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Farmaller has to help AC friend with Brakes on WD-45

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Michael Soldan

04-01-2002 19:08:22

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My friend asked me to help him do his brakes on his WD and its been a while.. the plates on the top of the axle should access the brakes?...the band adjusters are the jamnut/bolt directly behind the axle under the access plates? I've done lots of Farmall brakes but this is new. I grew up around my neighbours WD45 and my Dad's Farmall M..that WD was a heck of a tractor..have a great deal of respect for them..any suggestions would be welcomed...Mike in Exeter Ontario

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Missing a brake rod..Michael Soldan

04-03-2002 16:21:19

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 Re: Farmaller has to help AC friend with Brakes on WD-45 in reply to Michael Soldan, 04-01-2002 19:08:22  
I got the brakes adjusted thanks to the torch and a pail of cold water I was able to get all the bolts out and back in without snapping any off. The adjustment went well and I left about 2" of play on the pedals. The problem is that the right hand brake rod from the pedal link to the bands is gone...I see where it went on the brake shaft from the foot pedal...whats the hook up like inside the tractor...does everything have to come out to put a new rod in?...need some help here..thanks, you AC guys are allright!!!!!Mike in Exeter Ontario

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Brian G. NY

04-05-2002 06:13:11

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 Re: Re: Farmaller has to help AC friend with Brakes on WD-45 in reply to Missing a brake rod..Michael Soldan, 04-03-2002 16:21:19  
Mike, There is a toggle pin that goes through the lower part of the brake toggle plates on either side of the brake shoe. This pin is squared up in the center with a threaded hole thru it into which the brake rod screws. You can look in though the hole where the rod passes through the housing to see if that pin is still there and if you're lucky, the rod didn't break off with a piece still screwed into that toggle pin. Also, the rod length should be adjusted so that there is a distance of 16-5/16" from the front of the toggle to the nearest edge of the hole in the rod. This measurement will give optimum leverage and thus give the greatest stopping power to your tractor. Don't use these rods as a shortcut method of adjusting the brakes.

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Farmer Brown

04-01-2002 20:11:57

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 Re: Farmaller has to help AC friend with Brakes on WD-45 in reply to Michael Soldan, 04-01-2002 19:08:22  
Yes, the brake adjustment is accessed by removing the cover plate on top which reveals the adjustment nut. The right hand cover is the seat bracket on early WD's, but on late ones the right cover can be removed without removing the seat.

The external square headed set screw with jam nut that is on the back side determines the clearance between the rear shoe and drum, i.e. it divides the clearance equally when brakes are not applied.
To adjust the rear screw turn in snug and then back out 1/2 turn.
When adjusting the internal nut, maintain at least 2" of pedal travel or the brake lock will not engage. All this assumes that "doing the brakes" means adjusting them. If they need to be replaced, I suggest you start soaking the pin at the bottom weeks in advance with diesel fuel or liquid wrench. Pin can also be drilled, tapped and then pulled. Remove front band first. Check drum for cracks.

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Michael Soldan

04-02-2002 04:05:32

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 Re: Re: Farmaller has to help AC friend with Brakes on WD-45 in reply to Farmer Brown, 04-01-2002 20:11:57  
Thanks Farmer Brown, that was what I figured . I may give you a shout if we need to replace anything

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