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Axle, Hubs and Electric Brakes for Converting Old Military Trailer


I have an old military trailer M101A3 and want to switch the axle out to have electric brakes and 6 X5.5 bolt pattern. I would prefer the axle to to be 3,500 pounds or more and was wonder how much it would cost. Thank you


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We offer beam axles rated for 3500-lbs as well as axle-less suspension systems from Timbren such as their # ASR3500S05. The advantages of these Timbren systems include a lower trailer deck height and increased ground clearance. The bolt or weld right to your trailer's frame

On this kit you can install hub/drums # AKHD-655-35-EZ-K which have the 6-on-5-1/2 bolt pattern and with them use self-adjusting electric drum brakes # AKEBRK-35L-SA (left) and # AKEBRK-35R-SA (right). Use 10-gauge wire # 10-1-1 to wire your brakes to the circuit. Either brake wire can be used for ground.

Electric trailer brakes will require a brake controller in the tow vehicle, such as the popular and reliable Prodigy P2 # 90885 which is easy to set up and operate and which our customers rate highly. If you let me know about your tow vehicle I can check for availability of a quick-connect wiring adapter to install the controller.

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