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How Much Do You Know about JCB?

by Dr McCaslin | Aug 16, 2018 |

JCB

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JCB has been a well-known manufacturer of construction equipment for many years. Like any company, it has some interesting facts in its background. For this Shop Talk Blog post, we’d like to share some of the cool things we found out about JCB during our research -- including how JCB is connected to the Teletubbies ...


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Common Problem on CAT Excavator Hydraulic Motor (Secret Tip Video)

Do you know what the most common problem is for CAT excavator hydraulic motors? That's the topic of this Shop Talk Blog post, where we'll not only talk about the problem but how you can prevent it and save money in the process.

 

Basics of Hydraulic Filters

Hydraulic filters help to remove contaminants from your hydraulic fluid as it flows through the system. Many of these particles are so tiny they aren’t visible to the naked eye. But, that doesn’t mean they can’t wreak havoc on your hydraulic system, as well as your final drive motors. In this Shop Talk Blog post, our focus will be on reviewing the basics of hydraulic filters.


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Are the Gears on My Final Drive Worn Out?

by Dr McCaslin | Aug 07, 2018 |

Final Drive Motor Gears, Final Drive Motors

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You’ve taken the cover plate off your final drive, and now you're looking at the gears in the planetary hub. How do you know when to replace those gears? In this Shop Talk Blog post, that’s precisely what we are going to discuss: signs that your gears are wearing out.

 

6 Types of Hydraulic Fluid Contamination

Contamination is a problem in all types of hydraulic equipment. In this blog post, we are going to look at six different types of hydraulic contamination, including built-in, generated, air, water, chemical, and ingressed particulate. We’ll also discuss where the contamination comes from, what it can do, and how it can be controlled.

 


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6 Sure Ways to Sabotage Your Final Drive

Final drive motors are well-designed pieces of equipment that provide your machine with the ability to move. However, they are relatively easy to sabotage through a little neglect! In this Shop Talk Blog post, we are going to discuss 6 sure ways to sabotage your final drive motor, including things like never checking gear oil levels and not checking case drain filters.


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Facts about the Bobcat 864

by Dr McCaslin | Jul 26, 2018 |

Compact Track Loader, CTL, bobcat, Bobcat 864

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The Bobcat 864 track loader was Bobcat’s first venture into the compact tracked-machine market, and these robust machines are still in use. In this Shop Talk Blog Post, we are going to look at some interesting facts about the Bobcat 864/T200, like when it was first built, what kind of specs it has, and what some of the initial variations on the Bobcat 864 were like.  We'll also throw in a little bit of information about reman final drives for the older model Bobcats such as this.


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Track Tension and Final Drive Motors

What may seem to be a final drive issue can sometimes be a problem with track tension. This is true whether or not you have an excavator, a compact track loader, a multi-terrain loader, a backhoe, or any other tracked machine. In this Shop Talk Blog post, we are going to discuss track tension issues and general guidelines for adjusting track tension.


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Should I Change or Flush My Hydraulic Fluid?

Do you know when you should change your hydraulic fluid? When do experts advise that you flush your hydraulic system?  Get the details in this blog post about whether you should change or flush the hydraulic fluid on your heavy or compact equipment.

 


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Troubleshooting a Final Drive Using Case Drain Flow

One way to troubleshoot a final drive that seems weak is to take a look at the rate of flow from the case drain line. In this Shop Talk Blog post, we are going to review the purpose of a case drain line, look at what case drain flow can tell us about a final drive, and then discuss how to estimate the case drain flow. We'll finish up by looking at how to evaluate the case drain flow to determine if the problem is your final drive.

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