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Advancements in Hydraulic Motor Design: Clearances

The most modern hydraulic motor designs include clearances that are much smaller than those of older models. These smaller clearances, while providing even better efficiency and performance, can cause their own share of problems. That’s the topic of this Shop Talk Blog -- as well as how to deal with the problems that result from reduced clearances.

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Man Killed in Bobcat Skid Steer Loader Accident

by Dr McCaslin | Aug 11, 2019 |

Skid Steers, Skid-Steer Loaders, Skid Loaders, bobcat, SSLs

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You might have noticed in the news recently that there had been another fatal accident related to a Bobcat. What led to this tragic fatality?


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Common Questions About Eaton JMV Track Drive Motors

When it’s time to replace the track drive on your mini excavator, don’t forget that one of your options is an Eaton JMV axial piston hydraulic motor. Here is some answers to questions you might have about this line of motors.


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Danger of a Dry Starting a Hydraulic Motor

Did you know you can invalidate the warranty of your final drive motor if you make the mistake of dry starting it after you’ve just installed it? Read on to learn what a dry start it, how it can damage your motor, and how to keep it from happening to you.

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Built Robotics: Are Robots Going to Replace Operators?

by Dr McCaslin | Jul 17, 2019 |

Excavators, CTL, Autonomous Equipment

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In the three years since it was founded, Built Robotics has progressed considerably from an automated compact track loader to a research fleet of seven heavy equipment machines. So what exactly are their goals? Do we need to worry about robotic overlords taking the form of compact track loaders and skid steers?

 


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5 Final Drive Maintenance Tips

We make money off final drives that no longer work, but we hate to see an otherwise good final drive fail because it wasn’t maintained properly. Here are five final drive maintenance tips to help you keep your final drive maintained and performing well.


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World's Fastest ... Tractor?

by Dr McCaslin | Jul 04, 2019 |

Tractor, JCB, Monster Machines

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The record for the world’s fastest tractor was recently shattered by a modified JCB Fastrac series tractor. In this Shop Talk Blog post, we are going to review some of the basic facts behind this feat, including what kind of mods were necessary to achieve it.

 


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Worst Final Drive Motor Fails: Radial Piston Hydraulic Motor

In our continuing discussion on some of the worst final drive motors fails we’ve seen here at Texas Final Drive, allow us to present a very badly scarred radial piston hydraulic motor. This final drive was totaled -- there is just no coming back from this kind of damage.


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Worst Final Drive Motor Fails: Internal Explosion Edition

In this Shop Talk Blog post, we are going to look at one of the most damaged final drive motors we have seen -- and we have seen plenty here at Texas Final Drive. The majority of the damage can be traced back to the rotator group.

 


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Interesting Facts about Hydraulic Fluid

by Dr McCaslin | Jun 13, 2019 |

hydraulic fluid, History

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Hydraulic fluid is the lifeblood of your hydraulic system, whether it's in your skid steer loader or a massive hydraulic shovel. In this Shop Talk Blog post, we are going to look at some interesting facts about hydraulic fluid, including its origins and the importance of proper disposal.


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