Jan 22, 2019

Gates Australia Pty Ltd Releases Tensioner Solution For Detroit Diesel Engines

New Tensioner Specifically Designed for Detroit Diesel Engines Provides Extended Service Life Over OE Equivalent

Gates Australia, a leading global provider of application-specific fluid power and power transmission solutions, announced today the release of a specially designed tensioner for the Detroit Diesel series of heavy-duty engines.

When Detroit Diesel found that their 13 and 15 litre engines were showing premature OE tensioner failure, Gates created a custom solution.

Gates DriveAlign heavy-duty tensioner (part number 38667) is designed to replace both the OE tensioners on DD13 and DD15 engines. This is an advanced, OE replacement heavy-duty tensioner applied to trucks including Freightliner, Western Star, Mack, Kenworth and more.

The Gates DriveAlign heavy-duty tensioner was trialled and tested by having it fitted to a high kilometre fleet. After the vehicles had done more than 716,000kms the tensioner was removed and inspected; results showed excellent durability and reliability.

The unique design of the 38667 tensioner combines the fan and accessory belt drive tensioners on a common bracket. The new tensioner has many advantages over the OE equivalent such as a larger pivot bushing, longer tensioner arm, balance of loads, double pulley bearings, higher damping levels and are easier to install.

The new Gates DriveAlign heavy-duty tensioner is available now from all Gates automotive and heavy-duty distributors in Australia and New Zealand.

For more information on this product go CLICK HERE , to enquire contact Gates Australia Customer Service on +61 3 9797 9688 or at southpacsales@gates.com

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