Amarillo Gear Company LLC

Amarillo Gear Company LLC

Amarillo Gear Company has been in continual operation in Amarillo, Texas since 1917, and manufacturing the largest range of spiral bevel right angle gear drives in the world since 1934. Our first product line consisted of right angle drives used with vertical turbine pump applications. When combined with a pump and engine, these right angle pump drives are generally used in agricultural irrigation applications. We also manufacture right angle pump drives for use with fire water protection systems, marine liquid barge systems, and other industrial applications.

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2401 Sundown Lane , Amarillo , Texas 79118 USA


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Industry Type:
Water and Wastewater
Market Focus:
Globally (various continents)
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Amarillo Gear Company LLC
Another cornerstone or Amarillo Gear is our product line of right angle fan drives manufactured for use in wet cooling towers, fin-tube heat exchangers and air-cooled condensers. In these applications, a motor is coupled to the input shaft and a fan mounted to the output shaft. These applications span industries from electrical power generation to HVAC. We also manufacture gear drives used on wind machines manufactured by Amarillo Wind Machine , Exeter, California. Wind machines are used for frost prevention in vineyard and orchard operations.

Amarillo Gear right angle drives are offered in a variety of models, ratios, and power ratings. Rated power ranges are from 5hp (3.7 kW) to 3,000 hp (2,237 kW). Amarillo Gear maintains a strict quality program which encompasses each employee. We are ISO 9001:2008 compliant. Every gear drive is manufactured to precise specifications from top quality materials. Permanent records are kept on each gear drive for future referral when quick and accurate replacement parts are required. This added feature of maintaining accurate parts history of each drive increases the value of your Amarillo Gear investment.

Amarillo Gear offers the only complete gear drive testing facility in the industry. By use of our “state-of-the-art” testing laboratory, Amarillo Gear can provide complete noise, temperature and vibration certification. All data is taken under full thrust and power loading up to 500 hp (373 kW).

Amarillo Gear Company is a Marmon Water/Berkshire Hathaway company with its headquarters in Amarillo, Texas USA. Our primary manufacturing plant is located in Amarillo and we have an associated plant in Monterrey, Mexico.

Industry affiliations include membership in the American Gear Manufacturers Association (AGMA), the Cooling Technology Institute (CTI), the National Ground Water Association (NGWA), Factory Mutual (FM) and the American Society of Heating, Refrigeration, Ventilation and Air Conditioning (ASHRAE).

Products Manufactured:
Amarillo Gear Company manufactures the world’s most extensive line of right angle gear drives. Around the globe our customers use our drives for a variety of applications including:

  • cooling tower fans,
  • agricultural pumps,
  • domestic, community and industrial water systems,
  • sewage treatment and water desalination plants,
  • sprinkler systems,
  • bow thrusters for docking ships,
  • fire water protection,
  • flood control,
  • fluid pumping applications in petrochemical plants, pipelines, and offshore drilling rigs,
  • loading and unloading of liquid ship cargos,
  • dry air finned tube heat exchangers,
  • drilling rotary table gears, and
  • rock crusher gears.