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Ultimax Belts by Timken. A Tradition of Excellence.

Ultimax Belts by Timken. A Tradition of Excellence.

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

  • 2018  Introduces Ultimax XP extreme performance belts

  • 2020  Recognized as one of the world's most ethical companies for the 10th time

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...

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2601 W. Battlefield Rd
Springfield, MO 65807
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