What's The Difference Between a Rebuilt and a Remanufactured Transmission? What's The Difference Between a Rebuilt and a Remanufactured Transmission?
If you just look at the words "rebuilt" and “remanufactured," it would seem like you’re considering a difference without a distinction. In many cases these two words are interchangeable, while in some applications they have totally separate mea...
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Everything You Need to Know About Transfer Case Shift Motors Everything You Need to Know About Transfer Case Shift Motors
If you’re like most people who drive a 4-wheel-drive vehicle, you probably don’t think about the transfer case shift motor. At Zumbrota Bearing and Gear though, we are aware of your transfer case shift motor and how it fits in to a 4-wheel-drive ...
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ZBAG's New Shot Blaster Cleans Remanufactured Differentials to Increase Production Speed ZBAG's New Shot Blaster Cleans Remanufactured Differentials to Increase Production Speed
Zumbrota Bearing and Gear has added another unique piece of equipment to the shop that will reduce the backlog in differential rebuilding. A third automated shot blaster was recently delivered and installed in the blaster area. At ZBAG, an integral...
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The Difference Between Open and Locked Differentials The Difference Between Open and Locked Differentials
A vehicle’s differential is a complex mechanism that allows the wheels of the vehicle to rotate at different rates when turning a corner. If you watch a front or rear wheel drive vehicle moving in a circle, you’ll notice the inside wheels make a...
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Common Transfer Case DTCs for GMC Pickups & SUVs Common Transfer Case DTCs for GMC Pickups & SUVs
Having trouble with your 4-wheel drive not operating or your 4-wheel indicator light flashing? If you have a General Motors Pickup with a NV246 or NV263 transfer case, or a General Motors Sport Utility Vehicle with a NV126 or NV226 transfer case, t...
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Employee Spotlight: Loren Kispert Employee Spotlight: Loren Kispert
Meet Loren Kispert, the shop supervisor at Zumbrota Bearing and Gear (ZBAG). Loren was originally hired to rebuild transmissions back in 2002. He now oversees 16 expert builders who produce a wide variety of rebuilt transmissions and other units ever...
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The Manual Transmission Is Alive and Well! The Manual Transmission Is Alive and Well!
Mark Twain once said, “The rumors of my death have been greatly exaggerated.” The same could be said for the manual transmission. Here at Zumbrota Bearing and Gear, we agree with Mark Twain. Rumors of the death of the manual transmission have b...
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2014 ZBAG Christmas Party Recap 2014 ZBAG Christmas Party Recap
ZBAG employees celebrated the Christmas holiday with a party on Jan. 24 and 25. ZBAG president Mark Mangan treated everyone to an overnight stay at the historic St. James Hotel in Red Wing, MN. Nearly forty employees, most accompanied by a guest, wen...
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How Transfer Cases Release the Power of 4-Wheel Drive How Transfer Cases Release the Power of 4-Wheel Drive
When you shift into 4-wheel drive, you want your truck or SUV’s transfer case to make that happen smoothly every time. Whether you’re blasting through a foot of snow, crawling your way out of a muddy work site, or deep in the back country, there...
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How to Choose the Right ZBAG Warranty for Your Purchase How to Choose the Right ZBAG Warranty for Your Purchase
In addition to new and used products, Zumbrota Bearing and Gear also sells remanufactured manual transmissions, transfer cases, and differentials for domestic automobiles and light trucks. Our team consists of expert mechanics with years of drivetr...
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