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stuffdeer
07-20-2006, 11:12 AM
How hard is it going to be to put electric brakes on a single axle 6x12 trailer?

Signature Landscaping1
07-20-2006, 05:24 PM
Why would you need electric brakes on a 6x12, its not like your pulling a skid steer with your s10.

bugspit
07-20-2006, 05:47 PM
How hard is it going to be to put electric brakes on a single axle 6x12 trailer?
not too hard but, you might be better off finding a trailer already set up.

if you have a trailer shop near you I'm sure they can fix you up with all the parts needed.

i'm using a 5X10 with e-brakes behind a Ranger, it's a big help.

grass_cuttin_fool
07-20-2006, 06:19 PM
I checked into the price one time and found it was cheaper to seel my trailer and purchase one with brakes installed. I cant remember right off but I think it was about 350-400 bux for the kit

wayne

JCP Crafts
07-20-2006, 06:33 PM
Stuffdeer,Do a search on the internet for trailer supplies,specificaly "electric trailer brakes",you will need the drums and the brake kit,you may want to add the brake away kit,and you may have to change your wiring harness....
If your pulling with your s 10 it will help you stop a lot better.The bonus to doing all this would be you can stop a lot better and it is a lot cheaper to wear out brakes on the trailer than it is on your truck.
I recently saw packages starting at around $230 -240...for the brake kit and drums.Hope that can help you some.I have never installed them but it seems to be fairly straight up deal as to how it all works. Good Luck and stay safe !
Jim

xcopterdoc
07-20-2006, 06:38 PM
I believe I saw an electric disc brake set up in the Northern Tools catalog.

stuffdeer
07-20-2006, 06:42 PM
Thanks guys. Yea, at northern tool they have the disk brakes for 499 and the drums set for 399. I'll see if I can find them cheaper in other places. Thanks, Mike

JCP Crafts
07-21-2006, 01:07 AM
Mike, check here www.gatormade.com ,they also have listings on ebay.

JCP Crafts
07-21-2006, 01:12 AM
http://stores.ebay.com/Gator-Tuff-Parts_W0QQssPageNameZstrkQ3amefsQ3amesstQQtZkm

Thats their ebay store listing by the same company,prices are cheaper than their website.

wriken
07-21-2006, 07:05 AM
Thanks guys. Yea, at northern tool they have the disk brakes for 499 and the drums set for 399. I'll see if I can find them cheaper in other places. Thanks, Mike
Check out a local store like TSC, or Quality Farm. Total would be around 240.00

ed2150
07-21-2006, 06:00 PM
Mike,

Look at your axle before you buy any parts to be sure it has the flanges that the brake assembly bolt to.....some axles don't have them.