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Rebuilding a Track Drive

by Jim Strong | Jul 27, 2021 |

Rebuilt Final Drive Motor, Track Drives


The track drive on your CTL or compact excavator has gone out, and you need a replacement that's within your budget. You've heard about rebuilt track drives and final drives, but you still have questions about them. If that describes you, you've come to the right place.


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Finding the Right Final Drive for Your Skid Steer or Compact Track Loader

You've reached the point that the final drive on your skid steer loader or compact track loader just has to be replaced. So what do you need to know before you order one?

Here are a few other Shop Talk blog posts that you might be interested in:

JCB 190T Final Drive Rebuild

Sometimes the most economical option is not to replace your final drive with a new or non-OEM drive but to rebuild your existing drive. In this Shop Talk Blog post, we are going to talk about a recent JCB 190T final drive motor that we rebuilt here at the shop.

Here are a few other blog posts you might find of interest:

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?

Here are a few other Shop Talk blog posts that might be helpful:

Loctite and Final Drive Motors

You might have noticed in some of our videos about reman final drives that we tend to use Loctite on some of the bolts and fasteners we install. In this Shop Talk Blog post, we are going to discuss what Loctite threadlocker is, what it does, why we use it, and what kind we typically use.

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What Are My Options For Replacing My Final Drive?

Sometimes you simply have no choice but to replace the final drive motors on your machine. Good final drives aren't cheap, either. There are many options to consider and questions to ask before you make a purchase, especially if you have a goal of saving time, money, and downtime later on. In this post, we are going to look at options for replacing a final drive, information you should have on hand before you start shopping for one, and what you need to look for in a replacement.

4 Questions to Ask When Replacing a Final Drive

You're pressed for time already, and now one of your final drives has stopped your equipment in its tracks.  You need a replacement, and you need it fast.  In this Shop Talk Blog post, we are going to discuss 4 important questions you need to ask when you are about to replace your final drive or hydraulic motor. Taking the time to get answers to these questions will save you trouble (and possibly money) in the long run.

Hydraulic Drive Motors and Mining

Mining Machines

There are many, many different machines that are used in connection with mining.  Most of the machines, from small loaders to gigantic mining trucks, use hydraulic motors.  The focus of this blog post is the use of hydraulic motors in the mining industry, with an overview of some of the classfications for mining equipment.



Shop Talk Blog continues to provide strategic informational and educational articles to keep you ahead of the curve on heavy equipment for your industry.  Here are other key posts on Hydraulic Motors to keep you well-informed:


Autopsy: Bobcat 331 Mini Excavator Final Drive (w/Video)

Bobcat Mini Excavator Findings

In this Shop Talk Blog post, we are going to review the "autopsy" findings for a mini-excavator final drive taken off a Bobcat 331. We'll go through this step-by-step, just like the technician who disassembled and inspected this hydraulic drive motor.

10 Step Final Drive Reman Process

Reman Hydraulic Drive Motors

The process used to remanufacture a final drive may seem a bit mysterious, but the benefits are all too real!  That's the topic of this Shop Talk Blog:  the benefits of Texas Final Drive 10 Step Reman Process for Final Drives.  Learn why you should seriously consider purchasing a reman final drive instead of just having one repaired or purchasing a new one.

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