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Offline Bindian

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Auto Brake
« on: June 05, 2021, 03:47:14 PM »
I have a LT40 Diesel with auto clutch.  I adjusted my drive belt at 50 hours. The brake was not adjusted.  Now, at 150 hours, I adjusted my drive belt again.  I engaged the clutch and disengaged the clutch to check the blade brake.  Before today, the blade stopped instantly. 

Now, after tightening the belt, the blade stops about a second later.  I went to adjust the brake band, where upon I noticed it is adjusted to the stops to tighten the brake.  Is blade stop in 1 second okay?  If not, how do I adjust the brake when the adjustment came maxed out from the factory?
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Re: Auto Brake
« Reply #1 on: June 05, 2021, 04:21:52 PM »
I was told by Wood-Mizer within 5 seconds which is about what mine does.
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Re: Auto Brake
« Reply #2 on: June 05, 2021, 08:15:58 PM »
I would say mine is 1 sec or so. If you are all the way adjusted on the brake. Check for  brake pad thickness
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Re: Auto Brake
« Reply #3 on: June 06, 2021, 07:57:01 AM »
You're good with 1 second, Bindian!  

My manual says the blade brake should be adjusted to stop the blade within 4-5 seconds!
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