All About Gear Oil and Why It’s Vital For Manual Transmissions In Zumbrota, MN All About Gear Oil and Why It’s Vital For Manual Transmissions In Zumbrota, MN
Automatic transmission fluid is filled with all kinds of additives and stabilizers, but this wealth of ingredients is not necessarily advantageous when it comes to manual gearbox care. While some manual transmissions today can use ATF, most need gear...
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Why We Need Differentials and How They Work | Zumbrota, MN Why We Need Differentials and How They Work | Zumbrota, MN
If you aren’t an engineer, mechanic, or car fanatic, you may not know how differentials work. In fact, the average car owner probably doesn’t know what a differential is, let alone how they work. At Zumbrota Bearing and Gear, we help our custom...
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Employee Spotlight: David Houglum Employee Spotlight: David Houglum
  David Houglum has been rebuilding manual transmissions here at ZBAG since 2010. His specialties are 4500’s for Dodge and General Motors and ZF manual transmissions for Fords, although Dave has recently become the backup builder for Merle, ZB...
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Know Your Gears When It Comes To Manual Transmissions In Zumbrota, MN Know Your Gears When It Comes To Manual Transmissions In Zumbrota, MN
Gears are a marvel of simple technology that forms some of the most complex and ingenious systems in the world of machines. The base of automotive function relies heavily on the reliability of gears in transfer cases, differentials, and transmissions...
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Is There a Difference Between Gear Oil And Automatic Transmission Fluid? | Zumbrota, MN Is There a Difference Between Gear Oil And Automatic Transmission Fluid? | Zumbrota, MN
Transmissions are integral to any car, manual or automatic. Without the proper fluids, your transmission will fail, and without a functioning transmission, your car is basically a huge paperweight! At Zumbrota Bearing and Gear, we offer a complete li...
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Employee Spotlight: Derek Ludington Employee Spotlight: Derek Ludington
Derek Ludington brings a lifetime of experience to his position of rebuilder at ZBAG. Customers benefit from his expertise in producing high quality units, from manual transmissions and transfer cases to front and rear differentials. Derek joined the...
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Employee Spotlight: Galen Neuzil Employee Spotlight: Galen Neuzil
When you call ZBAG looking for a manual transmission, transfer case, differential, or any of the related parts and accessories, there’s a good chance you’ll talk to customer service specialist Galen Neuzil. When Galen started his career with ZBAG...
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Employee Spotlight: Gary Voxland Employee Spotlight: Gary Voxland
If you’ve bought a rebuilt manual transmission or differential from ZBAG, and had it shipped by truck, chances are good that Gary Voxland had something to do with it. As LTL coordinator, Gary oversees the shipping of units that have to be transport...
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ZBAG and the Early Days of Transmissions ZBAG and the Early Days of Transmissions
We work with transmissions every day at ZBAG, and there’s a lot of history behind them. The term transmission goes back to the machines of the industrial revolution, long before motor vehicles, but what we know today as the automatic transmission w...
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Zumbrota Bearing and Gear for Classic Cars Needing Parts Zumbrota Bearing and Gear for Classic Cars Needing Parts
The summer classic car season is upon us! In Minnesota that means some fascinating viewing across the state as restorers bring out their pride and joy for a handful of runs. We can argue all winter about what make or model is a classic, but if someon...
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