12-Volt Small Engine Maintenance-Free Battery, Group Size U1, 160 CCA
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AutoCraft Lawn & Garden 12-Volt Small Engine Maintenance-Free Battery, Group Size U1, 160 CCA

Part No. U1-1 Warranty Details  

Fit of this part varies by vehicle & equipment specs Type of Fit

Autocraft Lawn & Garden battery designed to deliver the basic yet reliable starting power needed for lawn tractor and utility vehicles. These batteries are for basic lawn mowers, lawn and garden tractors, small tractors, loaders, backhoes, 4-wheelers, generators, and commercial walk-behind lawnmowers. PLUS, let us recycle your old lawn & garden battery for FREE and take advantage of our FREE battery testing.Order your Autocraft Lawn & Garden battery replacement today. Enjoy reliable starting power with no maintenance. You can also shop Advance Auto Parts for lawn & garden engine Oil, Filters, Belts and Spark Plugs.

Product Features:
  • The tin-calcium lead alloy reduces water loss, resulting in a convenient maintenance-free design
  • Special envelope separators protect all sides of the plates, preventing internal shorting and providing superior cranking capacity
  • The Solidium weld system secures the connection between plates and internal connectors, providing consistent battery cranking power
  • 3 month free replacement warranty
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Battery Type:Lead Acid
BCI Group Size:U1
Cold Cranking Amps:160 amps
Cranking Amps:200 amps
Deep Cycle/Starting:Starting
Height:7 5/16 in
Length:7 3/4 in
Maintenance Free:Yes
Terminal Type:Top Terminal
Voltage:12 v
Weight:15 lbs
Width:5 13/16 in

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AutoCraft Lawn & Garden12-Volt Small Engine Maintenance-Free Battery, Group Size U1, 160 CCA
 
3.9

(based on 97 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (46)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (26)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (6)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (16)

80%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Can withstand use (32)
  • Improves performance (13)
  • Versatile (9)
  • Cheap (3)

Cons

  • Poor value (11)
  • Not functional (8)

Best Uses

  • Garage (8)
  • Riding mower (8)
  • Lawn tractor (4)
  • Lawn mower (3)
  • Riding lawn mower (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Auto enthusiast (4), Mechanic (4), Casual driver (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Casual driver (15), Mechanic (11), Auto enthusiast (7), Truck enthusiast (3)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Amazing Value for a mower battery

I've used this battery for a Murray Rear Engine Rider with a 10HP Tecumseh and a Murray Mid-Engine rider with a 13.5HP OHV Tecumseh.

These batteries have plenty of power for mowers...Read complete review

I've used this battery for a Murray Rear Engine Rider with a 10HP Tecumseh and a Murray Mid-Engine rider with a 13.5HP OHV Tecumseh.

These batteries have plenty of power for mowers with these vertical shaft engines and no lights. My only minor gripe is that the carriage bolt holes that were in the first one aren't there for the second one I bought for the newer mower.

VS

Most Liked Negative Review

 

Dead in 4 months.

Bought 4 months ago. Kept going dead all winter in the garage. Garage temp is well above freezing, but I thought the colder temp was causing it to go dead. It was...Read complete review

Bought 4 months ago. Kept going dead all winter in the garage. Garage temp is well above freezing, but I thought the colder temp was causing it to go dead. It was not. Now the weather is warm and it still won't hold a charge, but it's 4 months old and the warrantee has run out. It's only a 3 month replacement warrentee and they don't prorate it after that, so I got stuck.

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5.0

Awesome product

By 

from Sneads Ferry, NC

About Me Novice

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Easy To Instal

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Tractor

    Comments about AutoCraft Lawn & Garden 12-Volt Small Engine Maintenance-Free Battery, Group Size U1, 160 CCA:

    Hope it lasts

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    5.0

    great experience

    By 

    from Cambridge, IA

    About Me Retired Engineer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Internet Purchase -store

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Lawn Tractor

      Comments about AutoCraft Lawn & Garden 12-Volt Small Engine Maintenance-Free Battery, Group Size U1, 160 CCA:

      Was ready to trade my lawn tractor and it would not start. Got on the web and ordered this one and picked it up 1/2 hour layer, ready to go!!

      Perfect fit and Just In Time!!

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      1.0

      Complete waste

      By 

      from Cincinnati, OH

      Pros

        Cons

        • Not Functional
        • Poor Value

        Best Uses

          Comments about AutoCraft Lawn & Garden 12-Volt Small Engine Maintenance-Free Battery, Group Size U1, 160 CCA:

          Lasted four months, then wouldn't hold a charge. Believe the other reviews, this battery is terrible.

