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#1 LilysDad ONLINE  

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Posted June 07, 2014 - 02:30 PM

Do w/b tractors commonly have a brake? Do they need one? I haven't looked at enough to know. Of course the Gravely L has fwd/rev to do it. If your pulling a wagon do you just throttle down or aim for a tree?



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Posted June 07, 2014 - 02:37 PM

A lot of 
             walk behinds free wheel down hill. Unless they have forward and reverse. Some attachments like a riding cart or a sulky have brakes.


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Posted June 07, 2014 - 03:59 PM

There was a brake attachment for the DB walk behinds, most of the time the brakes were mounted on the sulky or the hauling cart.


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Posted June 11, 2014 - 01:30 PM

Yep, I found that out the hard way. You can however reverse the ratchet pawls which will let the engine help slow you down. As mentioned before... most sulky's had breaks.



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Posted June 11, 2014 - 01:44 PM

Do w/b tractors commonly have a brake? Do they need one? I haven't looked at enough to know. Of course the Gravely L has fwd/rev to do it. If your pulling a wagon do you just throttle down or aim for a tree?

Aim for a tree? :rolling: that's good.  Most of the w/b (non Gravely) I have seen or used had ratchet type diff, great for pulling and even turning but down hill it was freewheel time,,, using a trailer on one of those just sounds like a visit to the ER. 






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