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Steering brake adjustment.

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HEY! WHAT! GIVES?

UH-OH! MY STEERING BRAKES AREN'T WORKING!

Operators, when the tractor's steering brake pedals reach the floor, you can't turn the tractor. That means it's time for an adjustment.

Have your mechanic adjust the brakes when the pedal free travel is more than 6 1/4 inches with the parking brake disengaged. Take the measurement at the center of the pedals. Check 'em every 250 hours.

Mechanics, here's how to make the adjustment:

1. Remove the guard and the brake screw cover.

2. Use a torque wrench and turn the adjusting screw clockwise until you get a reading of 14-16 lb-ft.

3. Backoff the screw 1 1/2 turns. This gives the right clearance between the brake linings and the drum.

4. Then, adjust the pedal linkage so there's 18 5/8 to 18 7/8 inches between the brake pedal face and the front of the seat support.

5. Replace the cover and guard. Replace the cover gasket if it's damaged. Repeat this procedure for the other pedal.

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Tighten, then back off

Free travel less than 6 1/2 inches?

Adjusted position should be 18 5/8 inches
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Title Annotation:D7G Tractor ...
Publication:PS, the Preventive Maintenance Monthly
Date:Mar 1, 2013
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