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What You Need to Know About Pressure Control Valves

by Dr McCaslin | Sep 08, 2020 |

Pressure, Valve


How much do you remember about hydraulic pressure control valves? Read on for a quick review of types, uses, and hydraulic circuit symbols.

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Hydraulic Motors and the Cotton Industry

Hydraulic motors help to power cotton harvests in more ways than you may realize.

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Basics of Hydraulics, Part 1: Introduction to Pressure

by Dr McCaslin | Jul 31, 2020 |

Hydraulics, Pressure


Do you remember the definition of pressure? How about the difference between gage and absolute pressure? What about pressure units? It's always worth a quick review!

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5 Signs of a Good Place to Send Your Final Drive

by Dr McCaslin | Jul 13, 2020 |

Final Drive Problem, Final Drive Repair


You've got a good deal of money invested in your equipment, including your final drive motors. When something goes wrong, you need a reputable shop to perform the diagnosis and repairs, so here are five signs to look for.

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Benefits of Hydraulic Fluid Analysis for Equipment Fleets of All Sizes

by Dr McCaslin | Jun 25, 2020 |

Hydraulic Contamination


In this Shop Talk Blog post, we are going to talk about the benefits of fluid analysis hydraulic equipment fleets -- even if you only have a small fleet.

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

by Dr McCaslin | Jun 18, 2020 |

Final Drive Failure, Hydraulic Contamination


Not all contamination related failures are catastrophic --
but if the symptoms are ignored, they will be!


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CNC Machining Final Drive Motor Parts [VIDEO]

by Dr McCaslin | Jun 04, 2020 |

Final Drive, hub, machining, main housing


When a drive part is just too torn up, sometimes you just have to make your own!

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Commonly Asked Questions About Hydraulic Fluid Analysis

Quite a few things can happen to the hydraulic fluid that powers your compact equipment, including contamination and aging. Even if you don’t have a fleet of equipment you’re responsible for, you still need to know the basics about hydraulic fluid analysis. To that end, here are answers to five commonly asked questions about hydraulic fluid analysis.

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Troubleshooting 5 Common Final Drive Issues

by Dr McCaslin | May 16, 2020 |

Troubleshooting, noise, vibration, leak, weak, overheating

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Here are five notoriously common issues that you can encounter with your final drive! Do you know how to troubleshoot them? 

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COVID-19 Update from Management

by Dr McCaslin | Apr 16, 2020 |

Shipping, Covid-19


Here's a note from management  to you, our customers, about some changes related to COVID-19's impact on shipping. We want to keep you updated!

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