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  • General Transmissions unveils electric drives for battery-powered lawn mowers

    Aug 30, 2017

    By Outdoor Power Equipment Until now, battery-powered walk-behind mowers stood their ground against their gas-powered counterparts in all but one critical way: they lacked full freedom of movement on the go. General Transmissions (GT) has corrected that oversight with its new line of Element V Electric variable-speed drives. Electric walk-behinds equipped with these new drives — available in 2 types, the ME 312 and power equipment market forward with innovative and consumer-friendly technology, go online to Link to article: ... Read More

  • General Transmissions is looking for your feedback!

    Jun 5, 2017

    Tell us what you think and receive a free gift card If you own a Red Craftsman, Ariens, Husqvarna or Poulan Pro Lawn Tractor with a General Transmissions GT RS800 continuously variable transmission, we want to hear about your experience. All responses will be kept confidential.  Simply email us at now through August 31, 2017.  As a thank you for your time, you’ll receive design and produce drive solutions that make outdoor power equipment more productive for users like yourself. ... Read More

  • Hard Case: Composite-Based Transmission Case

    Apr 11, 2017

    Hard Case: Composite-Based Transmission Case Delivers Hard-to-Beat Performance in Lawn Tractors, Snow Throwers. Every fan of the sport of boxing knows what it means to say someone has a “glass jaw.” It’s a negative term, used to describe a boxer who goes down easily in a match, usually due to a hard punch to the jaw. Hardier fighters often get labeled as “iron-jawed” by the warranty, not to mention local firearms ordinances,) Plastic really is fantastic, Larry and his leisure suits aside! ... Read More

  • Named in Top “Seven Best Riding Mowers Under $1500 for 2017” on

    Feb 28, 2017

    General Transmissions is in four of the seven best picks. Follow link to read blog. Used in tractors 3, 4, 5 and 7 in the article.

  • New Electric Drives Spark Variable-Speed Control Upgrades

    Dec 2, 2016

    New Electric Drives Spark Variable-Speed Control Upgrades In Battery-Powered Consumer Lawnmower Models For 2017 General Transmissions introduces the first variable-speed drives for battery-driven, consumer-grade walk-behind lawnmowers. The new drives, due to be introduced by several major-brand lawnmower makers in 2017 models, give users full, on-the-go control over the ground speed of duly-equipped self-propelled mowers. The Element V Electric drives, as General Transmissions labels them, enable bring a new level of operating performance and user-delight to the battery-powered lawnmower market,” says Barendrecht. ... Read More

  • General Transmissions launches first-ever variable-speed drives for electric walk-behind mowers

    Nov 21, 2016

    General Transmissions launches first-ever variable-speed drives for electric walk-behind mowers at GIE+EXPO 2016 General Transmissions introduced the first variable-speed drives for battery-driven, consumer-grade walk-behind lawn mowers at GIE+EXPO 2016. The new drives enable electric mower makers to offer automatic speed adjustment controls on self-propelled machines, so users can mow at their own pace. General Transmissions unveiled two new models of the drives at the to bring a high level of operating performance and user delight to the battery-powered lawnmower market. ... Read More

  • North American Distributor Network

    Jul 8, 2016

    General Transmissions Announces North American Parts Distribution Network To Support Dealer Service Operations For Continuously Variable Transmissions The market for continuously variable transmissions (CVTs) for lawn tractors and snow blowers continues to grow, creating a new opportunity for dealers to provide aftermarket services for CVT maintenance and repair. And General Transmissions, the leading maker of CVTs for lawn tractors and snow blowers, has just that for you,’” he says. “Why let that customer take his or her business somewhere else?”   ... Read More

  • Exceptional Lawnmowers: Taking Care of Your Turf   Walk-Behinds • Lawn Tractors • ZTRs • Manuals

    Mar 29, 2016

    Today’s battery-powered lawnmowers deliver more power than their predecessors do. Meanwhile, more lawn tractors have a continuously variable transmission (CVT), but consumers might find some easier to operate than others. By Patrick White, Consumers Digest Article Published: March 2016 Improvements that have been put forth by lawnmower manufacturers recently focus on cutting the time that it takes to mow and on making it easier to care buying a robotic lawnmower, particularly if the standards bring more competition—and, consequently, lower prices—to the market.   ... Read More

  • General Transmissions’ New US-Based All-Purpose Operations

    Oct 28, 2015

    General Transmissions, the world’s leading manufacturer of transmissions for lawn tractors, lawn mowers and snow blowers, looks to continue to grow its share of the North American market with the launch of its first U.S-based parts, service and executive office center in Houston. The Houston facility will provide parts and technical support to an independent network of lawn care equipment dealers that General Transmissions that it supplies to manufacturers of riding lawn mowers. To read the entire story, please visit:  ... Read More

  • Blown Away: The Inside Scoop On Snow Blower Transmissions

    Jan 20, 2015

    As you might guess, we at General Transmissions are more than a little enthusiastic about transmissions. We love talking about transmissions, and sharing our knowledge about them. To that end, we’ve produced a new white paper comparing two different types of snow blower transmissions: the continuously variable transmission (CVT) and the friction disk transmission. To get the free report, click on the link below hope you’ll enjoy learning more about what we consider to be an endlessly interesting subject, transmissions. ... Read More

  • RM 140 - New light on robot drive technology!

    Nov 6, 2014

      Robots are becoming more and more common in many aspect of day-to-day life, including lawn care. Typically, robot mowers use drive 2 motors and “steering” is done by stopping or slowing down one of the motors. General Transmissions have taken a different look on this and has developed the RM 140: a unique robot drive system that only needs 1 drive motor integrated in ensures both propulsion and steering. Check out how it works on: Progress doesn’t just happen. It’s driven ... Read More

  • Ready to Learn More About Continuously Variable Transmissions? Let’s Roll!

    Jul 3, 2014

    When it comes to transmissions in the outdoor power equipment market, the choices available are more numerous than many people think. There are four basic types of transmissions used to deliver power to the ground, as the saying goes. Of the four types, the continuously variable transmission (CVT) is perhaps the least well known -- and yet, CVTs are quickly capturing more and more of the link on this page. Just click, download the PDF to open it – and enjoy!   ... Read More

  • General Transmissions receives John Deere supplier innovation award

    Jun 24, 2013

    General Transmissions, based in Les Herbiers, France, has been selected as a recipient of a John Deere supplier innovation award for 2012. The award is presented to a select group of suppliers who have demonstrated innovations in a product or service they supply to John Deere. Award selections are based on four criteria – creativity, feasibility, collaboration and bottom line impact. John Deere introduced the recently, in riding mowers. In addition, they have introduced a new-concept transmission to the snow thrower industry. ... Read More