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Cold Weather Issues for Heavy Equipment and Its Operators

by Dr McCaslin | Nov 14, 2018 |



There are quite a few health risks for a crew that is working in extremely cold temperatures. We know there can be problems with hypothermia and frostbite, but there are a few issues that may not immediately come to mind. Those are the topic of this Texas Final Drive blog post.

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8 Reasons Why You Shouldn't Ignore Your Hydraulic Motors

Even though it means less money for us, we want to encourage our readers and customers to make sure they take good care of their final drive motors. In this Shop Talk Blog post, our topic deals with the various reasons why you shouldn’t ignore your hydraulic final drive motors.

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Intriguing Facts About BOMAG

by Dr McCaslin | Nov 07, 2018 |



The word BOMAG usually conjures images of bright yellow equipment used for compacting soil and asphalt. However, we’ve managed to uncover some interesting facts about the company -- like what the name is an acronym for. In this Shop Talk Blog post, we’d like to talk about the BOMAG company.


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Bobcat T190 Final Drives: Tips for Making them Last

by Dr McCaslin | Nov 05, 2018 |

Bobcat Equipment, bobcat final drive, Bobcat T190


The Bobcat T190 is a discontinued but still widely used compact track loader (CTL). The final drive that fits the T190 also fits the T140 and T180 models. We get many of these final drives in either as cores for reman or drives for repair. We know that final drive repairs and replacements aren’t cheap. That’s why we’ve got three simple tips for making your Bobcat T190 final drives last as long as possible.


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What You Need to Know About Wheeled Excavators

by Dr McCaslin | Oct 31, 2018 |

Excavators, Wheeled Excavators


Wheeled excavators are still relatively new to the US market, although they have enjoyed popularity for a long time in Asian and European markets. In this Shop Talk blog post, we are going to talk about what you need to know about wheeled excavators and what they can do.

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#1 Cause of Final Drive Failure

Do you know what the number one cause of final drive failure is? It might not be what you think! In this Shop Talk Blog post, we’ll explore this topic and discuss how to keep it from happening to your final drive motors!

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Skid Steers and Zombies

by Dr McCaslin | Oct 24, 2018 |

SSL, Skid-Steer Loaders, Skid Steers, Skid Loaders


With Halloween approaching, one thing is on all our minds: zombies! If you want to be ready for the inevitable zombie apocalypse, then you might want to look into some attachments for your skid steer loader. In this Shop Talk Blog post, we are going to talk about how to get your skid steer loader zombie ready!

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Abrasive Contamination and Final Drive Motors

by Dr McCaslin | Oct 23, 2018 |

Hydraulic Contamination


We see quite a few final drive hydraulic motors that have been severely damaged by abrasive contamination on the hydraulic side. In this Shop Talk Blog post, we discuss what abrasive contamination is, where it comes from, what it does to your final drive, and how it can be minimized.

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5 Myths About Skid Steers

by Dr McCaslin | Oct 17, 2018 |

SSL, Skid-Steer Loaders, Skid Loaders, Skid Steers


Skid steer loaders are awesome machines -- they’re maneuverable, their compact, and they can perform all kinds of tasks. However, they’ve been around long enough to be the victim of myths and misinformation. In this Shop Talk Blog post, we are going to dispel five myths about the skid steer loader.

Signs of Bearing Failure in a Final Drive

by Dr McCaslin | Oct 16, 2018 |

bearings, Final Drive Failure


A bad bearing can wipe out a final drive fast … but how can you tell if a bearing is going bad? Here are four things to look for that can indicate you have issues with your bearings. If your final drive is exhibiting any of these symptoms, you need to have it checked out right away.

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