/ Terrified of tipping - how about an inclinometer? #171
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- Aug 16, 2001
- Southern Wisconsin, USA
- JD_4x2_Gator, JD_4300, JD_425, JD_455 AWS, added JD_455, JD_110, JD_X485(sold)
I meant the uphill brake. That wheel has little to no traction which means it will tend to just spin in the air and not allow the tractor to move forward to execute a turn downhill.This is counter-intuitive to me. To turn sharply downhill, you need the uphill wheel turning faster than the downhill wheel. Braking the wheel you need to turn faster (uphill wheel) doesn't make sense.
Applying some brake to that wheel will remove its tendency to spin freely, and thus give needed traction and forward motion from the downhill wheel. Control the forward movement and traction needed by the amount of uphill braking applied.
If in a touchy situation, should automatically do this as there is little to no microseconds to think about it.