Ferris belt drive BRAKES

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by LawnBoy89, Jun 8, 2005.

  1. LawnBoy89

    LawnBoy89 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 967

    Brakes? How often do they need to be replaced, I have some lawns where I go downhill and they squeak the whole way down. I'm assuming they have drum brakes, I haven't even had this mower that long I bought it brand new and it's not even a year yet and I don't mow that many lawns. Anyways, should I just call my local dealer and pickup some brake pads?
  2. dwost

    dwost LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,667

    Mine squeak as well. I think this is fairly common with BD units. I usually squirt a little wd40 or brake cleaner on them before I start. It does make the first few turns a bit tricky since it doesn't grab all that well, but it eventually gets better and the squeak is gone for the remainder of my lawn.
  3. LawnBoy89

    LawnBoy89 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 967

    Not a bad idea, I sure have alot of WD-40.

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