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Old 10-27-2009, 08:25 PM
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I'm guessing the "other dude" is asking if there is enough weight on the fronts on flat ground for the brakes to actually stop the tractor, not just lock up and skid. Think about it. If you are going up hill and apply the brakes, you know the fronts will just skid. How about on flat ground?

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L.J. - guy have no idea what we talking about; seems like he's not very bright - he still thinks question "if it work" -mean can it be be engaged on hills only : )))))
don't waste your time arguing
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Old 10-27-2009, 08:53 PM
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This is not true. The operators are what will dictate the life of the hydros. Proper use of front brakes will do nothing to the hydros. Anyone can go out and buy a piece of equipment and beat the living crap out of it in one day and destroy it. In reality, applying the front brake (not trying to lock it up, just lightly applying them) while moving will only simulate a load similar to riding up a hill IF you don't back off the controls.
Right, anything can be torn up. However, I would think having just front brakes is a recipe for disaster for a lot of homeowners and the many bone heads you see driving Mowers. Are there exceptions to the rule? Sure. Lots of careful operators out there. The manufacturers have to try to make a machine that is both reliable and relatively easy to operate for operators of all experience levels.
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Old 10-27-2009, 08:58 PM
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They do work good on flat surface as well. Same concept as a car. Momentum going forward acts similar to going down a hill. Sorry, I guess I missed that post or forgot to answer. We should do a flat surface video too I guess. So focused on the safety aspect that I didn't think about increasing productivity.

Sorry for not responding.
just been teasing you - but that's the serious matter - safety and Productivity - ability to decelerate effectively and Uturn(stop);
with increasing weight and speed of the mowers and no front steering - you can't use effectively your speed;
Grasshopper beats superZ on medium lawns - due to turnarounds - with or without turf damage - having drive tires on the front, Grasshopper just plunges & pivots on the dime while any midmount would slide by...

this is important and should be mentioned too, since it is not so obvious - antill we saw it on video, it was hard to believe - ztr front brakes could work on hill, not just slide down on round tires like on skis
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Old 10-27-2009, 09:01 PM
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No, they only work if the hill is steep enough,. It has built in angle sensors so they will only allow the hydraulic brakes to work when on a very steep hill
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never mind
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Old 10-27-2009, 09:10 PM
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We spent a lot of time and money to get those new video demos up of the Tedbrakes. Only one person commented. Has anyone watched them, and what do you think? Here are the links.

Demo Video #1

Demo Video #2

Really was looking forward to more input about them in action . . . help me out here!
i like yellow markings on front and rear wheels - good idea

btw. if you''ll have time - one very short clip would be great

1. mower going down the hill, rear wheel stopped (markings on the wheel doesn't move), breaks not engaged (foot out of pedal).- mower sliding

2. same: mower going down, brakes engaged (foot on the pedal) - mower stops
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Old 10-27-2009, 09:19 PM
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Will there be a way to use Tedbrakes as parking brakes as well?

Why not 4 wheel disc brakes? This would eliminate the ability to burn out hydros. Offset the braking 60/40 front/back like cars, or at least 80/20 Where you have front brakes, you will have guys that will work against them, wearing the pads out, warping the rotors, or burning the hydros up. At the same time, the brakes need to be the weak link, not the hydros.
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there are disk brakes on rear wheels on most ztrs (parking breaks)

if make 4wheel breaks to be engaged by(at) levers neutral position - would it be a good idea?
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Old 10-29-2009, 10:48 AM
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GIE Expo Is Open



The doors just opened and we are getting good traffic from Attendees as well as the manufacturers.

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Old 10-29-2009, 11:05 AM
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That's good to hear I hope the mfg see the need for this
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The doors just opened and we are getting good traffic from Attendees as well as the manufacturers.
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Old 10-29-2009, 12:33 PM
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Manufacturers

Ok, here's an update. So far I've talked to people from Bad Boy, Toro, Grasshopper, John Deere, Dixie Chopper, and Cub Cadet.

After seeing the demo videos and on the mower brake system in person there is definately some interest there.
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Old 10-29-2009, 01:52 PM
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That's great, just don't over sell yourself. Good luck and keep us posted. More pics too if ya don't mind.
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