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New Brakes for 3500lb Henschen Torsion Axle

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I have a single axle boat trailer. It has a Henschen 3500lb torsion axle. Wheels are 15inch 6 lug load range D. Brake system is a surge disc brake system. I would like to convert to either straight electric or electric over hydraulic. Seems odd that a 3500lb axle has 6 lug 15inch wheels?

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Henschen has been out of business for quite some time now but their 3,500 lb axles did use standard bearings/hubs for that capacity so you can use a hub like the part # 84656UC3-EZ which does have the 6 lug bolt pattern you are needing. Then for electric brake assemblies the part # 23-468-469 would be all that you'd need.

This would be much easier than trying to convert to electric over hydraulic.

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It is a standard 4 bolt 3500lb flange. What stainless disc brake EOH do you suggest?

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The brake kit with the most stainless steel components that fits your axle would be the Kodiak Disc Brake kit part # K2HR35DS which has stainless steel calipers and brackets but the hub/rotors are dacromet coated which holds up extremely well.

Then for a kit that includes the best actuator based on performance and reliability the HydraStar part # HS481-8067 would be the way to go. It has all of the electrical components you'll need too

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