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Founded in 1995 by Bruce Kaye.

Owned and Operated by Sharon L. Kaye


Bruce had more than just a passion for building and designing. He would create tools himself for his shop, as well as re-power dump trucks for his trucking business with big block engines. This is where Bruce really began tinkering with gears, his real knack.


Bruce took what he learned from re-gearing heavy duty trucks and started applying it to airboats, which at the time didn't have many gear reduction options on the market. The K-Way was his first production gearbox and many are still in service today, however Stinger Drives Inc. does not service or repair them.


Bruce's daughter Sharon Kaye started with Stinger in 2001 and has been building them ever since. From 2001 to just before Bruce's untimely death in 2008 they worked together to refine Stinger gearboxes to the reliable, nearly bulletproof gearbox that Stinger still produces today. 


Worldwide over 8000 units sold and millions of hours logged, all that we have learned over the years is packed into your new gearbox today. It's not just a business for us; it's a way of life.