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Brakes on a dump cart???

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The cart I have was originally designed for a two-wheeled tractor. The brakes were nothing more than a piece of flat metal that would be forced against the outside of the tire when you pushed on a foot piece. Nothing more than a simple lever. The carts had a straight, adjustable length, tongue with foot rests. A seat was mounted over the cart. I have everything but the seat. And I think I have a lead on that item.

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Mike, I think the brakes were primarily for parking the trailer when not attacked to the tractor. This is especially useful when it is loaded and needs to be parked on a grade.

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On the older walkbehind tractors the wheels were mounted on ratchet clutches so one wheel could overrun when making a turn. When going down hill, both clutches will overrun and the machines will take off for the bottom. Same thing happens when backing them off a trailer (almost ran myself over 1st time). The trailer brakes are a must when riding one around.

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