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Thread: Has my battery had the "Richard"

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    Quote Originally Posted by happygu View Post
    Aftermarket batteries are normally only good for a couple of years - not like the standard Nissan Batteries that seem to last and last, but i use the Optima Yellow for my auxilliary and they are pretty good.
    Agree most Batteries are shyte.

    I use Caterpillar Batteries... under $200 for an N70ZZ, 3 year Aus wide warranty and last 5 to 6 years with normal maint.
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    Awesome price ET, near half an Optima over here! Will have to check em out for the future for sure, Cheers!


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    If you ever see a Neuton Power on sale consider it also
    I USED to be the state manager for them and their manufacturer also makes Caterpillar Batteries


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    Interesting turn in this thread. We need a dedicated battery thread where tech info and recommendations can be made. I stick with Century only because.....umm....not sure why....just because I do. Just always used them. Could someone who knows the ins-and-outs of batteries start a technical battery thread if it doesn't already exist?
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    Quote Originally Posted by the evil twin View Post
    Agree most Batteries are shyte.

    I use Caterpillar Batteries... under $200 for an N70ZZ, 3 year Aus wide warranty and last 5 to 6 years with normal maint.
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    Awesome price ET, near half an Optima over here! Will have to check em out for the future for sure, Cheers!


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    Agree that is a seriously good price if they're a good unit. As said above I generally stick with Century as it's a brand I trust (with or without foundation). If I saw a Caterpillar battery on the rack I'd walk right past it because it seems a "trendy" brand name. Hence my call for a dedicated battery tech thread. If ET backs it then I'd be swayed knowing him.
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    I bought two Caterpillar batteries about five years ago. Eventually killed one late last year (my fault) but I'd happily buy them again.
    In early 2013 they cost just over $300 for the two (153-5656 @ $135 and 175-4370 @ $153 (plus $28 Total GST)).

    In Melbourne go to William Adams (Boundary Rd exit off the Western Ring Road), they couldn't have been more helpful. Asked what I needed them for and even came out and measured the auxiliary battery tray to check the maximum size that would fit.

    At the time they had an online catalog that had prices and full dimensions, not sure if they still have now.

    Back to poindexters question, yeap your battery has had the 'Richard'.
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    I've heard nothing but Great things about the CAT Batteries including 1000CCA and under $200!!
    Its a Nissan! =====> Its a Keeper!! ....... Got a TD42 in it BONUS!! ....... I'm a lucky bugger! I've got 2 of em!
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    A few happy snaps from when I went to visit the battery manufacturer that makes more brands than you would imagine including Volvo, General Motors and many more


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    I buy CAT batteries direct from Caterpillar Spare Parts Division (public welcome), never seen them or their brothers cheaper anywhere else but I don't bother looking anymore either.

    I originally came across them in the Marine world (prob 25% of boats are Caterpillar Marine Diesels).
    Farted around with Supercharge (made in the Phillipines) as they did a good discount for Club Members here for a while but they def do not perform as well so went back to Cat and use them almost exclusively since.

    Have no doubt that the other batteries that Yetis Beast refers too are probably equally as good so would be a price or nearest outlet decision between them IMHO
    Dolphins are so smart that within a few weeks of captivity, they can train people to stand on the very edge of the pool and throw them fish.

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    Do you know if a guy called John set up the deal with Supercharge?
    If so I used to work with him


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