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Dexter DX7.5L A-60 Brake Actuator - Weld On - Drum - 2" Ball - Primed - 7,500 lbs

Dexter DX7.5L A-60 Brake Actuator - Weld On - Drum - 2" Ball - Primed - 7,500 lbs

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Use this actuator to synchronize your trailer brakes with your tow-vehicle brakes. Over-center latch mechanism only engages when the actuator is fully seated on 2" hitch ball. Designed for hydraulic drum brake applications and 3 x 5 mounting. Call 800-298-1624 to order Dexter Axle brake actuator part number DEX94FR or order online at etrailer.com. Free expert support on all Dexter Axle products. Guaranteed Lowest Price and Fastest Shipping for Dexter DX7.5L A-60 Brake Actuator - Weld On - Drum - 2" Ball - Primed - 7,500 lbs. Brake Actuator reviews from real customers.
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Dexter Axle Brake Actuator - DEX94FR

  • Surge Brake Actuator
  • Drum Brakes
  • 2 Inch Ball Coupler
  • Weld-On
  • 7500 lbs GTW
  • No Lockout
  • Straight Tongue Coupler
  • Dexter Axle

Use this actuator to synchronize your trailer brakes with your tow-vehicle brakes. Over-center latch mechanism only engages when the actuator is fully seated on 2" hitch ball. Designed for hydraulic drum brake applications and 3 x 5 mounting.


Features:

  • Hydraulic actuator activates trailer's brakes when tow vehicle slows or stops
  • Low-profile coupler latch ensures easy, secure connection
    • Over-center latch mechanism only engages when the actuator is fully seated on hitch ball
  • Aluminum master cylinder is better at reducing corrosion than cast steel master cylinders
  • Primed finish
  • Weld-on installation
  • Manual lockout kit sold separately
  • Made in the USA


Specs:

  • Application: hydraulic drum brakes
  • Ball size: 2"
  • Mounting: 3" x 5" straight tongue
  • Capacity: 7,500 lbs
  • 2-Year limited warranty


When you apply the brakes in your tow vehicle, deceleration occurs and momentum pushes your trailer toward the rear of your vehicle. With surge brake systems, the actuator is triggered as your trailer moves forward while the tow vehicle slows. The actuator telescopes, applying force to its master cylinder, which in turn supplies the necessary hydraulic pressure to engage the trailer's brakes.


Because this model does not include a reverse lockout, it is recommended that you equip your trailer with free-backing brakes so that you can drive in reverse without triggering your trailer's brakes.



099-060-03 Dexter DX7.5L Brake Actuator - Drum - 2" Ball - Primed - 7,500 lbs

Replaces UFP Model A-60 Marine Surge Brake Actuator





Video of Dexter DX7.5L A-60 Brake Actuator - Weld On - Drum - 2" Ball - Primed - 7,500 lbs

Videos are provided as a guide only. Refer to manufacturer installation instructions and specs for complete information.




Video Transcript for Review of Dexter Axle Brake Actuator - Surge Brake Actuator - DEX94FR

Jeff: Hello everybody. This is Jeff at etrailer.com. Today, we're going to take a look at this Dexter DX 7.5 L weld-on drum brake actuator for a two inch hitch ball. Has a 7,500 pound weight capacity.Now, this actuator you use to synchronize your trailer brakes with your tow vehicle brakes. This hydraulic actuator will activate your trailer brakes when your tow vehicle slows or stops. Basically what happens is when you apply the brakes in your tow vehicle, deceleration will occur and then the momentum will push your trailer toward the rear of your vehicle.

So it's a surge brake system. This actuator is triggered as your trailer moves forward while your tow vehicle slows down.The inner tube or inner portion of this actuator will telescope back and that'll apply force to the master cylinder back here, which in turn supplies the necessary hydraulic pressure to engage your trailer brakes. On this one, you can see it has a front here, a nice low profile coupler latch to ensure easy, secure connection. And being low profile, what's nice about it, there's no damage. Some of the couplers you'll see have a latch up here that'll stick up pretty high and it can sometimes get damaged or bent.

