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Bonfiglioi and Final Drives

by Jim Strong | May 04, 2021 |

Compact Equipment, Bonfiglioli, Comer

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Bonfiglioli is a well-known brand of planetary drive motors (also known as gearmotors). And they have an extensive line of travel motors for compact equipment such as SSLs, CTLs, and mini excavators.

 


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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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A Quick History of Doosan Infracore

by Jim Strong | Apr 08, 2021 |

bobcat, Doosan, Doosan Infracore, Daewoo

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How much do you know about Doosan Infracore? Did you know they own Bobcat and Daewoo? Learn more about Doosan Infracore's fascinating history in this Shop Talk Blog post.


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Wear and Your Final Drive Motor

by Dr McCaslin | Apr 02, 2021 |

Contamination, Lubrication, Wear

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Wear can have a big impact on the life and performance of your final drive motor, but there are certain ways to minimize that impact.


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Five Sources for Construction and Equipment News

by Jim Strong | Mar 29, 2021 |

News

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If you follow our social media, you've probably noticed there are certain sources we depend on for the latest information related to equipment, construction, and material handling. Here is an introduction to our five favorite websites.


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Why Surface Condition Can Be Important for Final Drive Parts

by Dr McCaslin | Mar 21, 2021 |

Final Drive Motors

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Surface damage such as  scratches or pitting on key parts inside your final drive may not seem like a big deal, but you'd be surprised at the impact they can have on your drive motor's performance.


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Damaged Final Drives: Radial Piston Motors

by Dr McCaslin | Mar 15, 2021 | |
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This post continues to look at damaged final drives by focusing on radial piston motors. Learn what kind of damage they can experience and how to extend their lives.

 

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Damaged Final Drives: Brakes

by Dr McCaslin | Mar 04, 2021 |

Brakes, Final Drive Problem, Troubleshooting

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This is a collection of images showing final drive brake systems in various stages of damage, along with a video illustrating what this type of damage can sound like. Don't let this happen to your drive motors!


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Final Drive Maintenance: A Little Goes a Long Way

It may be hard to believe, but the number one cause of failure behind drive motors is a lack of maintenance.


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