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Tight Brakes on 300 U

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06-12-2002 06:31:36

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Have been trying to get the brakes to work on my 300 Utility (when I got the tractor they didn't even hold it when stopped). I've done the usual steps of disassembling the center brake actuator and cleaning the balls, replaced the springs, and put in new discs on both sides.

The problem is that after doing all of this, the brakes now seem to be too tight, and bind somewhat (even when the actuating rods aren't hooked up). I don't want to glaze my new discs and operate with the brakes too tight. Is it normal for new discs to be tight at first, or is there something else that needs to be done?

Thanks for your help.

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06-12-2002 18:27:56

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 Re: Tight Brakes on 300 U in reply to Kilian, 06-12-2002 06:31:36  
I have heard fixes of shimming brakes with washers or something to make the old ones hold. Is there some extra pieces in there you should have discarded? another posibility is that someone could have ground off the covers to make them tighter.

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06-13-2002 06:12:12

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 Re: Re: Tight Brakes on 300 U in reply to Howard, 06-12-2002 18:27:56  
Thanks for the reply. There didn't appear to be any shims, etc., in the brakes, just the discs and center actuator assembly. I am going to take them apart again to see if over time a ridge has been worn on the housing that may be binding on the new discs.

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