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Question about adjusting brakes on a Ford 800 series tractor.

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This is a ford 800 series... 850 specifically. I've never messed with the brakes on this tractor, but i have replaced drum brakes on a truck before.

The problem is that the brakes dont work on the tractor... when i press the brake pedals they just go down to the floorboard and dont slow anything down (or if they do i dont notice it). Do you think adjusting them might get them to work?

It usually takes me a long time to do anything like this, so i just was curious if devoting the time to jacking the back tires up (at least the manual says i have to jack them up) and figuring out how to adjust them would possibly solve the issue.

If it sounds like the tires will need removed and the drum assembly messed with, then i might leave it for another time.

Thanks for any advice.
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Sounds like a long time since the last service. Pivots, adjusters... are probably frozen. I'd plan on doing a reline and consider myself extremely lucky to get away with an adjustment. Last one I did was my uncles '69 Satoh. Wasn't hard, just different. Be careful, your tires may be loaded.
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