Re: B8200 brakes
Handyman, contacted several reliners. Basically, prices were around $20 a shoe. Not bad but I found out what the problem was this past weekend. I started by trying to adjust the right side brakes and it made no difference. Then I started hitting the pedal and looked at the left side and the brake arm was not even moving. After a little more observation I realized that something was wrong in the drum. I figured the worst, like a seized drum or something broke. So after removing the bolts to the drakes housing, the hub came right out. After a little more looking I realized the brake arm was frozen to the housing. After some heat and alot of Blaster I finally got it to come out of the housing. A little emery and sand paper, I greased it and slide right back in and worked great. Reinstalled, made a few adjustments and brakes worked great. Still had about a 1/8th of an inch of pad on the left so I should be good for a little while, I only use the brakes when I have to. Next will be the right side when I get a chance. Forgot to measure the shoe thickness so I can order the material to do the relining in the future. But now I have some time and the tractor is back in service for a while.....loved mowing with it over the weekend.