Go The Distance With An Australian-Made Yuasa Overlander 4x4 Battery
One of the many problems we face as a result of the loss of manufacturing in Australia, is that there are less products available to suit Australian conditions.
Products that are designed, tested and made here in Australia to live in and cope with the unique and sometimes extreme conditions we have in this wide brown land.
If there’s a single component on our 4x4 vehicles that has to cope with the extremes of Australian conditions, it’s got to be your starter battery.
You might be turning the key to start you fourby in the sub-zero temperatures of the Victorian High Country one day before dealing with the heat and humidity of the Top End just weeks later, and via the contrasting temperatures of the Simpson Desert along the way.
No matter where you are, you want a battery that you can count on to crank your engine every time you turn the key.
That’s why I was pleased to see the Australian-made logo on the Yuasa Overlander 4x4 battery when I visited Battery World to get a new battery for the Cruiser.
Yuasa is part of the Century Yuasa group and as such, its ‘wet’ batteries are manufactured in the Brisbane facility which is the largest manufacturer of vehicle batteries in Australia.
Yuasa’s Overlander 4x4 battery was especially developed to suit 4x4 vehicles in Australia where, not only do they need to put up with extremes of temperature, but also the rough and tumble of long distances on corrugated roads and rocky tracks.
What Yuasa calls Plate-lock technology is used in the construction of the Overlander 4x4 battery to help protect it against the shock and impact of life on the hard roads.
Another thing that makes the Overlander 4x4 battery well-suited to use in a touring 4x4 is that it is what they call a dual-purpose, starter/deep-cycle battery. Not a true deep-cycle battery but its thicker internal plates equip it better to deal with the charge and discharge cycles that come with running accessories or, in my case, irregular use.
The battery fitted to the Cruiser is a 100amp/h, 760CCA unit in a standard N70 casing so it was simple to fit and meets my needs easily. The Yuasa Overlander 4x4 battery range has six models in its range, which are essentially three different applications in a choice of C and D polarity placement.
The N70 batteries like this one are covered by Yuasa’s 36-month warranty, while the smaller units get a 30-month warranty.
The Yuasa range of 4x4, car, motorcycle and powersports batteries are available from Battery World stores around Australia.
Article by Matt Raudonikis from 4x4 Australia