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Is the Problem Really the Pump?

Let’s quickly review how to troubleshoot a hydraulic pump by looking at common symptoms and discussing the causes -- and whether the issue is even related to the pump.


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Maintenance and Hazardous Energy

Crushing accidents don’t just happen when someone gets run over by equipment -- they can also occur when you’re working on your equipment and don’t take hazardous energy into account.

 


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Tips for Setting Up a Workspace for Your Hydraulics

If you’re going to work on a final drive motor or pump, it’s essential to set aside a clean workspace if you want to prevent contamination and the expensive damage it can cause. Here are some hints and tips to help you have a safe workplace for your hydraulics.


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Fast Facts About Kubota

by Jim Strong | Jul 14, 2022 |

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Want to learn something new about Kubota? Here are some cool things our research uncovered, from cholera to steel rolling mills.


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The Engineering Behind Hydraulic Filters

Hydraulic filters are a critical component of any hydraulic system, including your compact equipment. And when they fail, it can be catastrophic for your final drive motor. In this blog post, you will learn about the engineering that goes behind the design and selection of these filters.

 

 


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Internal Leakage and Final Drives

by Dr McCaslin | Jun 23, 2022 |

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When we hear the word “leak” or “leakage” in reference to a final drive motor, our knee-jerk reaction is to assume it's something bad. In a hydraulic system, though, internal leakage is good -- up to a certain point.


 

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Hydraulic Hoses: Choosing the Right Replacement Part 1

by Jim Strong | Jun 15, 2022 |

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It's essential to be careful when selecting a replacement hydraulic hose for your compact equipment.


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Advanced Reman and Repair Techniques for Final Drives

by Dr McCaslin | Jun 03, 2022 |

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In this Shop Talk Blog, we're going to look at some of the techniques we use for rebuilding and repairing final drive motors, including welding and machining.

 


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Electric Compact Equipment: What Does it Mean?

When you see a headline about an electric excavator or skid steer loader, what does it mean?


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Why Buying a Used Final Drive Motor is a Bad Idea

Buying a used final drive motor for your machine seems like an economical choice -- but while it may be good in a pinch, it’s not a good investment for the long haul.

 


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