Drive Solutions

Conveyor belts used as power transmission

Continental conveyor belts can be used also in range of functions that are not directly related to conveying technology for example as drive belt for transfer of power.

Two applications examples

  • Drive belt used in tracks for snow groomers
  • Conveyor belts with cleats used as drive belt in amphibious vehicles 

Snow groomer belts for snow groomers manufactured by Kaessbohrer Gelaendefahrzeug AG

Snow groomer belts

Snow groomer belts assembled together into a track with steel or aluminum cleats provide the force needed to drive the snow groomer uphill.

To ensure optimum driving stability, even under maximum loads, the Continental snow groomer belts exhibit very good dynamic load capacity and constant elongation reliability. A low-temperature-resistant rubber cover, designed for use in high mountain environments, protects the belt from UV radiation and ozone.


Drive conveyor belts for reed cutters manufactured by Bengt Eckerblom AB

Reed cutter with TransConti conveyor belt

Where there are reeds, there is also water. For that reason, it was only logical for Bengt Eckerblom AB to design its new reed cutter as a kind of amphibious vehicle. This powerful vehicle weighs 2,200 kilograms (4850 lb) and can be hydraulically expanded to a max. width of 3.6 meters (141.7 inch). Special conveyor belts are used as drive belts, enabling the cutter to mow down reeds up to four meters in height.

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