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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.

Final Drive Motors: Speed, Torque, and Power

by Dr McCaslin | Feb 13, 2023 |

Troubleshooting, Torque, Speed, Power

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One of the most important relationships for final drive motors ties together power, torque, and speed -- and understanding this relationship can help you troubleshoot your final drive motor.


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Torque, Traction, and Horsepower in Hydraulic Motors

by Dr McCaslin | Dec 18, 2018 |

Hydraulic Motors, Torque


Torque, traction, and horsepower all play a role in propel motors.   In this Shop Talk Blog post, we are going to review  these subjects and how they are all related to each other in the context of final drive motors.


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