This one has no latch. Everything's incorporated into it. It is an over center latch mechanism so it'll only engage when that actuator is fully seated on your two inch hitch ball.And I want to demonstrate that. I happened to pull this two inch hitch ball that it fits on and what you want to do to install it, what you want to do first is pull out this tethered safety pin. That'll release the latch.

And then to open the latch, all you have to do is slide this little button up at the top here over and the latch will open up.Now, you're ready to install it. So once you get over your hitch ball, it'll drop right into place like that. Flip your latch down and it secures it. And then for extra safety, you slide this safety pin through there, and that'll prevent that latch from opening all the way. So what's nice is if this happens to hit something and it moves it and opens that latch, you can see it won't go all the way.

It'll keep it attached. And then you just push it back down. And then when you go to disconnect, just pull that pin back out to release it, open your latch all the way, and your coupler will come right off the ball. So it's very easy and simple way to connect to the ball and to disconnect.Also, if you notice on this actuator, it includes this breakaway cable. Now breakaway cable is required by law and what this does is it prevents a trailer runaway situation. This hook on here will attach to your tow vehicle. And in the case of where this would come disconnected from your tow vehicle, it would pull this breakaway cable, which would in turn activate the master cylinder to apply the brakes on the trailer and prevent a runaway situation.Now, the master cylinder, which is underneath here, let me flip it over and you can probably see the end of it right here. The master cylinder is constructed of aluminum rather than plastic or steel. Gives you increased strength and corrosion resistance.And on top right here, it has a flush brake fluid filler cap on the top. So you just twist this to open it, put fluid brake fluid in, or to check your brake fluid and twist it back to close it. It doesn't stick up real high like on some of them where again, it could be damaged or broken.You can see it as a nice prime finish. It is a weld on installation and it is designed to fit three inch by five inch straight tongue trailers. This part is made in the USA. Application for this, again, is hydraulic drum brakes. The hitch ball size it fits is two inch diameter and the capacity is 7,500 pounds.Last thing I do want to mention is because this model does not include a reverse lockout on the back, it is recommended that you equip your trailer with either that electric reverse lockout solenoid that'll screw into your master cylinder or use free backing brakes on the trailer so that you can drive in reverse without triggering your trailer's brakes.But that should do it for the review on the Dexter DX 7.5 L weld-on drum brake actuator for a two inch hitch ball and this has a 7,500 pound weight capacity.


Customer Reviews

Dexter DX7.5L A-60 Brake Actuator - Weld On - Drum - 2" Ball - Primed - 7,500 lbs - DEX94FR

Average Customer Rating:  4.6 out of 5 stars   (30 Customer Reviews)

Use this actuator to synchronize your trailer brakes with your tow-vehicle brakes. Over-center latch mechanism only engages when the actuator is fully seated on 2" hitch ball. Designed for hydraulic drum brake applications and 3 x 5 mounting.

- DX29FR
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Review from a similar DX7.5L in Brake Actuator


I slipped this into my boat mate trailer for 2001 moomba. Took about an hour to hook up and bleed the system with a buddy. Works great! If you can use simple tools and are mechanically savvy this is a no brainer.



- DX83FR
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Review from a similar DX7.5L in Brake Actuator


I’m very satisfied. I always check out E Trailer for all my trailer needs and this time was no different. In under 2 hours by myself I changed out the old with the new ( pictures) and ready to bleed the brakes. I always let people know to contact E Trailer with there needs. Thanks



- DX29FR
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Review from a similar DX7.5L in Brake Actuator


This was the exact match from for my 2008 tandem axel boat trailer. Excellent product description and information on etrailer web page.



- DX83FR
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Review from a similar DX7.5L in Brake Actuator


I ordered this surge brake hitch without the back up solenoid. Due to supply chain problems it was going to take 3 months to ship. Upon receiving it far ahead of schedule it had the solenoid included at no extra charge meaning that someone at etrailer expedited my order and kept me happy at etrailers expense. How can you top that for service?



- DX29FR
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Review from a similar DX7.5L in Brake Actuator


The product you sent me had the correct internal parts that I needed although the mount was not correct I used my mount that came with the trailer.



