Regeneration of planetary gears
Planetary gears are widely used in general mechanization, from the construction industry through transport and agriculture. 99% of crawler machines for driving drive use planetary gears, which is why “regeneration” is popular.
Speed reduction systems of this type are very simple and also very durable. However, every user of a machine equipped with this type of gear must remember to change the oil (80w90) in the reducer.
What does the gearbox look like?
Rebuilding the transmission consists in replacing all damaged elements, exchanging bearings and satellite needles (in the case of looseness), floating seals and o-rings. Are you thinking about what it gives you?
Rebuilding gearboxes is a very popular solution chosen among machine owners equipped with a planetary rotational speed reducer. The repository’s regeneration usually closes in fifty percent of the purchase amount of the new hydromotor (substitute). It should also be remembered that transmission alternatives (even the best) will never have the same rotational speed as the original one. This is related to the different speeds of both sides of the machine. Such a symptom causes the necessity of “imposing” for driving straight ahead and for faster wear of caterpillars, drive wheels and the transmission itself.
Before you decide to replace the hydromotor with a new one, ask the company dealing with the regeneration of planetary gears for the price and the deadline for the execution of orders and for GUARANTEE! which transmission substitutes do not have.
I hope that the article will be helpful to the owners of machines, construction companies or operators to save nerves, money and the necessary time, which is always lacking.