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Glossary of Basic Symbols Found in Hydraulic Circuits

 

In order to interpret hydraulic circuit diagrams, it's important to know what the basic symbols are and what they mean. This post is meant for beginners, but can also serve as a good review and reference for those more experienced with reading hydraulic schematics.


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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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4 Horrifying Final Drive Failures

Not all final drive motor failures are equal! Some are just horrifying ...


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Kioti Enters the SSL and CTL Market

Kioti is best known for their compact tractor, but in the next few years they will be manufacturing their own skid steers and compact track loaders: the TL750 and SL750.

 


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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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JCB 190T Final Drive Rebuild

Sometimes the most economical option is not to replace your final drive with a new or non-OEM drive but to rebuild your existing drive. In this Shop Talk Blog post, we are going to talk about a recent JCB 190T final drive motor that we rebuilt here at the shop.


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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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Zombies and Remote-Controlled CTLs and SSLs

by Dr McCaslin | Oct 29, 2020 |

Compact Track Loader, Skid-Steer Loaders, CTL, SSL

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One of the justifications for having a remote-controlled skid steer loader or track loader is the ability to perform dangerous tasks from a distance -- and that sounds like a good reason to have one on hand for a zombie apocalypse.

 


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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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