Continental is intensifying its activities in agribusiness and expanding its product portfolio by drive belts, which have been particularly developed for farm machines. “The demand for agricultural products for the growing world population is rising continually. Accordingly, the need for components in agricultural applications increases. We can transfer our experience from other industries excellently to the agricultural sector – that’s our great advantage,” says Regina Arning, Head of the Industry segment at the ContiTech Power Transmission Group. The new belts are sold worldwide from October 2016 under the product range Continental Agridur.
Agridur drive belts meet the high requirements of the agricultural industry and provide a highly reliable power transmission in farm machines – even in harsh environmental conditions such as dirt, dust and moisture. In extreme weather conditions such as heat and cold, drought and rain, as well as in direct sunlight, the belts convince due to their high efficiency. In addition, lubrication can be dispensed with – this helps to reduce the maintenance costs of farm machinery. “Our belts convince through energy efficiency and low maintenance, high reliability and a long service life,” Arning explains the benefits. Continental also designs the Agridur drive belts for strong power transmission under full load. For this purpose, the company is intensifying development and investing in new technology and expertise.