1988 - Volume #12, Issue #4, Page #10[ Sample Stories From This Issue | List of All Stories In This Issue | Print this story | Read this issue]
Do It Yourself Hand Brake"Many older series tractors are equipped with hand brakes. The trouble is that it's easy to leave them on and bum out the brakes. Dealers tell me they're hard to fix and that they usually don't stay fixed if they're repaired. I rigged up my own brake `latch' for my 600 Series IH tractor and it works great," says Larry Johnson, Jackson, Ohio.
"The latch consists of a 6-in. hinge bolted to the running board. A 10-in. long flat plate bolts to the other end of the hinge. Holes are drilled in the plate for different settings of the brake. A small rod, welded to the left brake casting, fits into the different hole settings to hold the brakes. The brake can be easily released with your foot."
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