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Internal Leakage and Final Drives

by Dr McCaslin | Jun 23, 2022 |

Leaks, weak, Wear, Internal leakage

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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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Advanced Reman and Repair Techniques for Final Drives

by Dr McCaslin | Jun 03, 2022 |

machining, turning, lapping

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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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Fuel Costs and Compact Equipment Maintenance

by Dr McCaslin | Mar 29, 2022 |

Final Drive Maintenance, Maintenance, Efficiency

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Diesel prices have been rising, and while they may seem to be going down a bit, it’s doubtful they’ll drop back down to what they were a year ago. As a result, these prices are impacting your bottom line. And while you don’t control the cost of fuel, you can make some changes that will improve the efficiency of your equipment.

Basics of Synthetic Hydraulic Fluid

In our last blog post, we talked about the three different categories of hydraulic fluid: petroleum-based, synthetic, and water-based. Our focus for this post will be an overview of synthetic hydraulic fluid. 


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Excavator Dangers on the Worksite

How dangerous are excavators on the worksite? When used by skilled, alert operators, excavators are safe -- and indispensable. However, accidents do happen and some are a bit more common than others. Oh, and all the data you're about to see came from OSHA.

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Caterpillar Medium Excavators: Final Drive Failures

Do you own a CAT 320, 325, 330, or 336? Read on to learn about the most common causes of final drive motor failure on these machines.

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Killdozer: An Engineering Perspective

by Dr McCaslin | Jan 14, 2022 |

Komatsu, Dozer, Bulldozer

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You've probably heard about the Killdozer, but have you ever thought about it from an engineering perspective?


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Hydraulic Charge Pumps and Your Final Drive

by Dr McCaslin | Jan 10, 2022 |

Brakes, Charge Pump

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Do you know what charge pumps are and how they can affect your final drive when they start wearing out? Read on to find out!


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Santa's Naughty List Includes Those Who Neglect Their Compact Equipment

 It's getting very close to Christmas. It might be too late to make it on Santa's good list, but here are some tips for next year. 

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