Gates Corp. has announced the release of 566 part numbers, expanding its coverage of OE-quality automotive aftermarket products across several categories.
The release includes the launch of Gates’ new Racing, Performance, Muscle (RPM) 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 expands its new Century Series belt line with the addition of four Stretch Fit, 13 Micro-V and two Dual-Sided belts. All Stretch Fit belts in the line now feature a new sleeve design with a custom link to specific installation instructions available online.
Gates says it 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. 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 extends its popular hybrid polymer hose line with new Hybrid Polymer Whip and Water Hoses that the company states will not kink or curl. The Hybrid Polymer Whip Hose reduces wear and tear and features a ¼-inch male ball swivel and ¼-inch 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.
“Every new product release allows Gates to showcase its tradition of innovation by introducing products that address the latest market needs,” said Scott Howat, Gates 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.”