1974-02-01

Application Factors for Hydrostatic Transmissions in Skid-Steer Loaders 740742

The use of a hydrostatic drive system for a skid-steer loader can greatly improve the reliability and productivity over conventional belt drives. In order to obtain the maximum reliability and productivity, the engineer must consider several areas in applying a hydrostatic drive. This paper considers sizing of units, different types of systems for best cold weather starts, filtration, and available controls.

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