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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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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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Five Sources for Construction and Equipment News

by Jim Strong | Mar 29, 2021 |

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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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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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Final Drives: Why Not Just Buy Used?

by Jim Strong | Feb 07, 2021 |

Reman Final Drives, Used Equipment

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Let's talk about why purchasing a used final drive motor isn't worth the risk.


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Do You Know These Facts About Timbco and TimberPro?

by Jim Strong | Jan 08, 2021 |

forestry, Timbco, TimberPro

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While many may be familiar with brand names Timbco and TimberPro, they might be surprised at some of these facts about these companies and their founder.

 


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How to Tell When a Planetary Gear System Needs to be Replaced

The planetary gear system is key to helping your final drive motor generate the torque needed to move your equipment and transport heavy loads. When it goes out, everything literally comes to a grinding halt. Learn the signs of impending planetary gear failure!


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3 Tips for Troubleshooting Hydraulic Problems on Compact Equipment

Your skid steer loader can't seem to make it up inclines like it used to, or the bucket controls on your mini excavator have suddenly become sluggish. How do you go about finding out what's wrong?


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Compact Equipment in the US Military

by Jim Strong | Nov 09, 2020 |

Skid Steers, Skid Loaders, CTL, SSL, Military

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How much do you know about compact construction equipment in the military?

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Does a Hydraulic Pump Create Pressure?

The topic of whether a pump creates pressure or fluid flow can generate quite a bit of debate! What do you think?

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