Swing Drive and Slewing Ring

All things swing drive and slewing ring from tips and tricks to video tutorials to explainers and more. If you're searching for swing drive or slewing ring information, this is the category for you. Learn about swing drives from the H&R swing drive experts.


  1. How to Rebuild a Swing Drive

    A title card reads Swing Drive Rebuild.

    Ready to rebuild your own swing drive, wondering what the process looks like, or just interested in learning more about swing drives? Come along into the Recon and Rebuild shop for this video as a parts technician completes a swing drive rebuild.

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  2. 5 Tips for Simple, Smart Slewing Ring Maintenance

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    Keep your slewing ring running well with these simple, short slewing ring maintenance tips, and extend the life of your slewing ring to avoid downtime, repairs, and other excavator problems.

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  3. How To Dismantle a Swing Gearbox

    A title card reads Swing Gearbox Disassembly and shows a swing gearbox.

    Starting your research on disassembling your swing gearbox, wondering what that job entails, or just interested in seeing inside of the process for dismantling a swing gearbox? Come along into the Recon and Rebuild shop for this video as a parts technician completes the process.

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  4. What Is a Slewing Ring with Slewing Ring Diagram

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    Ever wonder what a slewing ring is and how it works? Explore slewing rings, see inside of a slewing ring, and learn more about this important part in another edition of our Knowledge Base series.

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  5. What is a Swing Drive with Swing Drive Diagram

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    At the heart of an excavator is a swing drive -- spinning the house and attachments, endlessly and in a perfect, smooth circle. If you've ever wondered just exactly how a swing drive gets its job done, read on and learn about this interesting excavator part today.

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