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Hand brakes?

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Terry

05-01-2003 01:49:50




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Hi. I just ordered a new L59mower for my allis B, and I was wondering if I should convert it to foot brakes to make it more practical and safer to use...I noticed in the forum that this was mentioned in another post, but nobody gave much detail how this is done. Im sure it requires a trip to the bone yard, what else? Thanks. Terry




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Doug in OR

05-04-2003 16:58:25




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 Re: hand brakes? in reply to Terry , 05-01-2003 01:49:50  
I've seen both B and C tractor conversions to foot brakes. Others might be able to tell you where to get them. When I was a young whippersnapper, TSC had the kits. I very much doubt they have them now.

As for safety, the B or C isn't so bad. The latching mechanism is nice on them - if you want to set the brakes on. I drove a C for many years in the steep hills of Wisconsin and had little trouble. For mowing, you probably won't need foot brakes.

On occasion, I had to drive the neighbor's WC, pulling loads of corn up a STEEP hill. About 2/3 the way up the hill, I had to stop, dismount, and open a gate. On a WC, this is no fun. Downright dangerous, if you ask me. The clutch needs about 4 inches of extra leg extension. The blakes were not easy to lock and unlock. The lock was a small cam on a swivel. Between depressing the clutch, taking it out of gear, pulling *both* brakes - and them locking them, I simply did not have enough limbs. This was a tractor that was screaming "foot brakes." Oh yes, you couldn't do the brakes one at a time - the steepness of the hill and weight of the load made the tractor "come around" on you if you had no braking on one wheel.

When mowing with the C, I had no problems - even on steeper hills.

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Tim in NY

05-01-2003 15:09:15




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 Re: hand brakes? in reply to Terry , 05-01-2003 01:49:50  
Terry, I have everthing you'd need to switch to foot brakes, if you're interested email me. Thanks, Tim



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Unimog

05-01-2003 12:09:31




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 Re: hand brakes? in reply to Terry , 05-01-2003 01:49:50  
I have a 41 B with hand brakes and I would say
the best thing to do is get used to them. I use
a belly mount sickle bar and have no problem at
all. It just becomes second nature and you don't
even think about it, same as tractors with a hand
clutch. You'll save the time and expense of the
switch over and keep your B original. Unless you
are on very hilly ground or plan on mowing in 3rd
gear I would stay stock.

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Dick L

05-01-2003 11:37:39




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 Re: hand brakes? in reply to Terry , 05-01-2003 01:49:50  
The easy way is to get the side rails, pedals, and all the linkage and hardware from a C. Any bone yard will make sure you have everything you need. I have cut the B side rails down and welded on the loops, but I had a set of C side rails for patterns.



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