|D- said: (quoted from post at 20:41:14 06/15/13) Deere liked to blame facing failure on moisture and/or using other brands of oil.|
Mainly it was a poor design plus probably defective facings. 2840 brakes failed early thus destroying the hi-lo "also poorly designed" due to clogged strainers. Seems replacement disks on other sizes would fail in less than a year during that time.
Deere finally decided to use the good facing on both sides of the disk to solve the problem.
Get REAL 2840's were right behind the 2010D in 2nd place as the sorriest tractor JD built. The reason JD claimed moisture would cause brake pads to fail is because it's a true fact. Some types of "other brand" hyd oil will cause brake lining prioblems on JD tractors. This post was edited by Tx Jim at 04:04:43 06/16/13.