Shop Talk Blog

The Official Blog for Texas Final Drive

Hydraulic Motor Wear and How to Minimize It

by Dr McCaslin | Nov 17, 2021 |

Hydraulic Motors, Wear


Wear is inevitable, but there are ways you can keep it from accelerating in your hydraulic motor.


Here are some other Shop Talk Blog posts you might find of interest:

Hydraulic Motor Efficiency

by Dr McCaslin | Oct 21, 2021 |

Hydraulic Motors


Your final drive includes a hydraulic motor and that motor has a certain level of efficiency associated with it. Over time, that efficiency can drop -- so find out how efficiency is measured, what the source of losses are, and how to minimize them.

Here are a few other Shop Talk blog posts you might find helpful ...

Glossary of Basic Symbols Found in Hydraulic Circuits


In order to interpret hydraulic circuit diagrams, it's important to know what the basic symbols are and what they mean. This post is meant for beginners, but can also serve as a good review and reference for those more experienced with reading hydraulic schematics.

Here are a few other Shop Talk Blog posts you might find extremely useful:

Hydraulic Motors and the Cotton Industry

Hydraulic motors help to power cotton harvests in more ways than you may realize.

Here are some other Shop Talk Posts you might be interested in ...

World's Biggest Hydraulic Shovel?

The world's biggest hydraulic shovel has been the Bucyrus RH400 for many years -- read on to learn more about this monstrous hydraulic machine!

Here are a few other Shop Top Blog Posts you might enjoy:

Advancements in Hydraulic Motor Design: Clearances

The most modern hydraulic motor designs include clearances that are much smaller than those of older models. These smaller clearances, while providing even better efficiency and performance, can cause their own share of problems. That’s the topic of this Shop Talk Blog -- as well as how to deal with the problems that result from reduced clearances.

Here are some additional posts you may be interested in ...

Hydraulic Motor Drive Shafts

The drive shaft in your final drive motor is used to transfer torque, power and rotational motion. If the drive shaft on a hydraulic motor is going to fail, it will most likely be the result of worn out splines. In this Shop Talk Blog post, we are going to talk about drive shafts, couplers, and gear splines -- and how they can affect your final drive motor performance.

Load Sensing Final Drive Motors

by Dr McCaslin | Apr 02, 2019 |

Final Drive, Hydraulic Motors


Some models of two-speed final drive motors are load sensing. This means that the operator doesn’t have to change speeds -- the final drive detects when there is enough of a load to slow down. In this Shop Talk Blog post, we are going to talk about load sensing final drive motors, discuss how they work, and then examine the benefits they offer.

Here are a few additional Shot Talk Blog posts that you might find interesting:

Hard to Find Final Drives

There’s still a lot of equipment out there in operation that is … well … old. It was well made and, through maintenance and good care, has successfully outlived the expectations of many. However, things can become problematic when you can no longer find replacement parts for older equipment -- especially when you can’t find a replacement final drive motor or hydraulic pump. So, what can you do when your equipment is old enough that it becomes hard to find replacements for the track drives or final drive motors?

Here are a few other Shop Talk blog posts that might be helpful:

Interesting Places to Find Hydraulic Systems

by Dr McCaslin | Feb 27, 2019 |

Hydraulic Motors, Hydraulics, hydraulic fluid


When it comes to technical advice, the Shop Talk Blog tries to focus on mobile hydraulic equipment such as skid steers, CTLs, and excavators. We do try to cover some topics that are related to hydraulics but not necessarily directly tied to compact equipment. In this blog post, we are doing just that with some examples of interesting places to find hydraulic systems at work.

Here are a few other Shop Talk blog posts you might find interesting ...

"Shop Talk Blog" Email Updates

Connect blog-rss-feed 

Posts by Topic

see all