Gear and Machine does a lot of things that
we are proud of...
Repairs and Rebuilds
- Cable Drum
Repairs and Rebuilds
BUT... we are the proudest of our
ability to manufacture gears. We can make
gears from 1.00" diameter up to 180.00"
diameter. We one of the few gear companies
in the country that can produce gears in
this size range! This makes us a valuable
resource for every gear user! We like to
think of ourselves as YOUR gear
Greg Churbock, our
Sales Manager, is holding in his hand one of
the smaller gears that we have made....look
close...he is really holding a gear.....and
is behind a large gear that we are getting
ready to reverse engineer and manufacture
for our customer. If you look in the
background you will see a large cable drum
gear for a B&E 1260 Drag Line on our gear
We LOVE making
gears! It doesn't matter to us if it is
1.00" or 180.00", We will make every effort
to insure you get a quality part every time
and when you need it.
Our staff has
literally hundreds of years of combined
experience in gear manufacturing and range
in age from 19 years old to our seasoned 60+
year old veterans! This insures that we can
take care of your gear related needs today
and for many decades to come. We pride
ourselves in training young men and women in
the gear industry so we can continue to
support our customers for a long time!
The best way to tell
you what we can do is to answer some of the
Frequently Asked Questions that we
- What is the
largest gear that you can make?
- We can
currently cut gears up to 180.00" in
diameter in-house. With the help of our
vendors we can provide you with even
larger gears or direct you to who can
make them. If we can't cut your large
gears we will help you find someone who
- What type of
gears do you make?
- Cage Gear and
Machine specializes in cutting large,
coarse pitch spur and helical gears. We
can cut gears from 1.00" to 180.00"
diameter. In addition to spur gears and
helical gears, with the help of our
partners, we can also offer worms, worm
gears, racks, bevel gears, spiral bevel
gears, internal gears and more. We
strive to be your one stop gear
solution. If we can't make the gear for
you, we will help you find someone that
- We do not have
drawings, can you make a gear for us
based on a sample?
- Yes we can. We
have a great staff that can reverse
engineer your samples for you and make
the gear that you need. Even if you
sample is in pieces we can usually
figure it out.
- What materials
do you use to make gears?
- The primary
materials that we make gears from are
alloy steel, iron, stainless steel,
nylon, bronze, micarta and phenolic.
However, we can make gears from just
about any material that you need.
- We need to have
a gear quoted but can't take it out of
production....Can you help?
- Most of the
time we can! We will send a technician
to your facility to take measurements of
the gear while it is still in your
equipment. It is not the ideal
conditions and we prefer to have the
gear at our shop for more accurate
measurements, but we will try our
hardest to get all of the information
that we need at your facility if this is
what is needed.
- We have a
breakdown. The gear we need will take
take 10-12 weeks to get from the OEM. What
can we do?
- Cage Gear and
Machine offers breakdown services. We
will do our best to get a gear for you
as quickly as possible. Many times we
can figure out a solution to keep you up
and running while a new gear is being
made. Just let us know it's a breakdown
when you contact us and we will do
everything we can to get your equipment
back in service! Our incredible staff is
willing to work weekends, overnight and
even holidays to help a customer.
- We have a large
gear with broken teeth and do not have
the budget to replace it. Can you fix
- Yes we can! We
have several methods that we use to
repair gears. We will always look for
the most economical solution to your
gear related troubles.
- The gear OEM is
out of business. We need a replacement
gear and would like manufacturing
drawings for our records.
- We can reverse
engineer your parts and provide
drawings, both printed and digital, for
your records on just about any part you
have. We typically don't provide
drawings when we reverse engineer your
parts that we are manufacturing, unless
you ask, and we do charge a small fee
for the drawings.
- We use metric
gears, can you make those?
- Absolutely! We
have a large inventory of tooling for
cutting metric gears.
- Our staff has
no experience with gears yet we are
having gear related problems. Can you
- Yes we can!
Cage Gear and Machine's goal is to
become your company's gear department.
If you need a gear, or have questions
about gears, we want to be your first
phone call. Our entire staff is
dedicated to helping you wit gear
Do you have any other
questions? Please let us know!