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Well-designed belt transmissions systems are highly efficient, produce little noise and require little in the way of maintenance or lubrication, but some belts are better suited to certain tasks than others. At Simply Bearings we stock a wide range of belts suitable for use in a host of industrial, commercial and domestic settings, so whether you simply need to replace an existing belt or would like to upgrade to a more robust design, we're bound to be able to help.
If you're looking for a replacement mower belt, we can supply a range of designs that fit leading brands such as Qualcast and Flymo. Our replacement V belts are available in a range of sizes and cross sections, cogged or uncogged, and in both regular and heavy-duty varieties. V-belts are usually constructed from rubber that is reinforced with cords made either from polyester or Kevlar - a high-strength synthetic fibre that is best known for its use in bullet-proof vests. If durability is a key consideration, a Kevlar belt will have a much longer lifespan as the material is significantly stronger and therefore far better able to withstand the stresses and strains that occur during use.
V-belts are ideal for a broad range of applications but do have a number of disadvantages. Optimal performance depends on the correct tension being applied and maintained throughout the life of the belt. Slippage can reduce the life of the belt and also dramatically reduce efficiency.
By comparison, toothed belts last longer, generate less heat and are around two per cent more efficient that the equivalent V-belt. This additional efficiency is maintained across a wide range of operating conditions and speeds, whereas V-belts become less efficient as torque rises due to increasing slippage. A toothed belt can only be used in conjunction with toothed-drive sprockets. Once installed, they require far less in the way of maintenance and are able to operate in oily or wet environments with no loss of performance.
When you buy from Simply Bearings, you can be sure of high-quality products and first-class customer service. We offer speedy same-day dispatch on goods ordered before 4pm and have a no-fuss returns policy that lets you shop with confidence. Should you have any queries, our friendly and knowledgeable staff are here to take your call.