You're pressed for time already, and now one of your final drives has stopped your equipment in its tracks. You need a replacement, and you need it fast. In this Shop Talk Blog post, we are going to discuss 4 important questions you need to ask when you are about to replace your final drive or hydraulic motor. Taking the time to get answers to these questions will save you trouble (and possibly money) in the long run.
Hydraulic Motors with Integrated Gear Reduction System
You may have noticed on many tracked machines -- especially on compact track loaders and multi-terrain loaders -- that the drive sprocket is set high, by which we mean it is elevated above the ground line. There's a good reason for that, and in this Shop Talk Blog post we are going to discuss the advantages, as well as disadvantages, of this design -- and take at how it led to the development of hydraulic motors with an integrated gear reduction system.
Catepillar (CAT) Equipment for Construction, Mining, Agriculture, etc.
Caterpillar (CAT) is a well-known and popular brand of both heavy and compact equipment for construction, mining, agriculture and other industries. For such a well-known company, we thought it might be interesting to take a look at five facts about the Caterpillar company and its history that you might not know.
Want even more informative posts on Caterpillar equipment from Shop Talk Blog, check it out:
- Rebuilding a Rexroth Caterpillar Final Drive Motor
- 5 Things to Look for When Replacing a CAT Hydraulic Motor
- Most Common Problem on CAT Excavator Hydraulic Drive Motor (Secret Tip Video)