Final Drive Service
Having trouble with your drive? Don’t
know how to check and service it? Need advice? We’re here to help.
This page covers routine maintenance, what to do and when to do
it. The links on the left will take you through troubleshooting if
problems occur, removal and replacement and how to identify and
connect the hydraulic lines correctly.
Always follow the original machine manufacturers procedures where
available. The advise we give is general and can not take into
account all working conditions or any particular use.
- Service Intervals
- Periodically check the oil level (about once a
month) and top up if necessary
- We recommend the following every 250—500 hours or at
least once a year depending on usage.
- What to do
- Change the oil. Drain the gearbox oil while it is
hot so that it is easier to drain
- Check that there are no metallic parts in the oil.
- Re-fill the gearbox with new oil. It is usual to
fill the gearbox approximately half full — See panel. .
- Do not mix different types of oil .
- Check for leaks. Pay particular attention to the
main hub mechanical seal (Floating Seal) found between
the sprocket and track frame. If oil is found leaking
from here it can be indicative of more serious problems
so stop the machine and have the seal changed at once.
- Check the track tension, a tight track chain puts
strain on the hub bearings and can lead to premature
Tip: The life of a final drive gearbox is generally proportional
to the frequency of its oil changes.
|Esso / Exxon
Final drive problems
Click on the ”Troubleshooting” link on the left and work through the
information there to help to define the problem