If you would like to mow your yard 18, Having the ability to stop your Murray lawn tractor is essential. Murray lawn tractors are equipped with a pedal which stops your tractor and allows you to shift gears. If you’ve noticed your tractor when you depress the clutch/brake pedal before stopping traveling farther, then it is time to correct the brakes using Murray’s flexible brake system.
First Test the Brakes
Together with the mower engine turned off, then set and release the transmission using the controller on the rear of the tractor for hydrostatic versions, or place the gearshift in neutral on versions. Stand behind the tractor and try to push the tractor. The brakes need tightened, if the tires flip.
Hydrostatic Transmission Repairs
To correct the brakes on a mower with a transmission, make sure the engine is turned off. Set the parking brake and disengage the transmission together with an control. Locate the brake adjustment mechanism on the right side of the transaxle. It’s a threaded rod with 2 nuts on the end and can be attached to an arm that is operating. Measure the distance from the base of the inner nut to the peak of the operating arm. It should be 1 9/16 inches. When it is not, use a wrench to loosen the outer jam nut, then adjust the inner nut down or upward till it’s set at 1 9/16 inches. Tighten the jam nut into the inner nut. Push your tractor on a flat area to test the brakes. Re-adjust if needed.
Manual Transmission Repairs
For a Murray lawn tractor using a manual transmission, the brake adjustment mechanism is situated on the right or left side of the gearbox on the axle. The adjustment method is exactly the same for both. With the engine turned off, the transmission in neutral and the parking brake engaged, find the hex nut on the side of the gearbox. Use a wrench to turn the hex nut clockwise to tighten the driveway brake, or turn the hex nut to loosen the driveway brake. Make modest adjustments by pushing on the machine and test the driveway brake. Continue to tighten the hex nut, if the tires turn. The driveway brake is set when the tires do not roll forward, together with all the parking brake engaged.
It won’t move and if you put your lawn tractor in forward, it might not be a brake problem. The problem may be the clutch. Near the bottom of this pedal you’ll find an adjustable nut. Pull the cotter pin from the clutch pole and unhook in the clutch pole. Pull till the pit at the clutch/brake pedal aligns with the hole at the frame of the tractor, the clutch/brake pedal toward the rear of the tractor. Until it fits into the pit you eliminated it from turn the elastic nut shortening the pole. Here is the new setting for your clutch/brake pedal. Reinstall the spring, washer and cotter pin. If the lawn tractor still won’t move, it is probably time.