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I had a JD 100, that used a 'brake band' for stopping. You may have one and it is probably shot. It would be located under the seat region, near the rear axle.
 

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Hey Brubakes,

The LX172 uses a 2 pad system with a rotor like on a car, they can be adjusted, typically I take the assembly apart to make sure that both pins which act as the "caliper" are still free and not rusted tight and I lubricate them, I then flip the pads over if they still have pad left and reassemble. Adjust them with the tractor off and in neutral, I believe it takes a 1/2" wrench, adjust until you get full pedal, but they are not dragging when not engaged, after your first test run shut the tractor off and carefully touch the brake assembly to make sure that it isn't hot, which would indicate that you have them adjusted too tightly.

If your pads are too worn, a set is about $7 from your JD dealer.

Dan
 

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So its a rotor, riding on a jackshaft set up, like a snowmobile?
 
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