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Restoring Water-Damaged Compact Equipment

by Jim Strong | Sep 09, 2021 |

hydraulic fluid, hydraulic flush, planetary flush


If your compact equipment was damaged by floodwaters, here are some tips on how to address the damage.

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Gear Damage in a Final Drive

by Jim Strong | Aug 30, 2021 |

Final Drive Motor Gears, Gear oil, Planetary Hub


What makes a final drive motor different from a hydraulic motor is the planetary gear set on the drive motor--and when the gears go out, you're going to have major problems.


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Guide to Final Drive Cores

by Jim Strong | Aug 19, 2021 |

core, core buyback, core exchange


What are final drive core exchange policies? How does a core buyback work? What final drive cores are usually in demand? What condition do they need to be in? We try to answer these questions in more in this latest Shop Talk Blog post.


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Rebuilding a Track Drive

by Jim Strong | Jul 27, 2021 |

Rebuilt Final Drive Motor, Track Drives


The track drive on your CTL or compact excavator has gone out, and you need a replacement that's within your budget. You've heard about rebuilt track drives and final drives, but you still have questions about them. If that describes you, you've come to the right place.


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Entrained Air: Basic Facts You Need to Know

The most problematic form of hydraulic air contamination is entrained air. In this post, we talk about why it's a problem, what causes it, and how you can prevent it.


Finding the Right Final Drive for Your Skid Steer or Compact Track Loader

You've reached the point that the final drive on your skid steer loader or compact track loader just has to be replaced. So what do you need to know before you order one?

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Rexroth Final Drive Motors for Construction Equipment

by Jim Strong | Jun 04, 2021 |

Final Drive Motors, Rexroth


Bosch Rexroth is a well-known company that, among other things, provides power and hydraulic solutions. Many of these solutions are for mobile equipment used by construction, agriculture, forestry, and more. In this Shop Talk blog post, we're going to delve into the Rexroth hydraulic motors and planetary drives used on machines like mini excavators and skid steer loaders.

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Comer Final Drives: What You Need to Know

Comer Industries is a well-known manufacturer of powertrains, driveshafts, gearboxes, and rugged drive motors. Their motors are synonymous with quality and reliability. And in this Shop Talk Blog post, we're going to discuss what you need to know about Comer final drives.

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Bonfiglioi and Final Drives

by Jim Strong | May 04, 2021 |

Compact Equipment, Bonfiglioli, Comer


Bonfiglioli is a well-known brand of planetary drive motors (also known as gearmotors). And they have an extensive line of travel motors for compact equipment such as SSLs, CTLs, and mini excavators.


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A Quick History of Doosan Infracore

by Jim Strong | Apr 08, 2021 |

bobcat, Doosan, Doosan Infracore, Daewoo


How much do you know about Doosan Infracore? Did you know they own Bobcat and Daewoo? Learn more about Doosan Infracore's fascinating history in this Shop Talk Blog post.

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