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Maintaining a Bobcat Final Drive

by Dr McCaslin | Jun 24, 2021 |

Bobcat Equipment, Gear oil, Case Drain Filters


The number one cause of failure for a Bobcat final drive is lack of maintenance. In this Shop Talk Blog post, we’ll review the most important things you need to do to maintain the final drive on your Bobcat CTL, SSL, or mini-excavator.

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Bobcat Final Drive Basics

by Jim Strong | Feb 21, 2020 |

Bobcat Equipment, bobcat final drive, bobcat


Bobcat is an extremely popular brand of compact equipment including SSLs, CTLs, and mini excavators. All of these machines need final drives to operate, so here are some of the basics about Bobcat final drive motors.

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Bobcat Mini Excavator Final Drive Motor Removal

Do you own or operate a Bobcat mini-excavator? How much do you know about removing the track drive motor?  Well, in this Shop Talk Blog post we are going to review the steps involved in removing the drive motor safely and easily.

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Bobcat T190 Final Drives: Tips for Making them Last

by Dr McCaslin | Nov 05, 2018 |

Bobcat Equipment, bobcat final drive, Bobcat T190


The Bobcat T190 is a discontinued but still widely used compact track loader (CTL). The final drive that fits the T190 also fits the T140 and T180 models. We get many of these final drives in either as cores for reman or drives for repair. We know that final drive repairs and replacements aren’t cheap. That’s why we’ve got three simple tips for making your Bobcat T190 final drives last as long as possible.


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Reman Bobcat T190 Final Drives

by Jim Strong | Oct 04, 2017 |

Final Drive, Reman Final Drives, Bobcat Equipment, T190


The Bobcat T190 is a compact track loader (CTL) that is no longer in production by Bobcat. However, it is still in use all across the United States. Even though the last production year for the Bobcat T190 was 2008, these machines have proven so sturdy and powerful that there is still a strong demand for used models and replacement parts. Here at Texas Final Drive, one of our most popular products is the reman/rebuilt Bobcat T190 final drive motor.

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.

4 Questions to Ask When Replacing a Final Drive

You're pressed for time already, and now one of your final drives has stopped your equipment in its tracks.  You need a replacement, and you need it fast.  In this Shop Talk Blog post, we are going to discuss 4 important questions you need to ask when you are about to replace your final drive or hydraulic motor. Taking the time to get answers to these questions will save you trouble (and possibly money) in the long run.

Bobcat: 5 Fast Facts to Blow Your Mind! (w/Videos)

The Bobcat Equipment Brand

Bobcat is probably one of the best known brands of compact equipment -- so well known, in fact, that people that know nothing about skid steers and compact track loaders recognize the brand. Every famous company has some interesting facts in their history, and Bobcat is no exception. Are you ready for five fast facts to blow your mind? 

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