Here's some basic information about skid steers, including how they are categorized, operating costs, maintenance, and -- of course -- final drive motors.
We've seen far too many final drives damaged or outright ruined because of poor maintenance. We'd like to take this opportunity to provide you with some really good reasons why checking and changing your gear oil needs to be a part of your regular maintenance.
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So what do tigers have to do with final drives? Well, read on to find out!
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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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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.
Check out these other articles on mini excavators and final drive motors:
- Replacing the Drive Motors for a CTL
- CASE CTL: Options for Replacing the Hydraulic Motor and Final Drive
- Hints for Inspecting a Used Mini Excavator
Even though it means less money for us, we want to encourage our readers and customers to make sure they take good care of their final drive motors. In this Shop Talk Blog post, our topic deals with the various reasons why you shouldn’t ignore your hydraulic final drive motors.
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One way to troubleshoot a final drive that seems weak is to take a look at the rate of flow from the case drain line. In this Shop Talk Blog post, we are going to review the purpose of a case drain line, look at what case drain flow can tell us about a final drive, and then discuss how to estimate the case drain flow. We'll finish up by looking at how to evaluate the case drain flow to determine if the problem is your final drive.
Your final drive represents a significant investment, and it has to be functional for your equipment to run. In this Shop Talk Blog post, we are going to go over 4 things: minimizing contamination, keeping an eye on the gear oil, checking the case drain filter, and attending to leaks. Follow these 4 simple tips to get draw out the life of your final drive motor to the fullest!
Final drives need scheduled maintenance if you want them to keep running when you need them the most. In this Shop Talk Blog post, we are going to provide you with the anatomy of a good final drive maintenance plan for CTLs, MTLs, and mini-excavators. These are basic maintenance tasks that can literally save you thousands of dollars in repairs and down time.
If you've ever opened up a final drive, you've probably encountered its gears. The gearing system in your final drive is vital to its proper function. A good understanding of gears, surface hardening, and signs of damage can help you keep your gears -- and your final drive -- in top operating condition.