Putting Electric brakes on a trailer?

Discussion in 'Trucks and Trailers' started by stuffdeer, Jul 20, 2006.

  1. stuffdeer

    stuffdeer LawnSite Bronze Member
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    How hard is it going to be to put electric brakes on a single axle 6x12 trailer?
     
  2. Signature Landscaping1

    Signature Landscaping1 LawnSite Bronze Member
    from Mass
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    Why would you need electric brakes on a 6x12, its not like your pulling a skid steer with your s10.
     
  3. bugspit

    bugspit LawnSite Senior Member
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    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.
     
  4. grass_cuttin_fool

    grass_cuttin_fool LawnSite Gold Member
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    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
     
  5. JCP Crafts

    JCP Crafts LawnSite Member
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    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
     
  6. xcopterdoc

    xcopterdoc LawnSite Senior Member
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    I believe I saw an electric disc brake set up in the Northern Tools catalog.
     
  7. stuffdeer

    stuffdeer LawnSite Bronze Member
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    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
     
  8. JCP Crafts

    JCP Crafts LawnSite Member
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  9. JCP Crafts

    JCP Crafts LawnSite Member
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  10. wriken

    wriken LawnSite Silver Member
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    Check out a local store like TSC, or Quality Farm. Total would be around 240.00
     

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