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Bobcat Mini Excavator Final Drive Motor Removal

Do you own or operate a Bobcat mini-excavator? How much do you know about removing the track drive motor?  Well, in this Shop Talk Blog post we are going to review the steps involved in removing the drive motor safely and easily.

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Interesting Places to Find Hydraulic Systems

by Dr McCaslin | Feb 27, 2019 |

Hydraulic Motors, Hydraulics, hydraulic fluid

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When it comes to technical advice, the Shop Talk Blog tries to focus on mobile hydraulic equipment such as skid steers, CTLs, and excavators. We do try to cover some topics that are related to hydraulics but not necessarily directly tied to compact equipment. In this blog post, we are doing just that with some examples of interesting places to find hydraulic systems at work.

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Hydraulic Hoses and Final Drives

by Dr McCaslin | Feb 25, 2019 |

Hydraulics, Hydraulic Lines, hydraulic hoses

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Hydraulic lines, whether they are stiff pipes or flexible hoses, act as a key part of the circulatory system for your hydraulic machines.  Here are some hints and tips for dealing with the hydraulic hoses that connect your final drive to your machine’s hydraulic system.

Motor Graders: What Can They Do?

by Dr McCaslin | Feb 20, 2019 |

Motor Grader, Grader

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Motor graders are used in several different industries, including construction, mining, landscaping, and road maintenance. In this Shop Talk Blog post, we’ll look at some of the many different uses for motor graders!

Revisiting the Topic of Gear Oil

Gear oil is an important piece of the puzzle when it comes to making your final drive motor last. In this Shop Talk Blog post, we are going to talk about gear oil for final drives.

What Do Ferris Wheels and Tracked Machines Have in Common?

You probably have memories of childhood that involve either riding a Ferris wheel or wanting to ride one. They seem almost magical as the massive wheel full of passengers turns slowly, lifting everyone up into the sky for a few moments. You may not be aware of it, but many Ferris wheels and tracked machines have something in common: hydraulic final drive motors.

Short History of Motor Graders

by Dr McCaslin | Feb 06, 2019 |

Motor Grader, Grader

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Graders are a critical piece of equipment in a wide variety of projects. In this Shop Talk Blog post, we are going to discuss the early development of motor graders. We’ll start with the models that were pulled behind a team of oxen or horses and carry through to Caterpillar’s innovations.


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Valve Blocks on Final Drive Hydraulic Motors

Valve blocks, in one form or another, can be found on all hydraulic motors -- including final drive motors and travel motors. In this Shop Talk Blog post, we are going to answer some common questions about valve blocks.


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5 Little Changes That'll Make a Big Difference With Your Final Drive Hydraulic Motors

by Dr McCaslin | Feb 04, 2019 |

Hydraulic Motors, Final Drive Motor Assembly

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We understand how important final drives are to your operation, whether it’s a one-man company with a few specialized machines or a larger company that owns a fleet of construction vehicles. Small or large, we have some advice that will make a significant difference in the life of the final drive hydraulic motors that keep your machines running.

 


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The Basics of Cavitation

The effects of cavitation are usually pretty easy to identify -- it causes a metal surface to have a pitted, crater-like appearance. What happens when cavitation takes place, and how it actually causes damage to normally resistant metals, isn’t quite as well known. In this Shop Talk Blog post, we’ll be talking about what causes cavitation and why it can result in so much damage.


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