EnerSys® Helps Farmers Power Equipment Through Winter with ODYSSEY® Battery

Plummeting temperatures can impact the performance and longevity of agricultural equipment operations. This is especially true for the battery, which is an invaluable component that helps keep farming machinery running efficiently. When your homestead is your livelihood, having a tractor or plow that doesn’t start on a cold winter morning can be a real headache so it’s crucial to choose a high-performance battery that won’t let you down.

The average vehicle battery loses up to 60 percent of its starting power when temperatures drop below freezing. Furthermore, it takes up to twice as much power to get the engine running in cold weather. To help avoid unexpected downtime this winter season due to battery failure, it could be time to invest in a durable, high-performance, and maintenance-free solution like the Absorbed Glass Mat (AGM) ODYSSEY® battery from EnerSys®. Engineered with proprietary Thin Plate Pure Lead (TPPL) technology, ODYSSEY® batteries are optimized to perform in extreme temperatures as low as -40°F (-40°C) which also enables them to cope with the high electrical loads of modern agricultural vehicles.

In ODYSSEY® batteries, ultra-thin glass fiber mats saturated with electrolyte (water and sulfuric acid) are compressed tightly between thin pure lead plates completely covering the plate surface. Electrons are passed through the AGM, which is near the plates, making it easier to generate more power as well as making it easier to recharge. ODYSSEY® batteries effectively provide the qualities and characteristics of two batteries in one, delivering superb deep cycle capacity to power the computers and onboard accessories on modern tractors, without compromising the massive cranking power needed to start the engine time and again.

Manufactured with a military-inspired design, ODYSSEY® batteries provide twice the power and three times the life of conventional batteries and can be stored at room temperature for up to two years without the need for charging or maintenance. ODYSSEY® batteries are built with a rugged outer case that helps makes them extremely durable, spill proof and shock and vibration resistant – important attributes for the harsh demands of farm equipment.

Backed by an industry-leading warranty, they are a smart investment for agriculturalists looking to lower Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) and reduce the risk of unexpected downtime during the winter months.

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EnerSys, the global leader in stored energy solutions for industrial applications, designs, manufactures and distributes energy systems solutions and motive power batteries, specialty batteries, battery chargers, power equipment, battery accessories and outdoor equipment enclosure solutions to customers worldwide. The company goes to market through four lines of business: Energy Systems, Motive Power, Specialty and New Ventures. Energy Systems, which combine power conversion, power distribution, energy storage, and enclosures, are used in the telecommunication, broadband and utility industries, uninterruptible power supplies, and numerous applications requiring stored energy solutions. Motive power batteries and chargers are utilized in electric forklift trucks and other industrial electric powered vehicles. Specialty batteries are used in aerospace and defense applications, large over-the-road trucks, premium automotive, medical and security systems applications. New Ventures provides energy storage and management systems for various applications including demand charge reduction, utility back-up power, and dynamic fast charging for electric vehicles. EnerSys also provides aftermarket and customer support services to its customers in over 100 countries through its sales and manufacturing locations around the world. More information regarding EnerSys can be found at


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