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 Freightliner Cascadia, Coronado 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 400,000kms 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.