brake noise

Discussion in 'Mechanic and Repair' started by griffin16, Jun 20, 2002.

  1. griffin16

    griffin16 LawnSite Member
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    I have a 2002 bob-cat, 48", gear drive walk behind with a loud brake squeel that would wake the dead. The dealer told me some noise is normal. Has anyone else seen this problem??
     
  2. khouse

    khouse LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,465

    a squeel that loud would only be heard on a pig farm. is it a constant noise? is it louder or softer when you apply the brakes? could it be a lever rubbing on a shaft? what happens to it when you engage the blades?
     
  3. griffin16

    griffin16 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 111

    the noise only happends when I squeeze the brake lever, it will go away when I release the lever, engaging the blades does not change the noise. It sounds like worn brake bands (metal on metal) But the machine is new with about 100 hours on it. Thank you for any help with this problem..
     
  4. khouse

    khouse LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,465

    the only thing i can tell you is to dissasemble the brake band and look for any metal to metal contact. look at the brake control linkage also. sorry i'm no help.
     

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