New brake pads

Thu Dec 02, 2010 3:52 pm


I'm looking at replacing the brake pads on my Cub Cadet 1200. I already have the new pads and rivets, so I'm set there.

Here's the real question: How do you get the remaining brake pads off the metal? Just grind them down, and if so with what? Can you use something like Acetone to cut the glue that holds the old pads on, or even something else?

Appreciate the help in advance.


Re: New brake pads

Fri Dec 03, 2010 7:56 pm

I have not done this, but note old brake pads might contain asbestos. Wear a very very good mask it you grind them off and do it outside with an angle grinder. Perhaps the old pads are brittle and will chip off.

I need to redo the brakes on my 107 and I saw replacement pads cost some good dollars. I am planning to epoxy on motor cycle pads at about $10. It is not like one is braking from 80 mph, I just don't want it to roll.

Re: New brake pads

Sat Dec 04, 2010 10:52 am

Sunday Sailor I have replaced the pads on my 108.First I had to grind th e old pads off.Next I went to Trucks or Us where they did brakes.I ordered the thinest piece of brake pad about a foot square.I cut out the shape i needed but I had to grind them down a bit cause they were too thick.Iput them on with two part epoxy. They have been on there for five years at the total cost of $20.00 Bruce

Re: New brake pads

Sat Dec 04, 2010 3:42 pm

Hey Bruce :!:

Long time no hear, about time you popped in :D I think it would be nice to have a microfest sometime before Christmas if possible.. :-:-):


We have a place called Friction Plus. They can either reline em or get you the stock to do it yourself. It might be an avenue to check as Bruce said.

Re: New brake pads

Sat Dec 04, 2010 9:14 pm

I read on another forum that you can order brake pad material from McMaster Carr. It comes by the foot and various widths like 2.5 or 3 inches for like $7.00, not sure about shipping. Cut and expoxy on.

Re: New brake pads

Sun Dec 05, 2010 1:05 am

McMaster Carr PN 6175K119. 3/16"X3"X12" $7.31 per ft. Also needs thined down to fit.

Re: New brake pads

Sun Dec 05, 2010 8:54 am

Coan Equipment Company in Landis, NC helped me with the Wheel Horse PTO clutch lining install. They do all kinds of friction linings and such. The rivets WH-Toro provided were too short.

Re: New brake pads

Mon Dec 06, 2010 10:15 am

Thanks folks for the suggestions on the brake pad linings. I already have the IH linings that I purchased off epay.

Now, I have to figure out a way to remove the old pads. They're held on with rivets, and probably glue too. I'll just drill the rivets out, and deal with the other stuff.

If I have to grind, will an angle grinder with the regular disc work ok? I'm still thinking about soaking these things in acetone to see if I can get the old glue to let go, but I also know acetone is flammable. Add the grinding, and you have an uh-oh in the mix.

I also have a bench grinder with 6" coarse stones if you think that will work.

Keep the suggestions coming. This appears to be the the last of the big rebuild part of this Cub Cadet.

We did have some snow this weekend - about 1.5 inches. Not enough to make me want to take the Johnny Bucket Jr off and mount the snow blade, but I'm itchin'. :-:-): :-:-): :-:-): :lol: :{_}:

Re: New brake pads

Tue Dec 07, 2010 12:51 am

Disc grinder should work after you chisel most of the old pad off and use a mask so you don't breathe the dust. DO NOT use a bench grinder. It will load up in the wheel. Grump

Re: New brake pads

Tue Dec 07, 2010 8:46 am

Thanks grumpy for the ideas. I was wondering if the old pads could be chipped away. Guess I'll go that route.

I'm ok for now as I have a spare set that I'll rebuild with the new pads whilst I have the originals on the tractor.

I sure do appreciate the help you folks have given me. I'm very new to this, and have been learning as I go.