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Jim Strong

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Final Drive Maintenance: A Little Goes a Long Way

It may be hard to believe, but the number one cause of failure behind drive motors is a lack of maintenance.


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Final Drives: Why Not Just Buy Used?

by Jim Strong | Feb 07, 2021 |

Reman Final Drives, Used Equipment

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Let's talk about why purchasing a used final drive motor isn't worth the risk.


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Do You Know These Facts About Timbco and TimberPro?

by Jim Strong | Jan 08, 2021 |

forestry, Timbco, TimberPro

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While many may be familiar with brand names Timbco and TimberPro, they might be surprised at some of these facts about these companies and their founder.

 


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How to Tell When a Planetary Gear System Needs to be Replaced

The planetary gear system is key to helping your final drive motor generate the torque needed to move your equipment and transport heavy loads. When it goes out, everything literally comes to a grinding halt. Learn the signs of impending planetary gear failure!


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3 Tips for Troubleshooting Hydraulic Problems on Compact Equipment

Your skid steer loader can't seem to make it up inclines like it used to, or the bucket controls on your mini excavator have suddenly become sluggish. How do you go about finding out what's wrong?


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Compact Equipment in the US Military

by Jim Strong | Nov 09, 2020 |

Skid Steers, Skid Loaders, CTL, SSL, Military

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How much do you know about compact construction equipment in the military?

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Does a Hydraulic Pump Create Pressure?

The topic of whether a pump creates pressure or fluid flow can generate quite a bit of debate! What do you think?

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4 Key Signs of Impending Pump Failure

Pumps are the heart of hydraulic systems, and when they quit working, your equipment is dead. That’s why it is so important for you to know the four key signs of an impending pump failure!


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The Hydraulic Pump Rebuild Process

by Jim Strong | Apr 30, 2020 |

Hydraulic Pumps, Charge Pump, Pump Rebuild

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Here at Texas Final Drive, we don't just rebuild final drive motors -- we rebuild pumps, too. In this Shop Talk Blog post, we are going to discuss the rebuild process we follow for restoring hydraulic pumps to their original manufacturer specifications and performance.


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Nachi Wheel Motors

by Jim Strong | Mar 09, 2020 |

Tracks, Track Drives, Nachi, Wheel motor, Nachi PHV

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Nachi is a well-known brand for many things, including its PHV wheel motors made especially for tracked machines like excavators, cranes, and trenchers.


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