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The Official Blog for Texas Final Drive

How to Do a Planetary Flush

Restoring Water-Damaged Compact Equipment

Gear Damage in a Final Drive

Guide to Final Drive Cores

How Bearing Lubrication Can Go Wrong

Water Contamination: Ingression, Removal, and Prevention

Rebuilding a Track Drive

Entrained Air: Basic Facts You Need to Know

Foaming Hydraulic Fluid: What You Need to Know

Types of Air Contamination in Hydraulics

Maintaining a Bobcat Final Drive

Finding the Right Final Drive for Your Skid Steer or Compact Track Loader

Rexroth Final Drive Motors for Construction Equipment

3 Causes of Final Drive Face Seal Failure

Comer Final Drives: What You Need to Know

Bonfiglioi and Final Drives

How Lubrication Extends the Life of Your Final Drive Motors

Why Your Final Drive Bearings Keep Failing

A Quick History of Doosan Infracore

Wear and Your Final Drive Motor

Five Sources for Construction and Equipment News

Why Surface Condition Can Be Important for Final Drive Parts

Damaged Final Drives: Radial Piston Motors

Damaged Final Drives: Brakes

Final Drive Maintenance: A Little Goes a Long Way

Development of the First Gradall Machine

Final Drives: Why Not Just Buy Used?

Final Drive Maintenance: Gear Oil

Glossary of Basic Symbols Found in Hydraulic Circuits

Do You Know These Facts About Timbco and TimberPro?

4 Horrifying Final Drive Failures

Kioti Enters the SSL and CTL Market

How to Tell When a Planetary Gear System Needs to be Replaced

3 Tips for Troubleshooting Hydraulic Problems on Compact Equipment

JCB 190T Final Drive Rebuild

Compact Equipment in the US Military

Zombies and Remote-Controlled CTLs and SSLs

Does a Hydraulic Pump Create Pressure?

What You Need to Know About Pressure Control Valves

Hydraulic Motors and the Cotton Industry

Basics of Hydraulics, Part 1: Introduction to Pressure

5 Signs of a Good Place to Send Your Final Drive

Benefits of Hydraulic Fluid Analysis for Equipment Fleets of All Sizes

Hydraulic Contamination Failure Categories: What You Need to Know [Infographic]

CNC Machining Final Drive Motor Parts [VIDEO]

Commonly Asked Questions About Hydraulic Fluid Analysis

Troubleshooting 5 Common Final Drive Issues

4 Key Signs of Impending Pump Failure

The Hydraulic Pump Rebuild Process

COVID-19 Update from Management

Final Drives and Tigers

Why You Should be Concerned about Hydraulic Contamination

Nachi Wheel Motors

Bobcat Final Drive Basics

Tragic Skid Steer Accident Involves Little Boy

Are Final Drives, Hydraulic Motors, and Track Motors all the Same?

Final Drive Maintenance for the New Year

Santa's Compact Excavator Fleet

So Many SSLs in Texas!

Of Turkeys and Bobcats

Winterizing Construction Equipment

Quick Look: Kobelco SK150LC-3

Results of Hydraulic Contamination

Compact Excavators and the Zombie Apocalypse

World's Biggest Hydraulic Shovel?

Bobcat Final Drive Failures and Case Drain Filters

Final Drive Solutions for Older Machines

Taking Care of the Track Drives on Your Excavator

Australia, Cocaine, and Excavators

Advancements in Hydraulic Motor Design: Clearances

Man Killed in Bobcat Skid Steer Loader Accident

Common Questions About Eaton JMV Track Drive Motors

Danger of a Dry Starting a Hydraulic Motor

Built Robotics: Are Robots Going to Replace Operators?

5 Final Drive Maintenance Tips

World's Fastest ... Tractor?

Worst Final Drive Motor Fails: Radial Piston Hydraulic Motor

Worst Final Drive Motor Fails: Internal Explosion Edition

Interesting Facts about Hydraulic Fluid

The Most Pervasive Problems in Final Drive Motor Maintenance

When To Change Your Hydraulic Fluid

Hints and Tips for Buying a Replacement Final Drive Motor

Dynapac: Fast Facts

Signs That Your CTL Track Drive Needs Attention

What You Need to Know About Swash Plates in Final Drive Motors

Hydraulic Motors and Productivity

That’s Not What a Skid Steer Loader is For!

Hydraulic Pump Failure

Hydraulic Motor Drive Shafts

Compact Wheel Loaders - 4 Questions Answered

Bolts, Torque, and Final Drives

Load Sensing Final Drive Motors

The Facts about Large Skid Steer Loaders

Drive Sprockets and Track Drives

Duo Cone Face Seal Failure

Off-Planet Mining Equipment

Hard to Find Final Drives

Bobcat Mini Excavator Final Drive Motor Removal

Interesting Places to Find Hydraulic Systems

Hydraulic Hoses and Final Drives

Motor Graders: What Can They Do?

