A gear motor is primarily used to reduce the speed in a series of gears, which will help to create more torque. Generally, the longer the train of reduction gears, the lower the output it will produce in both AC or DC motors. Gear motors are most commonly used in commercial equipment which will be tasked with exerting a large amount of force in order to move a very heavy object, like commercial jacks or cranes. Essex Brownell offers high quality fractional horsepower gear motors and features products from Leeson, among others. We have 11 distribution centers in the United States as well as one in each of Canada and Mexico to ensure prompt delivery.