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3 Causes of Final Drive Face Seal Failure

by Dr McCaslin | May 20, 2021 |

Final Drive Motor Seals, Duo-cone Seal, Face Seal


The average life expectancy of your face seals varies from 4,000 to 12,000 hours. There are several factors at work when it comes to how long they last, and a good understanding of them will help you lengthen the life of your face seals.

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Duo Cone Face Seal Failure

You may have a final drive motor or track drive that has a Duo-cone seal (aka, floating face seal). If you do, then you probably would like to know what causes premature failure of these seals so you can make sure yours lasts as long as possible -- and that's the topic of this Shop Talk blog post.

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Typical Seals You'll Find in a Final Drive

If you’ve ever taken a final drive apart, you know that it has a ton of seals and o-rings. Each one serves an important purpose, so for this Shop Talk Blog post we decided to discuss the types of seals used in final drives. We’ll also discuss why they are important, what can happen when they fail, and hints and tips for installing them.

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