12-Volt Small Engine Maintenance-Free Battery, Group Size U1, 340 CCA
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Autocraft Lawn & Garden 12-Volt Small Engine Maintenance-Free Battery, Group Size U1, 340 CCA

Part No. U1-3 Warranty  

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

Autocraft Lawn & Garden Pro batteries are designed for the increasing powering needs of your lawn tractor and utility vehicles. Providing more than 2X the power of basic Lawn and Garden batteries for today's increased horsepower engines. This high power battery provides superior performance in all seasons serving lawn mowers, lawn and garden tractors, small tractors, loaders, backhoes, 4-wheelers, generators, and commercial walk-behind lawnmowers.

Product Features:
  • High plate count provides the highest level of performance with more than 2X the power of the basic battery
  • 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 Solidiumâ„¢ 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:340 amps
Cranking Amps:375 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:17 lbs
Width:5 13/16 in

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Autocraft Lawn & Garden12-Volt Small Engine Maintenance-Free Battery, Group Size U1, 340 CCA
 
4.2

(based on 170 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (96)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (48)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (8)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (17)

89%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Can withstand use (50)
  • Improves performance (37)
  • Versatile (15)
  • Good power output (7)
  • Improves comfort (4)

Cons

  • Poor value (5)
  • Not functional (3)

Best Uses

  • Lawn tractor (16)
  • Lawn mower (15)
  • Riding mower (9)
  • Garage (8)
  • Garden tractor (5)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Auto enthusiast (3), Mechanic (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Auto enthusiast (29), Mechanic (29), Casual driver (24), Truck enthusiast (11), Homeowner (3)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Strong Lawn & Garden Battery

Lawn and Garden Battery by Autocraft.

These small engine lawn and garden batteries by Autocraft are a cost effective solution to your aging lawn tractor battery. These batteries are almost maintenance...Read complete review

Lawn and Garden Battery by Autocraft.

These small engine lawn and garden batteries by Autocraft are a cost effective solution to your aging lawn tractor battery. These batteries are almost maintenance free. 300 cold cranking amps should make starting quicker and put less a strain on your starter. These batteries are fully charged and ready to be installed right from the store. A fresh battery will put less a strain on your entire electrical system. They are designed to prevent internal shorts from all the harsh vibrations and rough conditions presented by lawn and garden equipment.
You may want to purchase a small packet of battery terminal protector for use when you install your new battery.
I have also used these batteries in simple low amp hour appliances as a backup or replacement.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Generic Tractor Battery

The generic tractor battery was priced within range and because of the website discount was 15% percent cheaper then buying from competitors.

The generic tractor battery was priced within range and because of the website discount was 15% percent cheaper then buying from competitors.

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1.0

Has to be replaced Every year or removed

By SFC McNair

from Knoxville, TN

About Me Military

Verified Reviewer

Pros

    Cons

    • Only 3 Month Replacement
    • Remove In Winter
    • Replace Every Year

    Best Uses

    • Garage

    Comments about Autocraft Lawn & Garden 12-Volt Small Engine Maintenance-Free Battery, Group Size U1, 340 CCA:

    Has to be replaced Every year or removed and stored in warm room on a charger to get two seasons of use out of it. Otherwise plan on replacing it Every year that is why it only has a 3-month replacement because it will not last from one season to the next.

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    1.0

    FAILED AFTER 1 YEAR

    By not a fan

    from Gainesville, GA

    Comments about Autocraft Lawn & Garden 12-Volt Small Engine Maintenance-Free Battery, Group Size U1, 340 CCA:

    purchased 5/13, went to use this Spring, won't charge. less than a year old and dead as a doornail

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    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    1.0

    Inaccurate Listing

    By Mike

    from McAlester, Oklahoma

    About Me Mechanic

    Pros

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about Autocraft Lawn & Garden 12-Volt Small Engine Maintenance-Free Battery, Group Size U1, 340 CCA:

          This part number U1-3 lawn and Garden Battery was listed on the Advance Auto Parts website as a maintenance-free unit that was available at my local store. When I attempted to purchase this battery, however, I found that the U1-3 battery in my store was NOT a sealed maintenance-free unit as advertised--but is a standard battery with cell vent caps that requires routine servicing. All other specifications and price on the battery was the same as advertised. I inquired the counter-man about the discrepancy, but he didn't know anything about a "maintenance-free" type lawn and garden battery. I was disappointed in this advertising discrepancy.

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          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          1.0

          Poor Quality Battery

          By Mr. Jeffro

          from Birmingham, AL

          About Me Life Long Technician

          Pros

          • In Stock At Advance Auto

          Cons

          • Poor Life Cycle

          Best Uses

          • Poor Life Cycle

          Comments about Autocraft Lawn & Garden 12-Volt Small Engine Maintenance-Free Battery, Group Size U1, 340 CCA:

          I purchased this battery for my riding mower seven months ago. The battery was on a "battery tender," but I forgot to plug it back in. 2 week later...NOTHING! .541 volts DC. Recharged for 10 hours and none of the charge held. I thoroughly checked all wiring and connections and load tested the battery. Worst battery I ever purchased...ever.

