Thursday, October 12, 2017

John Deere Park Brake adjustment

Operators manual and service CD have no mention of adjustments that can be made other than pedal neutral so traction pedals don't bind on application . 
One of my operators mentioned that his machine wouldn't hold with the park brake anymore . 
I check the linings and they seemed to have plenty of wear left in them .Checking in the parts book the brakes are only available as an assembly ? Asking the dealer about this they said there is a brake service kit available for $150 dollars CHEAPER ? Guys on the tech site showed the assembly to be 233.XX$ US . So for 143.00 $ Canadian (kit) a side you can rebuild your park brake . Another example of absurd pricing . (This is not a JD thing all colors do it ) so when ordering parts always ask how much no matter what it is . To me this pricing is way out of line and the brake pads should be available.  

After taking a closer look at the brake I could see were an adjustment could be made .

In this area I'm pointing to there are washers and shims for the actuator . Maybe the shims are available because there is a break down of individual parts for purchase .  

Taking a few shims out and replacing it with a washer 

few picks of parts . keep track of how they go back together

First attempt I didn't take shims out and it was snug on disc . Taking 2 a side out did the trick . 

As good as new holds well on slops now . 

Sometimes in this field you have to figure it out yourself . When the park brake pads are worn down to far i'll be resurfacing them myself if the hardware looks good .

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