OREANDA-NEWS. Drive belts are indispensable components in modern agricultural machinery, thanks to their impressive energy efficiency and maintenance-free aspect. The ContiTech Power Transmission Group offers several belts, which are adapted to the extreme requirements in agricultural technology. They will be on show at Agritechnica from November 10 – 14 in Hanover (hall 16, booth G05).


Drive belts in agricultural machinery transmit very high loads extremely reliably – particularly the Synchrochain Carbon by ContiTech, a polyurethane timing belt with carbon tensile member, which is very resistant to wear and abrasion. The Synchrochain Carbon is maintenance free and helps reduce servicing and replacement costs. Thanks to its efficiency and quieter operation, as well as the fact that there is no need to lubricate or retighten it, the belt is much more advantageous than a chain drive, which it can replace.

V-belts by ContiTech defy the rough environmental conditions in agriculture. The Conti-V Varispeed Power is a wide high performance V-belt and was specially developed for the kind of variator and variomatic drives used in nearly all agricultural machinery. The belt, which is based on synthetic rubber, has a low-stretch aramid tensile member for the safe transmission of high powers. The belt is temperature resistant from -30°C to 90 °C.

Particularly good as a clutch belt is the Conti-V Multibelt: Thanks to its friction-reduced fabric, the heavy-duty V-belt ensures gentle and silent clutch engagement. Still another advantage: A transverse cord reinforcement ensures a high degree of transverse rigidity in the belt, which also enables safe transmission of large loads.

ContiTech also presents the Unipower Tough Grip, a V-ribbed belt with a textured surface, which offers a perfect solution for operating auxiliary units in agricultural engines under extremely demanding situations. The special pulley side ensures low wear and maximum running smoothness. The belt guarantees optimum grip under extreme conditions, like critical slippage, cold starts, dampness, or disc misalignment.