EnerSys® (NYSE:ENS), the global leader in stored energy solutions for industrial applications and the manufacturer of ODYSSEY® batteries, is observing its 20-year partnership with BIGFOOT 4×4 Inc. As an exclusive sponsor, ODYSSEY® batteries are installed in all vehicles featured in the BIGFOOT® Monster Truck racing and display program, which includes the company’s entire fleet of monster trucks, haulers and show vehicles.
“As ODYSSEY® battery is set to celebrate its 25th Anniversary this year, it has also met another impressive milestone of 20 great years partnering with BIGFOOT 4×4,” said Dave McMullen, Senior Director of Marketing, Transportation & Specialty at EnerSys. “Our two-decade long relationship with BIGFOOT validates the dependability, grit and performance of ODYSSEY® batteries, even in the most extreme environments like a monster truck race. We look forward to continuing our prosperous partnership with BIGFOOT for many more years to come.”
The ODYSSEY® battery logo can be seen on all of the BIGFOOT monster trucks, transporters, crew shirts, hero cards and BIGFOOT novelty items. Among the highlights of the 20-year partnership is the 2012 Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) Show in Las Vegas, Nevada, where BIGFOOT #20 was unveiled in the ODYSSEY® battery booth as the world’s first battery-powered monster truck. Powered with a total of 36 ODYSSEY® batteries, BIGFOOT #20 is a 500-horsepower vehicle with more than 450 foot-pounds of torque. It is capable of running and crushing cars for more than 30 minutes before needing to be charged.
“When we first started using ODYSSEY® batteries back in 2001, it didn’t take us long to figure out that these are the best batteries on the market, then and now,” said Bob Trent, Vice President and Chief Operating Officer at BIGFOOT 4×4 Inc. “In today’s world, it’s not easy to maintain such long-term relationships, but when the partnership is beneficial and fun for both parties, success is almost guaranteed.”
ODYSSEY® batteries provide deep cycle reserve power and maximum cranking power, with engine cranking pulses up to 2,700 amps for five seconds, which is double that of equally sized conventional lead acid batteries. The rugged, Absorbed Glass Mat (AGM) construction and non-spillable design of ODYSSEY® batteries protect against high-impact shock and mechanical vibration, helping to provide longer service life.
Backed by an industry-leading warranty, ODYSSEY® batteries feature a three- to 10-year service life and a two-year storage life at 77°F (25°C).
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EnerSys, the global leader in stored energy solutions for industrial applications, manufactures and distributes energy systems solutions and motive power batteries, specialty batteries, battery chargers, power equipment, battery accessories and outdoor equipment enclosure solutions to customers worldwide. Energy Systems, which combine enclosures, power conversion, power distribution and energy storage, are used in the telecommunication, broadband and utility industries, uninterruptible power supplies and numerous applications. Motive power batteries and chargers are utilized in electric forklift trucks and other industrial electric powered vehicles requiring stored energy solutions. Specialty batteries are used in aerospace and defense applications, large over-the-road trucks, premium automotive, medical and security systems applications. EnerSys also provides aftermarket and customer support services to its customers in over 100 countries through its sales and manufacturing locations around the world. With the recent NorthStar acquisition, EnerSys has solidified its position as the market leader for premium Thin Plate Pure Lead batteries, which are sold across all three lines of business. More information regarding EnerSys can be found at www.enersys.com.
ABOUT BIGFOOT 4×4 Inc.
BIGFOOT, The Original Monster Truck®, was originally created as a promotional tool for Bob and Marilyn Chandler’s 4-wheel drive business. BIGFOOT has been named one of the “Top 5 Marketing Vehicles of All Time,” and its worldwide notoriety spawned the entire Monster Truck industry. Team BIGFOOT has captured 50 National Championships, numerous world records, and visited over 30 countries. Today the team campaigns 7 full-time BIGFOOT trucks mostly in North America. Each year, the team achieves more than 4 million live impressions with over 700 appearance days per year. An average of 1.5 million BIGFOOT toys, including numerous different Hot Wheels, are sold annually worldwide. BIGFOOT performed Car Crushes for the troops in Kuwait in 2016 and appeared in the Steven Spielberg hit “Ready Player One” in 2018. Visit us at www.bigfoot4x4.com.
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