The brake is used to hold the machine in place. The brake is operated by a switch (Item 1) [Figure 40-10-1] located on the front accessory panel.
The brake is applied by a spring-loaded wedge that drops into two notched brake discs attached to the motor carrier shafts. An electric solenoid is sent power from a relay to pull the wedge away from the discs. A signal from the main Bobcat controller holds the wedge away from the discs.
The hold signal will be interrupted and the wedge will drop if the engine rpm drops below 700 rpm, the seat bar sensor fails or if there is a break in the wires for the brake solenoid.
For more information on the brake. (See TRACTION LOCK on Page 60-120-1.)