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When To Change Your Hydraulic Fluid

In past blog posts, we’ve talked about when to flush your hydraulic system. As you probably know, there is a major difference between flushing a hydraulic system (which involves a great deal of time, quite a bit of hydraulic fluid, and multiple filter changes) and merely changing out the fluid. Still, it seems, there is some confusion about when to change out your hydraulic fluid, and manufacturer guidelines can be a bit misleading.


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Hints and Tips for Buying a Replacement Final Drive Motor

Nobody looks forward to purchasing a new final drive. There is usually stress involved because you need to get your machine running again ASAP. This is one time when you really don’t want to make a mistake, so here are three simple tips to help you out when shopping for a replacement final drive hydraulic motor.

 

Dynapac: Fast Facts

by Dr McCaslin | May 14, 2019 |

History, Dynapac

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Dynapac is best known for paving equipment -- pavers, compactors, and milling equipment. We carry final drives for some of their equipment and would like to share with you some fast facts about this well known company.

Signs That Your CTL Track Drive Needs Attention

by Dr McCaslin | May 13, 2019 |

Compact Track Loader, Multi Terrain Loader, CTL

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You depend on your CTL for getting work done and meeting deadlines, and every hour of downtime can cut into your bottom line. That’s why it is critical that you know the warning signs that something major is about to go wrong with your final drive -- if you catch the problem early, you can minimize downtime and keep those repair costs down.

What You Need to Know About Swash Plates in Final Drive Motors

by Dr McCaslin | May 06, 2019 |

rotator group, Axial Piston Motors, Swash Plate

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Swash Plates are a key part of the rotator group in axial piston hydraulic motors and pumps. Abrasive contamination can lead to premature wear of the swash plate (along with other critical components). In this Shop Talk Blog post, we are going to look at swash plates in more detail, including their purpose, potential issues, and how to extend their useful life.

 

 


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Hydraulic Motors and Productivity

by Dr McCaslin | Apr 29, 2019 |

Final Drive Maintenance, Final drive motor

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When your hydraulic motor is not performing at peak efficiency, it can impact your overall productivity on the job. In this Shop Talk Blog post, we’ll discuss the relationship between your hydraulic motor and how much work you can get done on the job.


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That’s Not What a Skid Steer Loader is For!

by Dr McCaslin | Apr 24, 2019 |

Skid-Steer Loaders, SSLs

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Most of the time when we think of skid steers and crime, we think of theft -- someone has stolen a skid steer loader. However, sometimes you’ll find that skid steers are actually involved in crimes. In this blog post, we look at three examples where skid steers were used in the commission of crimes -- and that’s not what they are for!

 

 


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Hydraulic Pump Failure

Your hydraulic pump is the heart of your machine, pumping fluid through your hydraulic system. Pump failures mean downtime and expensive repairs, but the sooner you recognize pump problems developing the easier it is to fix. In this Shop Talk blog post, we are going to discuss, we are going to discuss the most common signs and causes of hydraulic pump failure.

Hydraulic Motor Drive Shafts

The drive shaft in your final drive motor is used to transfer torque, power and rotational motion. If the drive shaft on a hydraulic motor is going to fail, it will most likely be the result of worn out splines. In this Shop Talk Blog post, we are going to talk about drive shafts, couplers, and gear splines -- and how they can affect your final drive motor performance.

Compact Wheel Loaders - 4 Questions Answered

by Dr McCaslin | Apr 10, 2019 |

Compact Wheel Loader, Wheel Loader

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Compact wheel loaders are still fairly new in the North American equipment market, but they have been popular for quite a while in Europe. In this Shop Talk Blog post, we are going to look at four common questions about compact wheel loaders, including what would be classified as compact.


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