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How Aging Gear Oil Affects Final Drives

by Jim Strong | Dec 01, 2021 |

Final Drive Maintenance, Gear oil, Planetary Hub

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There's a reason why we encourage our customers to regularly replace the gear oil in their final drives. Gear oil is inevitably going to degrade, or age, over time. Find out what that means to your final drive motor.


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Common Gear Oil Additives

by Jim Strong | Nov 10, 2021 |

Final Drive Motor Gearbox, Gear oil, Lubrication

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How familiar are you with common lubricant additives, especially when it comes to gear oil?

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Gear Damage in a Final Drive

by Jim Strong | Aug 30, 2021 |

Final Drive Motor Gears, Gear oil, Planetary Hub

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What makes a final drive motor different from a hydraulic motor is the planetary gear set on the drive motor--and when the gears go out, you're going to have major problems.

 


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How Bearing Lubrication Can Go Wrong

by Dr McCaslin | Aug 11, 2021 |

Gear oil, bearings, Lubrication

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Most of the time, when we think of issues with final drive bearings, we think about having too little gear oil or maybe not changing it often enough. You might be surprised by some of the other ways that lubrication can cause some serious problems for your final drive bearings--especially those in the planetary hub.

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Maintaining a Bobcat Final Drive

by Dr McCaslin | Jun 24, 2021 |

Bobcat Equipment, Gear oil, Case Drain Filters

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The number one cause of failure for a Bobcat final drive is lack of maintenance. In this Shop Talk Blog post, we’ll review the most important things you need to do to maintain the final drive on your Bobcat CTL, SSL, or mini-excavator.


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How Lubrication Extends the Life of Your Final Drive Motors

by Dr McCaslin | Apr 22, 2021 |

Gear oil, Lubrication, Wear

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If you want to get the most value out of your equipment, lubrication is key.

 


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Why Your Final Drive Bearings Keep Failing

by Dr McCaslin | Apr 18, 2021 |

Gear oil, bearings, Planetary Hub

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In this Shop Talk Blog post, our focus will be on premature bearing failure on the planetary side of your final drive motor -- what causes it, and how to prevent it!


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Final Drive Maintenance: Gear Oil

We've seen far too many final drives damaged or outright ruined because of poor maintenance. We'd like to take this opportunity to provide you with some really good reasons why checking and changing your gear oil needs to be a part of your regular maintenance.


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4 Horrifying Final Drive Failures

Not all final drive motor failures are equal! Some are just horrifying ...


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Compact Excavators and the Zombie Apocalypse

If you’re thinking ahead, you probably know that you need to be prepared for the zombie apocalypse. If you plan to build shelters and clean up zombie bodies, then you need to make sure your compact excavator is ready for the first outbreak and beyond.

 

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