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MF1030 Dragging Brakes

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MF1030
Join Date: Oct 2012
Posts: 5 Virginia
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2012-10-17          185204


Just bought a MF1030 and in neutral the tractor does not hardly roll at all. Seems that a brake is dragging. It seems that it takes a lot of gas to get the tractor moving.

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Art White
Join Date: Jan 2000
Posts: 6881 Waterville New York
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2012-10-18          185209



We just sent one to the auction that way! It was a gear drive and that is normally a problem we find with hydros because of lack of use. ....

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2012-10-18          185226


What is the best way to fix this problem? ANy idea on cost and are parts available. I do most of my own work. ....

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Art White
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2012-10-19          185232



I didn't really look at it that close but, the first thing that I'd do is make sure that the linkage is free and not binding causing the brakes to hold on. ....

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auerbach
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2012-10-29          185337


Not familiar with the M-F line but on mine, the moving parts (from the pedal but especially in the wheels) get gunky and the return springs (to retract the shoes) weaken in time. Once you get the wheels off, cleaning and freeing is not a big job, and new springs don't cost much. ....

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