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Re: (ET) E20 brakes, ug
I am new at this. I bought a New Idea EGT 200 this spring. The inside brake
pad was also worn out. I tried a puller on the brake disk and realized that
I was only bending it so I quit. I decided to drill out the rivets holding
the disk to the hub and remove the disk. This enabled me to hook the gear
puller's arms/fingers behind the hub. I was then able to remove the hub. I
then cleaned and lubricate the shaft and the hub so that it moved freely on
the shaft. I them pop riveted the disk back onto the hub.
Now that the disk can move freely on the shaft I should not have any
problems with just the inner puck wearing out. I did not have to remove
anything except the left rear wheel. You will NOT be able to remove the
inner puck assembly until after you remove the disk. You do not have to
disassemble anything else on the tractor.
I relined my own brakes by hack-sawing the lining off of some old
disk brakes and riveting it to the tractor brake calipers and then grinding
the outer edges of the lining to match the calipers. I used epoxy to attach
the lining to the calipers several times, but it always failed after a
couple of weeks. I was using the good stuff, the West Systems epoxy that I
used to restore my fiberglass boat but it did not work for this purpose. I
also tried JB Weld. It did not work either.
I do not know if I replied properly to the group. Please let me know.
From: elec-trak-bounces cosmos phy tufts edu
[mailto:elec-trak-bounces cosmos phy tufts edu] On Behalf Of RJ Kanary
Sent: Saturday, September 15, 2007 7:36 PM
To: Christopher Zach; elec-trak cosmos phy tufts edu
Subject: Re: (ET) E20 brakes, ug
Let's look at the root cause of your brake issue.Don't you
it's odd that just one pad wears out ? You should. <G> The tractor is
to tell you something.A complete brake service is needed. And you MUST
remove the disc in order to do that.So, get your favorite penetrating oil
and propane torch out, and spend some quality time with your ET.
Lift your ET with an adequate jack.Support your ET with
You will need to at the very least remove the axle tube to
tractor frame bolts on the driver's side to give you enough room to work
effectively.You may also have to LOOSEN the same bolts on the passenger's
side.Remove the caliper from the transaxle.
Clean and inspect it carefully. If the casting is cracked
around either the apply pin holes or the stud, discard it and obtain a
The heat and / or penetrating oil will be needed to loosen
remove the brake rotor that is frozen to the transaxle brake
and caution are the two operative terms for this procedure. After removal,
clean and lubricate the rotor hub, brake shaft and woodruff key.Use a
resistant grease of your choosing. I'm partial to silicone grease used for
automotive brake work myself.
This should get you started. Any questions ?
----- Original Message -----
From: "Christopher Zach" <cz alembic crystel com>
To: <elec-trak cosmos phy tufts edu>
Sent: Saturday, September 15, 2007 6:02 PM
Subject: (ET) E20 brakes, ug
> What a pain. Awhile back I bought one of those brake kits from evparts
> that looked to be the same as the E20's brake. It's not. In fact it was
> the largest waste of an afternoon in awhile.
> Question: How difficult is it to switch an Elec-trak to the new style
> brakes? The old puck style seems to last a year or so before the inside
> brake puck is worn down to nothing. Does one have to replace the brake
> disc (ie take apart the whole transmission)?
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