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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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Bobcat Final Drive Basics

by Jim Strong | Feb 21, 2020 |

Bobcat Equipment, bobcat final drive, bobcat

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Bobcat is an extremely popular brand of compact equipment including SSLs, CTLs, and mini excavators. All of these machines need final drives to operate, so here are some of the basics about Bobcat final drive motors.


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Best Final Drive Motor Videos on YouTube

by Jim Strong | Dec 12, 2018 |

Final drives, Videos

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There are quite a few videos on YouTube about hydraulic motors and final drive motors. In this Shop Talk Blog post, we’ve picked five of our favorites to share with our readers. From broken final drives to simulations of what goes on inside of a radial piston hydraulic motor, we are certain you’ll find at least one of these to be interesting. Enjoy!


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Common Problem on CAT Excavator Hydraulic Motor (Secret Tip Video)

Do you know what the most common problem is for CAT excavator hydraulic motors? That's the topic of this Shop Talk Blog post, where we'll not only talk about the problem but how you can prevent it and save money in the process.

 

4 Quick Tips for Extending the Life of Your Final Drive

Your final drive represents a significant investment, and it has to be functional for your equipment to run. In this Shop Talk Blog post, we are going to go over 4 things: minimizing contamination, keeping an eye on the gear oil, checking the case drain filter, and attending to leaks. Follow these 4 simple tips to get draw out the life of your final drive motor to the fullest!

Causes of Hydraulic Hose Failure on Heavy Equipment

by Jim Strong | Feb 15, 2018 |

Hydraulic Lines, hydraulic hoses

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Hydraulic hoses are the circulatory system of your hydraulic machine. When they fail, the entire machine can compromised. In this Shop Talk Blog post, we are going to talk about some of the most common causes of hydraulic hose failure on heavy equipment, and what can be done to prevent those failures.

Common Questions about Tractors

by Jim Strong | Jan 25, 2018 |

Heavy Equipment 101, Tractor

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In this Shop Talk Blog post, we are going to address some of the most commonly asked questions about tractors -- some serious, some not so much. Do you know why the rear tires on a tractor are so large? How about what tractor was used on the television show Green Acres? What tractor is the largest in the world? Read on to find out!

Skid Steer Loader Trends

by Jim Strong | Jan 23, 2018 |

Skid Steers, Skid-Steer Loaders, Skid Loaders, SSL

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In this Shop Talk Blog post, we are going to look at three skid steer loader trends that stand out as we go into the new year. As we looked over the data, we were most impressed by three things: focus on operator comfort and productivity, self-driving skid steer loaders, and solid tires.

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