The Forestry Forum

General Forestry => Forestry and Logging => Topic started by: Firewoodjoe on September 18, 2018, 08:09:22 PM

Title: Iron mule/ford a62 brakes
Post by: Firewoodjoe on September 18, 2018, 08:09:22 PM
I took the rear axle out of my mule due to a wheel seal with a very slow leak. Glad I did cause the outer bearing is getting sloppy and while in it I thought Iíd fix the brakes. I have front brakes but the rear run hydraulic lines to cylinders and they get ripped off in the woods so no one fixes them. All may even be good and I can just hook them back up but one cylinder needs a ďconeĒ seal and was wondering if anyone has seen they cylinders before. Google has been no success.
(http://forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/34659/BE512B83-6417-43F2-9B99-8CADE7ACA0B7.jpeg?easyrotate_cache=1537315247)
Title: Re: Iron mule/ford a62 brakes
Post by: Firewoodjoe on September 18, 2018, 08:15:41 PM

(http://forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/34659/BE512B83-6417-43F2-9B99-8CADE7ACA0B7.jpeg?easyrotate_cache=1537315247)


I have found this seal I believe. It list a lot of different models and the Ford a62 is one. But Iíd like to be ready for other parts if needed when I have it torn down. These are ford bases machines also.
Title: Re: Iron mule/ford a62 brakes
Post by: Firewoodjoe on September 18, 2018, 08:16:47 PM

(http://forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/34659/0B26F9D1-EBDC-4914-8D96-7D3F1A193C96.jpeg?easyrotate_cache=1537316012)
Title: Re: Iron mule/ford a62 brakes
Post by: Firewoodjoe on September 18, 2018, 08:17:55 PM
gosh Iím electronic dumb. Got it though. Thanks.
Title: Re: Iron mule/ford a62 brakes
Post by: mike_belben on September 18, 2018, 10:09:07 PM
Im fairly confident those are the same brakes as whats under my nasco forklift, which i was told ran ford combine axles.  I will check tomorrow and if it looks the same ill see if the literature i have has part numbers.  Maybe new holland AG can get them. 
Title: Re: Iron mule/ford a62 brakes
Post by: mike_belben on September 21, 2018, 03:02:13 PM
My brake slaves look the same.  Did you ever get this figured out?
Title: Re: Iron mule/ford a62 brakes
Post by: Cub on September 21, 2018, 03:38:18 PM
Rear brakes? Iíd be happy with front brakes!! But thatís what the blade is for. I have a 5310 and donít have that on the rear axle. If you canít find what your looking for call Roland machine in escanaba mi. Theyíll help you out. Good group up there
Title: Re: Iron mule/ford a62 brakes
Post by: Firewoodjoe on September 21, 2018, 08:33:38 PM
Been working long days but I just got the axle shaft and bearings pulled tonight. Iím going to the local new holland dealer tomorrow and see what they have. Iíll ask then about the brake cylinder. My brake disc look good to me. The lines were probably ripped off in the 90s and never hooked back up lol. Yes from what Iíve found this machine is a 5550 which had the power shift and turbocharged engine and amongst other options such as the optional rear brakes. I wouldnít  care but Iíve already got it torn down so if my front brakes wear out then Iíll just use the back brakes!
Title: Re: Iron mule/ford a62 brakes
Post by: mike_belben on September 21, 2018, 09:23:39 PM
My forklift has 3x5 angle iron guards under those cans that catch two bolts off the housing.  Seems to work good.
Title: Re: Iron mule/ford a62 brakes
Post by: Cub on September 21, 2018, 11:36:41 PM
Yes any NH dealer should be able to look up the parts and see if they are available. I only suggested Roland because if you have a serial number they might be able to tell you your exact model mule you have and then tell you what tracto it was build out of. A tad easier to find parts that way. Iím not sure if iron mule used the ford part numbers in their spare parts catalogs or if they used their own numbers. 
Title: Re: Iron mule/ford a62 brakes
Post by: Firewoodjoe on September 22, 2018, 06:48:53 AM
Cub thanks and yes I know Roland and there is no serial tag any longer. At least the one on the fuel tank anyways. And I have the parts book the numbers do not google anything so Iím guessing it was gafners own numbers. I have some old friends in my area that have owned them there hole life and actually bought new ones. But not with the optional rear brakes. These are ford a62 axles and itís weird thereís not even much info on those on the web. Show lots of seals and brake linings but not cylinders like that. Even the company that made those cylinders donít show anything like them. On there web page. I havenít called.
Title: Re: Iron mule/ford a62 brakes
Post by: Firewoodjoe on September 22, 2018, 06:51:03 AM
Ausco is the company on the cylinder.
Title: Re: Iron mule/ford a62 brakes
Post by: mike_belben on September 22, 2018, 08:43:17 AM
Lemme go find my nasco book 
Title: Re: Iron mule/ford a62 brakes
Post by: mike_belben on September 23, 2018, 11:21:54 PM
Finally found it.  Always in the last place ya look.

