A belt drive system brings many advantages including lower upfront costs, simplified maintenance, lower replacement costs, and shorter lead time.
Regarding maintenance, belt drive systems are much easier to service than gear box drive systems as they require no special tools, equipment, or skills. EVAPCO cooling towers feature extended lube lines—as standard—making it a simple process to grease the bearings. Gear drive maintenance comes with a higher replacement component cost, longer lead time, and advanced equipment requirements (since this process typically involves a crane).
For more information and assistance deciding which system is better for your cooling tower application, please contact your local EVAPCO sales representative.