Caterpillar Battery

Submitted: Wednesday, Jul 21, 2004 at 16:23
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My main battery (Yuasa Overlander 600cca) is dying. I'm contemplating the replacement being a Caterpillar battery. Has anyone had any experiences with these?

Thanks in advance.
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Reply By: Truckster (Vic) - Wednesday, Jul 21, 2004 at 16:32

Wednesday, Jul 21, 2004 at 16:32
Try a search, told the story once b4 on this.

Mate of mine bought a GQ, it had one in there, when it died, he found out it was 8-10 yrs old!!

So he bought another. Im going to do the same when Mine dies. Not the cheapest, but if it lasts 5-8 yrs Im happy

YMMV
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Follow Up By: Brian - Wednesday, Jul 21, 2004 at 19:07

Wednesday, Jul 21, 2004 at 19:07
Have had much the same experence! Also they were not that expensive..
Brian
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Follow Up By: Rod W - Thursday, Jul 22, 2004 at 09:18

Thursday, Jul 22, 2004 at 09:18
Yep I knew there was something said in the past but I couldn't find it. I'll be getting a Cat today.
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Reply By: The Banjo - Wednesday, Jul 21, 2004 at 21:43

Wednesday, Jul 21, 2004 at 21:43
Noticed that Century do a 700CCA battery in the same case size with a 2 year warranty for about $125.
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Follow Up By: Rod W - Thursday, Jul 22, 2004 at 09:16

Thursday, Jul 22, 2004 at 09:16
I think Century and Yuasa are one of the same. The Cat is $137 (Perth) and with a 5 year pro-rata warranty.

But thanks for your comment.
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Reply By: Member - Navman (QLD) - Wednesday, Jul 21, 2004 at 22:07

Wednesday, Jul 21, 2004 at 22:07
Hi Rod,
I run 700cca Caterpillar batteries in my Navara can't complain about the perfomance of these batteries i run a lot of gear off the batteries and never have they let me down, they are not really that dear compaired to other brands and i am pretty sure they have a 5 or 6 year replacment warranty(which is worked on a pro-rata system).
Last year one of mine threw it in,(3 years old) I rang the nearest dealer and they replaced it for for $50(was happy about that) and sent it to my door the next day. So no problems here mate.

Cheers
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Follow Up By: Rod W - Thursday, Jul 22, 2004 at 09:23

Thursday, Jul 22, 2004 at 09:23
Thanks Navman. Westrac (Cat) here in Perth have given me a price of $137 for a 650cca but I'll checkout the 700, and like you say a 5 year pro-rata warranty.
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Reply By: Peter O - Thursday, Jul 22, 2004 at 00:59

Thursday, Jul 22, 2004 at 00:59
Go the Catapillar, don't even hesitate. They are a top battery and they give a pro-rata guarantee for about 5 years from memory. Thats what I call backing up your product.

Peter
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Follow Up By: Rod W - Thursday, Jul 22, 2004 at 09:25

Thursday, Jul 22, 2004 at 09:25
Thanks Peter, I'm convinced
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Reply By: -OzyGuy- - Thursday, Jul 22, 2004 at 20:29

Thursday, Jul 22, 2004 at 20:29
Does anyone know the actual Manufacturer of the Caterpillar battery ?
It should be on the case.
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Follow Up By: Mick - Friday, Jul 23, 2004 at 09:21

Friday, Jul 23, 2004 at 09:21
I used to work for a CAT dealership, and the batteries last for years.
Earthmoving machines rarely get new batteries fitted in our workshop.
I used to use cat batteries as they were the right price!!!
I think from memory, they were made in Malasia to Cat specs.
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Reply By: Mick - Friday, Jul 23, 2004 at 09:23

Friday, Jul 23, 2004 at 09:23
Just to let you know, there was a whole page article in last weeks paper about Centurt Yuasa going bankrupt.
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