Min battery 582

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What is the minimum battery requirements for the 582. I know what the books says, but I wonder if you could use lighter than 18ah? I would like to save some weight from the 18ah/15# battery.

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larrym

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Hi Larry,

I'm using a 10 or 12 amp agm type battery. It has to have a battery tender on it in the winter or it has to be jumped. Summer time is fine. I think it's 10 lbs. I put it in the tail like yours, and I add 10 lbs , so ill go with the lawnmower battery and save my $ when this one dies. Bryce

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I used the Odyssey PC625 battery which weighs 13lbs.  It is way overkill for the 582 but I wanted some reserve for electrical stuff and sure starts, etc.  The PC625 also is one of the cheaper models of this brand.  You could probably use the PC310 which is only 6lbs but I think its too pricey.

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Thanks,

I'll keep the lighter one in mind if I can get away with it. Since Bryce and I think alike, and he needs the weight in the back, I now expect to need the weight. I had hoped that without the Grove gear, I could reduce some ballast.... oh well just switching gear saves almost 25#. (40 vs 15 for the bush gear). Still working on the brake pedal geomtry and seat.

larry

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