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Today was find out what the brake dragging noise on my foremans feedtruck is day. It required new pads and a rotor to remedy the situation. As I mentioned, it was a FEEDTRUCK so that means there was a dump truck load of dirt to clean up in the shop after fixin the truck. I’m just thankful it’s finally dried up around here enough that we were getting dirty instead of muddy.
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That rotor was still good. It was gouged only on the one side, right ?

Years ago I had an automotive machine shop. I've had people come in with rotors worn so badly that the fins were rubbing on the steel of the pad. The disc surface was completely gone, the material of the pad was gone, the steel backing of the pad almost gone. The rotor was down to the cooling fins on the inside of the disc.
They would ask if I could fix it. This happened more than once.

I've had them come in with the brakes worn to the point the piston of the caliper was the only friction being applied.

Unbelievable. Invariably they wanted to just put it back together and drive it. On the same road I drive on.

One guy asked me to just block off that brake. Plug the hydraulic line. Do he could drive it.:disappoin
 

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That rotor was still good. It was gouged only on the one side, right ?

Years ago I had an automotive machine shop. I've had people come in with rotors worn so badly that the fins were rubbing on the steel of the pad. The disc surface was completely gone, the material of the pad was gone, the steel backing of the pad almost gone. The rotor was down to the cooling fins on the inside of the disc.
They would ask if I could fix it. This happened more than once.

I've had them come in with the brakes worn to the point the piston of the caliper was the only friction being applied.

Unbelievable. Invariably they wanted to just put it back together and drive it. On the same road I drive on.

One guy asked me to just block off that brake. Plug the hydraulic line. Do he could drive it.:disappoin
Lmao! I have operated or seen trucks operated with pads and rotors in the conditions you mentioned. I will say we didn’t do it because we didn’t want to fix it, it was because we couldn’t shut the feedtrucks down at that time. I myself did block off a brake line to a rear brake just to get by for a few days once. It worked but it was simply a bandaid to get by.
 

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I remember many years ago selling auto parts. A lady walked in with a rotor that had one side gone all the way to the fins. I was pretty impressed they drove it long enough to get there. The amount of sounds they had to get through. Squealer check, rivets check, metal on metal check. I saw some pretty amazing stuff when I sold parts.
 
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