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          4.0

          Replaced a 3 year old Autocraft battery

          By Honest Ed

          from West Chester, Pa

          About Me Auto Enthusiast, Jack Of Most Trades, Mechanic

          Verified Buyer
          Level 1

          Pros

          • Can Withstand Use

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about Autocraft Lawn & Garden 12-Volt Small Engine Maintenance-Free Battery, Group Size U1, 340 CCA:

              This replaced a 3 year old almost to the day garden tractor battery. Ordered online using a discount code and got a great deal... will be coming here again in 3 years for my next replacement without a doubt.

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              4.0

              Great small battery

              By Cal

              from Central Florida

              About Me Tinkerer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Light Weight

              Cons

              • Don't Know Yet

              Best Uses

              • Remote Power Ham Radio

              Comments about Autocraft Lawn & Garden 12-Volt Small Engine Maintenance-Free Battery, Group Size U1, 340 CCA:

              I have been using a truck battery to power my telescope in remote locations and to power a HAM radio station during emergencies. This smaller battery is much less challenging to transport.

              I found the same battery for sale the next week for $20 less.

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              4.0

              12-Volt Small Engine -Lawn and Garden,

              By Fishguru

              from New City, NY

              About Me Homeowner

              Verified Buyer
              Level 1

              Pros

              • Good value
              • Improves Performance

              Cons

              • None

              Best Uses

              • Garden Lawn Tractor

              Comments about Autocraft Lawn & Garden 12-Volt Small Engine Maintenance-Free Battery, Group Size U1, 340 CCA:

              Replaced my original tractor battery. Presently on a trickle charge because it is winter here and I won't be cutting grass until spring. Started up the tractor recently in order to gain access to items in my storage shed. It started up quickly with the new battery installed.

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              5.0

              12-Volt Small Engine -Lawn and Garden, T

              Comments about Autocraft Lawn & Garden 12-Volt Small Engine Maintenance-Free Battery, Group Size U1, 340 CCA:

              Works well, easy to install. Good luck in the past with like items.

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              4.0

              Quality product at right price

              By Sporttyy

              from Weeki Wachee, FL

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              3 or more reviews submitted

              Pros

              • Can Withstand Use

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Lawn Mower Tractor

                Comments about Autocraft Lawn & Garden 12-Volt Small Engine Maintenance-Free Battery, Group Size U1, 340 CCA:

                Terminal location on Battery needs to be confirmed before ordering. Craftsman reverses the positive & negative cable connection thus I needed the terminals reversed in order to properly place my battery in its slot. I refused to return it and had to remove the battery safety bracket in order to use it in placement that was incorrect.

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                5.0

                Good Battery for the money...thumbs Up!

                By Sporttyy

                from Weeki Wachee, FL

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                3 or more reviews submitted

                Comments about Autocraft Lawn & Garden 12-Volt Small Engine Maintenance-Free Battery, Group Size U1, 340 CCA:

                The call out of the item should be better. It's important to note which side you want positive & negative on your battery position as its secured in position. I could not tell one from the other when ordering and got the wrong one. Please ask before ordering. Thanks and reverse pattern is avaialable w/ positive & negative reversed depending on cable position.

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                • Q:

                  Will this small engine battery fit a John Deere Lawn Tractor L111?
                  Asked on 3/11/2014 by Mary from Red Rock, TX

                  1 answer

                  • CUSTOMER CARE

                    A:

                    I'm happy to help, Mary! According to the John Deere operator's manual for the lawn tractor the battery BCI group size is U1. This battery is listed as a U1 type battery. To ensure that you are replacing your battery with one that is exactly the same as what is coming out of your lawn tractor, please provide the Part No. off the battery and we can cross reference your battery to a compatible one.

                    Answered on 3/12/2014 by Heath, ASE Parts Specialist from AAP
                • Q:

                  Will this battery work in 20F degree weather?
                  Asked on 2/12/2014 by donny from Western North Carolina

                  1 answer

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                    A:

                    Great question, Donny! This Autocraft Lawn and Garden 12-Volt battery will absolutely work in 20* F weather. The battery has a cold cranking amp (below 0* F) rating of 340 amps. At 32* F the battery is able to produce 375 cranking amps.

                    Answered on 2/13/2014 by Heath, ASE Parts Specialist from AAP
                • Q:

                  Will this fit a Husqavana yth2348
                  Asked on 12/23/2013 by lloyd

                  1 answer

                  • CUSTOMER CARE

                    A:

                    Hi Lloyd, gald to assist you! This part is designed to work in lawn mowers, lawn and garden tractors, small tractors, loaders, backhoes, 4-wheelers, generators, and commercial walk-behind lawnmowers. If the specification of this battery is same as in your Husqvarna yth2348 battery then you can very well us this one.

