OK, weighing all the variables I think I will try and get the brake functional. Have to get a brake disc first. The pedal is starting to loosen up some but not near enough fore the return spring to work properly. I can put a stronger spring on it for a while. The pucks look good. Have no clue why the disc was removed. Everything else is still intact.
If you running the tractor and stop it with the right pedal, why would you not shift to park and not stop in neutral? Just thinking. Still going to activate the brake if possible.
Okay whether or not the tractor is running on the Bolens with an Eaton (ie. 1250-1477, 1886 , HT23, Duratrac w/2 sp rear end) once you shift into neutral you are free wheeling with the geared part of the hydro rearend disengaged from the hydro pump , as or if momentum is gained ( picking up speed) you will be trying to jam it into either park or drive on the 1250-1886 or high or low on the other two tractors mentioned, I'm not saying you won't get it into gear but the faster it's rolling far lessens the likelihood, you hit a functioning brake it stops the geared portion of the rear end , again the 1250-1886 that rotor is internally connected and will stop the gear movement, HT23 rotors on the hubs, same principle it stops the axle rotation, thus the gears etc, Duratrac similar brake as the 1250-1886.
If the tractor is running and rear end is in neutral the hydro pedal won't have any effect slowing or stopping it , none.
In total agreement that the vast majority of time the hydro is all that's needed to slow or stop the tractor, it's the "what if's " we want to eliminate.
Edited by WrenchinOnIt, November 13, 2015 - 07:32 PM.