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Old 11-22-2009, 05:13 PM   post #1 of 10
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Wondering if my brakes are working right and if not if there is an adjustment?

I set the parking brake when I load it on the trailer and regardless how nice I drive within a few blocks the tractor has rolled to front or back of trailer.

I am not sure but dont think it would hold on a hill either when standing on brakes but could have been a traction issue. LOL
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Old 11-22-2009, 09:31 PM   post #2 of 10
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They are not working right. Should not be able to move mower at all. Not sure about adjustment.
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Old 12-03-2009, 08:44 PM   post #3 of 10
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Fixed it today.

The arm that goes from Brake linkage to transaxle has an adjustment.

Did not take much. Works perfect now.

Here is a picture with seat/fenders removed. Its the rod coming up from bottom of picture right below fan blade.

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You actually haul that 850 pound machine on a trailer without tying it down?

I tie mine at 4 corners with ratcheting straps, as well as having the brake set, and it will still move a bit from bumps in the road or braking/acceleration while driving to and from mowing jobs. I couldn't imagine NOT having it strapped down. That would be a terrifying view: looking out my rearview mirror and not seeing the tractor behind me, or worse, seeing it bouncing end-over-end down the highway
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You actually haul that 850 pound machine on a trailer without tying it down?

I tie mine at 4 corners with ratcheting straps, as well as having the brake set, and it will still move a bit from bumps in the road or braking/acceleration while driving to and from mowing jobs. I couldn't imagine NOT having it strapped down. That would be a terrifying view: looking out my rearview mirror and not seeing the tractor behind me, or worse, seeing it bouncing end-over-end down the highway
Rachet straps work great, inexpensive to buy and only take a few minutes to use. No down side to securing the load properly and police will write you a ticket in a heartbeat if they catch you with an unsecured load. slkpk
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Old 12-04-2009, 08:44 AM   post #6 of 10
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Police wont give you a ticket if the trailer is enclosed !

Besides I kept it at my parents which is 1/4 mile from my acreage on the same road.

So it really would be a waste of time to secure it
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Police wont give you a ticket if the trailer is enclosed !

Besides I kept it at my parents which is 1/4 mile from my acreage on the same road.

So it really would be a waste of time to secure it
only 1/4 mile, heck its a waste of time to even trailer it, just drive it home
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I have made the drive a couple times. Mostly because I did some tree trimming at their place and hauled the brush to my land and burned it pulling my little trailer (see sig).

But I like to have a chase vehicle as I dont know how legal it is with trailer. I know I always wish it went faster
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Police wont give you a ticket if the trailer is enclosed !

Besides I kept it at my parents which is 1/4 mile from my acreage on the same road.

So it really would be a waste of time to secure it
I'll buy that, at least the enclosed trailer won't let it flop out on the road, and no further than you're going, you can't get much speed up. BUT, if it slides to the rear of the trailer, your tongue weight will be negative, and any kind of speed will have that trailer all over the road. If nothing else, just slip a rope through something on the front and tie it to the front of the trailer.

I'd love to have an enclosed trailer big enough to stick my tractor and a rear implement (say, my MC519 cart) into.
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I'd love to have an enclosed trailer big enough to stick my tractor and a rear implement (say, my MC519 cart) into.
Well its not a keeper for me. I wish it was but I will only have it for a year. I am general contracting my home and its my work/storage trailer. Right now the JD 345 gets to live in it

After that the Sure-Trac 5 x 8 trailer is what the Deere will get hauled around on. Thats a nice trailer but not enclosed.
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