Hey all, new to the forum, and new to garden tractors. I recently purchased a LGT 145 that runs good, but needs some serious cosmetic work. The one Mechanical issue I have found is the brakes don't work. as far as I can tell, the band is supposed to grip the pulley on the outside of the gearcase. On this tractor, the pulley seems to free-wheel on the shaft coming out of the gearcase. Am I correct in assuming that this is not supposed to be the case? Any insight into how these brakes are supposed to work would be appreciated.
This seems to be a great group of people on this forum, and I look forward to sharing my progress with all of you and sharing what I learn along the way.
I have attached a pic of it in its current state. Hopefully the attachment works. The previous owner painted it black with zero prep work, so it looks like crap right now. I can't wait to get her back to the blue and white paint scheme.