From Dayton Rubber to Dayco to Carlisle to Timken, the name has changed but the quality products remain the same. Our unique and storied history is filled with technical achievements, dedicated associates and a commitment to customer satisfaction. Behind every Ultimax belt is a team that takes pride in all that we do.
1899 Timken Roller Bearing Company incorporates
1905 Dayton Rubber Manufacturing Company (DRMC) founded in Dayton, Ohio
1921 DRMC invents first raw edge v-belt
1926 Patents cog-type raw edge v-belt
1959 New belt manufacturing plant opens in Springfield, Missouri
1960 DRMC becomes Dayco
1967 New technical center opens in Springfield, Missouri
1976 “The Incredible MAX” snowmobile drive belt is introduced
1988 “Ultimax”, the revolutionary snowmobile belt with aramid cord, is introduced
2001 Carlisle Companies acquires the industrial belt division of Dayco
The acquisition includes the Springfield manufacturing plant where powersports belts are made and the technical center where powersports belts are designed and developed
The OEM belt business serving snowmobile and ATV manufacturers
Premium Ultimax products and trademarks
2005 Introduces Ultimax ATV belts and Ultimax XS snowmobile belts
2015 The Timken Company acquires the Carlisle belts business
2015 One billionth belt sold
2016 Introduces Ultimax HQ belts
2017 Recognized as one of the world's most ethical companies
2018 Introduces Ultimax XP extreme performance belts
Today Timken Belts produces a comprehensive line of Ultimax performance products in ISO-registered manufacturing facilities, supported by innovative product development and a team focused on satisfying cutomers.
Timken Belts is a major supplier of original equipment ATV and snowmobile belts. Premium quality Ultimax MAX, Ultimax PRO, and Ultimax XS snowmobile belts and Ultimax HQ, Ultimax UA and Ultimax XP belts are manufactured in the USA and sold through powersports dealers all over the world.
The tradition continues...