Adjusting band brake when you have rocky mountains

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Adjusting band brake when you have rocky mountains

Post by rlcxz@yahoo.com » Mon Aug 19, 2019 5:17 pm

I guess I need a refresher. Not sure how, or best way to adjust the transmission brake band when you have rocky mountain brakes installed.

I have done it but can't find the procedure. any help appreciated.

Bob Cook


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Re: Adjusting band brake when you have rocky mountains

Post by Erik Barrett » Mon Aug 19, 2019 5:41 pm

Just leave it a little on the loose side so it is still down there and functional in case something goes wrong with the RM brakes.

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Re: Adjusting band brake when you have rocky mountains

Post by infotfordnl » Mon Aug 19, 2019 6:35 pm

He Bob,
My experience with this is that the rocky mountain brakes nearly not working when you go backwards.
I tighten the drumbrake bit by bit so it was just function in reserve, not more.
If you brake in forwards drive and you can still feel the rocky mountain brakes all seem to be correct.
Any way thats the way I did it, but maybe there is another procedure for this
Regards and success
Bert
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