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Hydraulic Hoses: Choosing the Right Replacement Part 1

by Jim Strong | Jun 15, 2022 |

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It's essential to be careful when selecting a replacement hydraulic hose for your compact equipment.


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Why Buying a Used Final Drive Motor is a Bad Idea

Buying a used final drive motor for your machine seems like an economical choice -- but while it may be good in a pinch, it’s not a good investment for the long haul.

 


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Skid Steers and Compact Track Loaders in the US Armed Forces

by Jim Strong | Apr 22, 2022 |

Case, John Deere, kubota, bobcat, Caterpillar

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We’ve talked before about compact equipment in the military. But in this Shop Talk Blog post, we want to look at skids steers and compact track loaders, mainly focusing on how they are used, how they are sometimes transported, and what manufacturers are most popular.

Republic of Singapore Air Force Airmen perform sling load operations at the Mystic drop zone, hoisting a Bobcat S450 skid steer loader with an RSAF CH-47 D Chinook helicopter in support of the Golden Coyote training exercise at the South Dakota National Guard West Camp Rapid training facility, Rapid City, S.D., June 14, 2016. The Golden Coyote exercise is a three-phase, scenario-driven exercise conducted in the Black Hills of South Dakota and Wyoming, which enables commanders to focus on mission essential task requirements, warrior tasks and battle drills. (U.S. Army photo by Spc. Kristen Root/Released)

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Basics of Skid Steer Loaders

Here's some basic information about skid steers, including how they are categorized, operating costs, maintenance, and -- of course -- final drive motors.

3 Basic Types of Hydraulic Fluid

by Jim Strong | Mar 12, 2022 |

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There are a ton of different hydraulic fluids on the market -- how do you know which one is the right one for your equipment? In this Shop Talk Blog post, we're going to look at the three basic types of hydraulic fluid. And expect some more blog posts on the subject!

 


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World's Largest Skid Steer Loader

by Jim Strong | Mar 03, 2022 |

Skid Steers, Skid-Steer Loaders, SSL

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Have you ever wondered who makes the largest skid steer loader?

 


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Preventive Maintenance and Compact Equipment

What kind of maintenance practices do you follow for your compact equipment? We recommend preventive maintenance, especially when it comes to your final drive motors.


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A Look Inside a Real Final Drive Repair/Reman Shop

Have you ever wondered what the inside of a real hydraulic repair shop looks like?

Staying Safe on a Skid Steer: Preventing Backovers

Skid steer loader backover accidents are scary for all involved -- and often fatal for the victim. Learn what they are, how they happen, and what you can do to prevent them.

Maintenance is Always Cheaper Than Repairs

by Jim Strong | Dec 09, 2021 |

Final Drive Maintenance, Maintenance

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As much as we may be reluctant to perform maintenance, it's always going to be cheaper than repairs for compact equipment and the final drive motors that run them.


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