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Rebuilding a Track Drive

by Jim Strong | Jul 27, 2021 |

Rebuilt Final Drive Motor, Track Drives

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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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Entrained Air: Basic Facts You Need to Know

The most problematic form of hydraulic air contamination is entrained air. In this post, we talk about why it's a problem, what causes it, and how you can prevent it.

 

Foaming Hydraulic Fluid: What You Need to Know

Foaming hydraulic fluid isn't a big deal, right? Well, you might want to think again. If left unaddressed, it can lead to problems that can even affect your final drive motor. Here are the basics on foaming and what you can do about it.

This is the second of a multi-part series about air contamination of hydraulic fluid.

Here is Part 1: Types of Air Contamination in Hydraulics


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Types of Air Contamination in Hydraulics

by Dr McCaslin | Jul 07, 2021 |

Maintenance, Hydraulic Contamination

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You know that the presence of metal particles or dirt in your hydraulic fluid points to some issues, but there is another form of contamination that you usually can’t see: air. And when your hydraulic system has air contamination, it can lead to some serious problems for your compact equipment (including your final drive motors).




This is the first of a multi-part series about air contamination of hydraulic fluid

Here's Part 2: Foaming Hydraulic Fluid: What You Need to Know


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Maintaining a Bobcat Final Drive

by Dr McCaslin | Jun 24, 2021 |

Bobcat Equipment, Gear oil, Case Drain Filters

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The number one cause of failure for a Bobcat final drive is lack of maintenance. In this Shop Talk Blog post, we’ll review the most important things you need to do to maintain the final drive on your Bobcat CTL, SSL, or mini-excavator.


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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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Rexroth Final Drive Motors for Construction Equipment

by Jim Strong | Jun 04, 2021 |

Final Drive Motors, Rexroth

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Bosch Rexroth is a well-known company that, among other things, provides power and hydraulic solutions. Many of these solutions are for mobile equipment used by construction, agriculture, forestry, and more. In this Shop Talk blog post, we're going to delve into the Rexroth hydraulic motors and planetary drives used on machines like mini excavators and skid steer loaders.


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3 Causes of Final Drive Face Seal Failure

by Dr McCaslin | May 20, 2021 |

Final Drive Motor Seals, Duo-cone Seal, Face Seal

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The average life expectancy of your face seals varies from 4,000 to 12,000 hours. There are several factors at work when it comes to how long they last, and a good understanding of them will help you lengthen the life of your face seals.


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Comer Final Drives: What You Need to Know

Comer Industries is a well-known manufacturer of powertrains, driveshafts, gearboxes, and rugged drive motors. Their motors are synonymous with quality and reliability. And in this Shop Talk Blog post, we're going to discuss what you need to know about Comer final drives.

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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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