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Bobcat Mini Excavator Final Drive Motor Removal

Do you own or operate a Bobcat mini-excavator? How much do you know about removing the track drive motor?  Well, in this Shop Talk Blog post we are going to review the steps involved in removing the drive motor safely and easily.

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The Many Applications of Excavators

by Dr McCaslin | Jan 09, 2019 |

Excavators, Mini-excavators, Compact Excavators

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The excavator often serves as a general, all-purpose piece of heavy equipment, but it’s primarily known for its ability to dig. Digging isn’t all that it can do, of course -- and in this Shop Talk Blog post, we want to explore some of the other capabilities of the hydraulic excavator.


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3 Common Misconceptions About Excavators

by Dr McCaslin | Dec 05, 2018 |

Excavators, Mini-excavators, Compact Excavators

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In this Shop Talk Blog post, we are going to deal with three misconceptions about excavators, including the right way to dig, the best machine for digging a trench, and whether cleaning the undercarriage is important.


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What You Need to Know About Wheeled Excavators

by Dr McCaslin | Oct 31, 2018 |

Excavators, Wheeled Excavators

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Wheeled excavators are still relatively new to the US market, although they have enjoyed popularity for a long time in Asian and European markets. In this Shop Talk blog post, we are going to talk about what you need to know about wheeled excavators and what they can do.


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20 Excavator Terms You Should Know

by Dr McCaslin | Aug 22, 2018 |

Excavators

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Excavators go by quite a few names -- diggers, track hoes, 360s, JCBs, and even rubber ducks. There’s quite a bit of terminology that goes with excavators, too. That’s why we put together this list of 20 common terms related to excavators that everyone in the industry should know.


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Common Problem on CAT Excavator Hydraulic Motor (Secret Tip Video)

Do you know what the most common problem is for CAT excavator hydraulic motors? That's the topic of this Shop Talk Blog post, where we'll not only talk about the problem but how you can prevent it and save money in the process.

 

Track Tension and Final Drive Motors

What may seem to be a final drive issue can sometimes be a problem with track tension. This is true whether or not you have an excavator, a compact track loader, a multi-terrain loader, a backhoe, or any other tracked machine. In this Shop Talk Blog post, we are going to discuss track tension issues and general guidelines for adjusting track tension.


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Unusual Excavator Accidents from OSHA Case Reports

by Dr McCaslin | May 31, 2018 |

Excavators, Heavy Equipment Safety, OSHA

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If you ever want to have nightmares, just scan through some of the OSHA accident search results with the keyword “excavator.” These accidents -- 509 accidents going back to 1986 -- aren’t always what you would expect. You may think you know all the dangers related to excavators, but remember that the human race always seems to think of new ways to harm ourselves. Here are some, shall we say, more unusual accidents related to excavators, including one involving final drive maintenance.

 

William Otis: Grandfather of the Hydraulic Excavator

by Dr McCaslin | May 24, 2018 |

Excavators, History

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Do you know who invented the machine that set the stage for our modern hydraulic excavators? Did you know the history of the excavator dates back to 1835? Do you know the connection between excavators and elevators? If any of this sounds interesting to you, then you will enjoy this Shop Talk Blog post about William Otis, grandfather of the modern hydraulic excavator.

 

John Deere 35C and 35D Mini-Excavators

by Dr McCaslin | Apr 26, 2018 |

Excavators, Mini-excavators, John Deere

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The John Deere 35C and 35D are two popular excavators from the Deere line of mini-excavators. In this Shop Talk Blog post, we’ll talk about some of the features that make them stand out from other mini-excavators and discuss some of the applications they are well suited for.

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