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can't find replacement brake pads

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Hello members--- l'm new and glad to be here. l'm a regular homeowner guy with maybe an acre. But l aiways wanted a front-end loader just to help pickup things, cleanup, etc. l don't need to lift a thousand pounds capacity like a sub- compact--- nor can l afford the price tag$$$. Sooooo this past winter l found a 'nice' old( first production year) JD 400 garden tractor. l also found Little Buck Loader which is sitting on a palet out back. When l bought the tractor, l knew the brakes were 'soft' but l just figured that l would buy new ones and replace them. Guess what--- everywhere l look from Ag-Pro to garden tractor junkyards have none. Any ideas where to find them? Do brakes from a 425 or similar model fit? l live in an area where hills and inclines/ descents are common....not a good idea to carry a bucket full of anything around with insufficient brakes. Thanx for reading馃憤
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Good afternoon and welcome.
Have you tryed the local JD Dealer? You may also try Stens or I Save Tractors,Ebay. The gentleman on I Save Tractors actually has a restored John Deere 400 similar to you with a loader he worked on listed on his YouTube Channel.
Good luck
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Good afternoon and welcome.
Have you tryed the local JD Dealer? You may also try Stens or I Save Tractors,Ebay. The gentleman on I Save Tractors actually has a restored John Deere 400 similar to you with a loader he worked on listed on his YouTube Channel.
Good luck
thank you
Good afternoon and welcome.
Have you tryed the local JD Dealer? You may also try Stens or I Save Tractors,Ebay. The gentleman on I Save Tractors actually has a restored John Deere 400 similar to you with a loader he worked on listed on his YouTube Channel.
Good luck
thank you very much馃憤dibbs0099
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Welcome to JDFANATICS!
I have heard of guys relining the brake shoe, but I have no experience with that.
Luckily with a hydrostatic transmission you won鈥檛 need the brakes much.
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Welcome @dibbs0099! Any photos of your setup?
Good luck with the parts hunt!
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