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Kubota KX121-2 and KX121-3 Maintenance and Operating Mistakes You're Making

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A final drive motor can make your job in construction, development, or agriculture a lot easier with its easy handling and high powered strength. The construction industry depends on the sheer strength of these final drive motors.


The Kubota KX121-2 and KX121-3 for example, as one of the most popular excavator models, can dig downward of approximately 32 feet below the Earth's surface. Since the construction industry is expected to grow up to 12% with the next seven years, you can say that having the most advanced machinery is a must. However, to keep these machines in tip-top shape, one must know how to properly maintain and operate a final drive travel motor or Kubota KX121-2 and KX121-3 unit. And while you may feel like you’re well versed in handling your excavator, this doesn’t mean you can’t look out of these key mistakes.


These are some of the biggest mistakes you can make regarding the operating and maintenance of these complex machines.


Not selecting the right piece of machinery for the job


Many different brands from Bobcat to Caterpillar, carry a variety of makes and models that cater to specific industries and jobs. The Kubota KX121-2 and KX121-3 are two excavators built for construction jobs that require pure strength. The machine weighs over 9,000 pounds and has a 17-gallon fuel tank. Its main use is for digging trenches, foundations, and holes. This is a high-powered excavator and should only be used if the job calls for it.


Changing the gear oil on your excavator drive motor, but not often enough


Keeping track of oil changes may be one of the most important things you can do when it comes to maintaining your Kubota KX121-2 and KX121-3 or final drive motor. And though you may think you’re on top of your game when it comes to maintaining your motor, make sure you’re replacing the oil often enough and with a quality product. Though it may not seem like an instant mistake, neglecting these oil changes can have dire consequences for your final drive travel motor.


Ignoring safety protocols


It’s easy to get lost in the moment when you’re at work. Your mind can go on autopilot, but this is the last thing you want to do. Make sure you’re always alert and never neglect or ignore the safety protocols in place. When using your final drive motor, always access the scene, be aware of your surroundings, and never let your mind wander.


Not watching out for bearing failure in your final drive


If you want your final drive to last the test of time, you need to be in tune with your machine. Bearing failure is bound to happen. It’s just normal wear and tear. However, if you choose to ignore the following signs, your machine could very well break down on you. Unusual vibrations and unpleasant grinding noises are key signs that you may have a larger issue on your hands. While using your mini final drive travel motor keep your eyes and ears peeled.


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