To further assist both installers and parts suppliers, Dayco has introduced a range of auxiliary belt kits, with the prefix KPV, that combine the necessary original equipment (OE) quality belt/belts and the accompanying tensioners/idlers, to allow a complete FEAD (front end auxiliary drive) system overhaul, from a single purchase.
Dayco, a leading engine products and drive systems supplier for the automotive, industrial and aftermarket industries, is also a major player in the heavy duty (HD) sector, where it supplies OE components, to vehicle manufacturers including Volvo, DAF, Scania, Iveco and Mercedes-Benz.
Although the company originally made its name through the manufacture of drive belts, with a range that now features more than 600 V and Poly-V part numbers, it has grown its product portfolio to include the associated components within the drive system to reflect its sector specialism. Therefore, the Dayco HD programme also includes almost 300 drive component references – tensioners and idlers – to provide a complete system solution for the CV aftermarket.
“In order for technicians to carry out the best possible job and fleet managers to maximise the reliability of their vehicles, the auxiliary drive system should be considered as a single entity, instead of looking at the belt and the drive components separately,” explains Steve Carolan, Dayco’s national sales manager for UK and Ireland. “Therefore, rather than changing individual items, technicians should replace the whole system, which allows them to provide a complete and thorough repair solution.”
“This proposition is made much simpler when the components are complete in a kit that also contains any additional fixtures should they be required. Being able to source the required parts from a single supplier helps both installers and wholesalers, as it streamlines the ordering process and provides definitive cover for all the elements, within one overarching warranty.”