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3 Important Pieces of Information to Better Understand Bobcat Final Drive Motors

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For new Bobcat machines, such as the bobcat e35 final drive motor, it's important to check the gear oil level once during the first 50 hours of use and then again after every additional 250 hours. When it comes to Bobcat final drive motors, there are plenty of additional things that you should be aware of in order to ensure that your machines and equipment are properly functioning and durable for a long time.

Gear oil is a special type of highly viscous lubricant that is used for all kinds of construction, agricultural, and industrial purposes. This oil -- also called gear lube -- is the lubricant for the planetary side of a final drive motor. Here are some other essential items you should be aware of when it comes to Bobcat final drive motors and gear oil:

Viscosity is the most important property of gear oil -- When it comes to final drive oil, a high level of viscosity is required in order to ensure the lubricant can travel throughout the gearbox hub and onto the metal surfaces where it is needed. Gear oil viscosity should be around 120 centistokes at an operating temperature of 100 degrees Fahrenheit.

Gear oil contains sulfur phosphorus -- Most drive oils contain EP lubricants, which stands for extreme pressure. These lubrications provide anti-scuff assistance and can enhance the load carrying ability of the oil itself.

Be sure to have case drain filters inspected and changed periodically -- Approximately 90% of all premature final drive motor failure issues (on Bobcat brand machines) can be attributed to clogged case drain filters. Make sure you're having these filters inspected regularly and replaced if there is any blockage. Additionally, you should have your final drive gear oil changed at least once a year.

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