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Powermax brake alternatives

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gretsch
Given the trouble with powermax / AC equivalent brakes, has anyone on here divised an alternative braking system (in particular: parking brakes)? I have been giving it some thought (still thinking) but it should be possible to rig a hydro or manual parking brake that would put tension / pressure against one or both rear tires to hold it even on a steep hill. Dane Scag commercial mower use a manual design that you step on to pivot a bar into the tire, step on other side to release bar (kinda like a hydro foot control for forward / reverse). Any input or ideas?

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HubbardRA
I built a pulling tractor with the rotors from a motorcycle bolted to the back side of the wheel hubs with individual hydraulic brakes on each wheel. didn't have a parking brake, though. I suppose you could lock a brake lever down with some type of latch. Rod H.

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thedaddycat
Unless the hydraulics hold 100% all the time, you will need some type of mechanical brake for a parking brake I think. All the ones I can think of are that way.

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