Astrak recently expanded upon our range of spare parts for construction machinery to include an extensive range of heavy duty final drives.
A final drive is composed of a reduction gear, hydraulic motor, parking brake, and other components and it is responsible in driving the excavator or crane forward or backward and they are widely considered to be one of the most important hydraulic components of many tracked machines.
Many of today’s tracked construction vehicles has been designed to serve a multitude of tasks making machines fresh from the production line very flexible for the current plant hire industry. Being flexible isn’t always needed in the many roles that these bits of powerful kit are being tasked and this can be seen in the lack of torque generated by some factory-fitted final drive units.
Readers of this article will already appreciate, construction machinery can take a severe hammering while on site whether it be from heavy-handed operators and harsh weather conditions or from extremely challenging ground conditions while carrying out almost impossible tasks and an ill-equipped machine could easily fail.
As mentioned earlier, with many machines being designed to fulfil every role, gaining reliable traction in such environments is often an issue for many operators and having underpowered machinery has to be most definitely ruled out. A machine which is poorly resourced often results in instances of costly downtime and, given that contract timescales are very tight in the construction industry, could result ultimately in the onset of the dreaded project creep.
A tremendous amount of power is required to drive a vehicle that weighs anything from 1 ton to more than 50 tons and, despite their compact size, Astrak’s final drives are more than capable of generating the huge amounts of power required in an efficient manner.
We believe that our final drives will help drive industry to maximise machinery uptime due to the combination of in-built cutting edge technology and site-proven heavy duty construction and we stock a range of high specification and OEM quality final drives that are equally matched to the tasks that today’s construction machines are being assigned.
Astrak can provide final drives for machinery from a wide array of manufacturers including – Airman, Atlas, Bobcat, Case, CAT, Daewoo, Doosan, Fermec, Fiat Hitachi, Hanix, Hinowa, Hitachi, Hyundai, IHI, JCB, Kato, Kobelco, Komatsu, Kubota, Libra, Luigong, Massey Ferguson, Messersi, Neuson, New Holland, Nissan, Pel Job, Samsung, Schaeff, Sumitomo, Sunward, Takeuchi, Terex, Timberwolf, Volvo, Yanmar and Yuchai.
Thanks to our highly efficient logistics network, the company can, in most cases, assure delivery on site next day throughout the UK.
Nationwide Fitting Service
Astrak can arrange for a team of professional plant fitters to bring your machinery back to life while in the midst of a busy construction project. We also have a modern and well equipped workshop located next to our Kirkcaldy head office which works hard every day to minimise machinery downtime for our customers.
A Popular Choice
Astrak’s excavator final drives are already considered by many owners and operators located across the UK and Europe to be an essential upgrade/replacement and as such the company has seen a significant increase in sales.