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#1 tom tractor ONLINE  

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Posted July 08, 2016 - 08:20 PM

Is there anything to be done to increase the stopping power on the case 446. The break band looks good and think/solid. It just doesn't grip well. Is there an adjustment or fluid to make the band grip better?

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Posted July 08, 2016 - 10:08 PM

There is adjustment but it isn't simple. Download the manual and follow it. Good Luck, Rick

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Posted July 08, 2016 - 11:32 PM

The brake is used for parking brake or throwing into neutral. It is very limited in braking power.  It is not intended for stopping or slowing down a moving tractor that's done with the hydraulic drive control just takes getting use to.

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Posted August 19, 2016 - 10:25 AM

I had a similar issue with my brake.  I took it apart and its a pain to get back together, and the adjusting didn't really help.  Honestly, like gopher stated above, the brake is just for parking.  Braking while traveling is handled by moving the drive lever.  It takes a little getting used to, but it becomes second nature pretty quickly.


Side note: The Holding Valve is worth its weight in gold.