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Continental expands drive belt range for CV aftermarket

Continental has revealed it has added around 40 multi V-belt types for the auxiliary drives of Volvo, Scania, Renault and Iveco vehicles.

The drive belts feature profile codes 4PK, 6PK, 8PK, 10 PK and 12PK – i.e. ranging from the narrow variant with four ribs to the widest with 12. They are made of fiber-reinforced synthetic rubber with a polyester tension member.

Continental manufactures its drive belts for the aftermarket to the same quality standards as its original equipment products, which are specially designed to meet the requirements of modern commercial vehicle units. That means workshops operating in the aftermarket can enjoy the same proven quality as original equipment.

Continental grants registered workshops a five-year guarantee on them.

The technology company also added more than 40 new types for Mercedes-Benz, MAN and DAF vehicles to its range in the early part of this year. Now, distributors, commercial vehicle workshops and trucking companies with in-house workshops have access to a choice of more than 300 multi V-belt types for auxiliary drives. This extensive range means that Continental covers almost all the vehicle applications in the European market.

“Mechanics can therefore handle practically any auxiliary drive repair job that occurs,” says Continental product manager Robert Franz. “In addition, they have a one-stop source for power transmission products for a manufacturer’s entire vehicle line-up – from light delivery trucks through to tractor units for long-haul transport operations.”