Hydro-Gear has built strong and lasting relationships with our employees and our customers. We seek out challenges, push boundaries, and creatively solve problems. Headquartered in Sullivan, IL, Hydro-Gear is a world leader in the design and manufacture of precision drive solutions for the industrial, commercial, and consumer markets. With multiple manufacturing sites and global operations, Hydro-Gear’s goal is to ensure our products and services meet our customers` rigorous requirements and exceed their expectations.
Hydro-Gear's extensive line of high-performing and efficient systems include:
- Hydrostatic Transmissions and Transaxles
- Gear Reduction Drives
- Variable Displacement Piston Pumps and Wheel Motors
- Electric Drive Systems
- Infinitely Variable Transmissions
In the 1980's, Danfoss (formerly Sauer-Danfoss) in Ames, IA, produced a hydraulic transmission that was paired with an axle assembly at the OEM.
Agri-Fab in Sullivan, IL, produced an axle assembly that was paired with a transmission at the OEM.
Hydro-Gear was founded in 1991 as a joint venture. The initial goal was assembling the transmission and axle combination prior to supplying the OEM. What has resulted is a passion for innovation, new product integration, and growth at our customers.
Today, Hydro-Gear is a world leader in the design and production of precision drive solutions, serving multiple industries and exporting product worldwide.