Belts and Hoses Archives - Counterman Magazine
Snow Season, S’No Problem

As we plow into winter, here’s how to turn the white stuff into green.

Seasonal Sales Opportunities

With each new season, we’re presented with different challenges and different sales opportunities.

Recommending Tensioners

If your customer is replacing a belt, they should consider replacing the tensioner as well.

JKF Americas Launches Top Drive Power-Transmission Products

The Top Drive automotive line will debut at AAPEX in Booth A33001.

Polyester-Cord vs. Aramid-Cord Serpentine Belts

The takeaway for counter professionals and your customers is that these belts are NOT interchangeable.

Continental Upgrades ‘Make Power Smart’ App

The app has revolutionized the way belt customers purchase, repair and extend the longevity of their Continental products.

Serpentine Belts

This is a story with some teeth.

Cooling System: Hose Inspection And Replacement

One bad hose can cause an engine malfunction … or worse.

Selling Timing Belts In Kits

To restore the entire timing system to like-new condition, it’s a good idea to recommend a timing-belt kit.

Inspecting And Installing Stretch Belts

Never use a screwdriver or other sharp object to install the belt.

Making Hydraulic Hose

Creating hydraulic hose for mission-critical equipment is an often-overlooked profit center.

How To Measure Belt Wear

The friction between the belt and the pulleys wears away at the belt, usually on the tops and walls of the ribs.