plus a 100 mile round trip. 925 CCA Deka's are saving me $120 for 3....and they are local...I'm happy.

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Edited by Gemstone, 05 September 2012 - 01:47 PM.

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#7 Jeff- C IL

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Posted 05 September 2012 - 02:27 PM

I had some Deka "refurb" batteries in a 6.5L GMC I bought. Lasted 8 years.
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Posted 05 September 2012 - 02:39 PM

Like Jack said, I paid $89 per battery for Exide Premium 925's in Pharr, TX in April. That is what was in the truck already.

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Posted 05 September 2012 - 06:59 PM

The FreightLiner "Dual" batteries are good strong, long lasting units. I have used them in 2 HDT's

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#10 lou10

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Posted 06 September 2012 - 02:18 AM

the Freightliner Deep cycle batteries 900 CCA can be had for around $90 each...
the dealer in albuquerque had a Huge stash of them last time i talked to
my contact there.

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