Cat Batteries

Submitted: Tuesday, May 13, 2003 at 12:16
ThreadID: 4884 Views:6381 Replies:5 FollowUps:5
This Thread has been Archived
Called about these today. The Cat website isnt what I would call User Friendly either!

The 3T-5760 is what my mate Tim has. This model comes in at
$197 5yr warranty, which is good considering a normal battery is $140ish and 2 yr warranty... Tims is now 8 yr old and still going STRONG! Made in USA or France.

Closest dealer to the Peninsular is
WILLIAM ADAMS
17 Nantilla Rd
Clayton 3168
(03) 9566 0666
Internet www.wadams.com.au


Back Expand Un-Read 0 Moderator

Reply By: Member - Topcat - Tuesday, May 13, 2003 at 12:29

Tuesday, May 13, 2003 at 12:29
Hi Truckster, that is very interesting about the age of your mates battery.
I remember awhile back a certain person who no longer (I believe) submits comments to this forum saying that the Magnum Batteries I use
(which incidently are also made in the USA) could not last the 8 years I have had them in use.. Just go to show what good quality items can give you in return. Cheers.Have Wheels Will Travel
AnswerID: 19868

Follow Up By: Truckster (Vic) - Tuesday, May 13, 2003 at 13:10

Tuesday, May 13, 2003 at 13:10
Thats right, but how can you tell good quality, until its too late!!!!

In our business, travelling to remote places as 4wders, you cant afford to risk it with Lucky Fats Honest Batteries.

Yes 8 yrs is excellent. and Knowing that it *SHOULD* last that, you can happliy leave on that big trip to nowhere, in 4-7yrs, and be safe..

Magnum, will keep that in mind too.

Take care.
0
FollowupID: 12643

Follow Up By: Kev - (Cairns,QLD) - Tuesday, May 13, 2003 at 17:48

Tuesday, May 13, 2003 at 17:48
I have never owned a particular car longer than 8 years let alone a battery lasting that long LOL. Good value hey.
0
FollowupID: 12674

Reply By: Member - Martyn (WA) - Tuesday, May 13, 2003 at 12:43

Tuesday, May 13, 2003 at 12:43
Truckster,
I don't suppose you happen to know a supplier in WA. How do you go for having both posts at the one end, I don't think my cable would reach that far without an extension, mind you if I put it the right way round I would only have to extend the earth cable, is it the standard N 70 dimensions? I'm running a Delcor at the moment and I think I'm going to change, that was $200 + Saying that the cranking battery can't have that much left it's had a rough life for the last three years, hasn't even got a sticker on it so I can tell people how good it was / is.Keep the shiny side up
AnswerID: 19871

Follow Up By: Truckster (Vic) - Tuesday, May 13, 2003 at 13:08

Tuesday, May 13, 2003 at 13:08
They are a larger type battery. Little bigger than an Overlander 700 which I run now, but they DO fit in a GQ TD42 no problems.

Remember www.whitepages.com.au/wp/ is your friend ;)

CATERPILLAR OF AUSTRALIA
142 Great Eastern Hwy
South Guildford 6055
(08) 9377 9777

Call your Caterpillar dealer WesTrac Equipment for:
Sales (08) 9377 9444
Service (08) 9377 9555
Parts (08) 9377 9666
Internet www.caterpillar.com.au
0
FollowupID: 12641

Follow Up By: rads - Tuesday, May 13, 2003 at 14:05

Tuesday, May 13, 2003 at 14:05
Martyn
Cat in Sth Guildford sell them for $179.95 The only prob is the size. They are 330x173x239. I have a 100series and would need to alter the battery box.
0
FollowupID: 12655

Reply By: Autolec - Tuesday, May 13, 2003 at 13:52

Tuesday, May 13, 2003 at 13:52
If you are serious about safety in the bush and a battery not failing the main start batteries should be replaced every 2 to 2.5 years. Regardless of battery brand failures happen and no brand can guarantee against it.
The standard Exide Extreme or Century Overlander are excellent batteries with an excellent track record.
AnswerID: 19880

Follow Up By: paul - Tuesday, May 13, 2003 at 16:34

Tuesday, May 13, 2003 at 16:34
Or as i do, just make sure your second aux. battery (mine yellow top optima) can act (and I have) as a starting battery.
0
FollowupID: 12668

Reply By: Goona - Tuesday, May 13, 2003 at 18:04

Tuesday, May 13, 2003 at 18:04
Do these guys make a deep cycle battery as well and if so is there a supplier in Brisbane?
AnswerID: 19899

Reply By: Mich Brown - Tuesday, May 13, 2003 at 21:21

Tuesday, May 13, 2003 at 21:21
cat battery shove them bloody dear prorata waranty you can buy new battery cheaper we stick century battery in the gear as they are good cat battery make high price to make prorata warranty high price stick your cat battery up ya ,,,,,
we buy komatsu hitachi john deere last better over cat
AnswerID: 19931

Sponsored Links

Popular Products (13)