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

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

Item # DX83FR
Our Price: $278.01
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Shipping Weight: 27 lbs
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Use this corrosion-resistant 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. 1-800-940-8924 to order Dexter brake actuator part number DX83FR or order online at etrailer.com. Free expert support on all Dexter products. Great prices and Fastest Shipping for Dexter DX7.5L A-60 Brake Actuator - Bolt On - Drum - 2" Ball - Zinc - 7,500 lbs. Brake Actuator reviews from real customers.
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Dexter Brake Actuator - DX83FR

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

Use this corrosion-resistant 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.


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
  • Zinc plating offers excellent corrosion resistance
  • Bolt-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.



099-060-06 Dexter DX7.5L Brake Actuator - Drum - 2" Ball - Zinc - 7,500 lbs

Replaces UFP Model A-60 Marine Surge Brake Actuator





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Dexter DX7.5L A-60 Brake Actuator - Bolt On - Drum - 2" Ball - Zinc - 7,500 lbs - DX83FR

Average Customer Rating:  4.7 out of 5 stars   (184 Customer Reviews)

Use this corrosion-resistant 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.

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I’m very satisfied. I always check out etrailer 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 etrailer with there needs. Thanks

Tom E.

3/25/2023

The new Brake Actuator is working great and I haven’t had any issues at all. Thanks etrailer



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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?



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It is the right part and I got it fast thank you



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Finished drum to disc brake conversion on my 1993 year model Bass Cat trailer. Installation went smoothly and the UFP-A60 Actuator replaced the obsolete Atwood Actuator. Shortened the outer member a bit and added a 1" flat bar to the bottom for welding of 4" channel trailer frame.



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Updating my old surge brake coupler, I really like this Dexter DX7.5L A-60 Brake Actuator w Electric Lockout - Bolt On - Disc - 2" Ball - Zinc - 7.5K fits 3”x4”trailer tongue, it was easy to install, I did have to drill new holes, I just wish the manufacturer would have included the bolts and the information on how much to torque the bolts to, it’s about “2 drop from my old coupler. etrailer was super fast with shipping !



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Exactly what I needed. Didn't require the outer housing, the insider mechanism slid in nicely as a replacement on my trailer. The etrailer videos for installation and bleeding were very helpful.



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Fit was seemless to replace an old actuator with the impossible do get landed hitch latch. Changed brakes from drum to disk, and all new lines. What a difference in smoothness (and effectiveness) while braking. Electric lockout in reverse is also a nice feature. Just plusses all around. If you are replacing the same components be very patient with the bleeding process...it will take some time and a lot of pumping.



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Just what I wanted. I am building a custom trailer for my vintage boat. I have used these actuators in past projects. etrailer has great pricing and fast delivery every time.



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Delivery was very fast. Quality seems very good. Installation was super easy since my Shorelander swing tongue trailer has this standard hole pattern. I love how it looks and the extra foot of distance I get between the boat and my tow vehicle (so less chance of needing to get my feet wet or crawl through the SUV).



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Have not use the Actuator yet. However it came in a oversize box. No packing material to protect it. It was damaged when I opened the box. Scratches and damage cable



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Product arrived quickly (as always, thanks etrailer!) bolted direct to my shorelandr trailer without issue. it did not come with the reservoir cover or the manual lockout which was expected given it was a full tongue assembly. Also did not come with the manual (and specifically the spare breakaway clips in case the emergency cord is pulled). Save old lockout and reservoir cap if replacing a busted tongue!



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I have not got it on the trailer yet can't wait to use it it looks awesome hope it works as good as it looks



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Ordered brake actuator from Etrailer after several attempts from EZTrailee with no response. Wished I had checked out Etrailer sooner. Received notification at each billing, shipping.
It was easy to find the parts got fast shipping with working brakes now, can enjoy the boat again. This is the third trailer you helped me repair with correct parts, fast shipping
Many thanks guys



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The product is as expected and an exact replacement for my trailer. The exceptional part of the transaction was the speed my order was filled and shipped.



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Amazing price for my favorite hitch, tongue actuator system made. I own 6 trailers and have had another dozen in the past. There is no better looking or functioning system .



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Fantastic product selection excellent customer service



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Perfect fit. I had to notch one corner where my wiring came out of the box tubing. Really nice compared to the original that was on there



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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.



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Great replacement for a damaged actuator. A plan came together and it don't get much better.



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Very sturdy material and well made. Works as designed and the electrical lock out for disc brakes is very useful.

Manual lock out lever key could be magnetized to avoid falling off.



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This was an easy replacement and has worked very well



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It is a very quality product and exactly what I needed to repair the brakes on my Shorelander trailer. Easy to install and functions great.



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I thought the product was good quality would have been nice if it came with some instructions.



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Simple replacement for old UFP Actuator



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Was exactly what I was expecting, good quality, a fair price, and will fit right on my trailer tongue.
Good job!!!


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    It sounds like either the Dexter DX7.5L A-60 Brake Actuator for Disc # DX56FR or Drum # DX83FR brakes is going to be the best replacement option. According to the information I could find from ShoreLandr your trailer does use a 3" wide by 5" tall tongue. As I was unable to find exact information for a Tie Down Engineering LP7000 surge actuator I did see they offered an 70 LP which was rated for 7,000lbs. This Dexter has a similar design to the 70 LP from the limited documents I could find...
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