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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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How Reliable is Your Compact Equipment?

by Dr McCaslin | Dec 17, 2021 |

Maintenance, Predictive Maintenance, Reliability

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Reliability measures aren’t just for big contractors -- they can be useful to one-man operations, as well. In this blog post, we'll provide a very basic introduction to reliability measures.

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Hydraulic Motor Wear and How to Minimize It

by Dr McCaslin | Nov 17, 2021 |

Hydraulic Motors, Wear

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Wear is inevitable, but there are ways you can keep it from accelerating in your hydraulic motor.

 


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Compact Equipment & Dinosaurs

What kind of compact equipment would a dinosaur park need? And no, we don't mean animatronics! Or Earl Sinclair the construction worker from Dinosaurs! We mean an honest-to-goodness park full of live dinosaurs ...


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Hydraulic Motor Efficiency

by Dr McCaslin | Oct 21, 2021 |

Hydraulic Motors

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Your final drive includes a hydraulic motor and that motor has a certain level of efficiency associated with it. Over time, that efficiency can drop -- so find out how efficiency is measured, what the source of losses are, and how to minimize them.


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Root Cause Analysis for Final Drives

by Dr McCaslin | Sep 24, 2021 |

Troubleshooting, Final Drive Repair

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Good final drive repairs not only fix what went wrong, but they track down why it went wrong in the first place. Is the company that you entrust your final drive to this careful?


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How Bearing Lubrication Can Go Wrong

by Dr McCaslin | Aug 11, 2021 |

Gear oil, bearings, Lubrication

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Most of the time, when we think of issues with final drive bearings, we think about having too little gear oil or maybe not changing it often enough. You might be surprised by some of the other ways that lubrication can cause some serious problems for your final drive bearings--especially those in the planetary hub.

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Water Contamination: Ingression, Removal, and Prevention

We've talked about foaming hydraulic fluid, but what if it's cloudy? Then your problem is water contamination. Read on how to learn its effects, how it gets in, how to remove, and how to prevent it.

 

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