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Hubs and Electric Brake Assemblies for M1010A2 Military Trailer

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Based off the information below am looking to convert the hubs as well as convert to electric brakes on My M101A2. AKHD-655-6-EZ-K is there a more durable hub? Is there a direct bolt on Electric Brake assembly?

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The etrailer.com Trailer Hub and Drum Assembly # AKHD-655-6-EZ-K referenced in your question is designed for 5,200 or 6,000 pound axles. The weight capacity of the hub itself (for a single hub) is 3,000 pounds. As long as your current hubs use the # 25580 inner bearing and # 15123 outer bearing this hub will work great as a replacement. The hub has a 6 on 5-1/2 inch bolt pattern.

I am not sure what you mean by searching for a more durable hub. This particular unit does feature a sturdy iron construction with zinc-enriched paint and zinc-finished bolts to resist corrosion and will hold up great over time. A hub with a higher weight capacity will be designed to fit the spindles on higher rated axles so likely wouldn't fit what you currently have without actually replacing the axle.

If you are more concerned with rust and corrosion we do have the Galvanized Hub and Drum Assembly # AKHD-655-6-G-K that will work as well.

For electric brake assemblies that will fit either of the above options I recommend the etrailer.com # AKEBRK-7R-SA. These are excellent self-adjusting brakes that won't require periodic manual adjustments like with standar assemblies. As long as you have a 5 bolt pattern mounting flange on your axles these will work great.

I have attached a great article on adding electric brakes to a trailer that you might also find helpful. It details this process along with all the different components you will need.

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