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Trailer Brakes

Discussion in 'Trucks and Trailers' started by oldrustycars, Apr 27, 2006.

  1. oldrustycars

    oldrustycars LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 301

    something you may not be aware of...Dexter brake assemblies complete are only a few dollars more than buying shoes and magnets.
    im getting parts for my buddies enclosed trailer, with 2 3500# axles. list price on the dexter web site is $75 for a complete 10x2 1/4 electric brake. list on shoes and a magnet is almost 60, throw in springs which should be done, or an adjuster and you went over a new assembly. and i found new complete assemblies on the web for 38 apiece, 11 shipping. then its just 4 bolts and 2 wires, and you have new brakes. dont forget to get the drums turned. just a helpful hint i learned along tome ago.
  2. BSDeality

    BSDeality LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,850

    I discovered the same thing last year when I put elec brakes on my trailer, i bought all the pieces and then discovered you could buy them as a set for half price. DOH!
  3. dtelawncare

    dtelawncare LawnSite Member
    Posts: 227

    Hey guys, where is a good place to get a brake kit for trailers? I have a 6x16 and want to put brakes on it.
  4. oldrustycars

    oldrustycars LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 301

    search for the Dexter Axle web site. they have pics and part numbers of everything you need, plus they list their dealers. i found a truck parts store near me also carried everything i needed.

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