New G-Force RedLine™ CVT belts, engineered for the most extreme environments, now available for more high-performance powersports vehicles
DENVER, August 25, 2020 — Today, Gates (NYSE: GTES), a leading global provider of application-specific fluid power and power transmission solutions, is launching over 40 new G-Force RedLine (CVT) belt sizes to now cover the majority of modern high-performance off-road applications. This portfolio expansion builds upon the successful performance of an initial 10 G-Force RedLine™ CVT belts in field testing and overwhelmingly positive feedback from professional race teams and enthusiasts over the past 8 months.
With this product expansion, the unique material technology advantages of the G-Force RedLine belt will soon be available for a broader selection of high-performance ATV, UTV and snowmobile makes and models over 800cc, including those from Polaris, Can-Am/BRP, Kawasaki, Arctic Cat/Textron, John Deere and CF Moto, among others.
Notable additions to the G-Force RedLine CVT belt portfolio include those compatible with the 2020 Kawasaki Teryx KRX® 1000cc, the 2020 Arctic Cat/Textron Wildcat 1000cc , the 2020 Polaris Sportsman® 1000cc and several 2020 Polaris RMK, Indy, and Switchback snowmobile models.
G-Force RedLine belts were specifically designed to withstand the increased heat, power and operating environments of today’s off-road vehicles (ORVs). Gates G-Force™ RedLine™ CVT belts are engineered from a patented, fiber-reinforced Ethylene Elastomer compound, providing maximum transverse stiffness and unmatched heat resistance which allows for increased durability, greater load-carrying capability and a higher effective operating temperature. G-Force RedLine belts deliver:
- Excellent recovery from temperatures up to 338°F(170°C) without power loss
- Up to 300 percent increased belt life
- Up to 50 percent lower speed losses under heavy loads and torque
“Due to the incredible interest we received for the initial parts launched, we decided to accelerate the expansion of G-Force RedLine platform to cover even more applications” says Christian Buhlmann, Vice President of Global Product Line Management for Gates. “These new parts will be especially important to meet the overall surge in outdoor recreation activities we’ve seen since April.”
Gates G-Force RedLine belts are now available from powersports and automotive distributors across North America. To learn more, please visit www.gates.com/redline. To find the proper belt for an application, reference the Gates online catalog system at navigates.gates.com.
Gates is a global manufacturer of innovative, highly engineered power transmission and fluid power solutions. Gates offers a broad portfolio of products to diverse replacement channel customers and to original equipment (“first-fit”) manufacturers as specified components. Gates participates in many sectors of the industrial and consumer markets. Gates products play essential roles in a diverse range of applications across a wide variety of end markets ranging from harsh and hazardous industries such as agriculture, construction, manufacturing and energy, to everyday consumer applications such as printers, power washers, automatic doors and vacuum cleaners, and virtually every form of transportation. Gates products are sold in 128 countries across four commercial regions: the Americas; Europe, Middle East and Africa; Greater China; and East Asia and India. More about Gates can be found at www.gates.com.