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Replacement starter battery

My 12V starter battery is dead, and I'm thinking about replacing it. I can't seem to find any specs for a new one though in any of the documentation I have... Would a motorcycle battery like this one be ok? It has the same physical measurements as the dead one, but I have no idea how the specs fit for snowblower use.
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12 Volts is 12 Volts. Should Work Fine
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I thought so too, but see that there is quite a large difference between batteries in the CCA (Cold Cranking Amps) number. The one I linked to has 180 CCA, which should be about the same as the one on the blower now, but there are several available with much higher numbers... so I was curious how much of a difference that makes.
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The 180 is likely more than enough as the 200 amp and above batteries are usually for bigger displacement riders.

It would help to know what it is you're asking about, Honda, Snapper, ... make, model and engine.

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It'd best to replace with one that has the same or close CCA as the one fitted on the snowblower. Slightly higher would be fine as long as there is not a significant price difference.
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The 180 is likely more than enough as the 200 amp and above batteries are usually for bigger displacement riders.

It would help to know what it is you're asking about, Honda, Snapper, ... make, model and engine.
Ariens 924034, Tecumseh 10hp (no idea what the engine model is...).
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Make=Ariens, Model=924034, engine=10hp Tech. That's perfect. I did use that to check around and can't find the specs on that battery either

Looking at various recommendations for 10-12 hp riders the 180 would be just fine for that engine. The one you have a link for would work. I'd check around for who has the best warranty locally but that's just me, walmart, auto parts store, homedepot, ... in case you need the warranty. You likely won't find one over a year but some are as short as 30 days on lawn and garden. It's why when I can get it to fit I get the little Honda battery (51R ??) for my riders with a few years warranty.
There isn't any reason I'm aware of that going bigger would be a problem or bad. Cost is the only down side. If you had a hard starting situation and had to crank and crank and crank the engine the extra CCA's might be handy but the 180 or so would be enough for a properly tuned engine.
I'm a trained mechanic and I grew up in Minnesota and in my cars and riding tractors I stuff the biggest battery, amps wise I can because I've been in those situations where I've left the lights on or something else equally dumb or it's -35 and barely turning over. BUT I'm old and that comes from the days of regular oil and having to guess how many times to pump the gas pedal with a carburetor in relation to how cold it is to give it enough gas to start but not flood.
Synthetic oil, better starters, coil on plug ignitions and fuel injection make it almost fool proof starting a car now a days.

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