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Gehl RS8-42 Parking brake not engaging

Discussion in 'Forklifts/Telehandlers' started by jake hollingsworth, Jan 12, 2018.

  1. jake hollingsworth

    jake hollingsworth New Member

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    I've got our gehl in the shop for the parking brake not working from what I'm told. I have power to switch and sounds like power to the flow divider but it won't "grab" when i let go of brakes. any ideas? I've bled the brakes, filed the resivours and look at about everything. im not sure where solenoid is at either.
     
  2. icestationzebra

    icestationzebra Senior Member

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    Not familiar with this machine but just about every off-road forklift has spring applied hydraulically released brakes. So if they don't grab there are only a couple things that could be wrong.

    Do the brakes work with the engine off? If so the valve is stuck open or on. If not it is something mechanical - pads worn out, springs broken, pads contaminated with an incompatible oil, splines stripped, etc. Drop the oil and see if there is any debris.

    ISZ
     
  3. jake hollingsworth

    jake hollingsworth New Member

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    the brakes work with the machine off and on, the parking brake is the only thing I'm having an issue with.
     
  4. icestationzebra

    icestationzebra Senior Member

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    I meant parking brake, should have been more specific. ISZ
     
  5. Hardline

    Hardline Senior Member

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    Does the park brake work with the machine turned off?
     
  6. jake hollingsworth

    jake hollingsworth New Member

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    no, it doesn't work if it on or off.