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How to Request a Quote for a Final Drive

Your drive motor just died and work has come to a grinding halt. You need a replacement quickly and have to submit some RFQs to different dealers. It may seem like a waste of valuable time, but the more info you can provide about the final drive that failed the faster you'll get that quote and the more accurate it will be.


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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?

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Final Drives: Why Not Just Buy Used?

by Jim Strong | Feb 07, 2021 |

Reman Final Drives, Used Equipment


Let's talk about why purchasing a used final drive motor isn't worth the risk.

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Final Drive Solutions for Older Machines

You've got an older machine that the OEM doesn't support anymore and one of your final drive motors has gone out. What are your options? Find out!


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Hints and Tips for Buying a Replacement Final Drive Motor

Nobody looks forward to purchasing a new final drive. There is usually stress involved because you need to get your machine running again ASAP. This is one time when you really don’t want to make a mistake, so here are three simple tips to help you out when shopping for a replacement final drive hydraulic motor.


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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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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Kubota KX121 Final Drive Cover Plate Removal

If you have a Kubota mini excavator, like the KX121, then the time might come when you need to remove the cover plate from its Kayaba (KYB) brand final drive motor. The cover plates can be a nightmare to remove, especially in the field. In this Shop Talk Blog post, we are going to talk about how to do just that using everyday tools.

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 Reasons Why You Should Consider a Reman Final Drive

by Dr McCaslin | Oct 30, 2017 |

Final Drive, Reman Final Drives


Reman/rebuilt final drives are an excellent option when your final drive or hydraulic motor refuses to work any longer. In this Shop Talk Blog post, we are going to present four reasons why you should consider a reman final drive the next time you need a replacement: price, performance, availability, and warranty.

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