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09-07-2012, 05:23 PM
After a little bit of this and that, thanks mostly to you folks.
I got my D6 9U moving back and forth...in all gears.
Need to work on steering and brakes now.
Won't turn a bit.
Can only move back and forth maybe 50 feet. Steel container in front and firewood behind.
I think if I can get it to turn a bit to the right I will be good.
There is a good sized pile of granite there and I might be able to work it a bit.
Pretty hard to work them loose on a lawn where you shouldn't make too much mess.
thanks for now

09-07-2012, 06:19 PM

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8C 361
09-07-2012, 08:29 PM
You can put as much resistance to the clutch by using the brake as you can with that granite rock. In that 50 feet if you repetedly apply the brake it may heat the drum enough to help you out.

King of Obsolete
09-07-2012, 08:32 PM
are the steering clutch levers hard or easy to pull???

Published Author

09-08-2012, 09:43 AM
Hello again...
The left steering clutch pulls pretty easy and the left brake goes a long way.
The engine lugs down when the left clutch and brake is applied.
The right side clutch is firmer and the brake hardly moves at all.
I think its time to look at the oil level in the booster.
May have to pull the inspection covers as well.
Just enough to get it on the trailer and bring it home.
Then a proper going over will be done.
I must say it sounds nice with 3 feet of straight pipe and a rain guard.
Thanks Chris

King of Obsolete
09-08-2012, 10:52 AM
what usually happens when you put oil in the booster is it drains in the trans-crown gear area or in to the steering clutch area too. so fill oil before you go to load and then top up the oil when you go to unload. the booster leaks so bad on the d6 9u known as Roller-less, i also most have to have a pump to pump the oil back up to the booster from the trans-crown gear area.

Published Author

09-08-2012, 02:21 PM
I filled the booster with oil and then attempted to adjust the left brake.
Seems that the big fancy adjustment nut is stripped and won't tighten.
Tried to just shorten the linkage, no go rusted solid.(applied lots of loose juice)
Pulled the covers from the right side and things were a bit better.
Brake was tight enough.
Started engine and warmed up a bit.
Have pretty good right side clutch and brake.
Left side, not so much.
Hopefully I can replace the adjustment nut when I get it home.
It seems to steer enough to load it on the trailer..be very very carefull.
Regards Chris

09-08-2012, 06:24 PM
Hey KoO...
Looking at your pictures , you have removed your brakes and clutch assemblies.
Put them on your work table. I noticed that the adjustment nut and pins are absent from your pictures.
How do they come off. I tried loosening the nut and it backed off to show about 2 inches of the threaded rod.
But that was it, difficult to go any more.
When tightened until the nut slips there is about an inch of thread left.
Not really sure if the nut is stripped or the shaft is stripped.
But seems like the shaft is okay.
Do the pins just slide out when tension is released.
I think I have a couple or 3 of the brake bands with adjusters.
If the adjuster dosen't come off easy as it sits I may cut a few washers and fit them under the nut and see if that will take up any slack.
Regards Chris