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Bobcat T190s and Their Final Drives

Bobcat CTLs are truly "one tough animal" and the Bobcat T190 is no exception. In this Shop Talk Blog post, we'll talk a bit about the T190 and the different types of final drive motors they may have.

Bobcat T190s & Their Final Drives

Here are a few articles you might find of interest:

Bobcat T190s

First introduced in 2001, the Bobcat T190 compact track loader became a popular model because of its reliability and ability to operate in various terrains (including mud, sand, and snow) due to its tracked design. Two more models were introduced in 2005 and 2008, and it remains a popular machine.

What Bobcat T190s Are Used For

Bobcat T190s are so versatile in what you can use them for. You’ll see them clearing debris, moving materials, and leveling in construction.  They’re also popular in landscaping, where they help with soil preparation, installing irrigation systems, spreading fertilizer, moving sod, moving trees, clearing brush, stump grinding, transporting dirt, sand, and more. They’re also great for patching roads, digging utility trenches, and installing culverts.


Oregon Air National Guard Chief Master Sgt. Ronald Eckert (left), 142nd Fighter Wing Civil Engineers (CES), operates a excavator to load rock and other materials used to build a new trail at Niven Lake, Yellowknife, Northern Territories, Canada, July 18, 2017. Over 30 CES members are spending two-weeks in Canada working on a variety of projects during their Deployment for Training (DFT). (U.S. Air National Guard photo/Master Sgt. John Hughel, 142nd Fighter Wing Public Affairs) Source

In agriculture, Bobcat T190s assist with regular tasks like moving hay bales, cleaning bars, feeding animals, and managing manure. And though they may be small, T190s are great for demolition projects when equipped with hydraulic breakers and grapples, tearing down small structures, and removing concrete and asphalt -- and clearing out debris. 

During winter, Bobcat T190s are a lifesaver with attachments for snow blowers and plows. They can quickly snow from driveways, parking lots, and roads. They are also ideal for disaster cleanup and management, whether its the aftermath of a tornado or hurricane.



Bobcat T190 Final Drive Motors

Even though some Bobcat T190 CTLs may be more than 20 years old, they are still in use across the world. But that can make it tricky to find the right final drive motor for them, not only because they are older machines but because there are a few different Bobcat T-series final drive models. For example, some T190 final drives have five ports and differ based on their nose length, as shown in the figure below.


For models with just four ports, then you have to determine if they have 12 bolts or 6 bolts for the sprocket, shown below.

Making Your Final Drive Last

We also have tips for making your Bobcat T190 final drive motor last as long as possible: don’t ignore leaks, keep track of gear oil levels, change the gear oil regularly, and replace the case drain filter when replacing the other hydraulic filters on your machine.


Here at Texas Final Drive, we have the Bobcat T190 final drive motors you need in stock, both new and remanufactured. We’re especially proud of our reman T190 final drives because their performance meets or exceeds OEM specifications, and we consider them to be the best bang for your buck. 


Topics: Compact Track Loader, CTL, bobcat final drive, Bobcat T190, bobcat

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