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#1 ptschum OFFLINE  

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Posted August 30, 2010 - 07:48 PM

I have a DGT 6000, the 917.275285. The brake pedal doesn't seem to engage the brake very effectively. When driving the tractor pressing on the brake pedal does not slow the tractor down much at all. It is easier to use the motion control lever to pull the transmission back to neutral and then coast to a stop. Also the Neutral position on the motion control lever seems a little out of adjustment. To stop from going forward the lever needs to be brought back slightly behind neutral. To stop going backwards the lever needs to be brought slightly forward of neutral.

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Posted August 30, 2010 - 08:03 PM

Welcome to GTT!

I'm not too familiar with craftsman's so I'm not much help...
There should be an adjustment somewhere..
Pics may help a bit.

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Posted August 30, 2010 - 09:20 PM

You actually have 3 problems, (download manual here)

1st is the brake adjustment. I would advise looking at the manual. You may have a single adjustment nut in the center, or you may two adjustment nuts on either side. Unfortunately your manual tells you to call Sears for this adjustment. :wallbanging: You're going to have to study this one.

2nd is to lube the linkage involving the hydrostatic control. If there is a friction slip-disc DO NOT oil it, but make sure to lightly oil all the pivots. Also while you're using the mirror/flashlite trick to find all the pivots, you will be able to see any adjustments to the linkage. Page 25 of the manual tells how to adjust. I will tell you that on mine, I didn't have to adjust anything once the linkage was working correctly.

3rd is forgetting to release the brake before you try to move the lever. This will cause the linkage to come out of adjustment, the flat control arm to twist & a "not in neutral" problem. It's been several years since I had to work on mine... the first thing I noticed was a reduced reverse range. Check to make sure the flat bar (pt 22, pg 38) that comes up & inside of the tire is as pictured. You may find a significant twist.

Good luck & let us know what you find. - MH81

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Posted August 31, 2010 - 04:37 AM

ptschum :welcometogttalk:glad to have you here.

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Posted November 24, 2010 - 01:37 PM

Mine is the 42" 917.257573 and my brake is out of adjustment, also. I have no manual and would like some advice on where to adjust it. The site is denying me access to its manuals at this point.

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Posted November 24, 2010 - 02:22 PM

Mine is the 42" 917.257573 and my brake is out of adjustment, also. I have no manual and would like some advice on where to adjust it. The site is denying me access to its manuals at this point.


The site is denying you access to manuals because it is set up that way to ward off spammers.
I believe once 3 posts are achieved you will be able to upload more manuals

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Posted November 24, 2010 - 02:34 PM

Mine is the 42" 917.257573 and my brake is out of adjustment, also. I have no manual and would like some advice on where to adjust it. The site is denying me access to its manuals at this point.


If you were able to post you should be able to download manuals. If you tried downloading a manual before email verification that would explain why you were not able to download.

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Posted November 24, 2010 - 03:25 PM

:wave: Jim in NC and ptschum Welcome to the forum! Glad you could join us. There's a lot of great people and info here. Enjoy!

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Posted May 02, 2011 - 11:40 AM

welcome to to gt

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Posted May 02, 2011 - 12:41 PM

Welcome to GTTalk!

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Posted May 02, 2011 - 10:30 PM

Welcome to the forum, guys. You seem to be getting lots of good help so far.




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