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How Bearing Lubrication Can Go Wrong

by Dr McCaslin | Aug 11, 2021 |

Gear oil, bearings, Lubrication

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Most of the time, when we think of issues with final drive bearings, we think about having too little gear oil or maybe not changing it often enough. You might be surprised by some of the other ways that lubrication can cause some serious problems for your final drive bearings--especially those in the planetary hub.

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Water Contamination: Ingression, Removal, and Prevention

We've talked about foaming hydraulic fluid, but what if it's cloudy? Then your problem is water contamination. Read on how to learn its effects, how it gets in, how to remove, and how to prevent it.

 

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Foaming Hydraulic Fluid: What You Need to Know

Foaming hydraulic fluid isn't a big deal, right? Well, you might want to think again. If left unaddressed, it can lead to problems that can even affect your final drive motor. Here are the basics on foaming and what you can do about it.

This is the second of a multi-part series about air contamination of hydraulic fluid.

Here is Part 1: Types of Air Contamination in Hydraulics


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Types of Air Contamination in Hydraulics

by Dr McCaslin | Jul 07, 2021 |

Maintenance, Hydraulic Contamination

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You know that the presence of metal particles or dirt in your hydraulic fluid points to some issues, but there is another form of contamination that you usually can’t see: air. And when your hydraulic system has air contamination, it can lead to some serious problems for your compact equipment (including your final drive motors).




This is the first of a multi-part series about air contamination of hydraulic fluid

Here's Part 2: Foaming Hydraulic Fluid: What You Need to Know


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Maintaining a Bobcat Final Drive

by Dr McCaslin | Jun 24, 2021 |

Bobcat Equipment, Gear oil, Case Drain Filters

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The number one cause of failure for a Bobcat final drive is lack of maintenance. In this Shop Talk Blog post, we’ll review the most important things you need to do to maintain the final drive on your Bobcat CTL, SSL, or mini-excavator.


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3 Causes of Final Drive Face Seal Failure

by Dr McCaslin | May 20, 2021 |

Final Drive Motor Seals, Duo-cone Seal, Face Seal

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The average life expectancy of your face seals varies from 4,000 to 12,000 hours. There are several factors at work when it comes to how long they last, and a good understanding of them will help you lengthen the life of your face seals.


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How Lubrication Extends the Life of Your Final Drive Motors

by Dr McCaslin | Apr 22, 2021 |

Gear oil, Lubrication, Wear

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If you want to get the most value out of your equipment, lubrication is key.

 


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Why Your Final Drive Bearings Keep Failing

by Dr McCaslin | Apr 18, 2021 |

Gear oil, bearings, Planetary Hub

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In this Shop Talk Blog post, our focus will be on premature bearing failure on the planetary side of your final drive motor -- what causes it, and how to prevent it!


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Wear and Your Final Drive Motor

by Dr McCaslin | Apr 02, 2021 |

Contamination, Lubrication, Wear

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Wear can have a big impact on the life and performance of your final drive motor, but there are certain ways to minimize that impact.


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Why Surface Condition Can Be Important for Final Drive Parts

by Dr McCaslin | Mar 21, 2021 |

Final Drive Motors

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Surface damage such as  scratches or pitting on key parts inside your final drive may not seem like a big deal, but you'd be surprised at the impact they can have on your drive motor's performance.


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