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Yuasa delivers new YBX Super Heavy Duty battery range for commercial vehicles


Date: 29-Jul-2019

GS Yuasa Battery Europe Ltd have launched their all new Yuasa YBX Super Heavy Duty battery range for commercial vehicles. The four-tiered range is available now and provides one of the most comprehensive and highest specification offers on the market.

Based on the battery manufacturer’s market leading YBX automotive ranges, Yuasa’s new Super Heavy Duty range replaces Yuasa’s Cargo ranges. It features three levels of conventional flooded types, plus Enhanced Flooded Battery (EFB) options. 

Yuasa’s commercial vehicle batteries are already trusted by leading commercial vehicle manufacturers who demand the best and fit GS Yuasa batteries as standard. The new YBX Super Heavy Duty range has been developed to meet the increasing specifications of these top vehicle brands. 

Featuring the very latest technology and a host of advanced safety features, all batteries in the range are of Original Equipment (OE) quality and performance. Their advanced construction and unparalleled innovation make them the most reliable commercial vehicle batteries Yuasa has ever produced. 

James Hylton, Managing Director of GS Yuasa Battery Sales UK Ltd, said: “We are delighted to have launched our brand new range of YBX Super Heavy Duty batteries for commercial vehicles. The new range provides significant improvements over our previous Cargo types, with higher performance and durability, plus wider vehicle coverage. 

“We understand that commercial vehicle operators require long life batteries that always perform in order to minimise down time. Our new YBX commercial vehicle batteries deliver superior starting power and are manufactured using some of the toughest components available.

“In addition to launching this new range, we will also be improving our industry leading online battery lookup tool fit.yuasa.com. This will ensure operators and technicians have access to advanced functionality and accurate coverage for all commercial vehicle battery searches.”

The batteries are among the first in the UK and Ireland to carry EN50342-1/6 European Standard performance markings which were recently introduced. Every battery in the range has undergone extensive performance testing and having passed stringent requirements, has earned a classification number for Water Loss (W1 – W5), Charge Retention (C1 - C2), Vibration Level (V1-V4), Endurance (E1 – E4) or Micro – Cycle performance (M1 – M3).

Batteries in the YBX7000 EFB and YBX5000 ranges feature Yuasa’s XVR Extreme Vibration Resistance. This means that they have a vibration resistance of over eight times V4. V4 is the highest level rating that European standard EN50342 requires. Batteries in these ranges, plus all YBX3000 DIN types, are suitable for rear chassis location fitting.

YBX7000 EFB Series
YBX7000 EFB are the premium choice for high power demands, end of chassis location and are also suitable for vehicles with Start – Stop. Built with EFB technology, they feature an electrolyte mixing device to extend battery life and are ideal for frequent overnight stays where hotel loads are applied. Batteries in the range are sealed maintenance free (SMF) with a sealed lid, have XVR and offer an M1 micro-cycle endurance rating. 

YBX5000 Series
YBX5000 batteries are designed for high performance vehicles with high power demands and for regular overnight stays with hotel loads. They have an M1 micro-cycle endurance rating, XVR and are SMF. They are also suitable for end of chassis location. 

YBX3000 Series
YBX3000 types are the ideal choice for vehicles with standard power demands and occasional overnight stops. These SMF types have an E2 endurance rating.  They also have a superior vibration resistance rating of V3 with DIN types being V4 and suitable for end of chassis location.

YBX1000 Series
YBX1000 types are maintenance free with easy access lid plugs. Designed for vehicles with basic power demands, they have high vibration resistance of V2 and an E2 endurance rating. 

To find out more about the new ranges visit www.yuasa.com

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