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3 Tips For Handling Construction Excavators



If you’re involved in the construction industry, particularly if you're overseeing large machinery, it’s imperative that you know all the ins and outs of every piece of your construction equipment.


When it comes to operating large excavators, for instance, not only should you know how to handle them yourself, you need to know how to teach your employees to properly handle them, as well as deal with any issues that may arise.

From knowing when to purchase new final drive motors to performing your own individual inspections, you must take full responsibility when it comes to your construction machinery. Here are some tips that should hopefully help you better handle your construction operation and keep your excavators functioning properly:


  • Inspect your drain filters -- If you’re not regularly checking your excavator’s drain filter, you could be jeopardizing your machinery. Approximately 90% of premature final drive motor failures on Bobcat brand machines are due to a clogged case drain filter. If you notice any clogging within your excavator’s final drive drain filter, make sure to get professional help right away so you can protect your machine.

  • Change your oil regularly -- Additionally, it's just as important for you to take a look at your travel motors' oil. Final drive gear oil should be checked at least once every 100 hours of operation (or once a month) and should be changed at least once a year.

  • Stay up-to-date with safety procedures -- If you're not staying on top of current safety measures within the construction industry, you could end up having some serious issues on your hands. Make sure you and every one of your employees is fully trained in excavator operation and have all the safety gear, equipment, and tools necessary for any construction job.
If you want to learn more about how to properly maintain your final drive motors, are in need of drive motor repairs, or you would like to purchase a high quality final drive for your excavator, give Mini Final Drives a call right away.

Our family at Mini Final Drives has been providing excellent Quality, Value, and Service for over 50 years, and you can continue to count on us for a lifetime of friendly, helpful support for all your final drive and travel motor needs. Call us today at 877-483-2806 or visit our online store at www.minifinaldrives.com to find and order what you need today for Fast and Free delivery to your door.