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Of Turkeys and Bobcats

by Dr McCaslin | Nov 26, 2019 |

Skid-Steer Loaders, bobcat final drive, bobcat, SSLs

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If you own a Bobcat machine or a skid-steer loader, you have a turkey to thank. And with this week being Thanksgiving (a holiday almost synonymous with turkeys), we thought it might be a good time to discuss some interesting facts about both.

 


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Winterizing Construction Equipment

It's suddenly gotten pretty cold here in Texas where we are located, but we have customers from all of the country that have to deal with cold weather issues at temperatures far lower than what we ever get. In this Shop Talk Blog post, we are going to take a look at how to keep your equipment running in genuinely cold weather.

 

 


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Quick Look: Kobelco SK150LC-3

by Dr McCaslin | Nov 07, 2019 |

Excavators, Kobelco

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In this Shop Talk blog post, we are going to talk about the Kobelco SK150LC-3, a powerful hydraulic excavator used in construction projects around the world.

 

 


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Results of Hydraulic Contamination

Hydraulic contamination is a serious problem for final drive motors, and even more so for newer models that have tighter clearances. In this Shop Talk Blog post, we are going to discuss some of the results of hydraulic contamination and how to prevent them. It's easier than you may think!

 


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Compact Excavators and the Zombie Apocalypse

If you’re thinking ahead, you probably know that you need to be prepared for the zombie apocalypse. If you plan to build shelters and clean up zombie bodies, then you need to make sure your compact excavator is ready for the first outbreak and beyond.

 

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World's Biggest Hydraulic Shovel?

The world's biggest hydraulic shovel has been the Bucyrus RH400 for many years -- read on to learn more about this monstrous hydraulic machine!

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Bobcat Final Drive Failures and Case Drain Filters

A good number of the failed Bobcat final drive motors we see come in are related to the case drain filter. Here's why -- and how to keep it from happening to you!

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Final Drive Solutions for Older Machines

You've got an older machine that the OEM doesn't support anymore and one of your final drive motors has gone out. What are your options? Find out!

 


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Taking Care of the Track Drives on Your Excavator

Your excavator is a vital part of your work, and you know that if the track drives go out that excavator will not be moving anywhere. That’s why we have put together a list of tips to help you keep those track drives running!


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Australia, Cocaine, and Excavators

by Dr McCaslin | Aug 25, 2019 |

Excavators, Heavy Equipment Safety, Caterpillar, CAT

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There are some things excavators are not meant to be used for, but recent news out of Australia illustrates a brand-new way to use excavators that many of us probably never dreamed of ... and let's hope no one tries again!


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