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(ET) Changing the Braking System on an ET
- Subject: (ET) Changing the Braking System on an ET
- From: Wayne Mosher <alleights worldnet att net>
- Date: Thu, 10 Jun 1999 08:22:38 -0500
- References: <19990608204600 75282 qmail hotmail com> <003c01beb217$78724820$71e71e26 snaugler>
- Sender: owner-elec-trak cosmos5 phy tufts edu
Steven Naugler wrote:
> The reason you can't use the brake shaft for a PTO is that it is
> connected to the wheels, even when you are in neutral. So unless you
> need a mechanical PTO while moving, you are out of luck. Perhaps you
> put a second pulley on either the motor or transaxle input shaft. You'd
> need a speed reducer for all but the fastest PTO devices, but when the
> tranny was in neutral ou'd have a real PTO.
> Steve Naugler
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: Monty McGraw <mmcgraw74 hotmail com>
> To: <elec-trak cosmos5 phy tufts edu>
> Sent: Tuesday, June 08, 1999 4:46 PM
> Subject: (ET) ET PTO
> > Just got my first ET last month, an E-20 that needs a complete rebuild.
> > My question is, has anyone considered using the brake shaft on the
> > transmission as a PTO shaft? Maybe it is not hooked up internally to
> > the driveshaft to turn it in neutral?
> > I saw several list comments about the marginal brakes on the ETs and
> > I might use go-cart brakes at the wheels (rotor mounted to the wheel
> > casting, caliper held by bracket from the transmission mounting
> > bolts?).
> > This would free up the brake disc shaft to be a PTO shaft to drive
> > maybe a
> > hydraulic pump for a loader or backhoe?
> > Anyone else considered this? Am I missing something obvious?
> > Monty McGraw
> > E-20 being rebuilt
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If you do decide to change the brake system, in whatever method you
might consider braking each wheel separately.
Most/many farm tractors have a brake pedal for each rear wheel (can be
together for equal braking if desired). By allowing a wheel to be
stopped selectively, the tractor is given a tighter turning radius. In my
of the ET, I sometimes wished I could spin on a dime. In your intended
a front loader, it might be even more appealing. In addition, applying
braking to the uphill rear wheel helps the tractor hold a cross hill line
travel without plowing with the front wheels.
I'll be interested in knowing what you decide.