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Old 10-17-2021, 07:08 AM
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I have a 2011 Yamaha battery cart. 8 batteries. Looking for advice about replacement. Cart hasn't been used in 2 years. It will have limited use, 2-3 times, over the next year.
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Old 10-17-2021, 07:14 AM
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Look them up, they also advertise in the Sun. You will need a battery tender if you are not using the cart very much. I would suggest getting a gas cart if you are using so infrequently, or have a neighbor run it around periodically. For a gas cart you would still need a battery tender, but for a single 12 V battery this is fairly inexpensive. Put gas stabilizing fluid in the tank.
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Old 10-17-2021, 07:20 AM
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I have a 2011 Yamaha battery cart. 8 batteries. Looking for advice about replacement. Cart hasn't been used in 2 years. It will have limited use, 2-3 times, over the next year.
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We get our batt replacements from Battery Boys - the BEST and most reliable around. We have a Tomberlin elec cart and plan to keep it forever, worth the 3-4 yr investment in new batts for US.

Your situation... if you plan to use the cart even 6 times over the next year - new batteries (IMO) would be a horrible investment. Batt prices have increased so much the last few years. 8 six-volt batts would cost around $1,300.

8 Trojan T-605 105min/75amps 210Ah $1,331.08


If the batts last 4 years, even with excellent charging routine, that's about $55 per cart use based on 6X per year.

IMO it would be much better to sell the cart and rent a cart for the times you would want to drive one.
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Your declared usage doesn’t justify owning a golf cart. Whether it be a gas or electric. Battery replacement will be $600 to $800. Using it 2-3 times in a year just rent a cart and sell your cart.
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Your declared usage doesn’t justify owning a golf cart. Whether it be a gas or electric.
Common sense has left the building
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Battery Boys…family owned business…we’ve been using them for 11 years. Reliable, knowledgeable, honest. They show up on time get the job done…plus stand behind their work. Their website has info and pricing.
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I have a 2011 Yamaha battery cart. 8 batteries. Looking for advice about replacement. Cart hasn't been used in 2 years. It will have limited use, 2-3 times, over the next year.
Buy a Chevy Bolt.
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I believe sales of Chevy Bolts (new ones) are currently stopped because the battery packs are being recalled.

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Buy a Chevy Bolt.
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Buy a Chevy Bolt.
You just can't park them airport parking garages. Boom.
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