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Review of Titan Brake Actuator - Bolt On Brake Actuator With Manual Lockout And Cap - T63FR

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Titan Brake Actuator - Bolt On Brake Actuator With Manual Lockout And Cap - T63FR Review


Hi, everybody. Andy here with etrailer.com. And today, we're gonna take a look at this bolt-on brake actuator with manual lockout. 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.

This hydraulic actuator synchronizes your trailer brakes with your tow vehicle brakes. The manual reverse lockout lets you reverse without actuating the trailer brakes by inserting this lockout tool into this slot, and this is going to prevent this actuator from telescoping to activate the brakes. And free-backing brakes are not required, and this is gonna work with uni-servo and duo-servo brakes. This also includes a breakaway cable, and this cable is going to prevent a trailer runaway situation. And the cable should always be hooked to your tow vehicle, so if by chance the actuator becomes disconnected from your hitch ball and attempts to go into a runaway situation, this cable will be pulled, which will activate the brake system and apply the brakes on your trailer, keeping it from a runaway situation.

Now, this features a low-profile coupler latch. And this is an over-the-center latch mechanism, which will only engage when the actuator is fully seated on a two-inch ball. And I have a two-inch ball right here. And the first thing that you we're gonna wanna do to install your two-inch ball is to remove that safety pin. And then, you would just move our little sliding knob here to the left, and that's gonna bring our latch open.

Then, that's going to allow you to drop this onto your two-inch ball. And then, you will just close the latch here, and we're gonna try not to lose the actuator here, and then just replace our safety pin. And then, that is going to prevent, the safety pin being installed, that's gonna prevent this from opening all the way. So if this gets bumped for whatever reason and this pops open, our safety pin is going to prevent this latch from opening up all the way and disconnecting from our two-inch ball. So that's a great safety feature.

And then, when you are ready to uncouple from your two-inch ball, you just go ahead, remove your pin, slide the knob over again, and then that ball is going to be able to be free to come out. Now, this is going to be a bolt-on installation. And as you can see, there are three bolt holes that are located on each side of this unit. And it's designed to mount on a three-inch wide channel tongue. And the horizontal mounting holes, center to center, are three inches apart. And then, if you measure from each of these top holes to our bottom hole, it's going to be 2 3/4 apart from each of these top ones to our lower hole. Again, 2 3/4 inches apart, center to center. And our mounting holes have a diameter of half an inch. The overall length of our actuator is gonna be 22 3/4 inches long, and this unit is made of a durable steel construction. It does feature a protective finish over the entire unit to keep it safe from rust and corrosion. And I'm just giving you a view of the underneath of the actuator. And this area right here is the access for the brake fluid. It is designed for hydraulic drum brakes, and this also includes this additional cap that will close this area up and prevent anything from dropping in there. So that's gonna be included with this. Now, the capacity for this actuator is 7,500 pounds with a maximum tongue weight capacity of 750 pounds. And that is going to conclude our look today. I do hope that it was helpful for you. Again, my name is Andy. Thank you for joining me..


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