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Facts You Need to Know about Bearings and Final Drive Motors

Every hydraulic motor, final drive, and travel motor is going to have bearings. Those bearings are a key component in its design and vital to its efficient operation. When bearings fail, quickly take out other parts and can render a hydraulic motor irreparably damaged. In this Shop Talk Blog post, you will learn key facts that you need to know about bearings and final drive motors.


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Scoring in Final Drive Hydraulic Motors

by Dr McCaslin | Nov 19, 2018 |

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Not all the damage that we see come into our shop here a Texas Final Drive is dramatic -- sometimes it takes a trained eye to spot the problem. A good example of that is scoring of key components, like the cam ring out of a radial piston hydraulic motor. In this Shop Talk Blog post, we are going to talk about scoring, its causes, why it’s serious, and how to prevent it.


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#1 Cause of Final Drive Failure

Do you know what the number one cause of final drive failure is? It might not be what you think! In this Shop Talk Blog post, we’ll explore this topic and discuss how to keep it from happening to your final drive motors!


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Signs of Bearing Failure in a Final Drive

by Dr McCaslin | Oct 16, 2018 |

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A bad bearing can wipe out a final drive fast … but how can you tell if a bearing is going bad? Here are four things to look for that can indicate you have issues with your bearings. If your final drive is exhibiting any of these symptoms, you need to have it checked out right away.


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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.

 

Troubleshooting a Final Drive Using Case Drain Flow

One way to troubleshoot a final drive that seems weak is to take a look at the rate of flow from the case drain line. In this Shop Talk Blog post, we are going to review the purpose of a case drain line, look at what case drain flow can tell us about a final drive, and then discuss how to estimate the case drain flow. We'll finish up by looking at how to evaluate the case drain flow to determine if the problem is your final drive.

4 Quick Tips for Extending the Life of Your Final Drive

Your final drive represents a significant investment, and it has to be functional for your equipment to run. In this Shop Talk Blog post, we are going to go over 4 things: minimizing contamination, keeping an eye on the gear oil, checking the case drain filter, and attending to leaks. Follow these 4 simple tips to get draw out the life of your final drive motor to the fullest!

Real Life Bearing Failure

Bearings serve an important purpose in machines -- they maintain the position and alignment of shafts and gears, reduce friction, transfer loads, and reduce the wear and tear on other more expensive components. When they fail, the damage can be devastating. In this Shop Talk Blog post, we take a look at a real life bearing failure, discuss how to tell if a bearing is about to fail, and share some tips on what you can do to maximize the life of your bearings.

5 Common Hydraulic Motor Questions Answered

In this Shop Talk Blog post, we are going to discuss the answers to five very common questions about hydraulic motors: what is a case drain, how do hydraulic motors fail, what exactly is displacement, how are hydraulic motors rated, and how does a hydraulic motor differ from a final drive?

Final Drive Maintenance with Dr. Drive!

 

 

Maintenance is never a popular subject - especially when you have deadlines looming over your head. But you NEED to do your maintenance! In this Shop Talk Blog post, we'd like to help you keep a healthy perspective on the subject of maintaining your final drives, track motors, and hydraulic motors by discussing two major maintenance steps you should never, ever neglect.

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