Hutchinson's Stretchy Belt on new GM Silverado and Sierra pickups

Jul 12, 2019   Technology

General Motors has awarded Hutchinson a new order for the supplier's Stretchy Belt for its pickup truck and off-road vehicle platforms.

Drawing on a long experience in the use of elastic belts on simple belt drive applications, Hutchinson has been chosen by General Motors for the conversion of the accessory belt drive system of its new “Light Trucks” platform to elastic belts.

The Stretchy Belt, operating without any tensioning system, is now applied for the first time to the main, known as serpentine belt drive on all the platform’s V-6 and V-8 proposed engines, including their 2019 flagship Silverado and Sierra models. Other models will soon benefit from this technology which advantageously provides weight and cost reduction as well as cutting down maintenance work.

The Stretchy Belt is part of a range of solutions provided by Hutchinson to meet its customers’ requirements in weight, consumption and emission reduction, and simplification.

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