Bobcat final drive motors are known for their durability and for standing up to the toughest challenges. However, just like any machine, they require regular maintenance to prevent expensive repairs. Following a few simple maintenance tips for Bobcat final drive motors can help save you money and avoid costly damage to your final drive motor.
The easiest thing you can do is walk around your machine and visibly inspect it for any leaks. Make this a daily habit.
There are two types of leaks that can occur on a final drive motor:
During your daily examination, if there’s a leak, you’ll quickly know what type it is, and then you can act accordingly. Operating your final drive motor with either of these leaks can quickly lead to catastrophic damage.
Checking the gear oil level on Bobcat final drive motors is a bit more complicated than the easy dipstick found in automobiles. Here’s a quick overview of how to check your gear oil level:
If your oil is at a sufficient level, then you’re ready for 100 more hours of operation.
Sometimes known as gear lube, the gear oil should be completely drained and replaced every year or 200 hours. It’s better to do so when the oil is warm as it will drain out much easier. You may want to consider having a specialist change your oil, as it is a little more complicated than checking the oil level.
Bobcat final drive motors have the potential to have a long life. However, all it takes is one leak or a missed oil change to have their lifespan decrease dramatically or end altogether. Make a habit of doing regular maintenance to get the most out of your Bobcat final drive motor.
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