View Full Version : Belt Tensioner?

27-09-2009, 02:09 PM
Whats the best Belt Tensioner to buy? and where can i buy it ? im from the uk need a good one :)


27-09-2009, 04:50 PM
Robinair is making very good belt tension gauges

27-09-2009, 08:47 PM
Were can i buy one? cheers

27-09-2009, 09:19 PM
Have you tried Fenners/wyco/eriks?

mad fridgie
27-09-2009, 11:05 PM
Slightly of subject but I have found, that that a simple twisting of the belt to maximum of 90 degrees, gives the correct tension on "V" belts, it seems to work on all sizes. I am not saying do not measure with the correct tools, but if nothing else should give you a very good starting point

thermo prince
28-09-2009, 06:34 AM
For belt tension gauges, you can find instruments ranging from under a hundred bucks to close to a grand $ - check the GATES Krikit to the Leitenberger ( for Porsche !)- do a Google search of famous belt brands Gates, Optibelt, Bando, Mitsuboshi etc. They all have technical and applications info.
Nothing wrong with old rule of thumb either - " 1/2 in deflection at the longest span" for A or B section belts.
Polyvees are slightly different situation.

For actual automotive/ insustrial mechanical belt tensioner assemblies and applications, check out ROSTA from Switzerland.


28-09-2009, 07:30 PM
Any one got a website where i can actually buy one? that sends to the UK?


28-09-2009, 11:04 PM
as marc said speak to your local eriks


they got me one in a few days and didnt cost the earth