Anyone else have trouble with the brake lock?

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MoPops

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What’s the secret to adjusting the brakes, so the parking lock (or whatever it’s called) work? Wouldn’t stay on at all, tried some adjustments and now it will hold, but it’s really sensitive. Plus I’m pushing down pretty hard. Only have 220 hrs on it, I doubt It’s worn out. Lots of hills here. I need that parking brake, plus starting the engine again and again, can’t be that good for it.
 
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winston1

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Not sure it will help you much but here are instructions from service manual. I have them in reverse order.
 

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Snowlan

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I had my brake pop off once and tractor roll a few feet to a tree. I never trust it and always ensure the wheels are cut the right way to avoid a run a way
 
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Rebeldad1

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On most tractors the brake pedal hold down is just a bar that has notches in it. Check the bar. If needed modify the notches to be a more positive contact to the pedal
 
  
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I’ve tried to get a good look at it. There are three notches in the bar. They appear to be fine. The plate that drops into the notches looks ok. Mine started off popping off a time or two. It evolved into just not holding at all. I’d shut down and use the loader to hold the tractor as best as I could. I have it now where I can get it to lock the brake. It’s just very tricky.
 

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Only trouble I’ve had is if I don’t push it down far enough when I set it it will not trip the safety sensor to keep the tractor running.
 

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I quit using the brake lock on my first tractor. I've never used it on my second tractor - Kubota M6040. Just too darn easy to forget and drive off with the brake still on.

If I really need to stop the tractor - angle the grapple and pin it in the ground - lower the rear blade and apply pressure with the hydraulic top link.

If the tractor still wants to move - after all that - I probably shouldn't be right there in the first place.
 
 
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