Gates® Premium Heavy-Duty Products Editorial

Dec 05, 2021


Go Further with FleetRunner

Heavy-duty vehicles can have high maintenance costs due to limited-service life of aftermarket belts. FleetRunner belts offer 40% better wear and load protection, paired with DriveAlign™ Heavy-Duty tensioners, which have been proven to last up to three times longer than competitive aftermarket tensioners ensures your fleet is ready for the long haul. 

Gates® FleetRunner Heavy-Duty Belts

The FleetRunner belts are specifically designed for heavy-duty applications. Designed to be more flexible, stable, have higher load capacity, and unrivaled belt life. What separates the FleetRunner belt from other aftermarket belts is the patented rubber technology that withstands deterioration from increased exposure to oil, ozone and water-based coolants. FleetRunner belts are crack resistant, reliable and can withstand extreme temperatures.

FleetRunner Micro-V® belt benefits

  •  Last 34% longer than OE belts
  • Last 4X longer than other aftermarket belts
  • Superior resistance to the high heat conditions of modern diesel engines
  •  Lowest cost per kilometer

FleetRunner V-belt benefits

  • Outperforms the competition on the most troublesome drives
  • Patented material provides peak performance at extreme prolonged operating temperatures
  • Heavy-duty construction resists cracking and wear
  • Oil and heat-resistant
  • Unique undercord notch pattern offers increased flexibility for smaller diameter

DriveAlign Heavy-Duty Tensioners

DriveAlign™ heavy-duty tensioners are engineered to far exceed OEM standards, offering true heavy-duty performance. Designed to withstand extreme peak to peak vibration due to its patented damping mechanism. The labyrinth seal prevents contamination from dirt, grime and moisture causing the DriveAlign heavy-duty tensioners to last three times longer than competitive aftermarket tensioners.


  • Double row bearing and high-temperature grease provide up to 3 times the service life
  • Labyrinth seal prevents contamination of internal parts
  • Round spring design lasts longer than the flat-spring design with less flex-fatigue
  • Patented damping mechanism provides maximum stability
  • Patented pivot bushing ensures accurate pulley alignment
  • Long swing arm reduces tensioner movement and wear
  • Double groove pulley reduces pulley wear and belt life

Gates® FleetRunner belts and DriveAlign tensioners are available in Gates® Complete FleetRunner Serpentine Kits, to find out more go to or contact Gates® Australia on +61 3 9797 9688 or at [email protected]

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