Power coming from your Cat® engine is optimized by controlling its speed, direction and force. Cat Transmissions do this by various means:
- Hydraulically engaged planetary clutches
- Hydrostatic/ hydraulic drive
Each of these methods provides different characteristics of:
- Ground speed
- Clutches maneuverability
- Implement force
Transmissions rely on the engagement of gear groups to provide the transfer of power to your machine components. All Cat® Parts including these gear groups, fall under three levels of wear. By understanding that different components are intended to wear faster than others, you can inspect for signs of wear and keep your transmission running smoother and longer. For example, gears and shafts, if properly maintained, are designed to last through multiple transmission rebuilds. But components such as friction material, seals, gaskets and bearings are faster wearing. Monitor them for abnormal wear and replace when needed. For more information see: Transmission Maintenance or consult your nearby Cat dealer.