I installed a switch and additional light on my tractor so I don't drive off with the brakes locked.. as like others, I had done that a number of times.
I got a thumbs up from the dealer when he picked up my tractor to install the front end loader, as he mentioned they have had tractors come back for completely worned out internal brakes due to extreme use with the brakes locked on. Very expensive to repair.
I installed a magnetic switch that turns the flashers (and the extra light) on anytime the brake lock lever is down.
I need to join that club of leaving the parking brake on my LS3800 tonight
went around the field once with my finish mower running not far but then the tractor stopped, doesn't move forward or reverse, what have I done, shear pin somewhere?
Also manual didn't come with from dealer in 2011, where can I download one free with mechanical breakdown and info?
Thanks for any help
Recommend using a magnetic reed switch commonly found used in security systems as any type of non sealed mechanical switch is likely to get jammed up with dust and dirt on the underside of a tractor. The levers and rods underneath the typical tractor also don't lend them selves very well in providing convenient and protected locations for the switch.Can you post a picture and description of the switch and mounting that you used? This has been on my "list" of indoor projects to do for a year.
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Good technique.Forgetting the brake happens to almost everyone. If you can remember, really clamping the brake down tight when setting it will make it more obvious when you try to drive again.