Experts know exactly how harmful and costly it can be when you overlook travel motor maintenance. If you’ve just purchased a travel motor, you probably want to make sure it lasts several years and keeps performing at its full capacity. To help you do that, we are going to discuss some of our most effective travel motor maintenance tips.
Don’t Make These Travel Motor Maintenance Mistakes
There are some necessary steps you need to take to ensure reliable and lasting operation of your final drive. Now depending on whether you are maintaining a travel motor on a compact utility tractor or a final drive on an excavator, these steps will vary a bit.
Before we get into what you should do, let’s quickly talk about what you should never do. The 3 biggest considerations you need to keep in mind are:
· Make sure your final drive is always well lubricated
· Keep the case drain filters clean of any dirt, debris, and fluid spillage
· Learn to recognize the dangers of leaks
A lot of heavy equipment owners fail to replace the case drain filters regularly, while some don’t take leaks seriously. If you make the same mistake, your final drive will get damaged sooner than later, forcing you to expunge a small fortune on a replacement.
We cannot stress enough how crucial it is that these basic travel motor maintenance tasks be performed regularly, and as per the manufacturer’s guidelines. Now let’s talk about some maintenance tips in more detail.
Check For Leaks
Leaks are perhaps the most common issue with travel motors. They usually occur when the seal breaks down or gets damaged. A leak can be especially disastrous for your final drive motor for 2 reasons:
Some abrasive contaminants can get inside the drive and quickly destroy it.
And the components can lose all the lubrication they need to run smoothly.
Keep The Work Area Clean And Tidy
We are talking about the area where you’re going to open up your travel motor. Even if you must open it up in the field, make sure you have a clean plywood or cardboard to put down first. Contamination is a serious issue that will compromise the performance and efficiency of your travel motor if you are not careful.
Most of the latest models of construction machines have an incredibly low tolerance for contamination. While you’re at it, keep the undercarriage clean as well. If the undercarriage accumulates debris, it will loosen the main seal and cause leaking in the final drive.
Check The Oil Frequently
If you want to make the most of your final drive motor, check your gear oil levels once a month or every 100 hours. Make sure you change it at least once a year. If you have a Bobcat final drive, its main bearing most likely needs a special kind of lubricant. You need to check/change the bearing oil once every 500 hours.
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If you want your travel motor to last, timely travel motor maintenance is the key. Any money and time you invest in taking care of your drives will result in reduced downtime and overall repair and replacement costs. Check out our online store to browse our wide collection of premium final drives with lifetime warranties and installation assistance. For any queries, call us at 888-511-6332 or write to us online.