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          1.0

          U1-1 Lawn tractor battery

          By 

          from Amsterdam NY

          About Me Mechanic

          Pros

            Cons

            • Poor Value

            Best Uses

              Comments about AutoCraft Lawn & Garden 12-Volt Small Engine Maintenance-Free Battery, Group Size U1, 160 CCA:

              Battery worked ok for about 4 months then start to fade. Would not take a charge. Had to jump it to use the lawn tractor. Buy the better Battery U1-2 or 3. The 160 cranking amps is not enough especially in cooler weather. The last 320 cranking amps lasted a few years. Battery was used in a Honda 4514 Lawn Tractor which starts very easy.

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              1.0

              Needs to come with jumper cables

              By 

              from Eastern NC

              Pros

                Cons

                • Poor Value

                Best Uses

                  Comments about AutoCraft Lawn & Garden 12-Volt Small Engine Maintenance-Free Battery, Group Size U1, 160 CCA:

                  Bought this little guy 8/11/15 for an 18.5hp B & S lawn mower. All was fine for three months. It's Feb and the battery will not hold a charge. Lousy, don't know a better quality battery at AAP but I do know one to avoid.
                  An expensive paper weight at best.

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                  (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  1.0

                  Do Not Buy!

                  By 

                  from Orlando, Fl

                  About Me Casual Driver

                  Pros

                  • Worst

                  Cons

                  • Not Functional
                  • Poor Value

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about AutoCraft Lawn & Garden 12-Volt Small Engine Maintenance-Free Battery, Group Size U1, 160 CCA:

                    Battery works on the first day install, 3 days later nomore. Have to run cable from car to make it work. Bring it back for return to store where pickup but manager say NO. ????? Only 7 days and battery not work, they wont accept return?????
                    There is no way to check return policy on battery.
                    Do Not Buy.

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                    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    1.0

                    Junk battery wont last a year

                    By 

                    from north judson

                    About Me Mechanic

                    Pros

                      Cons

                      • Not Functional
                      • Poor Value

                      Best Uses

                        Comments about AutoCraft Lawn & Garden 12-Volt Small Engine Maintenance-Free Battery, Group Size U1, 160 CCA:

                        Don't waste your money on garbage you get what you pay for ant auto craft are junk.

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                        (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        2.0

                        Lasted about 2 seasons

                        By 

                        from Michigan

                        Helpful Reviewer

                        Comments about AutoCraft Lawn & Garden 12-Volt Small Engine Maintenance-Free Battery, Group Size U1, 160 CCA:

                        Was hoping to get 3 years, didn't expect 4 or 5 like a more expensive batteries. After just 2 seasons both batteries (mgf'd 2/12) are done.

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                        (2 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        1.0

                        do not waste the $

                        By 

                        from Michigan

                        About Me Mechanic

                        Pros

                          Cons

                          • Poor Value

                          Best Uses

                            Comments about AutoCraft Lawn & Garden 12-Volt Small Engine Maintenance-Free Battery, Group Size U1, 160 CCA:

                            This is the 2nd of there batterys to go bad just over the warr. in 2 years. Car battery lasted just 13 months and no they would not adjust it and this lawn tractor battery was built 4/14 and by fall was hardly starting a small john deere and when it got cold no way and it will not hold a load from a tester. The best batterys they have might hold up but who buys the best for beaters.

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                            (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                             
                            2.0

                            Not long lasting

                            By 

                            from Middleburg, Florida

                            Pros

                              Cons

                              • Poor Value

                              Best Uses

                                Comments about AutoCraft Lawn & Garden 12-Volt Small Engine Maintenance-Free Battery, Group Size U1, 160 CCA:

                                Bought this battery 2/14. Had starting problems after 6 month. Was able to charge it with trickle charger. Went dead again 1/15. Trickle charged overnight. Pretty much dead, not much life. Will not start mower after multiple tries. Useless.

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                                • Q:

                                  Will This battery work with my Craftsman LT4000
                                  Asked on 5/22/2016 by RyanS

                                  1 answer

                                  • CUSTOMER CARE

                                    A:

                                    Hi RyanS, I'm glad to assist you! This AutoCraft Lawn & Garden 12-Volt Small Engine Maintenance-Free Battery - Part No. U1-1 is universal and should work as far as dimensions go. This battery features 160 Cold Cranking Amps and 200 Cranking Amps. You would have to match one by size to what is in your Craftsman LT4000 that can be fabricated into its place.

                                    Answered on 5/23/2016 by Solomon from AAP
                                • Q:

                                  I have a air compressor with a 13HP Honda GX390 engine that requires a U1 18AH battery. It does not tell me what CCA is needed so I am not sure if this will work.
                                  Asked on 3/10/2016 by Steve from United States

                                  1 answer

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                                    A:

                                    Thank you for your question Steve. This U1 battery should work as far as dimensions go. This battery features 160 Cold Cranking Amps and 200 Cranking Amps.

