Gates Enters the Market for Heavy Duty Thermostats
There’s a new source for new OE quality replacement thermostats for trucks and buses.
Gates added to its expanding heavy duty parts portfolio in February, introducing a thermostats range for trucks and buses. It’s a move that provides fleet engineers and workshop managers with an alternative aftermarket solution to thermostat replacement problems at the right time. That’s because thermostat issues often emerge during the winter months, when there is extra demand for heating inside the cab.
Best known as an OE drive systems specialist, Gates is also one of Europe’s leading suppliers of thermostats for the passenger car market, from where it has drawn the expertise to introduce a range of OE quality thermostats for trucks and buses. The supplier says that the range has been developed to match fleet engineer criteria with respect to component specification and designed for a first time fit by workshop technicians.
Gates heavy duty thermostats market coverage will be extensive and the proof is in a long list of high profile vehicle applications already covered from day one. Major models from DAF, Iveco, Mercedes Benz, MAN, Renault and Volvo all feature in the initial range.
The impressive roll call includes Mercedes Benz vehicles such as Actros (1840) and Atego (1833), while the number of references for Iveco’s Eurocargo, EuroTrakker, EuroStar and EuroTech ranges demonstrates a strength in depth. There’s good news also for engineers responsible for fleets that include vehicles from DAF’s XF Series (105.410, 95.430) and CF Series (85.340). There is wide coverage for Renault trucks, with Magnum (520.18), Midlum (220.16) and Premium (400.18) all prominent and examples from the Volvo FH (16.540) and B Series (B12) confirm Gates’ intentions throughout the European vehicle parc.