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​Cresson Ridge Diesel Garage, Inc. – Your One Stop Gear Shop

By Steve Pollock

August, 2017

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CRESSON, PA… In the mid 1950s, after serving in the United States Marine Corp in World War II, John (Jack) Nagle established Buckhorn Truck Salvage near Altoona, Pennsylvania. A few years later John purchased property near Cresson, Pennsylvania and built a full service diesel repair facility with salvage parts. In 1965 the company was incorporated as Cresson Ridge Diesel Garage. As diesel trucks began to evolve, John realized that there was a niche market for providing driveline components. Cresson Ridge Diesel Garage gradually transitioned from used salvage truck parts to new and remanufactured driveline components.

Now owned and operated by the second and third generations of the Nagle family: Mike Sr., John, Jr., Mike Jr., Stevie and Michele, the company continues to grow and change with the times. Cresson Ridge Diesel Garage now has a 12,600 square foot warehouse to store new and remanufactured transmissions and differentials, a 15,000 square foot parts and service facility and a 12,000 square foot machine shop. Their machine shop offers one-day service on most repairs and manufacturing. They also resurface flywheels, make transmission and differential case repairs and have state-of-the-art spray welding services.

Cresson Ridge Diesel Garage carries a complete line of differential and manual transmission parts, from old style to late model. They stock parts for Meritor, Rockwell, Eaton, Spicer, Dana, Fuller, as well as Mack, International, GM and Ford. There are hundreds of bearing kits and gear sets for many applications in a variety of gear ratios. Cresson Ridge Diesel Garage also carries the area’s largest selection of driveline yokes, end yokes, U-Joints and driveshafts. The company is also a factory authorized Eaton-Fuller clutch distributor.

Whether you drive it in, tow it in or bring just the transmission or differential in - the experienced technicians at Cresson Ridge Diesel Garage will be able to get you going as quickly as possible. In-house service is available to install clutches, transmissions, differentials and driveshafts. Over 600 transmissions and differentials are available, both new and remanufactured.

Cresson Ridge Diesel Garage is located ¼ mile south of the Summit exit off Rt. 22 at 8267 Admiral Peary Highway, Cresson, PA. They are open Monday-Friday 7 am-5 pm and Saturday 7 am-noon. Phone 800-458-3408 for more information. A $100 coupon off a transmission is available in this edition of Movin’ Out.


Cresson Ridge Diesel Garage

Left to right: Roger, Mike, Mike, Jr., Mike, Sr., Stevie and Michele.

Over 600 transmissions and differentials for all models are in stock at Cresson Ridge Diesel Garage.