JNC on the Farm and the Road

“I’ve owned the JNC660 for several years now. I’ve used it for the more or less classic application of jump starting both my car and truck when I’ve let them sit too long.

I also use it regularly as a 12 Volt power source for a 15 gallon pump sprayer that I use to spray apple trees in the spring and summer. I mount the sprayer in the back of an electric golf cart and bungee the JNC660 beside it.

Three years ago I was mowing some trails on my property when I shut down my tractor to do some handwork. Unknown to me, the tractor’s alternator belt had loosened and the tractors battery wasn’t charging, so I found myself stranded in the woods about a half mile from my house. Rather than try to set up a jump or a tow from another vehicle, I walked back to my house and grabbed the JNC660. It started my John Deere 4600 with no hesitation and I was back at work.

This past winter I drove my truck on a 5600 mile loop. The main purpose of the trip was to ski at multiple locations in the Rockies. My first stop was Taos, New Mexico and I worked my way north through Colorado, Wyoming, Idaho and Montana. Naturally, I was concerned about cold weather and snowy driving conditions, so I packed a lot of “just in case” gear. The first thing on my list of must haves was the JNC660.

In Colorado after a big temperature drop, my truck started flashing warnings about low tire pressure. Rather than driving around trying to find a service station with a compressor, I was able to fill the tires using a portable 12 Volt compressor (also part of my emergency stash) powered by the JNC660.

While staying in Jackson, Wyoming, my friends and I decided to take a day trip into Grand Teton National Park. It was a bitter cold day. When we left our motel, the flashing outdoor thermometer read minus 28 degrees. We drove to the parking lot at Colter Bay Village and there was only one other vehicle there.

It was two local guys planning a couple hours of snowmobiling. But, one of their machines wouldn’t start. They asked if I had jumper cables and I told them I could do one better than that and pulled out the JNC660. You could tell they were skeptical, but even with temps in the minus 20s, their machine started right up. They thanked me profusely and wrote down the make and model of my jump starter so that they could be better prepared in the future before heading out onto Jackson Lake.”

Jim N.
Butler, PA

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