5 Common Misconceptions about Hydraulics and Hydraulic Motors
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July 17, 2017
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5 Common Misconceptions about Hydraulics and Hydraulic Motors

There are quite a few misconceptions when it comes to hydraulics and hydraulics motors, so for this Shop Talk Blog post, we are going to talk about five specific ones.  Some of these misconceptions can be dangerous because they can lead to damage, like the use of “yellow bucket” hydraulic fluid.  Take a few minutes […]

Replacing a Final Drive:  Do You Know What to Ask?
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July 15, 2017
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Replacing a Final Drive: Do You Know What to Ask?

You’re facing an already tight deadline when you machine stops dead in its tracks:  the final drive has gone out.  You need a replacement, and are fairly certain you have tracked down the exact drive motor you need.  In this Shop Talk Blog post, we are going to look at 4 important questions you need […]

How Much Do You Know About Komatsu?
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July 5, 2017
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How Much Do You Know About Komatsu?

Komatsu is right behind Caterpillar in the list of the world’s largest manufacturers of mining and construction equipment. As with any massive company, there is always some interesting trivia involved in its history. This Shop Talk Blog post takes a look at some interesting tidbits of trivia about this leader in heavy, compact, and off-road […]

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Does Your Skid Steer Drive Motor Need Service?
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June 30, 2017
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Does Your Skid Steer Drive Motor Need Service?

The hydraulic drive motors on your skid steer are the key to keeping it functional, and when they go out everything comes to stop.  In this Shop Talk Blog post, we are going to talk about five signs you skid steer final drive motor is in need of service — before it fails! Sign #1:  […]

Rebuilt Final Drive Motors and Reman Final Drive Motors
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June 23, 2017
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Rebuilt Final Drive Motors and Reman Final Drive Motors

Reman / Rebuilt Final Drive Motors When your final drive or hydraulic motor fails, you have some options as to what to do next:  get it repaired, get it rebuilt, get it re-manufactured, or buy a new one.   Here at Final Drive Parts, we offer reman/rebuilt final drive motors.  Our standards of quality are high, […]

Hydraulic Fluids:  5 Answers to Common Questions
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June 16, 2017
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Hydraulic Fluids: 5 Answers to Common Questions

Hydraulic Fluid and Final Drive Motors Hydraulic fluid is the key to the performance of your final drive or hydraulic motor, regardless of whether its from a CAT multi-terrain loader or a Komatsu excavator.  There are some hydraulic fluid questions that seem to come up quite often, so this Shop Talk Blog post is dedicated […]

Travel Motors versus Slew Motors:  What’s the Difference
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June 8, 2017
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Travel Motors versus Slew Motors: What’s the Difference

There are so many ways to classify hydraulic motors, but for many of us the most practical way is by function.  Hydraulic motors serve many different purposes, and their design often depends on the type of application they are intended for.  In this Shop Talk Blog post, we are going to discuss the types of […]

CAT Excavator Final Drive Problems
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June 2, 2017
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CAT Excavator Final Drive Problems

Do you know what the most common problem is on a CAT excavator final drive?  Get ready to find out, and learn how to keep it from happening to your final drive.

Hydraulic Drive Motor Contamination: What You Need to Know
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May 25, 2017
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Hydraulic Drive Motor Contamination: What You Need to Know

Hydraulic contamination can be a major source of problems for hydraulic systems, including hydraulic motors and final drives.  In this Shop Talk Blog post, we are going to talk about the types and sources of contamination, as well as how to avoid contamination in your hydraulic systems.  This information is important for all types of […]

The Worst 3 Track Drive Mistakes Equipment Owners Make
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May 18, 2017
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The Worst 3 Track Drive Mistakes Equipment Owners Make

If you own a CTL (Compact Track Loader) or MTL (Multi-Terrain Loader), you know that your machine needs a functioning track drive motor in order to move.  These hydraulic motors are a vital part of your equipment, whether it’s an ASV compact track loader or a CAT multi-terrain loader — and they are also a commonly […]