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Mule battery lifespan #8049774 11/13/20 08:58 PM
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What’s the lifespan of a stock battery for mule pro DX? Any recommendations for agm replacement? What’s a good, compact sized jump pack?

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Battery life is probably directly proportional to how you take care of it, fill water, keep charged etc.


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I have a 4040 diesel. Got the replacement battery at Batteries Plus. It's definitely held up better than the OEM. If you use it often or keep a battery tender on it, it obviously helps.

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My DX is 3.5 years old. Just wondering, thanks for the replies.

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last mule battery was an Everstart LG battery, lasted for 5 years. i bought a Yuasa battery this time from the dealer.


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Re: Mule battery lifespan [Re: 68rustbucket] #8052157 11/16/20 02:40 PM
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I have a red top Optima in a 3010, Think I'm going on 4 years now. Sits for months untouched in the off season and cranks right up when i need it.


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Re: Mule battery lifespan [Re: 68rustbucket] #8052934 11/16/20 11:39 PM
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I keep all the ATVs and the UTV and the tractor and even the riding mower on battery tenders. Makes the original batteries last much longer. For replacement, the gel-cell ones are good. I've also had good luck with Interstate batteries.


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Originally Posted by TX_LT230FH
I keep all the ATVs and the UTV and the tractor and even the riding mower on battery tenders. Makes the original batteries last much longer. For replacement, the gel-cell ones are good. I've also had good luck with Interstate batteries.


It is very difficult to find gel cell batteries. Lot's of AGMs, but gel is very rare.

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My OEM mule battery made it 5 years. Replaced with a Duralast Gold AGM last year when original started to miss, even with battery tender use for most of its life. Kubota battery went bad recently and it was also 5 years old.


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Bought two Honda Rancher’s in 2000, same day. The battery in one lasted 10 years, the other 8 months.


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My 2016 DX has 4 full seasons on it and is lightly used during the off season. I went ahead and replaced the battery a few days back because of past experiences. Kept the old one and it's on a tender jic I need it.
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My DX is 3.5 years old. Just wondering, thanks for the replies.

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Originally Posted by arandy
My 2016 DX has 4 full seasons on it and is lightly used during the off season. I went ahead and replaced the battery a few days back because of past experiences. Kept the old one and it's on a tender jic I need it.
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My DX is 3.5 years old. Just wondering, thanks for the replies.

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I had bad luck with the OEM batteries. I couldn't get more than a year and a half out of one.
I replaced it with a group 24 deep cycle and I keep a trickle charger on that.

So far, I've had much better results with it.


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