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Bolt Torquing Sequence for Final Drive Motors

by Dr McCaslin | Aug 08, 2023 |

Final Drive Motor Assembly, Torque, Bolts

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When hurrying to reassemble your final drive motor, it’s tempting to torque one bolt and move on to the next adjacent bolt. But that isn’t a wise choice. In this Shop Talk Blog post, we’ll discuss why the sequence in which you tighten bolts is important and then look at what can go wrong when you don’t.



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Bolts fall under the category of mechanical fasteners whose job is to hold things together. Bolts not only hold your final drive together, but they also hold your drive motor to your machine. We know they must be extremely strong, considering the massive pressure within your final drive. However, how you install and torque them can compromise their ability to hold things together.

Hints and Tips for Buying a Replacement Final Drive Motor

Nobody looks forward to purchasing a new final drive. There is usually stress involved because you need to get your machine running again ASAP. This is one time when you really don’t want to make a mistake, so here are three simple tips to help you out when shopping for a replacement final drive hydraulic motor.


Bolts, Torque, and Final Drives

by Dr McCaslin | Apr 08, 2019 |

Final Drive Motor Assembly, Bolts, Loctite

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Bad things can happen to a final drive when the bolts haven’t been torqued correctly. In this Shop Talk Blog post, we’ll talk about what goes on when a bolt is torqued, why torque requirements exist, and what can happen when a bolt isn’t torqued correctly.

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Valve Blocks on Final Drive Hydraulic Motors

Valve blocks, in one form or another, can be found on all hydraulic motors -- including final drive motors and travel motors. In this Shop Talk Blog post, we are going to answer some common questions about valve blocks.

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5 Little Changes That'll Make a Big Difference With Your Final Drive Hydraulic Motors

by Dr McCaslin | Feb 04, 2019 |

Hydraulic Motors, Final Drive Motor Assembly


We understand how important final drives are to your operation, whether it’s a one-man company with a few specialized machines or a larger company that owns a fleet of construction vehicles. Small or large, we have some advice that will make a significant difference in the life of the final drive hydraulic motors that keep your machines running.


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5 Tips for Reassembling a Final Drive

We know that some people prefer to work on their own final drive hydraulic motors. In this Shop Talk Blog post, we provide 5 tips to help you when it comes time to reassemble your final drive, beginning with a clean work area!

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