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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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Danger of a Dry Starting a Hydraulic Motor

Did you know you can invalidate the warranty of your final drive motor if you make the mistake of dry starting it after you’ve just installed it? Read on to learn what a dry start it, how it can damage your motor, and how to keep it from happening to you.

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The Most Pervasive Problems in Final Drive Motor Maintenance

There are some final drive motor maintenance failures that we encounter over and over, and we’d like to make sure you are aware of them so they don’t happen to you. Are you guilt of any of these?


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