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Technical Batteries

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Carl La Fong, Sep 11, 2021.

  1. Today I had to buy two new batteries for my tow vehicle. OUCH!!! $300.00, but that's life with cars, which lead me to another one of my substandard thoughts. Did your dad, uncle, gramps or some other old man call them "Bat Trees"?
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  2. Yep, hear it all the time, seems the most common pronunciation round these parts. It's wrong, but, you know...

    I see them too.

    ^That is a tree with resting fruit bats. ;)
  3. 325w
    Joined: Feb 18, 2008
    Posts: 5,677


    What they are here in Texas
  4. Black Panther
    Joined: Jan 6, 2010
    Posts: 1,817

    Black Panther
    from SoCal

    Groucho turned me on to a battery rebuilding place and I haven't bought a new battery in many years. My ot Silverado must have hung out on the dealer lot for about a year before I got it. I'm sure the battery was simply jumped to get the truck started. Anyway..a year later the battery failed and the warranty doesn't cover that. Went to the rebuilt battery place and my near new truck uses that battery still...probably put 100k miles on it. The rebuilt battery was $35. I can buy 3 or 4 rebuilt ones for the price of a new one... but you know what? They don't fail any quicker than a new battery. On the odd occasion that I've had a problem...the place just hands me a replacement free anyway since ive been buying there so long..
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  5. winduptoy
    Joined: Feb 19, 2013
    Posts: 2,603


    bat tree and...
    two blue stars
    but you can put tubes in them anyway...
  6. Ebbsspeed
    Joined: Nov 11, 2005
    Posts: 5,661


    Battrees is what my folks call them.
  7. ..Tell us more.
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  8. MCjim
    Joined: Jun 4, 2006
    Posts: 351

    from soCal

    Get 'em at the same place you buy "tars and earl"...
  9. And just what else would ya call em?
    Banjo Boy.JPG
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  10. Flathead Dave
    Joined: Mar 21, 2014
    Posts: 3,507

    Flathead Dave
    from So. Cal.

  11. 302GMC
    Joined: Dec 15, 2005
    Posts: 7,023

    from Idaho

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  12. Nope but my grandad called the fridge an ice box. Does that count?
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  13. Slang for "Frigidaire".:eek: A registered trademark name for the Frigidaire brand. :D
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  14. Fridge. Short for 'refrigerator' here. And I suspect other places too.
  15. partsdawg
    Joined: Feb 12, 2006
    Posts: 3,051

    from Minnesota

    The old man still says bat trees and warsh your hands.
  16. G-son
    Joined: Dec 19, 2012
    Posts: 866

    from Sweden

    Angry pixie containment unit.
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  17. moparboy440
    Joined: Sep 30, 2011
    Posts: 750

    from Finland

    We call them Accumulators around here.
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  18. Mr48chev
    Joined: Dec 28, 2007
    Posts: 30,185


    My wife grew up in McGregor Carl, She says "bat tree" is about right for that hood.
    I can relate to the price of new ones. I had to pay 200 for one for my wife's ot daily a few months ago. Now I need one for the winch for my trailer . I used to think a buddy of mine was cheap because he swapped one battery around between about 4 rigs that he only used for specific jobs around his farm. Now I can see that he may have been a lot more practical than cheap.
  19. Beanscoot
    Joined: May 14, 2008
    Posts: 2,184


    If he had a bat tree for each machine that was only occasionally used, he'd have to be charging them up now and again or they'd get ruined. Probably more hassle than just swapping them around.

    I usually have the problem of the posts in the wrong orientation to fit the other old cars in the fleet.
  20. Budget36
    Joined: Nov 29, 2014
    Posts: 7,498


    My Grandmother use to say “bat-trees” too.
    Thanks for the memories!

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