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post #1 of 40 (permalink) Old 08-23-2014, 07:31 PM Thread Starter
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Parking Brake

My 2013 Prowler has one lever for Park, Reverse, Neutral, High and Low. When I place the Cat in Park it stays put with no problem and is easy to release (if the ground is level) and shift in to the gear needed to move. The problem with the 'Park' brake is that when I park on a slope (The only place on my property that is not a slope is where concrete has been poured and not all of that is as level as I would like.) it takes main strength and/or brute force to get out of 'Park'. It is just a matter of time until something in the linkage or tranny breaks from the force required to get out of 'Park' on a slope. The steeper the slope the more force required.

I need your ideas or experience on how to make this machine stay put on a slope without having to shift it into 'Park'. It would be great to have an old fashioned parking/emergency brake that is lever or foot operated and can be released when gravity is against it.

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Right that is normal.My hdx has the same poor setup.I can't remember which thread but there is one with a pic showing an eyebolt with a hook in floorboard which will hold foot brake down so you don't have to use park.
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Mike has the pics with eye bolt, I added one to mine also.

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Here is the set up I made...............
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I knew it. I am lazy and hate to invent what has already been invented. I was thinking along the lines of a valve system for the hydraulic system - perhaps I was over thinking the obvious but this method is much easier and so simple that I can do it.

Thanx for the answers. You just can't beat experience.
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I knew it. I am lazy and hate to invent what has already been invented. I was thinking along the lines of a valve system for the hydraulic system - perhaps I was over thinking the obvious but this method is much easier and so simple that I can do it.

Thanx for the answers. You just can't beat experience.
There is a member on here outwest is his name he did install a line lock on his.

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Here is the set up I made...............
How convenient/inconvenient is it to set and release? Looks like you either have to bend over pretty far to reach it, or slide out of your machine while keeping your foot on the break to reach it. I like the simplicity of it and it probably works great. Just curious because I'm thinking of doing the same thing on mine.

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I don't have any problem hooking it while in the drivers seat.

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How convenient/inconvenient is it to set and release? Looks like you either have to bend over pretty far to reach it, or slide out of your machine while keeping your foot on the break to reach it. I like the simplicity of it and it probably works great. Just curious because I'm thinking of doing the same thing on mine.
Its easy Gary I can do it from the drivers seat when I shove the pedal down it will almost release its self.

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I need to do that also , when I get back home

I find my emergency brake will creep up one or two notches and I have to constantly check to make sure it didn't do that so I don't over heat to fire state..then I'd remove the whole assembly and set on the shelf for when I sold the rig.get the excess weight off the rig after doing the "upgrade"

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