(http://forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/43722/IMG956088.jpg?easyrotate_cache=1537758852)

Note that theres manual and auto adjusting

(http://forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/43722/IMG956089.jpg?easyrotate_cache=1537759005)


(http://forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/43722/IMG956090.jpg?easyrotate_cache=1537758915)
Title: Re: Iron mule/ford a62 brakes
Post by: Firewoodjoe on September 24, 2018, 04:46:29 AM
Hey thatís great mike. My book doesnít show the auto adjusting but looks like your manual adjusting. And I donít have the o ring size specs and such! Thanks. I hope to hear from Roland today. They also were checking on weld in centers for me wheels. Iíve got one cracking and if they are priced right itís not worth me cutting out hub and 14 stud holes.
Title: Re: Iron mule/ford a62 brakes
Post by: mike_belben on September 24, 2018, 07:35:31 AM
Good deal, hope it works out for ya.   Try not break those shafts. I suspect the handwriting on my page is prices.. Highly adjusted for inflation by now!
Title: Re: Iron mule/ford a62 brakes
Post by: mike_belben on September 24, 2018, 08:34:11 AM
I didnt realize that nasco is still in business so those numbers may still get you parts from them.  

Nasco Equipment Company (http://www.nascoforklifts.com/contactdetails.html)


I cant find anything on the A62 axle because ford also made the A62 model loader and thats all the google will pull up is the loader itself. 
Title: Re: Iron mule/ford a62 brakes
Post by: mike_belben on October 26, 2018, 07:56:47 PM
Does anyone know if they made lockers for these A62 axles? 
Title: Re: Iron mule/ford a62 brakes
Post by: Firewoodjoe on October 26, 2018, 08:53:59 PM
My front axle (which is like a tractor with the trans and engine hooked right to the rear end) has a diff lock u step on. I know the outer axle tubes are the same as the rear a62 but I donít know if the internals are.
Title: Re: Iron mule/ford a62 brakes
Post by: mike_belben on October 27, 2018, 03:03:05 PM
When you have a chance, would you please take and post a pic of where the foot linkage actuates through the housing so i can look for a plug or blankoff plate on mine?  Thanks joe. 
Title: Re: Iron mule/ford a62 brakes
Post by: Firewoodjoe on October 27, 2018, 06:51:45 PM
Boy I wish u would have ask a few weeks ago. I have all the floor pans and belly pans on. Iíll try to reach my arm in or I can post a pick from my parts catalog.
Title: Re: Iron mule/ford a62 brakes
Post by: mike_belben on October 27, 2018, 10:09:15 PM
Nah its alright dont worry about it.  Im pretty sure my axles are open diff and always will be.  I need to get some old snow chains for it... So many sets i passed over at the scrap yard through the years without thinking of this thing parked down here.  Foolish on my part.