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Our Favorite YouTube Channels about Compact Equipment

YouTube can be a great source of information for any niche you can think of. In fact, we at Texas Final Drive have our own channel where we occasionally try to educate and entertain viewers about final drives. In this Shop Talk Blog post, we are going to introduce you to four of the best channels we have found for accurate, informative, and interesting videos related to compact equipment.

Shocking Facts about Excavators!

by Jim Strong | Oct 05, 2017 |

Excavators, Mini-excavators, Compact Excavators

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Excavators are found on every mining and construction site the world over. From bucket excavators to hydraulic excavators, these powerful machines have revolutionized the way we move earth. In this Shop Talk Blog post, we are going to discuss some of the most interesting facts we could track down about excavators.

Hydraulic Equipment for Deconstruction and Demolition

Both demolition and deconstruction make extensive use of hydraulic equipment to get the job done. This Shop Talk Blog post will explore how hydraulic equipment is used in this particular industry,

Maintaining the Final Drive on Your Excavator

We know we harp on about maintenance for your final drive motors, but there's a great reason why: we know that your final drive will last years longer if you take care of it.  Repairs and replacements are not only expensive, but also lead to downtime, missed deadlines, and frustration . A few hours a year can save you a few weeks of lost time when your final drive breaks down unexpectedly! And it will break down, if you don't take care of it.  In this Shop Talk Blog post, we are going to talk about three key tasks that can help you keep the final drive on your hydraulic excavator running efficiently .

Skid Steer Loaders in Agriculture

Even though the first skid steers were marketed to farmers, their market has expanded to the point that they are even more commonly used in construction, demolition, and landscaping operations. However, skid steers are still vital pieces of equipment in the agricultural industry. Skid steer loaders have a long and interesting history that began when a turkey breeder needed a effective way to keep his two-story barn clean. Now skid steer loaders have found so many different uses they've been nicknamed the "swiss army knives" of the compact equipment world.  In this Shop Talk Blog post, we are going to discuss the many different uses of skid steer loaders in agriculture.

Final Drive Leaks

One of the first signs of trouble with a final drive may be the presence of fluid where it shouldn’t be. Leaks will lead to final drive failure. In this Shop Talk Blog post, we are going to discuss how to identify possible sources of leaks and the types of fluid involved.

Takeuchi Trivia

At Texas Final Drive, we sell quite a few Takeuchi final drives and hydraulic motors. We discovered some interesting facts worth sharing after doing some background research on Takeuchi . In this Shop Talk Blog post, you will find out the relationship between Takeuchi and the Berlin Wall, how the words "soil" and "water" were important in its founding, and how Takeuchi grew to become a worldwide manufacturer of construction equipment .

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