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Old 06-08-2018, 10:49 AM   #1
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anyone have any luck with portable jump starters? i'm often in the field alone and in areas with little to no cell service and thinking about purchasing one just in case. my work truck has a 6.2 gasser but i often ride out with guys in larger diesels.

can anyone recommend a make and model that might work for me?

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Old 06-08-2018, 10:50 AM   #2
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Old 06-08-2018, 11:17 AM   #3
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I had a DeWalt one, can't remember the model number. It worked well, as long as I remembered to keep it charged. Problem is that you throw it in the toolbox and forget to charge it......then when you need it you are hosed. Put a reminder on your phone to charge it. It's also basically a deep cycle battery that will eventually go bad, just like all batteries do.
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Old 06-08-2018, 11:37 AM   #4
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Mines an arteck I believe. Bout 30$ on Amazon I bought as a portable charger in the blind for my phone but it worked great on my wifeís truck and lawn mower. Not so much on the back hoe at the ranch. For 30$ itís worth it.


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Old 06-08-2018, 11:47 AM   #5
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Just used a Stanley a couple days ago. They are a must have!
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Old 06-08-2018, 11:49 AM   #6
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I have one, can't remember what kind. I've used it to jump the zero turn and my Polaris, but I wouldn't expect it to jump an engine that uses two 12v batteries.
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Old 06-08-2018, 11:51 AM   #7
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Old 06-08-2018, 11:54 AM   #8
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I have one, can't remember what kind. I've used it to jump the zero turn and my Polaris, but I wouldn't expect it to jump an engine that uses two 12v batteries.
It can do it! Trust me I know!
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Old 06-08-2018, 11:56 AM   #9
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Stanley fatmax has saved my *** on numerous occasions. Have used it to jump start trucks on many occasions and aired up flat tires on several more. I have the older version of this one and it still is going strong. Got me off the top of a mountain a couple times and have used it to jump people on the side of the road as well

https://www.stanleytools.com/en-us/p...-gauge/pprh7ds



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Old 06-08-2018, 11:57 AM   #10
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Stanley fatmax has saved my *** on numerous occasions. Have used it to jump start trucks on many occasions and aired up flat tires on several more. I have the older version of this one and it still is going strong. Got me off the top of a mountain a couple times and have used it to jump people on the side of the road as well

https://www.stanleytools.com/en-us/p...-gauge/pprh7ds



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Old 06-08-2018, 11:59 AM   #11
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The one I carry.

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Old 06-08-2018, 12:03 PM   #12
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I have this one. Works great.

https://m.costco.com/Lithium-Jump-St...100383979.html
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Old 06-08-2018, 12:37 PM   #13
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https://products.winplususa.com/8000...nk-jump-start/

I have this one... my neighbor sold me on it. Instead of buying a new battery for his car, he just jumped his car every morning and every evening. He would go a couple weeks without changing his portable charger. He did it for months


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Old 06-08-2018, 02:19 PM   #14
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Mine is a High-Power brand got off of Amazon 25-30 bucks works great.
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Old 06-08-2018, 03:00 PM   #15
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Old 06-08-2018, 03:30 PM   #16
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I got one for Christmas 2 years ago thats from harbor freight. Ive charged it maybe 5 times in 2 years and jumped cars/tractor at least 20 times. Each time I charge it its never down more than 2 out of 4 indicator lights.
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Old 06-08-2018, 03:41 PM   #17
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I've used this in everything but a diesel, but it's claim to fame is it will start a diesel, sorry for big pics


I paid $100 and it's about 5x3x2 in size
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Old 06-08-2018, 05:26 PM   #18
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All -

thanks for the input! going to do a little research on those recommended above.
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Old 06-08-2018, 05:37 PM   #19
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We have several with one being in each vehicle. This is the one I keep in my truck. It has jumped multiple diesel trucks along with a tractor all on one charge. I have the smaller XP-1 in my wife & daughter's car. My family jokes that I should get commission for how many of these I've probably been responsible for selling. I've jumped way more people than I've done myself and everyone of them is ready to order one. I even had a guy a couple weeks ago order one from Amazon before we even parted ways after I jumped his car off.

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Old 06-08-2018, 08:22 PM   #20
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https://products.winplususa.com/8000...nk-jump-start/

I have this one... my neighbor sold me on it. Instead of buying a new battery for his car, he just jumped his car every morning and every evening. He would go a couple weeks without changing his portable charger. He did it for months


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Old 06-08-2018, 08:37 PM   #21
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I gotta get a couple also.
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