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Maintaining Skid Steer Final Drives for Optimal Performance and Reliability

by Jim Strong | Feb 29, 2024 |

Final Drive Maintenance, Gear oil, Leaks, Duo-cone Seal

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We know that it’s vital to keep your skid steers rolling year-round and that the key to their reliability and performance lies in maintenance.

In this Shop Talk blog post, we’ll discuss the key maintenance tasks for skid steer final drivesthat will increase their uptime, reduce repair costs, and extend their lifespan.


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Exploring Hydraulic Connectors: Types and Applications

Your hydraulic equipment has many different hydraulic connectors, and it’s good to know the different types. In this Shop Talk Blog post, we’ll talk about hydraulic connectors (threaded, flange, and quick disconnect) -- including how they work and where you’re likely to find them.


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Heavy Losses: Uncovering the World of Construction Equipment Theft

by Jim Strong | Feb 02, 2024 |

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Heavy equipment theft is a significant problem in the United States. Showing up to a job site only to find some of your equipment missing is a nightmare --  financial losses, waiting for insurance to process, delayed projects, downtime, lost productivity, and more. 

And while we know this doesn’t tie in directly with final drive motors, we know it is a concern for many of our customers. So, in this Shop Talk Blog post, we’re talking about equipment theft trends, contributing factors, and their impact. Then, we’ll look at the challenges to recovery, followed by preventative strategies. At the end, there are some additional resources to help you protect your equipment and ensure a fast recovery if stolen.

The Role of Lubrication in Preventing Planetary Failures

 

The planetary on your final drive motor generates tremendous amounts of torque and requires lubrication to provide high performance and extend the life of its components. In this Shop Talk Blog post, we'll talk about lubrication's role in preventing planetary failure.


The Effects of Gear Oil Contamination on a Final Drive Planetary: A Comprehensive Guide

Discover the detrimental effects of gear oil contamination on your final drive and learn how to prevent it. This comprehensive guide provides valuable insights into the various forms of contamination, their impact, and essential preventive measures.

Hydraulic System Health: Preventive Maintenance for Compact Equipment

by Jim Strong | Oct 16, 2023 |

Maintenance, Preventative Maintenance

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Preventive maintenanceensures the longevity and efficient performance of the hydraulic systems that provide power and functionality to your compact equipment. This Shop Talk Blog post reviews a checklist of routine maintenance tasks to minimize wear and tear, leaks, and other common issues.


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Pumping Up the Quality with Final Drive Motor Testing

by Jim Strong | Sep 01, 2023 |

Reman Final Drives, Final Drive Repair, Quality

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Are you excited about top-notch quality assurance? So are we! Dive in with us as we highlight the journey of how we make sure the final drives and hydraulic motors we repair and re-manufacture pass with flying colors!

Nabtesco Travel Motors

by Jim Strong | Aug 19, 2023 |

Final Drive, Excavators, Mini-excavators, Nabtesco

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Nabtesco is one of the most popular brands of travel motor. In this Shop Talk Blog post, we’ll look into the company and what types of final drive motors they manufacture.


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Mechanical Fasteners in Your Final Drive Motor

by Jim Strong | Aug 17, 2023 |

Bolts, Fasteners, Circlips

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Mechanical fasteners join things together, whether bolts holding the hubs of your final drive motor together or a circlip used to keep the cover plate in place. In this Shop Talk Blog post, we’ll explore the different types of fasteners you may find in your final drive motor.

Heat and Hydration

by Jim Strong | Jul 17, 2023 |

Safety, overheating

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Our body works hard to keep itself at about 98.6 F. When exposed to heat for long periods, it will start experiencing complications. One way to prevent those problems is to stay hydrated.


We aren't the only things that can overheat in the summer! Here are some Shop Talk blog posts about overheating equipment:

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