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Worst Final Drive Motor Fails: Internal Explosion Edition

In this Shop Talk Blog post, we are going to look at one of the most damaged final drive motors we have seen -- and we have seen plenty here at Texas Final Drive. The majority of the damage can be traced back to the rotator group.


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What You Need to Know About Swash Plates in Final Drive Motors

by Dr McCaslin | May 06, 2019 |

rotator group, Axial Piston Motors, Swash Plate



Swash Plates are a key part of the rotator group in axial piston hydraulic motors and pumps. Abrasive contamination can lead to premature wear of the swash plate (along with other critical components). In this Shop Talk Blog post, we are going to look at swash plates in more detail, including their purpose, potential issues, and how to extend their useful life.



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Bobcat 325 Rotator Group Damage

by Dr McCaslin | Mar 28, 2018 |

Final Drive Diagnosis, rotator group, pistons


One of the issues that we have encountered with Bobcat 325 final drives involves failure of the rotator group. In this Shop Talk Blog post, we will discuss what makes up a rotator group, what causes them to fail, and what can be done to fix it.

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