August 22, 2017 at 6:09 pm #47174
Has anyone had the disc brakes apart on a 284?
Mine are acting abnormally. Grabbing or not being effective. It is hit or miss when you step on the pedal as to what might happen. I don’t use them often, but it is kind of important they work when needed.
I have adjusted them as per the manual and did notice that one side gets firm with very little travel of the rod and the other side seems to have “rough spots” in the travel and it moves farther than the other side. However it will lock the wheel and the other side will not.
In looking at the parts diagram it would appear that there are two plates that are separated by balls. When the brakes are applied the plates rotate in opposite directions and the balls (riding on ramps?) force the plates apart and into the friction pads.
I am wondering if rust/corrosion inside the brake units could be the problem. Looks like removal of the floorboards will give access to the outer cover.
Once the outer cover is off does anyone know if the plates can all be removed from the end or do you need to take the whole assembly off?
Any advice would be appreciated
August 22, 2017 at 6:28 pm #47175
I am assuming that your tractor has dry brakes , if so take off the covers ,I think you will see two small shoes. They pivot one end and there is a cam on the other end that pushes the shoes onto the drum . I have a dong feng le 204a so I may be incorrect on what I am telling you. But mine the shaft that has the cam was dry and rusted as it went thru the housing so the brakes on that side did not work properly . took that shaft out used some emery paper on it lubed it lightly reassembled and it is good to go. Hopefully yours is similar.
August 22, 2017 at 10:33 pm #47179
According to my manual there were drum brakes like you describe but the ones on my tractor are disc brakes. A different configuration. I have never seen anything quite like this before and have only the images in the manual to go by. I won’t know for sure about the expander ball part of it until I get it apart. Drum brakes I understand, disc brakes on vehicles I understand, these, not so much….
August 22, 2017 at 11:47 pm #47180
Piper, have a picture of the 284 brakes, but can’t figure out how to post it for you.
August 23, 2017 at 7:26 am #47181
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August 23, 2017 at 11:10 am #47182
August 23, 2017 at 11:47 am #47184
This is pretty much what I had pictured in my mind based on the parts book drawings. This helps clear it up.
Based on the feel at the pedals I suspect there is rust/corrosion in the area where the balls contact the plates. Possibly a broken spring or two.
I am guessing there is no lube on any of the pivot points or the balls/ramps. I am guessing that some kind of lube would be a good idea for sliding metal parts.
What do you think would be best, a light coat of wheel bearing grease or a white grease like lubriplate?
Did you have to take the whole housing off to get these out or will they come out the end plate?
August 23, 2017 at 5:36 pm #47185
If you want to send me a PM with your Email address, I’ll send you a PDF file containing pictures and notes of the disassembly.
August 23, 2017 at 7:40 pm #47186
I don’t see any options for PM on this site.
stuart [at] harnerfarm [dot] net
August 23, 2017 at 7:49 pm #47187
glad you were able to post the pictures of those brakes, never seen that before, interesting . When you decide to lube things up use hi – temp. lube.
August 23, 2017 at 10:13 pm #47188
It has been sent. Let me know if you do not get it and I will try again.
August 28, 2017 at 10:56 am #47195
Hi, the brake system on a 284 is a dry system-it sounds like the seal inside there might have gone bad allowing fluid into the Brake Housing. The best way to check this-there are bolts on the bottom of the break housing, if you take them out and fluid runs out then you are going to have to replace the ceramic discs and the inner seal.
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August 28, 2017 at 11:23 am #47196
Nope, already checked that. No fluid came out.
The feel on the pedal is more like the pressure plates are not rotating smoothly. I suspect rust or other corrosion on the plates or balls. Another possibility is a broken pressure plate spring.
I won’t know until I get it apart.
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