Best place to purchase trailer brakes

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  1. redneckjeep87

    redneckjeep87 Landscaper Extroidanaire

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    I have a 7ton equip trailer with 7k axles. I r7n it almost daily for work and It is time to replace the brakes unfortunately. Where is the most reasonable place to get the full brake kits with drums and bearings? Also how do i tell exactly what i have without tearing one down, due to dragging it every day.
     
  2. Mac5005

    Mac5005 Welding Instructor

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    Agrisupply
     
  3. rodney eppes

    rodney eppes Well-Known Member

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    Always heard good things about Red Neck Trailer Sales, in Lincolnton.
     
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  4. Tim C

    Tim C Wizard

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    I ordered everything for my trailer from redneck. Got full assembled backing plates and their house brand drums. The backing plates just got bolted on, the drums were already assembled with the bearings packed. I just had to tighten up the bearing pre-load, adjust the brakes and hook the new magnet wires up. Thats the way to go.

    Edit: this was on my 14k deckover with 7k axles.

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  5. a_kelley

    a_kelley mechanical fixer

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    Get everything and just replace it all. Then go thru the old parts and save or sell what's good. Then no need to worry about if you got what you need since it makes you money.
     
  6. redneckjeep87

    redneckjeep87 Landscaper Extroidanaire

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    For sure, that was the plan.

    I will check out agrisupply and redneck trailers.

    So are the 7k brake kuts standard 7k brake kits other than adjustable and self adjusting? By that i am asking if they have the same bearing sizes on all of them. Dont really want to tear one apart just to put it back together and wait on my order
     
  7. shawn

    shawn running dog lackey of the oppressor class Administrator

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    They're mostly all the same. The biggest differences are bolt pattern and lug size on the drums, and whether or not your spindles have the holes for the stupid "EZ Lube" thing.

    Make sure you pay the extra $10 to get the self-adjusting backing plates. That's worth every penny.
     
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  8. redneckjeep87

    redneckjeep87 Landscaper Extroidanaire

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    Oh i will for sure get the self adjusting.
     

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