Good equipment needs to be paired with good habits.
That’s exactly why you take extra time to research what you’re buying, down to the last detail, so you can get the most out of your purchase. When you’re dealing with complex equipment that thrives on the small details, taking a little extra time out of your day to fine tune your final drive motor for a Bobcat model will make all the difference. You can find plenty of parts online or in-person. You can also haggle prices and get the most bang for your buck. Your knowledge, however, will carry you well beyond what money can buy.
Compound on your sense of quality with a few extra tips. Give your final drive motor for a Bobcat model the best possible chance at a long lifespan.
Machinery maintenance and heavy equipment is doing well lately. In 2009 the combined revenue of machine repair services in the United States nearly reached $30 billion. When it comes to jobs there’s also a lot of growth to look forward to. The construction equipment industry is going to see a 12% boost between 2016 and 2026, with the number of jobs in construction equipment operation holding steady at 425,000. Your travel motor can last a long time if you keep a firm eye on any potential problems and keep up with routine maintenance.
Excavators are designed to suit the job, rather than the other way around. They come in three convenient sizes — you have the compact excavators, the mid-size excavators and the large excavators. They can weigh as low as 3,700 pounds and exceed 188,000 pounds. Their net rated power is impressive, ranging from 14 horsepower to over 500 horsepower. Excavators can even reach a maximum digging depth of over 30 feet. What should you do to make sure all this potential can be reached in any given work day?
Just like you would take care of a single-passenger vehicle, so too should you be inspecting your heavy equipment regularly. Your final drive gear oil should be changed at least once a year. Failing to do so, particularly when you use your equipment often, can increase your risk of a stressed engine and sudden equipment failure. Your final drive gear oil also needs to be checked frequently. A good rule-of-thumb to follow is every 100 hours of operation or once a month, whichever comes first.
There are other factors that can contribute to the final drive motor for a Bobcat or Caterpillar failing to reach its allotted timespan. Drain filters are necessary to keep the parts clean and working smoothly. The vast majority of drive motor failures are not to outside influence, but a lack of maintenance cleaning out filters. There are common signs of inside issues you can keep an eye out for, as well. Strange noises, a lack of peak efficiency or failure to start are all signs you should reach out to a professional.
Choosing a John Deere final drive travel motor is a good place to start. Now make sure you make it count with regular maintenance.