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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

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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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3 Causes of Final Drive Face Seal Failure

by Dr McCaslin | May 20, 2021 |

Final Drive Motor Seals, Duo-cone Seal, Face Seal

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The average life expectancy of your face seals varies from 4,000 to 12,000 hours. There are several factors at work when it comes to how long they last, and a good understanding of them will help you lengthen the life of your face seals.


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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

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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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How Lubrication Extends the Life of Your Final Drive Motors

by Dr McCaslin | Apr 22, 2021 |

Gear oil, Lubrication, Wear

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If you want to get the most value out of your equipment, lubrication is key.

 


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Why Your Final Drive Bearings Keep Failing

by Dr McCaslin | Apr 18, 2021 |

Gear oil, bearings, Planetary Hub

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In this Shop Talk Blog post, our focus will be on premature bearing failure on the planetary side of your final drive motor -- what causes it, and how to prevent it!


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A Quick History of Doosan Infracore

by Jim Strong | Apr 08, 2021 |

bobcat, Doosan, Doosan Infracore, Daewoo

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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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Wear and Your Final Drive Motor

by Dr McCaslin | Apr 02, 2021 |

Contamination, Lubrication, Wear

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Wear can have a big impact on the life and performance of your final drive motor, but there are certain ways to minimize that impact.


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Five Sources for Construction and Equipment News

by Jim Strong | Mar 29, 2021 |

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If you follow our social media, you've probably noticed there are certain sources we depend on for the latest information related to equipment, construction, and material handling. Here is an introduction to our five favorite websites.


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