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The Official Blog for Texas Final Drive

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

What Are My Options For Replacing My Final Drive?

How Do I Fix My Final Drive?

4 Quick Tips for Extending the Life of Your Final Drive

What's Wrong With My Final Drive Motor?

4 Question Answered about Compact Track Loaders

Guidelines to Final Drive Maintenance

Bobcat T190 Drive Shaft Bushings

5 Questions You Should Ask About a Final Drive Before Buying It

Real Life Bearing Failure

Skid Steer Loaders and Mining

6 Cost-Saving Ways to Manage Fleet Maintenance

Impact of Working Conditions on Your CTL / MTL Undercarriage

Causes of Hydraulic Hose Failure on Heavy Equipment

Formulas for Hydraulic Motors

CTLs, SSLs, and Compact Utility Tractors: Which is Best?

Maintenance Issues Faced by Rental Yards

Short History of New Holland

Generated Contamination in Final Drive Motors

Just the Facts about Case Drain Filters

Final Drive Problem: High-Pitched Squeaking Sound

Common Questions about Tractors

Skid Steer Maintenance Challenges in Agriculture

Skid Steer Loader Trends

Hydraulic Motors vs Electrical Motors: Why Hydraulic Wins

Cleaning Final Drives Inside and Out

Monster Bulldozers by the Numbers

What the Best Final Drive Pros Do (and You Should Too)

Issues in Hydraulics for Mining

What Fleet Owners Need to Know About Hydraulic Motor Failure

Got Gehl?

CTL / MTL Undercarriage Basics

4 Things to Remember about Filters in a Hydraulic System

5 Ways to Void Your Final Drive Warranty

4 Questions Answered about Hydraulic Pumps

Tips for Installing a Final Drive

Caring for Your Equipment After a Flood

Autopsy: Kubota KX71-3 Final Drive

Winter is Coming - Tips for Machine Owners

Save With Section 179

Heavy Equipment in the Movies

4 Bad Habits That Mini Excavator Owners and Operators Need to Quit

Hitachi Trivia You Probably Didn't Know!

Compact Track Loader Final Drives: 5 Signs They Need Service

5 Common Questions about Skid Steer Loaders

Thanksgiving Special: T200, T250, T300, T320 Long Nose Final Drives for $1699!

4 Dangerous Myths of CTL / MTL Undercarriage Maintenance

Anatomy of a Good Final Drive Maintenance Plan for CTLs and Mini-Excavators

Final Drive Hydraulic Motors and Gears

Our Favorite YouTube Channels about Compact Equipment

5 Things to Avoid Doing with Hydraulic Lines

Background on Major Final Drive Motor Manufacturers

Monster Excavators by the Numbers

Excavating Deep Underwater

Self-Driving Track Loaders: What Are They Really Capable of Doing?

4 Reasons Why You Should Consider a Reman Final Drive

Worst Advice We've Ever Heard about Gear Oil

5 Common Hydraulic Motor Questions Answered

Final Drive Maintenance with Dr. Drive!

5 Bulldozer Questions Answered

Hydraulic Fluid Questions for Newbies

All About Ditch Witch

7 Key Considerations When Choosing a Skid Steer Loader

5 Things to Watch Out For When Inspecting Used Equipment

Shocking Facts about Excavators!

Reman Bobcat T190 Final Drives

Major Forestry Equipment Manufacturers in North America

Hydraulic Equipment for Deconstruction and Demolition

John Deere: A Sweeping History

Troubleshooting Final Drive Problems - Eliminating External Causes

Maintaining the Final Drive on Your Excavator

How to Get an Accurate Final Drive Diagnosis

Materials Used in Excavator Buckets

Skid Steer Loaders in Agriculture

Final Drive Leaks

Takeuchi Trivia

Hurricane Harvey

How to Flush Your Hydraulic System

How to Troubleshoot a Noisy/Vibrating Final Drive Motor

Final Drives Spinning Backwards

Hydraulic Fluid Injection - Do You Understand the Dangers?

How To Fix a Final Drive Brake Assembly

How to Troubleshoot an Overheating Gear Box on Your Final Drive

Gear Oil Part 2: How to Check and Change the Gear Oil in a Final Drive Motor

Gear Oil Part 1: How to Troubleshoot Gear Oil Problems with Your Final Drive

Identifying the Hydraulic Ports on a Final Drive Motor

Summer Safety: 6 Ways to Protect Against the Summer Heat

Replacing a Hydraulic Pump? Consider These 4 Things Before You Do!

Introduction to the Eaton JPVB Pump

5 Things You Didn't Know about Eaton

How Much Do You Know about CASE Construction Equipment?

