Posted on February 21st, 2011 by ploughmyfield. Filed under News.
It was my birthday on Saturday and so I was allowed a pass out for the day by my good lady wife to tinker with my tractor to my hearts content, unfortunatly the 3 inches of snow we awoke to on Saturday morning put pay to my plans.
I did manage to get out on Sunday for a couple of hours. The main aim of the day was 1. swap the wheels onto the 48inch centre settings to see if the tractor would go into the garage any easier and 2. investigate the brakes of my TEF-20 something I have to confess I haven’t ever touched since owning the tractor some 6 years ago.
Things all went well.
I initially used the Ferguson tractor Jack to remove the back wheels. unmelted snow from the day before is still visible on the ground.
I started by looking at the right hand brake. the one I thought I would have a problem with. I have seen Hydraulic oil dripping down the wheel centre when the tractor has been parked in the garage for a while. A sure sign that the seals on the trumpet housing are leaking. So I wasn’t expecting what I actually found.
Both brake drums where covered in oil. These are the later Floating Cam type of brakes.
On closer inspection something didn’t look right. there was a great chunk of gasket material hanging down inside the unit.
What a botch job by a previous owner.
There wasn’t much more I could do at this point. I didn’t have the time or space or parts to fix the problem. This is a job for a warm summers weekend I think. I did check the adjustment of the brakes and all was working fine.
So just enough time to take the other wheel off. A note here the modern trolley jack under the tractor was just in case and took no weight.
The other side was dry as a bone. I opened it up a little and all seemed well. I know this side of the tractor is stopping well.
So finally to swap the rims and centres around and put her back in the garage. After all that there is a little more room in the garage as a result. I can’t wait to get new 11.2 x 28″ types on the back once the rims have been painted in the summer.
So a shopping list for the summer.
A. Brake lining kit.
B. 2 x item 29. pinion Adjuster from the brake parts diagram both are a bit worn
C. In the instructions on refitting the brakes it says replace items 9, 7 & 27 the springs. Does anyone do this?
D. I’m hoping it is item 2 gasket housing outer from the rear axle housing part list that needs replacing and none of the shims as I understand they are expensive but also a set amount of shims is on each axle to allow the half shafts to float (not touch each other)
I already have the inner seals item 18 as my tractor is later than 325,000 when inner seals where added to trumpet housings. I am not going to replace the outer seals without first looking at the condition of the bearings.
Some black spray paint.
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