Cotta Transmission is located in a 63,000 square-foot facility in Beloit, Wisconsin, home to our recently-upgraded testing lab.  For more than a century, Cotta has been the premier, trusted and leading manufacturer of top-quality, precision-engineered transmission products for a wide range of specialized mobile and stationary applications, such as vocational trucks, defense, off-highway, aerospace, heavy industry, well-drilling, mining, marine and more.  Cotta designs and engineers in accordance with the American Gear Manufacturer’s Association to ensure the highest quality – which is monitored systematically, and comprehensively focused on starting at the source to support our “zero defect” policy.

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You have access to the best in transmission technology expertise when Cotta is your chosen source. Our engineers are a true extension of our company.  Having experience working with hundreds of companies and thousands of gearbox designs, our team of engineers will listen to your needs and share ideas, fulfilling your requirements to the best of our capabilities.  Cotta is ISO 9001:2014 Certified as well, ensuring the highest quality practices in our product design and engineering, our test and measurement equipment, and other internal throughput processes.  Whether you need a standard, modified-standard, or a completely new design, Cotta is ready to get to work.

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Cotta has 2000+ existing product designs available, plus our experienced engineers and craftsmen can take virtually any new transmission application from concept to delivery at our Beloit, Wisconsin production facility. Our engineers and designers work with customers to develop solutions and then delivery drawings in virtually any CAD format to drop into the customer’s own design.

These are just some of the reasons why Cotta has been in business for over a century.

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Whether you’re looking for a gearbox power ratio upgrade, a total parts refresh, a recommission on equipment, an onsite consultation, or to set up a service plan that fits your needs, you can count on Cotta to find the optimal solution. Our Genuine Cotta Repair & Rebuild Service process begins with a thorough inspection, cleaning, and complete evaluation. After diagnosis, our Genuine Cotta Parts are then used as replacements during our reassembly.  Your finished transmission is then carefully tested to the same standards as new manufacturing specifications, and it is fully supported by our factory warranty.

Cotta maintains an extensive inventory of standard service parts, and any non-stock parts are made to order in Cotta’s factory located in Beloit, WI.  Expediting processing services are offered as well, which reduces your lead time by “hand carrying” your order through the necessary steps.

Customers working with Cotta have access to the best in transmission technology expertise.  Our engineers are a true extension of your company.  Having experience of working with hundreds of companies and thousands of gearbox designs, our team of engineers will listen to your needs and share ideas, fulfilling your requirements to the best of our capabilities.  We are ISO 9001:2015 Certified as well, ensuring the highest quality practices in our product design and engineering, our test and measurement equipment, and other internal throughput processes. Whether you need a standard, modified-standard, or a completely new design, Cotta is ready to get to work.

Contact Cotta to discuss your gearbox needs by calling 608-368-5600 or emailing sales@cotta.com. To make the process easier, you may also complete the fields in our Application Design Data Interactive Form with as much information as you have available.  Click on link below:

APPLICATION DESIGN DATA INTERACTIVE FORM

Cotta manufactures these two-speed rail axles that will be used for rail maintenance vehicles.  Operations were made available to the customer to supply the axles with wheels and bearings installed. In addition to performing first-piece inspection on every machining sequence to support a zero-defect policy, after assembly, Cotta tests every transmission product that is shipped from our plant.  In the video, a rail axle is shown running in one of our testing labs.

See Specifications of the Axle Assembly Below:

  • Ratio:  6.00 to 1 Reduction
  • Max Input Power;  260 HP Each
  • Max Torque:  455 Ft-Lbs Each
  • Max Speed:  3000 RPM
  • Approximate Weight:  1300 Lbs
  • Approximate Oil Capacity:  3 Gallons

 

 

As we head into Labor Day weekend, Cotta Transmission would like to thank our entire team for all of their hard work and continued commitment in providing the highest quality products to our customers.  Cotta has been a leader and driving force in transmission gearboxes for over a century.  Not only are we grateful to our staff, but would also like to express our gratitude to all those who have served, and continue to serve, to defend our nation and our freedom.  The privileges that we are given as Americans are because of the sacrifices that those serving our country, along with their families, make every single day.  Thank you!

Cotta has some more Top Head Drive gearboxes going through assembly. The units will be used in a rotary drill application that drills big holes in large quarries, petroleum extraction, open pit mines, etc.  The gearboxes are built to be reliable, and to operate in extremely harsh environments.  See specifications below:

  • Ratio:  16.04 to 1
  • Max Input Speed:  1800 RPM
  • Max Output Torque:  12000 ft lb
  • Max Thrust Load: 80000 Either Direction
  • Approximate Weight:  1600 lbs (726 kg)

Cotta’s complete product line supports a wide variety of industries and applications, where demanding performance is required under the most extreme working conditions and challenging environments. Where no excuses are allowed, it’s just time to get the job done.

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