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Fuel Costs and Compact Equipment Maintenance

by Dr McCaslin | Mar 29, 2022 |

Final Drive Maintenance, Maintenance, Efficiency

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Diesel prices have been rising, and while they may seem to be going down a bit, it’s doubtful they’ll drop back down to what they were a year ago. As a result, these prices are impacting your bottom line. And while you don’t control the cost of fuel, you can make some changes that will improve the efficiency of your equipment.

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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Santa's Naughty List Includes Those Who Neglect Their Compact Equipment

 It's getting very close to Christmas. It might be too late to make it on Santa's good list, but here are some tips for next year. 

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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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How Aging Gear Oil Affects Final Drives

by Jim Strong | Dec 01, 2021 |

Final Drive Maintenance, Gear oil, Planetary Hub

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There's a reason why we encourage our customers to regularly replace the gear oil in their final drives. Gear oil is inevitably going to degrade, or age, over time. Find out what that means to your final drive motor.


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Final Drive Maintenance: A Little Goes a Long Way

It may be hard to believe, but the number one cause of failure behind drive motors is a lack of maintenance.


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Final Drive Maintenance for the New Year

New Year's resolutions, as sincere as they may be, are often not kept. However, we'd like to suggest a resolution all you equipment owners out there: maintain your final drive motors.

 

 


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5 Final Drive Maintenance Tips

We make money off final drives that no longer work, but we hate to see an otherwise good final drive fail because it wasn’t maintained properly. Here are five final drive maintenance tips to help you keep your final drive maintained and performing well.


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The Most Pervasive Problems in Final Drive Motor Maintenance

There are some final drive motor maintenance failures that we encounter over and over, and we’d like to make sure you are aware of them so they don’t happen to you. Are you guilt of any of these?


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Hydraulic Motors and Productivity

by Dr McCaslin | Apr 29, 2019 |

Final Drive Maintenance, Final drive motor

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When your hydraulic motor is not performing at peak efficiency, it can impact your overall productivity on the job. In this Shop Talk Blog post, we’ll discuss the relationship between your hydraulic motor and how much work you can get done on the job.


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