Gates Corp. has just introduced the Gates G-Force C12 continuously
variable transmission (CVT) belt, which the company states is the
market’s first carbon tensile cord CVT belt. Engineered for drop-in
performance, thenewest addition to the high-performing G-Force CVT belt
line features superior strength, flexibility, and durability for today’s
recreational and utility all-terrain equipment, according to Gates.
As the first CVT belt to utilize a carbon tensile cord, Gates G-Force
C12 belt combines minimal stretch and extraordinary strength, the
company says. The cords are bonded to a specially formulated adhesion
gum with aramid fiber-loaded rubber, which results in increased
side-load resistance, preventing belt distortion and edge cord pullout.
Power sports enthusiasts will appreciate the consistent shifting
performance, faster acceleration and improved throttle response that
comes from a CVT leveraging this advanced technology, Gates says.
The belt also uses high-performance neoprene,which features a
trapezoidal top-notch and rounded bottom cog design to maximize heat
control and flexibility.
“We are pleased to be the first in the industry to bring carbon tensile
cord technology to the CVT belt market,” said Tim Stout, Gates product
manager. “This addition to the Gates G-Force product line demonstrates
our dedication to continuous evolution in CVT belt technology.”
Gates G-Force C12 CVT belt is currently available in 19 SKUs. Gates will
officially introduce the belt to the market this week, Feb. 15-17, at
the Dealer Expo tradeshow, booth No. 1833, in Indianapolis, Ind.
To learn more about the new G-Force C12 CVT belt and see the full list of applications, visit Gates.com/gforce