Industrial Gearboxes

Industrial gearboxes from Hytec South Africa include winch drives, planetary gearboxes, swing gears and gearboxes for wind turbines, all manufactured by the drive and control specialists Bosch Rexroth and ZF. Our industrial gearboxes are distributed and supported in Africa by Bosch Rexroth Africa.

Winch Gearbox

Precisely and efficiently lift or lower loads with our ZF winch gearbox GPT-W in a wide range of applications.


Swing Gears

Designed for pitch and yaw adjustment, MOBILEX swing gears cater for highly specialised applications in various industries.


Winch Drives

Built to function as a drive component for winches, these drives provide reliable operation in the most arduous applications.


Gearboxes For Wind Turbines

Hydraulic gearboxes designed for wind turbines feature trouble free mechanics, resulting in a higher energy yield and more uptime.


Planetary Gearbox

Efficiently reduce motor speed and increase torque or increase motor speed and decrease torque with our wide range of Planetary Gearboxes.


Swing Gearbox

Swing gearboxes are used when precise positioning is needed for mobile & industrial applications like excavators & cranes, and offshore equipment.


Industrial gearboxes driving industry efficiency


Bosch Rexroth and ZF industrial gearboxes are used in various industries in high-load cranes and wind turbines. Using case-hardened, tempered steel these industrial gearboxes are designed and manufactured to provide precise, reliable operation in some of the most arduous applications in the toughest operating environment.

Our industrial gearboxes combine precise operation with a compact design, smooth and quiet operating characteristics, and low maintenance that can be carried out quickly and easily, with easy fluid changes.

By designing industry-leading industrial gearboxes, Bosch Rexroth and ZF have played a central role in advancing the rise of wind power across the world. They continue to deliver new innovations in industrial gearbox technology to market, enabling more efficient, environmentally friendly systems for a greener future.


Choose the industry leaders in industrial gearboxes for your machinery!

Industrial Gearboxes

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Winch drives: a closer look at an industry favourite


Used in all kinds of winches, including mobile and crawler cranes, railroad cranes, shipboard, dockside and container cranes, Bosch Rexroth winch drives are the ideal drive components for the most arduous applications and tough operating conditions.

With their compact design, it’s possible to mount these industrial gearboxes inside the cable drum for maximum space efficiency, and are simple to install with easy maintenance.

These industrial gearboxes are manufactured with case-hardened gearwheels and quenched, tempered and surface hardened ring gears, providing outstanding load-carrying ability, operational safety and quiet, smooth running characteristics.

  • Planet wheel carried in full-complement bearings
  • Robust bearing systems absorb forces of cable pull
  • Integrated multi-disk holding brake
  • Easy maintenance & oil replacements

Swing drives: high precision, high energy generation


Our industrial gearboxes ensure the nacelles of wind turbines are always turned in the prevailing wind direction to ensure optimum loads on the turbine components in addition to maximum energy generation.

These industrial gearboxes are equipped with 4 planetary gear stages to provide a high gear ratio. Depending on the overall size of the turbine, multiple yaw gearboxes can be used to provide higher torque as required.

Industrial gearboxes are critical for wind turbine efficiency, as the pitch of the rotor blades needs to be adjusted according to the force of the wind. Ultra-compact for maximum performance, Bosch Rexroth pitch industrial gearboxes sit at the root of each rotor blade, turning them into the optimum position for a high-efficiency energy system.

As is standard in all Bosch Rexroth and ZF components, high-quality materials combine with highly precise machining and designs by state-of-the-art machine tools to guarantee the optimum quality of industrial gearboxes.

The teeth of the planetary industrial gearboxes are case-hardened and ground, ensuring a precise, high-quality mesh over a long lifetime. They are splash lubricated to ensure a constant optimum oil supply for meshes and bearings.

  • Compact 3- or 4-stage planetary design
  • Anti-friction engineered bearings provide optimum, reliable absorption of the rotor blade forces
  • Quiet operation
  • Easy oil replacement


Hytec South Africa on your doorstep

As part of Bosch Rexroth Africa’s network of 35 strategically located branches and 8 specialist business units across Africa, Hytec SA is well placed to drive down lead times for orders, maximise business uptime, and respond quickly to our customers’ requirements. It means the world’s leading industrial gearboxes are on your doorstep! Find your nearest branch here.

Hytec South Africa continues to expand its footprint as Africa’s hydraulic specialist by offering on-site services. Our comprehensive services are now available on your site, saving you money and ensuring that your plant functions optimally. Our team of experts is available to install, repair, maintain and modernise your equipment on your site. We are closer than you think, put us to the test.


Our Industrial Gearbox brands

ZF Gearboxes are engineered for use in demanding applications, including mining, marine and offshore, industry and ropeways. The extensive product range is backed by 125 years of engineering expertise.

Hytec SA is the official distributor of ZF gearboxes across Africa. It also offers complete services, including maintenance, fault diagnosis and the supply of original spare parts.

Browse our range of ZF industrial gearboxes.



Bosch Rexroth SA

Bosch Rexroth Africa

Bosch Rexroth Africa is a key technology partner for machines and plants in over 80 countries, with a comprehensive cross-technology portfolio digital services and comprehensive service.

The company offers its customers hydraulics, electric drive and control technology, gear technology and linear motion and assembly technology, including software and interfaces to the Internet of Things, for machines and systems of any size.


Hydraulic Services


Whatever your target positions and movement parameters, we’ll work with you in optimising your process flow.


Our installation teams will install and commission your assembly system quickly, reliably and conveniently.

Custom Designs

Utilising the latest in CAD design, paired with our 50+ years' experience, we can tailor a hydraulic design to your application

We inspect, test and service according to OEM specification in SABS ISO 9001-certified facilities.

Frequently asked questions:

What is an industrial gearbox?
This is an embedded or enclosed system that transmits mechanical energy to an output device (e.g. a motor that controls speed). Gearboxes are used in a range of different devices and applications.
How many types of industrial gearboxes are there?
There are 6 main types of industrial gearboxes: Helical; Coaxial; Bevel Helical; Skew Bevel Helical; Worm reduction; and, Planetary.
What is the use of industrial gearboxes?
Gearboxes are used in a variety of devices, for a broad range of purposes. These machines can slow the rate of rotation to increase torque and speed.


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