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Forbid this to ever happen, but if the parking brake was accidently engaged at 20 mph, what would happen........besides a WRECK!

Wondering, is there is a over ride when the transmission is in 3rd gear? If not, sure is a poor place for a switch...Ex: microphone for two way jumps out of it's clip and falls on the switch, engaging it. Don't care to find out the hard way, if you know what I mean!
 

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Quote:LOL Trakman your gona give all us new to us combine guys Ulcers



Quote:Sorry!

Lets see, what else can I think of.........Hummmmm?


Trakman, both of us have seen stuff beyond belief in our years of being in the field...let's just have some fun, huh?

On second thought, better not, maybe.
I have seen stuff that would make these kids fear ever even getting back behind the wheel of another combine--and I know you have, too.


Let's just all bear in mind to have SAFETY FIRST for the duratin of fall's harvest--and year-round on the farm, too!!!!
 

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I believe the switch you are speaking of takes the parking brake "off" when one cannot start the combine to release the brake.

I know that is all I have used it for... It may do more but I am unsure.
 

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Quote:I believe the switch you are speaking of takes the parking brake "off" when one cannot start the combine to release the brake.

I know that is all I have used it for... It may do more but I am unsure.


Ok Ok, I'll read the operators manual and see what it does. I might be wrong.

I thought the parking brake was set with a spring, and that hydraulic pressure releases the brake. If that is the way it works, then one switch and a little electric motor won't have enough power to release the brake.

-Lance
 

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Quote:I believe the switch you are speaking of takes the parking brake "off" when one cannot start the combine to release the brake.

I know that is all I have used it for... It may do more but I am unsure.


Ok Ok, I'll read the operators manual and see what it does. I might be wrong.

I thought the parking brake was set with a spring, and that hydraulic pressure releases the brake. If that is the way it works, then one switch and a little electric motor won't have enough power to release the brake.

-Lance


Thats right, a switch and a motor does not, that is why one must then subsequently pump the brake after hitting that switch.
 

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Hey guys...this has turned into an interesting thread......lets just settle it, ok?..LOL !

Whos first to try it?....remember full throttle, 3rd gear and engage the brake and if you havn't went through the windshield....tell us about it!...LOL
 

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I was just hoping to hear back from MX270.....


As for the parking brake... You will more than likely not go through the window, I do not think it would be a pleasant feeling but it is physics in 3rd you are going what 21.5MPH? Throwing on the parking brake I would be will to bet you would break something before EVER having worry about going through the windshield there is A LOT of momentum there.
 

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Had to jump in on this one.
Back in the day the early Gleaner M's had a faulty transmission and would lock up 2nd gear (which is also 4th). I guess several machines were literally stood on their nose before word got out to road them with the header as low as possible just in case.
I guess something stuck to me from that and I road with header low still today. I just raise for bridges etc.

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Quote:I was just hoping to hear back from MX270.....

I'll get you the answer that the book says. I haven't had a chance to read the book yet.

-Lance
 

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I'm have no idea if it is true or not, but our local combine mechanic told us a guy was killed by doing it in a 2188. You can stand up a 1680 by hitting the clutch and stepping on the brakes(mailboxes and parked cars come up fast at midnigt).
 

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The park brake switch is in the same place for all 2100 and 2300 and 2500 combines. The switch on the overhead console is for emergency park brake release, and is used in conjunction with the brake pedal.
Applying the park brake at speed does bring the combine to a rapid stop, enough to cause injury if unlucky. Keep in mind that the switch has a shroud around it preventing it from accidental knocks.
 

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I tested it in 2nd gear the other day, while stopped. I turned on the park brake release (on the hazard switch). The park brake still works great, and the unload auger keeps on unloading.

-Lance
 
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