Revisiting the Topic of Gear Oil

What Do Ferris Wheels and Tracked Machines Have in Common?

Short History of Motor Graders

Valve Blocks on Final Drive Hydraulic Motors

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

The Basics of Cavitation

6 Things about Hydraulic Motors You May Not Have Known

Early Development of Continuous Tracks

Maintaining Hydraulic Motors on Drilling Equipment

The Truly Monstrous BelAZ 75710

How Does an Axial Piston Final Drive Motor Work

The Many Applications of Excavators

Grease vs Oil, Or Why You Don't Put Grease in Your Final Drive Motor

Basic Types of Hydraulic Fluid for Heavy and Compact Equipment

2019 New Year's Resolution: Take Care of Your Final Drive Motors

Hydraulic Motor Cam Ring Wear

If Santa Had a Skid Steer ...

High Points in the History of Construction Machinery

Torque, Traction, and Horsepower in Hydraulic Motors

Best Final Drive Motor Videos on YouTube

When Professionals Run Into Problems With Final Drives This Is What They Do

3 Common Misconceptions About Excavators

The Ultimate Glossary of Terms About Hydraulic Motors

Meet Hans and Franz, NASA's Monster Crawlers

Facts You Need to Know about Bearings and Final Drive Motors

Ingersoll Rand and Construction Equipment

Scoring in Final Drive Hydraulic Motors

Cold Weather Issues for Heavy Equipment and Its Operators

8 Reasons Why You Shouldn't Ignore Your Hydraulic Motors

Intriguing Facts About BOMAG

Bobcat T190 Final Drives: Tips for Making them Last

What You Need to Know About Wheeled Excavators

#1 Cause of Final Drive Failure

Skid Steers and Zombies

Abrasive Contamination and Final Drive Motors

5 Myths About Skid Steers

Signs of Bearing Failure in a Final Drive

What Causes Hydraulic Fluid to Overheat

5 Tips for Reassembling a Final Drive

Preventing Hydraulic Contamination

Loctite and Final Drive Motors

Update on the Built Robotics Self-Driving CTL

Typical Seals You'll Find in a Final Drive

What Is Hydraulic Fluid?

Are Aftermarket Final Drives a Good Investment?

Hydraulic Fluid: Just the Facts

Swivel Joint Issues and Travel Motor Symptoms

The LeTourneau L-2350 Monster Loader

Planetary Gears and Final Drive Motors

Basics of Grease

Your Worst Nightmare About Final Drive Hydraulic Motors Come to Life

20 Excavator Terms You Should Know

Why Final Drive Bearings Fail

How Much Do You Know about JCB?

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

Basics of Hydraulic Filters

Are the Gears on My Final Drive Worn Out?

6 Types of Hydraulic Fluid Contamination

6 Sure Ways to Sabotage Your Final Drive

Facts about the Bobcat 864

Track Tension and Final Drive Motors

Should I Change or Flush My Hydraulic Fluid?

Troubleshooting a Final Drive Using Case Drain Flow

Radial Lift versus Vertical Lift SSLs and CTLs

How Undercarriage Condition Can Impact Travel Motors

Gleaner Combines

Final Drive Motor Bearings

Demystifying Skid Steer Loader Categories

Tips for Identifying Your Bobcat Final Drive Motor

Meet the Three Biggest Tractors

Final Drive Lubrication and Contamination

6 Lessons About Final Drives That You Can Learn From Superheroes, Part Two

Common Bobcat Final Drive Motor Issues

6 Lessons About Final Drives That You Can Learn From Superheroes, Part One

Roads, Heavy Equipment, and Lava

Types of Bearings in a Final Drive

Unusual Excavator Accidents from OSHA Case Reports

Inspecting Final Drive Bearings

William Otis: Grandfather of the Hydraulic Excavator

Cleaning Final Drive Bearings

Skid Steer Safety and Lift Arm Supports

Types of Hydraulic Contamination That Affect Final Drives

Hydraulic Contamination Issues in Newer Machines

Shipping a Final Drive Core

5 Signs Your Skid Steer Hydraulic Motors Need Service

7 Reasons Why You Should Keep Your Machines Clean

A Dangerous Misconception about Hydraulic Motor Installation

John Deere 35C and 35D Mini-Excavators

Is Your Final Drive Weak, or Stuck in High Speed Mode?

Final Drive Cores

Maintenance for Bobcat E32 and E35 Final Drive Motors

Common Hydraulic Fluid Issues

Bobcat 337 Final Drive Failures

Kubota KX121 Final Drive Cover Plate Removal

11 Useful Stats About Skid Steer Loaders

Bobcat 325 Rotator Group Damage

4 Indications That a Hydraulic Final Drive Motor Needs Service

Kubota Final Drives and Stripped Drive Shafts

Interesting Facts About the Backhoe Loader

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