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Hydraulic Motors with Integrated Gear Reduction System 

You may have noticed on many tracked machines -- especially on compact track loaders and multi-terrain loaders -- that the drive sprocket is set high, by which we mean it is elevated above the ground line. There's a good reason for that, and in this Shop Talk Blog post we are going to discuss the advantages, as well as disadvantages, of this design -- and take at how it led to the development of hydraulic motors with an integrated gear reduction system.

Heavy Equipment, Telematics, and the Internet of Things IoT

You’ve probably heard of the Internet of Things (also known as "IoT" for short), but did you know it is the concept behind telematics?  The goal of this blog post is to give you some insight into concepts and technology behind telematics, starting with the Internet of Things.

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