This might be interesting to you. Check out the front differential action at 2 min 44 sec. in the video.
And yes they do make some tractors with bake pads on all 4 wheels. But not in this video.
Europe does allow some countries leeway on the standards so you may have a point about UK not needing to meet CE spec with limits, but I just read the standard and the machine is not supposed to be labeled CE if that is the case. Of course CE is basically self policing so a company can label it CE and wait for someone o prove them wrong. My predecessor did that with a machine by giving the customer what they asked for - speeds up to 30 km/hr but when I took over one of our customers asked how it could be labeled CE if it didn't ave supplemental steer. So I had to assign a group to design a supplemental steer system and retrofit it because the customers wouldn't go for the different final drive ratio that slowed it to the limit. But I do also have the pics of one of our competitors not meeting the braking spec and the house destroyed when the driver went off a mountain road as a result. Oh, the final result, company out of business.
You are correct on that.Quote:
Originally Posted by scrappy isb67
I am still a bit skeptical on what kind of damage you would do to the drive train on a tractor slamming it in gear when travelling 32 MPH as one guy said his Case did and locked in the FWD when applying both brakes. This cant be good for the tractor. HOW many times do you need to stop that quickly if you are on the highway. First of all you should be paying attention to traffic conditions in front of you, not tailgating anyone moving slower than you which shouldn't be anyone other than another tractor and one shouldn't be right on the tires of the person in front in any situation. Being on the larger tractors, you should have a better view of the road ahead than anyone else so you can see any situation before anyone else also. If all else fails, your tractor IS an offroad vehicle, so if you had your head up your **** and not paying attention, take to the median or ditch if you cant stop.
I still maintain that the tractor can stop itself quicker than any car by using only the rear tires and would be better served if pulling a heavy load to have the brakes on the trailer or whatever its pulling with a brake controller just like trucks.
The fact remains that 4 wheel brakes on wheel tractors came about purely as a result of regulatory action by certain governmental jurisdictions. 4 wheel braking removes your concerns about MFD clutch engagement at speed and provides a measure of safety in parts of the world where tractors are made to travel much faster and are used on highways doing work that would fall to over-the-road trucks in than in Arkansas or the rest of the US. Trailer brake hydraulic valves are everyday items across the pond, as well. Ford tractor parts catalogs have been published for decades listing components used worldwide in a single publication. Not too hard to find European spec parts & pieces installed & cataloged to meet local requirements if you take a minute to look. Circumstances vary around the world from what we see from our front porches.