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Ferris SRS Z2 hydro and parking brake

Discussion in 'Mechanic and Repair' started by EricC, Mar 15, 2020.

  1. EricC

    EricC LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 670

    I have a 2017 Ferris Z2 52" with fx730efi and was sitting at 97 hours to finish my first summer at home. Changed hydro oil and filters today and when I was done, i noticed that with the parking brake on, my right stick would move and the left was locked out like it should be.

    I know the sticks are supposed to be locked when parking brake is on, i have no idea what I did. The parking brake works when engaged. With the machine off and the hydros bypassed i can turn the wheel with the parking brake off, and engaged i can't.

    So I start it back up, with brake engaged, i can hear the hydro whine when I move the stick, but the wheel doesn't budge.

    It has been purged of air and it acts normally driving it around. rode it around for 5 minutes or so, everything seemed perfectly normal, except that parking brake and the right stick still moving when engaged and engine running or off?

    On a side note, I had NO filter guards on it when I went to change the oil. pretty sure those were supposed to be there LOL. I never took them off.
  2. OP

    EricC LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 670

  3. snapper

    snapper LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 418

    look under the console and work the parking brake and see what is not working. on mine there is a lever on each side with a bolt sticking out that engages a notch in the control handles and locks them in neutral.
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  4. OP

    EricC LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 670

    Found it :)

    The bolt fell down and believe it or not I found both bolt and nut. There it is where it's supposed to be on the left side, and missing on the right. I don't know if it's a coincidence or not, but the right side is the one i'm having troubles with :)

    I did operate it before and everything was moving in unison side to side, but I missed the bolt swinging into place. probably because it was missing and didn't notice it on the left.

    Thanks Snapper!

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