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How do I change the oil in my final drives?

It is important to change the oil in your final drives on time. If you do not do this, you run the risk of damaging your final drive sooner. To optimise the life of your Final drives, it is important that you change the oil every 250 working hours.

Moreover, it is important that you change the oil in your final drive properly. How to do this, we explain in this blog.

Preparation for changing your travel drives

Make sure you have all the supplies on hand when checking or changing your travel drives. These are:

  • A hex key to open the plugs.
  • The right oil. Want to know which oil is best to use? Check your excavator's manual or read our other blog to find out which mineral transmission oil is recommended.
  • A drip tray to catch the trapped oil.
  • A can of brake cleaner or other degreaser and a roll of paper to clean everything.

It is also a good idea to check the oil level. This way, you can check whether it is necessary to top up the oil. You can read how to do this in our other blog on oil or watch the video on changing oil.

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Changing the final drive oil of your excavator

As indicated above, it is a good idea to change the oil in your excavator's final drives once every 250 working hours. The correct way to change your oil is as follows:

  • Make sure your final drive is in the correct position.
  • Turn the reduction so that the filler plug is positioned at the top centre.
  • Place a drip tray under the final drive to collect the oil.
  • Open the filler plug, level plug and any leak plug. Drain the oil completely from the final drive into the drip tray. Wait until nothing more runs out and then close the leak plug.
  • Fill the final drive with new oil via the filler plug until it comes out of the level plug.
  • Close all caps tightly. Make sure you dispose of the collected oil neatly.

With these steps, you can change and maintain the oil of your final drives yourself. After reading this blog, do you still have questions, or can't figure it out? In the video below, you can watch it again step by step. Or contact us for more info or assistance.

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