Do Electric brakes need to be run often?

Discussion in 'Trucks and Trailers' started by SouthernYankee, Apr 5, 2006.

  1. SouthernYankee

    SouthernYankee LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 789

    All of my focus over the last few weeks has been on mulching and mowing. I havent set up any bobcat jobs in a month or so. I was wondering if I need to run my bobcat trailer around the yard a little bit? Some guy told me that I need to do this so that the brakes dont rust or bind up. Any truth to that? thanks
  2. mow king

    mow king LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 571

    I wouldn't worry about it if it's only been a month. I let my landscape trailer sit all winter and brakes worked fine when I pulled it out of storage.
  3. Lawn Masters

    Lawn Masters LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 850

    If you let it sit for a few years, the brakes will rust up, and seize, but if its only been a month, I wouldnt be too worried about it. If you're really worried about it, take it out for a few miles and apply the brakes lightly to clean up the drums/rotors.

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