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Old 01-08-2008, 11:28 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Deka Batteries


Has anyone heard / used these batteries?

There's a diesel shop here in town that has had very good luck with them...better than the Interstates they used to carry.
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Deka is one of the old, established battery manufacturers in the US. They used to be headquartered in Reading, PA. Don't know if they are still there. They make the house brand for Batteries + among others. They make a good, competitive product.
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I drive 40 miles past a dozen other battery places to one particular store that sells Deka's. They're worth the drive! I pay $100 apiece for the batt's that go in my SD's and consider the money very well spent. I also have two Deka 6-volts wired in series on my TT and I can't kill 'em. Even after 3-4 days of running the lights/furnace with no shore line or generator they are good to go. Good Stuff.
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Re: Deka Batteries


Thanks guys...that's what I was hoping to hear.
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x3 on Dekas. Run them in my truck and in the boats.
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Re: Deka Batteries

Deka batteries are great. I live 5 miles away from the plant. Since I am so close I can drive right to the plant and get them, they even put them in for free. The best deal is the factory 2nds. They might have a slight scratch on them, but they are sometimes over 50% off.

Also, they come in Harleys and Freightliners from the factory.
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I replaced my optimas with the Deka Intimidator series and won't buy anything else again, will use Deka from now on.
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Same here all good things. I use them in my diesel and gas farm tractors, diesel irrigation pumps, both trucks. Good batteries.
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Yep, I drive down to the factory and pick them up too. The 2nds definately are a good deal. Great batteries. I put them in everything.
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I have an interesting story on Deka batteries! We run them in all our farm equip. and have had great luck. Our 100H.P. turbo diesel 200 Allis Chalmers loader/mowing tractor had 2 of them in it. I went out to blade some snow a couple of winters ago and the tractor would not start, it was only 30 degrees. I don't have electricity in the shed where the tractor was, so I started to take the batteries out to bring them in for a charge. I took the first battery out and reached in to get the 2nd battery out, i did'nt weigh as much as the first one. When I got it out I noticed the positive cable was broke and the entire back of the battery had frozen and busted out!! The surprising thing was the battery had a bunch of shredded grass and crap inside the broken case!! I guess the battery had frozen and busted the winter before cause it was not charging due to the bad cable. The tractor had started weekly for around a year on only 1 battery!!! Oh yeah, the batteries I took out were 11 YEARS OLD, NO JOKE!!! I just threw them both in the truck and went to town and bought 2 new Dekas' Anyway, that is my story. Catch ya later, Brian
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I agree with the others Dekas are very good batteries!
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They sound like a great battery, but their sales dept says the closest retailer is in Birmingham, about a 100 miles away.

Any good on-line retailers?

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I run them in my 95 PSD, 94 Lightning, 2001 Kenner and the 96 Firestar. Good batterys.
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