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High Points in the History of Construction Machinery

by Dr McCaslin | Dec 19, 2018 |

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The history of heavy equipment is fascinating, and there many different companies and people that contributed to its continuing development.  Here is just a sampling of some of the high points.  Let us know in the comments if you think something should be added!


Preventing Case Drain Related Failure on Final Drive Motors

Clogged case drain filters are responsible for a significant number of failed final drives and hydraulic motors that come into our shop here at Texas Final Drive. In this Shop Talk Blog post, we are going to talk about what case drain filters do, what happens when they clog, and how you can prevent case drain related failure from wrecking your final drive motor.

Does Your Excavator Need an Eaton Track Drive Motor?

When the track drive motor on your exacavtor goes out, you need a quality replacement that fits your budget and your machine. If you own a hydraulic excavator, one of your newer options here in the United States is an Eaton brand aftermarket track drive motor. In this Shop Talk Blog post, we are going to discuss the pros of the Eaton JMV Series Track Drive Motors.

 

 

What to Know Before You Order a Final Drive

When your work has come to a grinding halt because of a failed final drive, you need to get a replacement as soon as possible -- and you want to get the right final drive motor the first time. In this Shop Talk Blog post, we are going to look at what information you should have on hand before you start shopping for a replacement drive motor.

Eaton Hydraulic Pumps

 Texas Final Drive is excited to announce that we've started stocking Eaton Hydraulic Pumps

5 Solid Resources for Learning About Compact Equipment

If you are new to the compact equipment industry, or maybe it’s been a few years, we’ve got a list of resources to help you get up to speed and stay ahead of the curve. In this Shop Talk Blog post, we give you five excellent resources for learning more about compact equipment.

4 Questions to Ask When Replacing a Final Drive

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.

Construction: Have You Heard of the Fatal Four?

OSHA Fatal Four

Every year, hundreds of workers are injured in accidents related to construction equipment.  OSHA has developed a list they call the "Fatal Four": the four most common causes of construction worker fatalities. Do you know what they are? That's the focus of this Shop Talk Blog post.

 

Bobcat: 5 Fast Facts to Blow Your Mind! (w/Videos)

The Bobcat Equipment Brand

Bobcat is probably one of the best known brands of compact equipment -- so well known, in fact, that people that know nothing about skid steers and compact track loaders recognize the brand. Every famous company has some interesting facts in their history, and Bobcat is no exception. Are you ready for five fast facts to blow your mind? 


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