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Damaged Final Drives: Brakes

by Dr McCaslin | Mar 04, 2021 |

Brakes, Final Drive Problem, Troubleshooting

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This is a collection of images showing final drive brake systems in various stages of damage, along with a video illustrating what this type of damage can sound like. Don't let this happen to your drive motors!


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Development of the First Gradall Machine

by Dr McCaslin | Feb 11, 2021 |

Excavators, History

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How much do you know about the first Gradall machine? 


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Final Drive Maintenance: Gear Oil

We've seen far too many final drives damaged or outright ruined because of poor maintenance. We'd like to take this opportunity to provide you with some really good reasons why checking and changing your gear oil needs to be a part of your regular maintenance.


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Glossary of Basic Symbols Found in Hydraulic Circuits

 

In order to interpret hydraulic circuit diagrams, it's important to know what the basic symbols are and what they mean. This post is meant for beginners, but can also serve as a good review and reference for those more experienced with reading hydraulic schematics.


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4 Horrifying Final Drive Failures

Not all final drive motor failures are equal! Some are just horrifying ...


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Kioti Enters the SSL and CTL Market

Kioti is best known for their compact tractor, but in the next few years they will be manufacturing their own skid steers and compact track loaders: the TL750 and SL750.

 


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JCB 190T Final Drive Rebuild

Sometimes the most economical option is not to replace your final drive with a new or non-OEM drive but to rebuild your existing drive. In this Shop Talk Blog post, we are going to talk about a recent JCB 190T final drive motor that we rebuilt here at the shop.


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Zombies and Remote-Controlled CTLs and SSLs

by Dr McCaslin | Oct 29, 2020 |

Compact Track Loader, Skid-Steer Loaders, CTL, SSL

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One of the justifications for having a remote-controlled skid steer loader or track loader is the ability to perform dangerous tasks from a distance -- and that sounds like a good reason to have one on hand for a zombie apocalypse.

 


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What You Need to Know About Pressure Control Valves

by Dr McCaslin | Sep 08, 2020 |

Pressure, Valve

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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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