Founded in 1932, DURST originally specialized in custom gear drives for agricultural and irrigation equipment. Among other innovations, DURST was the first to develop an electrically driven wheel drive for centre pivot irrigation systems. In 1967, Regal Beloit Corporation acquired DURST and expanded DURST’S product offering through new product development and acquisition of complementary product lines.
Today, DURST has one of the most comprehensive mechanical power transmission product offerings for off-highway, agriculture and material handling equipment available in North America.
Our industrial products are used in a variety of unique applications, such as transfer cases for telescopic all-terrain forklift vehicles and cement mixers.
Our off-highway units are used in hydraulic pump drives for cranes, pavers, and trenchers. We also are recognized for our transmissions in agricultural harvesters, wheel drives in irrigators, and gear drives in forestry equipment.
Most recently, we have added Power Generation to the mix – expanding our capabilities to include turning gears and related parts.
Brands you may be familiar with, now under the DURST name, are Rockwell International, Noster Industries, Terrell Gear Drives, Federal Gear Products, Velvet Drive, Illinois Gear and Patterson Gear Products. Custom applications are also available.
Pump Drives | Transfer Cases | Bevel Drives | Worm Drives | Mechanical Transmissions | Power Generation | Custom Designs