Sometimes people assume that there is no need to add hydraulic fluid to a hydraulic motor before it is installed because the fluid circulates through the system. This is incorrect, and the dry start that results in can seriously damage your hydraulic motor. In this Shop Talk Blog post, we are going to discuss why this assumption is incorrect, what kind of damage can result, and what you need to do in order to prevent a dry start.
We know that final drive motors aren’t cheap, and any downtime with your machine is costly. You want to get your replacement final drive installed as quickly and painlessly as possible, and avoid future problems that might come as a result of a poor installation. Here are some tips for installing a final drive with just those goals in mind.
One of the common questions we get asked is this: why is my final drive spinning backwards? In this Shop Talk Blog post, we'll talk about why final drives spin the wrong direction and some different approaches on how to fix the problem. This information holds regardless of whether it's on an excavator, skid steer loader, or compact track loader.