John Deere final drive travel motors are a crucial part of your machine; however, what do you do it yours kicks the bucket? If your final drive motor has breathed it’s last breath it’s time to think about how to best replace it. For this, you have a couple of options to choose from: An OEM (Original Equipment Manufacturer) part, an aftermarket part, a remanufactured part, or a used part.
OEM parts can be purchased from your dealer and come directly from the manufacturer. While John Deere final drive travel motors like this can come with good warranties, they are not cheap.
Aftermarket drive motors come from a different manufacturer, and as such come at a much lower price. With this option, you might have different brands to choose from, so speaking with a reputable drive dealer can be helpful for decerning what they would recommend.
Remanufactured John Deere final drive travel motors are more cost-effective than brand new parts and are also eco-friendly. These parts are also thoroughly tested to ensure they will function well, which can result in them being of an even higher quality than brand new OEM parts. Many of these refurbished parts can also come with a one year warranty. It’s a good middle ground if you don’t want to purchase an aftermarket replacement.
Lastly, used parts are always an option; however, they will typically not be as reliable as the other options. Unless you’re sure the part has not seen much use, it’s probably best to steer clear of a used part.
Information You Need
Before you order final drive motors for a John Deere, there are a couple of pieces of info that you’ll need.
- The model of your machine.
- The model and make of your current final dive; preferably the part number.
- Whether the final drive is a one or two speed.
It’s worth keeping in mind that some motors will fit multiple machines, so if there is any confusion, speak with your dealer for more clarification.
What You Should Look For
Once you know what you need, you can start researching options. A few things to look for are:
- Who is the manufacturer of the part? Is it an aftermarket part or an OEM?
- What is the warranty on the part?
- Is the part currently in stock or will it have to be back-ordered?
- Are there any additional fees that will be included with ordering or shipping?
Once you’ve gone through all the details, you should be ready to place your order.
It’s important to know what options you have when it comes to replacing John Deere final drive travel motors. Because they are integral parts, replacing them with reliable parts is essential to ensure you can get the most use out of your investment. Do some independent research on the different types, and speak with dealers if you have any questions, they will be more than happy to help point you in the right direction and get you up and running in no time.