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    Brake pedals locked up

    So, the brake pedals are hella stuck together on my 69 140. I don't know if H1s have welded pedals, but they are practically welded together. I simply cannot get the brake pedals apart. I've tried PB blaster, heat, and a big pry bar and all I accomplished was making the pry bar not straight no more. I don't want to cut them off- we don't have a good welder and the pedals are repainted, and I'll never be able to match the color.

    Am I missing something???
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    1969 John deere 140 "One eyed Larry", powered by K241, H2 hydraulics
    1963 Burns B-60, Serial 1328

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    Inner pedal and cross shaft are 1 piece. Outer pedal "should" rotate on shaft sticking out from left pedal. Shaft on left pedal has quite a bit of linkage attached with pins. Polly best to turn entire tractor either vertical or upside down to gain access to pins. Look in parts catalog for everything on there. Maybe a few WEEKS of PB may free things up. Bob
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    So what all is there? I know the brake linkage on the left side and the parking brake linkage in the middle. Anything else?
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    1969 John deere 140 "One eyed Larry", powered by K241, H2 hydraulics
    1963 Burns B-60, Serial 1328

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    This might help: Parts diagram from JDParts
    140-brakes-1.pdf
    140-brakes-2.pdf
    Not sure which set-up is yours, so posted both.
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    Sounds like no one ever used or greased the dual pedals. I had a few parts on my tractors that took weeks of soaking in PB before they finally freed up. I believe there is a grease zerk on the outer pedal. Try removing that and spraying PB in the hole.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jlw53 View Post
    Sounds like no one ever used or greased the dual pedals. I had a few parts on my tractors that took weeks of soaking in PB before they finally freed up. I believe there is a grease zerk on the outer pedal. Try removing that and spraying PB in the hole.
    I'll give that a try.
    1982 John deere 317, powered by Kohler Magnum 18
    1969 John deere 140 "One eyed Larry", powered by K241, H2 hydraulics
    1963 Burns B-60, Serial 1328

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    Acetone and ATF applied liberally once or twice a day? Maybe a little heat to expand at least the outer pedal at the pivot?

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    Does Larry run and drive now?
    my off the hip idea would be to un hook right brake linkage. At the pedal, drive around some and use right brake pedal only which should engage left brake pad which would put pressure on the right brake pedal to rotate on shaft.

    Hope that made sense



    Also spray with pb blaster like mentioned.

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