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Troubleshooting Tractor Braking Systems

Here are the steps to troubleshoot a tractor's braking system:

  • Check the brake pedal linkage: If there is no braking action, the pedal linkage may be broken or disconnected. You will need to replace or repair it.

  • Adjust the brake setting: If the braking action is poor, the brake setting may be improper. Adjust and correct it.

  • Check the brake caliper: If the brake caliper is not releasing properly, it can cause rough braking. The brake pad's role is to squeeze all brake pads against brake rotors. If the caliper is not releasing, it will cause the brake pads to rub against the rotor, causing rough braking. You may need to replace the brake caliper.

  • Check the air pressure in the brake system: If the air pressure in the brake system is low, it can cause insufficient brakes. The air pressure should be above 60. If it is below 60, the brakes need adjusting, lubricating, or relining. You may need to repair or replace the brake system.

  • Check the park brake: If the park brake won't apply, you will need to repair or replace it. If it will not release pressure, you may need to repair or replace it.

If you are unsure how to troubleshoot your tractor's braking system, it is best to take it to a professional for repair.


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