Going heavy duty

Going heavy duty

GS Yuasa Battery Europe has launched its Yuasa YBX Super Heavy Duty battery range for commercial vehicles. Here, CVW unveils all.

Based on the battery manufacturer’s YBX automotive ranges, Yuasa’s Super Heavy Duty range, which features three levels of conventional flooded types and Enhanced Flooded Battery (EFB) options, replaces its Cargo ranges. The range has been developed to meet the increasing specifications of leading commercial vehicle manufacturers.

Featuring the very latest technology and a host of advanced safety features, all batteries in the range are said to be OE-quality. Yuasa regards the batteries as its most reliable commercial vehicle batteries to date.

James Hylton, Managing Director of GS Yuasa Battery Sales UK, 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 minimize downtime. Our new YBX range delivers superior starting power and is manufactured using some of the toughest components available.

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

The batteries are reportedly amongst the first in the UK and Ireland to carry the recently introduced EN50342-1/6 European Standard performance markings. 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 (C–C2), Vibration Level (V1–V4), Endurance (E1–E4) or Micro – Cycle performance (M1–M3).

Batteries in the YBX7000 EFB and YBX5000 ranges feature 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

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YBX7000 EFB are a suitable choice for high power demands, end of chassis location, as well as for vehicles with start-stop. Built with EFB technology, they feature an electrolyte mixing device that constantly mixes the battery electrolyte to prevent plate damage caused by stratification, therefore significantly extending battery service life. These batteries are ideal for frequent overnight stays where hotel loads are applied; are sealed maintenance free (SMF) with a sealed lid; have XVR; and offer an M1 microcycle endurance rating.

YBX5000 Series

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

YBX3000 Series

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YBX3000 types are well suited to vehicles with standard power demands and occasional overnight stops. These SMF types have an E2 endurance rating and 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.

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