- DX29FR
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Review from a similar DX7.5L in Brake Actuator


I received my order two days ago, Quick shipping but it was the wrong part. I called and spoke with Noah who sent me an email asking me to take a picture of the part and add my phone number. I did right a way and still have not heard back. I emailed Noah today asking about the status no reply, now Im on a 9min hold to try and talk with someone about my replacement past. The wrong part looks like a good part if it fit my trailer.


Comments
Mark, Im sorry Noah didnt reply to you in a timely manner. We will get this taken care of and send out the correct part.
-- Etrailer Expert Sierra K - 08/18/2021


- DX29FR
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Review from a similar DX7.5L in Brake Actuator


Shipped on time and arrived on time, which is great in todays world. Everything looks to be correct. I have not had a chance to install yet, so I will have to update after installation.



- DX56FR
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Review from a similar DX7.5L in Brake Actuator


Very pleased!! With the tech support, very easy to put actuator on, looks to be heavy duty, to this point working very well!!



- DX56FR
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Review from a similar DX7.5L in Brake Actuator


Works great, easy setup



- DX29FR
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Review from a similar DX7.5L in Brake Actuator


Worked great



- DX56FR
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Review from a similar DX7.5L in Brake Actuator


I ordered the part it came as scheduled , fits perfect will be completing the install today. only problem is that the top cover plate did not come with it. or it would be 5 stars



- DX56FR
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Review from a similar DX7.5L in Brake Actuator


Everything went together smoothly!



- DX33FR
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Review from a similar DX7.5L in Brake Actuator


Faster delivery than I expected!!!



- DX29FR
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Review from a similar DX7.5L in Brake Actuator


The product is exactly what I ordered and it was shipped quickly. Only problem is it is missing the upper cap to cover the brake fluid reservoir. I did call Customer Service and they said they would send one ASAP. The photo online shows it is included with the product. I’m waiting on receiving it.



- DX33FR
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Review from a similar DX7.5L in Brake Actuator


Great product, great price, super-super fast shipping!



- DX89FR
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Review from a similar DX7.5L in Brake Actuator


This product doesn’t fit over 3” tongue. Its the exact same size as a 3” tongue.Unusable. Had to remove the internal portion and modify my trailer tongue to fit. Arrived as the worst packaged item I’ve ever received. It was barely still in the box. Whom ever packaged this didn’t have a clue what they were doing.



- DX89FR
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Review from a similar DX7.5L in Brake Actuator


Arrived early and fit great on my trail er.



- DX89FR
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Review from a similar DX7.5L in Brake Actuator


Fit perfectly



- DX33FR
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Review from a similar DX7.5L in Brake Actuator




- DX29FR
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Review from a similar DX7.5L in Brake Actuator




- DX29FR
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Review from a similar DX7.5L in Brake Actuator




- DX29FR
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Review from a similar DX7.5L in Brake Actuator




- DX56FR
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Review from a similar DX7.5L in Brake Actuator




- DX89FR
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Review from a similar DX7.5L in Brake Actuator




- DX27FR
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Review from a similar DX7.5L in Brake Actuator



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Ask the Experts about this Dexter Axle Brake Actuator

  • Replacement Actuator for Damaged Atwood on Trailer
    Yes the Dexter actuator part # DEX94FR would work as a replacement for the Atwood actuator your trailer has and would be a really great choice too. This fits the standard trailer tongue dimensions (3 inch wide) like what your current Atwood fits so it would install easily and function well.
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  • Recommended Surge Brake Actuator To Replace Old Atwood Surge Brake Actuator For Drum Brakes
    To replace your old Atwood surge brake actuator I recommend the Dexter DX7.5L A-60 Brake Actuator - Weld On - Drum - 2" Ball - Primed - 7,500 lbs # DEX94FR which will still work with your 2" hitch ball and drum brakes. You will have no problem removing your current actuator and welding the # DEX94FR in its place. The # DEX94FR does have a manual reverse lockout but you will need to purchase the lockout key # DX94FR. I included a video of the # DEX94FR for you to take a look at.
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