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Comer Final Drives: What You Need to Know

Comer Industries is a well-known manufacturer of powertrains, driveshafts, gearboxes, and rugged drive motors. Their motors are synonymous with quality and reliability. And in this Shop Talk Blog post, we're going to discuss what you need to know about Comer final drives.

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Hydraulic Motors and the Cotton Industry

Hydraulic motors help to power cotton harvests in more ways than you may realize.

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Gleaner Combines

by Dr McCaslin | Jul 05, 2018 |

Agriculture, History, Gleaner Combines


Gleaner is an award-winning manufacturer of combine harvesters, and we carry final drives for several of their models. In this Shop Talk Blog post, we are going to talk about the roots of the Gleaner combine, how the company developed, and some background on their many innovations.

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Meet the Three Biggest Tractors

by Dr McCaslin | Jun 21, 2018 |

Agriculture, Tractor


There are big tractors, and then there are massive tractors like the “Big Bud” 16V-747, the “Big Roy” 8WD Model 1080, and the AGCO Challenger MT975B – considered by many to be the three biggest tractors in the world. Find out the capabilities of these massive tractors and how they are used.

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Skid Steer Maintenance Challenges in Agriculture

by Dr McCaslin | Jan 24, 2018 |

Skid Steers, Agriculture, Skid Loaders, Maintenance


Skid steers have become a fixture on modern farms. With the attachments available today, skid steer loaders have become very versatile and are used for all kinds of different tasks. With their compact size, maneuverability, and power, they have become invaluable for the day-to-day operations of running a farm.  When used in an agricultural setting, however, there are some special maintenance challenges that need to be addressed.

John Deere: A Sweeping History

Few companies represent the American Dream as well as John Deere and its eponymous founder. Today, John Deere is one of the most popular manufacturers of agricultural equipment worldwide. In this Shop Talk Post, we paint a picture that captures John Deere's humble roots, its period of astonishing growth, and its strong presence in the world today.

Skid Steer Loaders in Agriculture

Even though the first skid steers were marketed to farmers, their market has expanded to the point that they are even more commonly used in construction, demolition, and landscaping operations. However, skid steers are still vital pieces of equipment in the agricultural industry. Skid steer loaders have a long and interesting history that began when a turkey breeder needed a effective way to keep his two-story barn clean. Now skid steer loaders have found so many different uses they've been nicknamed the "swiss army knives" of the compact equipment world.  In this Shop Talk Blog post, we are going to discuss the many different uses of skid steer loaders in agriculture.

Preventing Case Drain Related Failure on Final Drive Motors

Clogged case drain filters are responsible for a significant number of failed final drives and hydraulic motors that come into our shop here at Texas Final Drive. In this Shop Talk Blog post, we are going to talk about what case drain filters do, what happens when they clog, and how you can prevent case drain related failure from wrecking your final drive motor.

Does Your Excavator Need an Eaton Track Drive Motor?

When the track drive motor on your exacavtor goes out, you need a quality replacement that fits your budget and your machine. If you own a hydraulic excavator, one of your newer options here in the United States is an Eaton brand aftermarket track drive motor. In this Shop Talk Blog post, we are going to discuss the pros of the Eaton JMV Series Track Drive Motors.



Hydraulic Motors in Agricultural Machinery

Power of Hydraulics in Agriculture Equipment

Since the first horse-powered farm equipment was put into use, much has changed when it comes to agricultural equipment. Much of the power needed for equipment like combines and harvesters to function is transferred via hydraulics. In this Shop Talk Blog post we are going to look at some examples of how hydraulics, and especially hydraulic motors, are used in agricultural equipment.


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