Squealing Brakes

Discussion in 'Mechanic and Repair' started by blue_steel2, Aug 11, 2006.

  1. blue_steel2

    blue_steel2 LawnSite Member
    from NJ
    Messages: 19

    I have a Gravely Pro 50 belt drive. The right brake is fine, but the left brake squeals really bad with the slightest touch. The high-pitched noise drives me nuts even through my ear plugs. I am sure it drives the customers/neighbors nuts as well. I have tried adjusting the tension, but it does not help. Is there a lining on the band that is worn out? Thanks for your help.
  2. Restrorob

    Restrorob LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 11,029

    Yes there is supposed to be a lining inside the band, If it's worn out replace it. If it is still in good shape de-glaze it with some sand paper and see if that doesn't quiet it down.

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