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Model: 966H WHEEL LOADER TAL02276

Configuration: 966H Wheel Loader TAL00001-UP (MACHINE) POWERED BY
C11 Engine

Systems Operation
966H Wheel Loader and 972H
Wheel Loader Braking and Hydraulic Fan System
Media Number -RENR8854-04 Publication Date -01/10/2011 Date Updated -27/10/2011


Service Brakes
SMCS - 4011
Illustration 1

Service Brake

Top View

Illustration 2
Service Brakes

View A-A

(1) Sun gear. (2) Piston. (3) Friction discs (two). (4) Reaction plate. (5) Reaction plate. (6) Ring gear. (7) Planetary
gear. (8) Carrier. (9) Axle shaft. (10) Dowel. (11) Spring.

Illustration 3

View B-B

(11) Spring. (12) Dowel.

All four service brakes are located in the axle assemblies. The service brakes are actuated by
either the left or the right brake pedal. The service brakes are in both the front axle and in the
rear axle.

Each service brake consists of the following components: piston (2), two friction discs (3),
reaction plate (4), reaction plate (5), dowel (10), three springs (11) and two dowels (12) .
Reaction plate (5), reaction plate (4), and piston (2) are held stationary by dowels (10) and (12).
The dowels are fastened in the differential housing and in the housing for the axle shaft. The
piston (2) and the reaction plates (4) and (5) are able to slide on the three dowels (10) and (12),
but the piston (2) and the reaction plates (4) and (5) do not rotate. Springs (11) keep piston (2) in
the RETRACTED position so long as the oil behind piston (2) is not pressurized.

The friction discs (3) have splines on the inside diameter that fit on the splines of sun gear (1).
This causes friction discs (3) to rotate at the speed of the sun gear. Grooves are cut into the faces
of friction discs (3). The grooves allow the passage of cooling oil between reaction plates (4) and
(5) and friction discs (3), and between piston (2) and friction disc (3) .

This will occur even when the service brakes are applied. If the groove depths in friction discs
(3) are within specifications, cooling oil will constantly flow between friction discs (3), reaction
plates (4) and (5), and piston (2) as friction discs (3) rotate.

Carrier (8) is fastened with splines to axle shaft (9). The axle shaft turns with the carrier. The
planetary gears (7) in carrier (8) rotate between sun gear (1) and stationary ring gear (6) .

When you depress a brake pedal, pressurized oil from the service brake control valve flows
through an oil passage in the differential housing. The force of the oil behind piston (2) moves
the piston against the force of springs (11) .

The force of the oil also pushes friction discs (3) against reaction plates (4) and (5). This causes
friction between friction discs (3) and piston (2), and between friction discs (3) and reaction
plates (4) and (5). The friction causes sun gear (1), axle shaft (9), carrier (8), and the wheels to

The heat that is created from the friction of the service brakes is removed by the oil that is in the
axle housings.

When the brake pedal is released, the oil behind piston (2) flows through an oil passage in the
differential housing. This oil flows to the service brake control valve. The oil then returns to the
hydraulic oil tank. With no oil pressure behind piston (2), springs (11) move the piston to the
RETRACTED position and the service brakes are released.

The service brakes can be actuated by either the left brake pedal or by the right brake pedal.
When the transmission neutralizer is disabled, both of the brake pedals apply the service brakes.
However, only the left pedal may be used to neutralize the transmission. This allows the full
engine power to be used in the hydraulic system.

Reference: For more information about neutralizing the transmission, refer to Systems
Operation, "Rocker Switch (Transmission Neutralizer Override Control)" for the machine that is
being serviced.

If the machine loses power, or if the hydraulic pump fails, the service brakes can still be applied.
The pressure in the nitrogen charged accumulators for the service brakes allows several
applications of the brake pedals. This is for stopping the machine or for slowing the machine
enough to engage the parking brake.

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