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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 disc brakes and 3x3 or 3x4 straight tongue. Call 800-298-1624 to order Dexter Axle brake actuator part number DX73FR 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 - DX73FR

  • 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 disc brakes and 3x3 or 3x4 straight tongue.


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 3" or 3" x 4" 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.



099-060-02 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 - DX73FR

Jeff: Hello, everybody. This is Jeff at etrailer.com. Today, we're going to take a look at the Dexter DX, 7.5L weld-on drum brake actuator for a two-inch hitch ball has a 7,500-pound weight capacity. Now, you'll use this actuator to synchronize your trailer's drum brakes with your tow vehicle brakes. This hydraulic actuator activates your trailer brakes when the tow vehicle slows or stops.Basically, what happens is when you apply the brakes in your tow vehicle, deceleration occurs, and the momentum will push your trailer toward the rear view vehicle. So, with the surge brake system, this actuator is triggered as your trailer moves forward while the tow vehicle slows.

What happens is this inner slide tube right here of the actuator will telescope in, and applies force to the master cylinder back here, which internal supply, the necessary hydraulic pressure to engage your trailer's brakes. If you notice on this actuator, it's a nice low-profile coupler latch ensures easy, secure connection.There's no latch sticking up that it could get dented or damaged or bent. This has a nice low-profile look to it, and it is an over center latch mechanism. It will only engage when the actuator is fully seated on your two inch hitch ball. Now, I do want to show you, I happened to pull here's an example of a two inch hitch ball, it fits on.

Just to show you how this coupler will work, you can see what you want to do first. Let's go ahead and open it up. First; what you'll do is it has this tethered safety pin right here. You just pull that safety pin out and that'll release it, and then what you'll do is this latch. You can see this little rounded portion up top here, that slides back and forth.Just push that and it'll let you to release it, and it lifts latch up.

Now you're ready to install onto the hitch ball. If I lift that up, we put our hitch ball there. You can say that it'll drop right onto the two inch hitch ball, push that closed, and then it's locked on there. And then for added safety, you take this tethered safety pin, slide it all the way through there and that'll hold that into place. So it doesn't come off the ball.

Even if by chance something would let push this lever and Le and release it. It still doesn't come up enough to release it from the ball. You do have to take the pin fully out, then raise the latch all the way up, and then it allow you to release it from the ball. Very nice connection. Disconnection of the pitch ball. inaudible 00:02:26 We'll go ahead and put our pin back through there.Now, if you notice it does include this breakaway cable. This cable right here is required by law. And what this does is it prevents a trailer runaway situation. This hook right here, you'll run this to your tow vehicle, hook it to your tow vehicle. And then what happens if by chance, this comes disconnected from your tow vehicle. It will pull on this cable, which will then activate the master cylinder back here, and that'll put the, apply the brakes to a runaway situation. So the idea of the breakaway cable is to keep the trailer from a runaway situation. Also, I wanted to show you if I flip this upside down, you might be able to see the end of the master cylinder right here. The master cylinder is constructed of aluminum rather than plastic or steel gives you increased strength in corrosion resistance, and also at the very top, flip it back over.You'll notice here's the flush brake fluid filler cap on top. And again, it's flushed, so it doesn't stick up. So there's no chance of anything hitting it and breaking it or damaging it. So all you have to do is unscrew that to check your brake fluid level and to add brake fluid to your master cylinder. If you noticed this has a nice prime finish to it. Now this is a weld on installation. It is designed to fit 3-inch by 3-inch or 3-inch by 4-inch straight trailer tongues, as part is made in the USA few specs again, application is for hydraulic drum brakes. The ball size it fits on is a two inch diameter hitch ball. Weight capacity is 7,500 pounds. The last thing I do want to mention on this. Now, this actuator does not include a reverse lockout. It is recommended that you equip the trailer with either an electric reverse lockout solenoid.What that does is it screws into the back of the master cylinder wires into your reverse light circuit. So when you put your vehicle in reverse, it'll automatically turn off the., doesn't allow the brake pressure that will apply to your brakes. The other way is you can install free backing brakes on, right free backing brakes on your trailer that way you can drive in reverse without triggering your trailer brakes off. That should do it for the review on this Dexter DX 7.5 L weld-on drum brake actuator for two inch hitch ball 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 - DX73FR

Average Customer Rating:  4.6 out of 5 stars   (31 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 disc brakes and 3x3 or 3x4 straight tongue.

- 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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