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Hard to Find Final Drives

There’s still a lot of equipment out there in operation that is … well … old. It was well made and, through maintenance and good care, has successfully outlived the expectations of many. However, things can become problematic when you can no longer find replacement parts for older equipment -- especially when you can’t find a replacement final drive motor or hydraulic pump. So, what can you do when your equipment is old enough that it becomes hard to find replacements for the track drives or final drive motors?

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Interesting Places to Find Hydraulic Systems

by Dr McCaslin | Feb 27, 2019 |

Hydraulic Motors, Hydraulics, hydraulic fluid

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When it comes to technical advice, the Shop Talk Blog tries to focus on mobile hydraulic equipment such as skid steers, CTLs, and excavators. We do try to cover some topics that are related to hydraulics but not necessarily directly tied to compact equipment. In this blog post, we are doing just that with some examples of interesting places to find hydraulic systems at work.

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What Do Ferris Wheels and Tracked Machines Have in Common?

You probably have memories of childhood that involve either riding a Ferris wheel or wanting to ride one. They seem almost magical as the massive wheel full of passengers turns slowly, lifting everyone up into the sky for a few moments. You may not be aware of it, but many Ferris wheels and tracked machines have something in common: hydraulic final drive motors.

Valve Blocks on Final Drive Hydraulic Motors

Valve blocks, in one form or another, can be found on all hydraulic motors -- including final drive motors and travel motors. In this Shop Talk Blog post, we are going to answer some common questions about valve blocks.


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5 Little Changes That'll Make a Big Difference With Your Final Drive Hydraulic Motors

by Dr McCaslin | Feb 04, 2019 |

Hydraulic Motors, Final Drive Motor Assembly

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We understand how important final drives are to your operation, whether it’s a one-man company with a few specialized machines or a larger company that owns a fleet of construction vehicles. Small or large, we have some advice that will make a significant difference in the life of the final drive hydraulic motors that keep your machines running.

 


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6 Things about Hydraulic Motors You May Not Have Known

In this Shop Talk Blog post, we present six things about hydraulic motors you may not have known. We’d like to make a bet with you that you will run across something in here you didn’t know before … including the oldest operating hydraulic motor and the largest hydraulic motor in production.


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How Does an Axial Piston Final Drive Motor Work

Final drive motors are what keeps much of your equipment running -- skid steer loaders, compact track loaders, excavators, tractors, and more. In this Shop Talk Blog post, we are going to discuss the basics of how one type of final drive motor works -- the axial piston hydraulic motor.


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Hydraulic Motor Cam Ring Wear

Here at Texas Final Drive, we work quite a bit with radial piston hydraulic motors and Geroler motors. These motors, like anything else mechanical, will eventually wear out. The most damaging wear affects the cam ring, and that’s the topic for this Shop Talk Blog post.

 

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Torque, Traction, and Horsepower in Hydraulic Motors

by Dr McCaslin | Dec 18, 2018 |

Hydraulic Motors, Torque

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Torque, traction, and horsepower all play a role in propel motors.   In this Shop Talk Blog post, we are going to review  these subjects and how they are all related to each other in the context of final drive motors.

 


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The Ultimate Glossary of Terms About Hydraulic Motors

Travel motor, drive motor, wheel motor, propel motor, track drive, final drive motor -- all these terms refer to different types of hydraulic motors used to propel mobile equipment. In this Shop Talk Blog post, we are going to review some terms related to hydraulic motors that it would be a good idea for you to know. You may know them already, but a good review is always in order.


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