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Depending on the direction of fluid flow, hydraulic wheel motors can impel the wheels to move backward or forward. Read More…

Hydraulic Wheel Motors Hydraulic wheel motors are motors which are built directly into wheel hubs. Unlike other motor designs which provide power to wheels through an axle, the hydraulic wheel motor is located within the wheel and provides power to it directly.
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Newark, NJ  |  800-633-8234

It is our goal that we are able to maintain our position as one of the leading producers and manufacturers of hydraulic motors and that we may provide our products to an ever growing customer base worldwide!

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Metro Hydraulic Jack Co. $$$

Chesterfield, MI  |  800-422-4279

Attica is your one stop service center for all of your fluid power product requirements. Our mission is to provide a superior product, meeting our customers' needs and expected quality, at a superior value. Browse the site, see what we have to offer, and you will find why, for over three decades, Attica Hydraulic Exchange is The Benchmark for Quality and Service.

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Attica Hydraulic Exchange Corporation $$$

Traverse City, MI  |  800-558-6636

Since 1921, The Oilgear Company has specialized in hydraulic equipment. Our specialties include hydraulic motors, hydraulic power systems and other hydraulic systems. We are headquartered in Wisconsin and have facilities all over the world. We provide the global industry with top-quality fluid power solutions. To learn more, call or visit our website to speak with an Oilgear representative.

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Oilgear $$$

Streetsboro, OH  |  800-626-2801

Founded in 1964, Permco offers the highest quality product possible to our wide customer base of OEMs and distributors. Because we understand that our success depends on the success of our customers, we are committed to reducing customers’ costs and increasing the simplicity of doing business with us. Permco has grown and prospered through lasting partnerships with our customers. We will continue to grow by understanding that our success is entirely dependent on the success of our customers.

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Permco, Inc. $$$

Memphis, TN  |  901-794-4884

Flint Hydraulics, Inc. is dedicated to the worldwide distribution of original and replacement hydraulic pumps, hydraulic motors, and hydraulic replacement parts for heavy mobile and industrial equipment. Off-the-shelf availability coupled with the distribution center advantages Memphis, Tennessee has to offer give use the unique ability to provide hydraulic components across the globe, with same or next-day shipment in most cases.

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Flint Hydraulics, Inc. $$$
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Wheel motors are typically electric motors, but like any other hydraulic motor, hydraulic wheel motors provide power and rotation through the use of pressurized fluids. Hydraulic motors usually use pressurized oil as the hydraulic fluid. The oil is stored in a pressurized reservoir until the motor is to be used. When the motor is operating, the pressurized oil is released from the reservoir and enters into the motor itself.

Depending on the internal configuration of the motor, the oil will press against cylinders, pistons, gears, or other components. As the pressurized fluid presses against the cylinder or piston, the piston or cylinder moves and causes a shaft to rotate. With gears and other components, the pressurized fluid presses against and flows around the gears causing them to turn and rotate a shaft. In these ways, a hydraulic motor converts the energy of the pressurized fluid into mechanical energy.

Single Displacement Radial Piston Motor Hydraulic Wheel Motors - Young Powertech

A hydraulic wheel motor can operate a single wheel or multiple wheels, depending on the power of the motor and the size of the machine. In cases in which the motor supplies power to more than one wheel, the motor is connected to sprockets and each sprocket is connected to a wheel. Through this setup, power is distributed to the wheels. Hydraulic wheel motors can be used for many different applications. However, they see the most use in mobile construction equipment.