Excavator final drives / track motors

As the specialists in excavator final drives and track motors, we’re here to help you find the right part, first time – so you can quickly get back on track.

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All our excavator final drives come with up to a two-year warranty, highlighting our commitment to customer satisfaction.

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Can’t find the usual brand part for your machine? Don’t worry – we’ve got the expertise to identify a like-for-like equivalent final drive for your particular excavator.

Understanding final drives

  • Where are final drives used? Final drives are crucial components in heavy equipment, for example, in excavators. They are the last step in the machine’s powertrain, converting rotational power from the engine and transmission into the force that drives the tracks, allowing for smooth and efficient operation in various terrains.

  • What’s the difference between final drives, travel motors and track motors? While often used interchangeably, there are differences between them. The final drive can encompass the entire drive assembly that includes the hydraulic motor and the gearing system, often housed together as a single unit. Track motors, or travel motors, refer specifically to the hydraulic component that generates the rotational force transferred to the gears. Distinguishing between these can be crucial when sourcing parts or diagnosing system issues.

  • What are the common issues with final drives? Understanding why final drives fail is key to preventing downtime. Issues stem from operational stresses such as heavy loads or abrupt movements, leading to wear on gears and seals. Contamination from dirt and debris can also exacerbate wear and cause premature failure. All of these issues can be mitigated with proper maintenance and timely replacement.

  • How should final drives be maintained? To ensure their durability, final drives require regular check-ups that include inspecting seals for leaks, checking gear and bearing wear, and ensuring that the oil is clean and at the correct level. A maintenance schedule is key to sustaining the drive’s integrity and function.

  • What are the benefits of replacement over repair? While repairs can extend the life of a final drive, replacement can often be more cost-effective in the long run. New final drives offer the latest advancements in technology and design, providing a longer service life, more efficient operation, reduced downtime, and, in many cases, the peace-of-mind of an extended warranty.

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