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Remove clutch brake pucks?

Postby randaed » Fri Apr 30, 2010 10:43 pm

I have a 154 loboy & I have the clutch out but I also want to inspect the clutch brake pads while i'm in there. I have an I&T shop manual & the 154 owners manual but they havent helped. I can't figure out how to: either remove the rear flywheel or the clutch brake arm to give enough clearance to slide the pucks back & up. Any help is appreciated!
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Re: Remove clutch brake pucks?

Postby 56FordGuy » Sat May 01, 2010 2:33 pm

If you look down at the transmission, there's a plate that runs across the front, behind the clutch. One large, short bolt on each side secures it to the transmission. Take the rod loose from the clutch brake bracket, then remove the large bolts, and you can slide the entire clutch brake bracket up and out of the machine.

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Re: Remove clutch brake pucks?

Postby HAMILTONBOB » Sun May 02, 2010 10:23 am

Also Ed, you slide the brake buttons FORWARD (not backwards) and up
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Re: Remove clutch brake pucks?

Postby Edward1993 » Fri Jun 11, 2021 5:31 am

Does the clutch need to be out of tractor to install these pucks. When I press pedal it grunts alittle but not to shift into gear with out grinding. I do not see these on the tractor how ever. I have a 154 loboy not sure of year.

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Re: Remove clutch brake pucks?

Postby outdoors4evr » Fri Jun 11, 2021 5:47 am

Edward1993 wrote:Does the clutch need to be out of tractor to install these pucks. When I press pedal it grunts alittle but not to shift into gear with out grinding. I do not see these on the tractor how ever. I have a 154 loboy not sure of year.

They are probably worn down to nothing. Need to replace to save the transmission from grinding.
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Re: Remove clutch brake pucks?

Postby BigBill » Mon Jun 14, 2021 5:57 pm

I been testing brake material on my cub cadets with disc brakes. I’m using epoxy from Silicon Valley. So far in the weather it’s been holding up. I been changing my cub cadets over to disc brakes. I wonder if the thicker brake material can be glued to the puck plate?
I'm technically misunderstood at times i guess its been this way my whole life so why should it change now.

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Re: Remove clutch brake pucks?

Postby outdoors4evr » Tue Jun 15, 2021 5:32 am

There are several youtube videos about replacing the pucks on the 154 and 185 with different (harder) materials. None really come back years later to update the video about the longevity or damage caused.

Harder materials will likely last longer, but cause more wear to the rear flywheel. I guess these machines have exceeded their designed lifespan so the original design was good enough. Would have been nice to see this done with a brake pad that spread out the wear over a larger surface.
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Re: Remove clutch brake pucks?

Postby findmeoutside » Tue Jun 15, 2021 10:34 am

I just replaced most of my clutch. For weeks I have been readjusting (tightening) those clutch brakes. Even with all new linkage parts, its seems like more of an art than a science....good luck with yours!


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