How do I push my Yard Man Yard Bug?

Mealticket

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Hi all - newbie here. My Dad has a Yard Bug that's been sitting for years and I need to push it from where it is to a place to check it out, but one rear wheel always locks. I can't figure out what to do. I jacked up both rear wheels and they will both turn at the same time, but on the ground not. Being clueless, need help. Thanks,

MT
 

bertsmobile1

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The brake is rusted on
We did not get yard bugs down here so I do not have parts diagrams
get some one to push the brake pedal while you are underneath to see where the rod goes to on the transmission , ignore the belt pulleys moving, that is the clutch .
Most of the tractor style mowers I have worked on had the brake behind the right hand wheel
When you find it undo the 2 bolts on the caliper only , do not touch the middle bolt that is the adjustment
BE careful when you do because there are 2 little brake pads and 1 or 2 metal shims which tend to fall out & get lost .
Go to one of the parts suppliers that has illustrated parts diagrams and look at / download / print out the section that has the brake on it .
And take some photos before you put a wrench on anything which wil save yo coming back & asking how the spring goes
 

Mealticket

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Thank you, bertsmobile1. That totally makes sense. LOL - it's 'here we go again' for me - cleaning out 1 1/4 acres at my Dad's house. Let's just say he collected things...everything. And I have unstuck brakes on cars, trucks, motorhomes, etc. The motorhome had me pulling off a Dana rear hub/drum by hooking a chain to it and yanking it off with my car. The bearing landed 5 feet away, and the hub landed with a thud. I'll get on it. Thanks so much,

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Well for my money, the thing is not in neutral at all, even though the shifter shows that it is. Not having the patience, I just got a big huge metal pole thing and used it as a fulcrum to muscle it forward to where it will be sold. It left tracks but got 'er done. Pay me someone. This thing is practically selling itself based on response.

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Happy ending on this; guy that bought it will use it on his new farm, or more likely his wife will. He loves it, and he also took an old-school trailer that was sitting here that I wasn't even looking at yet. A nice recycling effort,

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