Preventing Case Drain Related Failure on Final Drive Motors

Does Your Excavator Need an Eaton Track Drive Motor?

What to Know Before You Order a Final Drive

Eaton Hydraulic Pumps

5 Solid Resources for Learning About Compact Equipment

4 Questions to Ask When Replacing a Final Drive

Reman Final Drives and Lapping- Dr Drive Shop Video

Terex Trivia

Construction: Have You Heard of the Fatal Four?

Autopsy: Hy-Dash Final Drive Motor

The Cool History of ASV

Komatsu Reman Final Drives (w/YouTube Video)

Komatsu: Four Facts We're Betting You Don't Know

Hydraulic Motors in Agricultural Machinery

Bobcat: 5 Fast Facts to Blow Your Mind! (w/Videos)

Caterpillar Equipment: High Drives and Final Drives

5 Unusual Facts about Caterpillar Equipment (w/Videos)

5 Hydraulic Fluid Questions Answered

Hydraulic Drive Motors and Mining

Autopsy: Bobcat 331 Mini Excavator Final Drive (w/Video)

Final Drive Gear Oil Characteristics: Clearing Up the Confusion

10 Step Final Drive Reman Process

Construction Equipment Guide Interviews Texas Final Drive (YouTube Video)

Daily Maintenance for Skid Steer Loaders

Eaton Track Drive Motors for Construction

Technical Summary on Eaton Track Drive Motors

5 Cool Facts about CTL and MTL Excavators

Hydraulic Drive Motors and Contamination

5 Things You Should Know About Floating Face Seals

Track Drives: 3 Mistakes Heavy Equipment Owners Make

Eaton JMV Series Track Drive Motors

CTL Maintenance: Track Drive Motors, Undercarriage, and Tracks

Replacing the Drive Motors for a CTL

The Eaton Series of LSHT Hydraulic Motors

Common Misconceptions Regarding Hydraulics

Skid Steers Turned Deadly?

Taking Your Hydraulic Motor Diagnosis Seriously

5 Facts about Gerotor Hydraulic Motors

Cam Ring Failure in a Final Drive (Dr. Drive Video)

CTLs and Skid Steers: Charge Pump Failures (YouTube Video)

The Main Cause of Radial Piston Motor Failure: Do You Know What It Is?

3 Vital Questions about Single-Speed and Dual-Speed Final Drives

Hints for Inspecting a Used Mini Excavator

5 Simple Keys to Effective Excavator Undercarriage Maintenance

Drones in the Construction Industry

3 Considerations in Keeping Your Final Drive Running

MTL versus CTL:  What’s the Difference?

4 Key Maintenance Tasks for Final Drives

CASE CTL:  Options for Replacing the Hydraulic Motor and Final Drive

Heavy Equipment 101: Classifying Hydraulic Motors by Function

Excavator Tires Versus Tracks: Which Has the Best Traction?

The Basics of Mini Excavators

7 Quick Tips for Skid Steer Maintenance in Extreme Weather

16 Hydraulic Motor Terms You Need to Know

Skid Steer Motion and Hydraulic Motors

5 Things to Look for When Replacing a CAT Hydraulic Motor

Tips for Purchasing a Used Skid Steer (Plus 6 Walkaround Tips)

Neglected Final Drive Maintenance: Blown Cover Plates

Rebuilding a Rexroth Caterpillar Final Drive Motor

What You Need to Know About The Eaton HP50 Motor and CTLs

The REMADE Institute and Re-Manufacturing

Heavy Equipment Theft in the US -- What You Need to Know

Introduction to Torque Density and Hydraulic Motors

3 Things You Should Know About Eaton and Hydraulic Motors

Hydraulic Motors: Radial Piston versus Axial Piston

Lubricants: An Investment in Your Heavy Equipment

Quick and Dirty Guide to Detecting Issues with Final Drive Lubrication

Early Years of the Skid-Steer

How to Destroy a Final Drive in 3 Easy Steps

Technician or Mechanic? In the Heavy Equipment Industry

Very Real Dangers of Reactive Maintenance of Final Drives

18 Tips to Help Minimize Operating Costs for Skid Steers

3 Things You Should Know about Gear Oil for Final Drives

Heavy Equipment, Telematics, and the Internet of Things IoT

2-Phase Testing and Quality Assurance for Hydraulic Motors

Final Drives: Re-Manufactured versus Rebuilt

Most Common Failure Items on a Final Drive

Effectively Cleaning a Final Drive

5 Reasons a Final Drive Can Lack Power

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