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Massey Harris & Massey Ferguson Tractors Discussion Forum

TO30 contradictory directions for brake shoe adjustment

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07-25-2020 07:55:39

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I know this should be very simple, but something I did appears not right. The owner's manual (p35) says that to tighten the brakes you put the screwdriver onto the star wheel adjuster and push the handle toward the axle. The shop manual (p146) says that you turn the star wheel counterclockwise as viewed from above. For the left side of the tractor, I believe these directions are contradictory (For the right side they are consistent.) Can anyone clear this up for me? I need to get this adjustment right before any linkage adjustments. Thanks for advice.

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DavidP,South Wales

07-25-2020 14:26:36

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 Re: TO30 contradictory directions for brake shoe adjustment in reply to Charlie, 07-25-2020 07:55:39  
Hello, first of all itís worth making an adjusting lever that is the width of the slot. A large screwdriver is ok but youíll spend a lot of time trying to find the star wheel. If you have an old tyre lever about 8 ď in length that would be perfect. You will see that the slot on the left is below the axle centreline and the one on the right above. The star wheel is located nearest to the plain end of the adjuster. On the left wheel the threaded section is at the top. Hold up an imaginary nut and bolt with the nut at the bottom. To screw the bolt upwards you will need to turn the nut(starwheel) anti-clockwise. To do this you will need to engage the screwdriver or lever and move your hand in a forward direction. This will apply to the rhs as well as the siding is reversed. Move the handle rear wards to release. There are a number of my postings on here about brake adjustment which will explain things to look for if initial adjustment is unsatisfactory.
DavidP, South Wales

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