                    Answered on 12/24/2013 by Steve from AAP
                • Q:

                  What is the amp hour capacity?
                  Asked on 11/23/2013 by M

                  1 answer

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                    A:

                    Hi M, I am glad to help you with that! The Amp hour rating for this battery is 32Ah.

                    Answered on 11/25/2013 by Vincent from AAP
                • Q:

                  Will it fit a Sears Craftsman lawn tractor?
                  Replacement for Diehard # 163465?
                  Asked on 9/12/2013 by Randy

                  1 answer

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                    A:

                    This Autocraft Lawn & Garden 12-Volt Small Engine Maintenance-Free Battery, Group Size U1, 340 CCA - Part No. U1-3 replaces your Die hard Part No. 163465. For any further assistance, please feel free to call us at 1-877-238-2623 or visit your nearest Advance Auto Parts store and our representatives would be more than happy to assist you.

                    Answered on 9/13/2013 by Morgan from AAP
                • Q:

                  Is it possible to check battery water level even though it is maintenance free? If so, how do I safely remove top cover?
                  Asked on 8/30/2013 by Davew from Orlando, FL

                  1 answer

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                    A:

                    With reference to your inquiry on the Autocraft Lawn & Garden 12-Volt Small Engine Maintenance-Free Battery, Group Size U1, 340 CCA -part# U1-3, if the battery is labeled as "maintenance free," it is not designed to be opened. If it is low on fluid because of damage, it lost acid, not water. The electrolyte will be diluted if you bring it back up, and the cells will probably be unbalanced. For any further assistance, please feel free to call us at: 1-877-238-2623 or visit the nearest Advance Auto Parts store and one of our Parts Pros will gladly assist you with any questions or concerns you may have.

                    Answered on 9/3/2013 by Vincent from AAP
                • Q:

                  i have a battery part#925-1704a what battery is size can i replace it with?
                  Asked on 8/9/2013 by cj from pa

                  1 answer

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                    A:

                    In order to locate the exact battery, please provide the year, make, model and engine size of your vehicle. For more information, please feel free to call us at: 1-877-238-2623 or visit the nearest Advance Auto Parts store and one of our Parts Pros will gladly assist you with any questions or concerns you may have.

                    Answered on 8/12/2013 by Steve from AAP
                • Q:

                  Do I need to periodically add distilled water to the cells,and if so,when and how?
                  Asked on 8/2/2013 by Pete

                  1 answer

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                    A:

                    This Autocraft Lawn & Garden 12-Volt Small Engine Maintenance-Free Battery, Group Size U1, 340 CCA - part# U1-3 is a maintenance-free battery. It does not need to be topped up with distilled water. For any further assistance, please feel free to call us at: 1-877-238-2623 or visit the nearest Advance Auto Parts store and one of our Parts Pros will gladly assist you with any questions or concerns you may have.

                    Answered on 8/3/2013 by Vincent from AAP
                • Q:

                  I need to charge my battery. My charger has two settings for 12 volt battery. They are 12V - 2A and 12V - 6A. Does it matter which one I use? Will 6A setting charge faster, and is this setting safe for this battery?
                  Thanks,
                  Asked on 7/27/2013 by Tony

                  2 answers

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                    A:

                    With reference to your Autocraft Lawn & Garden 12-Volt Small Engine Maintenance-Free Battery, Group Size U1, 340 CCA - Part No. U1-3, the higher amperage will charge the battery faster. The lower amperage will take longer, and the charger with 12V 2A is less likely to damage the battery. The charger with 12V 6A will charge faster, and if the battery charger is a "smart" charger, it will automatically shut off when the battery is charged. For any further assistance please feel free to call us at: 1-877-238-2623 or visit the nearest Advance Auto Parts store and one of our Parts Pros will gladly assist you with any questions or concerns you may have.

                    Answered on 7/29/2013 by Max from AAP
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                    A:

                    With reference to your Autocraft Lawn & Garden 12-Volt Small Engine Maintenance-Free Battery, Group Size U1, 340 CCA - Part No. U1-3, the higher amperage will charge the battery faster. The lower amperage will take longer, and the charger with 12V 2A is less likely to damage the battery. The charger with 12V 6A will charge faster, and if the battery charger is a "smart" charger, it will automatically shut off when the battery is charged. For any further assistance please feel free to call us at: 1-877-238-2623 or visit the nearest Advance Auto Parts store and one of our Parts Pros will gladly assist you with any questions or concerns you may have.

                    Answered on 7/29/2013 by Max from AAP
                • Q:

                  how many ah do this battery have
                  Asked on 5/10/2013 by rocky from Fitzgerald, Ga.

                  1 answer

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                    A:

                    The Amp hour rating for this Autocraft Lawn & Garden 12-Volt Small Engine Maintenance-Free Battery, Group Size U1, 340 CCA - part# U1-3 is 32Ah. For any further assistance, please feel free to call us at: 1-877-238-2623 or visit the nearest Advance Auto Parts store and one of our Parts Pros will gladly assist you with any questions or concerns you may have.

                    Answered on 5/10/2013 by Vincent from AAP
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