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.