Tuesday, July 17, 2007
Any members familiar with the CVT Transmission. The system operates with a metallic belt and variable diameter pulleys. These transmissions are used mainly on Skidoos and small cars. This system seems to me to be a very smooth and efficient system for automatic transmissions as the pulleys operate automatically according to the engine demand. This subject may not necessarely be appropriate for this site but based on some past postings, some members may have an opinion on the subject. My concern would be the life span of the pulleys, belt and labor cost for replacement.
The enclosed article mentions that a company in Quebec is developing this system to be used on heavy duty vehicules.