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52 Cub brake adjustment

Postby lliberto » Fri Sep 30, 2016 6:30 pm

My friend has a 52 Cub and was wondering if there is a way to adjust the brakes. It was stored for 2 years and now no brakes. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

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Re: 52 Cub brake adjustment

Postby staninlowerAL » Fri Sep 30, 2016 6:43 pm

The brake petal travel is adjustable but if the travel is not bottoming out, probably have to check internally to see what is the problem. The brake bands are replaceable or can be relined. There might be other internal problems that need fixing.

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Re: 52 Cub brake adjustment

Postby Glen » Fri Sep 30, 2016 6:53 pm

Hi,
The brake pedals should have about 7/8 inch of free play before the brakes apply, measured at the top surface of the pedals, the Cub service manual says.
If they have 7/8 inch of free play, and do nothing when applied, the linings are either wornout, or oil leaking from the transmission, or final drives has soaked the lining.
You can use a light, and look in the holes that the brake rod goes into in the final drive, and see if there is oil. That area where the brakes are should be dry. There are also holes at the rear you can look in.
There is one adjustment on each side of the tractor for the brakes, the clevis on the front end of the brake rods. :)

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Re: 52 Cub brake adjustment

Postby lliberto » Fri Sep 30, 2016 7:07 pm

staninlowerAL wrote:The brake petal travel is adjustable but if the travel is not bottoming out, probably have to check internally to see what is the problem. The brake bands are replaceable or can be relined. There might be other internal problems that need fixing.


Ok, thanks

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2011 Husqvarna YTH24V42LS
Location: WV, Weirton

Re: 52 Cub brake adjustment

Postby lliberto » Fri Sep 30, 2016 7:07 pm

Glen wrote:Hi,
The brake pedals should have about 7/8 inch of free play before the brakes apply, measured at the top surface of the pedals, the Cub service manual says.
If they have 7/8 inch of free play, and do nothing when applied, the linings are either wornout, or oil leaking from the transmission, or final drives has soaked the lining.
You can use a light, and look in the holes that the brake rod goes into in the final drive, and see if there is oil. That area where the brakes are should be dry. There are also holes at the rear you can look in.
There is one adjustment on each side of the tractor for the brakes, the clevis on the front end of the brake rods. :)



Thank you very much


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