Gates Corporation announced the release of 566 part numbers, expanding its coverage of OE automotive aftermarket products across several categories.
The release includes the launch of Gates new RPM (racing, performance, muscle) serpentine belt line. The racing belts feature a new look and more durable construction to accommodate a wide variety of drive load. The line will launch with 83 SKUs.
Gates said it expands its new Century Series belt line with the addition of 4 Stretch Fit, 13 Micro-V and two dual-sided belts.
“Gates continues to address specific market needs with the introduction of Accessory Belt Drive Kits for school buses as well as for the Ford E-450 Azure Hybrid Drive System,” the company said. “Each of the 84 new FleetRunner Accessory Belt Drive Kits for the school bus market are designed for systems working in harsh environments with long idle times and high temperatures. Kits contain a FleetRunner Micro-V Belt and a Green Stripe® DriveAlign HD Tensioner. The new Azure Solution Kit for the Ford E-450 Azure Hybrid Drive System contains the replacement belt, tensioner, and pulleys for the system.”
Gates also said it extends its hybrid polymer hose line with new Hybrid Polymer Whip and Water Hoses that won’t kink or curl. The Hybrid Polymer Whip Hose reduces wear and tear and features a ¼” male ball swivel and ¼” female NPT fitting while the Hybrid Polymer Water Hose has heavy-duty nickel-plated fittings and spring guard. Both hoses are available in a variety of lengths, the company said.
“Every new product release allows Gates to showcase its tradition of innovation by introducing products that address the latest market needs,” said Scott Howat, director of marketing and product management for the North American aftermarket. “We’re constantly striving to improve our product offering and expand coverage to remain the market leader in OE-quality automotive aftermarket parts.”