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Old 30-10-2015, 15:30   #1
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Alternator belt news.

Gates has started selling severe duty V belts. No green stripe, they are all green, the whole belt. I was told they have been using this kind of belt on power equipment and now they are selling them in automotive sizes.
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Re: Alternator belt news.

Do you know if they are available in matched pairs? Despite all the sales hype about tighter tolerances nothing beats two belts from the same batch.
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Re: Alternator belt news.

To which specific product do you refer?

Industrial Heavy-Duty V-Belts | Gates Corporation
Heavy-Duty Accessory Belt Drive System | Gates Corporation

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[QUOTE=GordMay;1950266]To which specific product do you refer?

Industrial Heavy-Duty V-Belts | Gates Corporation


The super XC belt.
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Don't see it. Only can find XP or HC. Is it one of these?
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Re: Alternator belt news.

One thing for sure, the green coloring should make life a little harder on the counterfeiters. Cheaper for them to just counterfeit "black" brands.
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Don't see it. Only can find XP or HC. Is it one of these?
It's both. it's the Super HC XP. The green one.
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Re: Alternator belt news.

They have had those green fabric impregnated belts forever... They are tougher, but not as grippy in my experience. Which may be fine in some applications! Those the ones you mean?
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They have had those green fabric impregnated belts forever... They are tougher, but not as grippy in my experience. Which may be fine in some applications! Those the ones you mean?
No, these are all dark green on the top. They have Kevlar in them. I think they have been using aramids in things like rock crusher drive belts.
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