                                    Answered on 3/13/2016 by Panda from AAP
                                • Q:

                                  I HAVE A TROY-BUILT 17.5, 212CC. WHAT AMPERAGE DO NEED????
                                  Asked on 12/30/2015 by RC from United States

                                  1 answer

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                                    A:

                                    Hi RC, I'm glad to assist you. the Troy Bit 17.5, 212cc should need 12V/heavy duty 190 cold crank amp battery. The exact battery for your vehicle is currently unavailable online.

                                    Answered on 12/31/2015 by Solomon from AAP
                                • Q:

                                  How many amp hours and watt hours is this battery?
                                  Asked on 11/11/2015 by Eric from United States

                                  1 answer

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                                    A:

                                    Hi Eric, I'm glad to assist you. This AutoCraft Lawn & Garden 12-Volt Small Engine Maintenance-Free Battery, Group Size U1, 160 CCA (Part No. U1-1) is rated 35 Amp Hours (about 420 watt/hour).

                                    Answered on 11/12/2015 by Solomon
                                • Q:

                                  Will this battery work on a Cub Cadet series 1000 hydrostatic lawn tractor, Model number lt1042?
                                  Asked on 10/12/2015 by karpe from Bogalusa, LA

                                  1 answer

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                                    A:

                                    I'm happy to help, Karpe! This Autocraft Lawn & Garden battery should fit your Cub Cadet series 1000 Hydrostatic Lawn Tractor. All of Advance Auto Parts Lawn & Garden batteries are group size U1. You will see variation in terms of the cranking amps and cold cranking amps for the batteries that are available. To find out which is correct for your lawn tractor, check the current battery for its part number or cold cranking amp rating.

                                    Answered on 10/13/2015 by Steve from AAP
                                • Q:

                                  will this battery fit john deere L130
                                  Asked on 7/11/2015 by Tim from United States

                                  1 answer

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                                    A:

                                    Hi Tim, I'm happy to help you! This AutoCraft Lawn & Garden 12-Volt Small Engine Maintenance-Free Battery, Group Size U1, 160 CCA (Part No. U1-1) will fit your John Deere LA130. All of Advance Auto Parts Lawn & Garden batteries are group size U1. You will see variation in terms of the cranking amps and cold cranking amps for the batteries that are available. To find out which is correct for your lawn tractor, check the current battery for its part number or cold cranking amp rating

                                    Answered on 7/11/2015 by Solomon
                                • Q:

                                  will it start a 6 HP All Power Generator ?
                                  Asked on 6/26/2015 by jack from weston fla

                                  1 answer

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                                    A:

                                    Hi Jack, I'm happy to help you! This AutoCraft Lawn & Garden 12-Volt Small Engine Maintenance-Free Battery, Group Size U1, 160 CCA (Part No. U1-1) should start your 6HP Power Generator. However, I recommend you to check the specifications of your existing battery with this battery.

                                    Answered on 7/3/2015 by Solomon
                                • Q:

                                  will this battery work in a power washer that need 12 volt and 18amp/hr ?
                                  Asked on 4/8/2015 by drew from austin tx

                                  1 answer

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                                    A:

                                    I'm glad to assist, Drew! This AutoCraft Lawn & Garden 12-Volt Small Engine Maintenance-Free Battery (Part No. U1-1) has a 41 minute reserve capacity and a 28 amp hour rating. While researching this battery application, one of the pressure washers I came across required a group size 75 battery. When making the selection for your battery, the group size is also important to make sure that the battery will fit properly in the unit.

                                    Answered on 4/9/2015 by Heath, ASE Parts Specialist from AAP
                                • Q:

                                  When I charge the battery, what setting should I use on the battery charger? I have a choice of "standard," "AGM," or "Gel."
                                  Asked on 3/22/2015 by Teddy from New Jersey

                                  1 answer

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                                    A:

                                    Happy to help you with your question Teddy! Because these garden batteries are similar to standard lead acid car batteries you can have it set to the "Standard" setting. Another thing to consider is to lower the amperage rating when charging this small engine battery.

                                    Answered on 3/23/2015 by Panda from AAP
                                • Q:

                                  the sticker on battery says 2/14 is this batter still under warranty
                                  Asked on 12/25/2014 by nasser from burlington nc

                                  1 answer

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                                    A:

                                    Hi Nasser, as of dated 2/14, your battery is not still under warranty period, as it has completed 3 months free replacement warranty.

                                    Answered on 12/25/2014 by Steve from AAP
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