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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

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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. Call 800-298-1624 to order Dexter Axle brake actuator part number DX83FR or order online at etrailer.com. Free expert support on all Dexter Axle products. Guaranteed Lowest Price 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 Axle Brake Actuator - DX83FR

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

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





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

Videos are provided as a guide only. Refer to manufacturer installation instructions and specs for complete information.




Video Transcript for Review of Dexter Axle Brake Actuator - Surge Brake Actuator - DX83FR

Hello everybody. This is Jeff at etrailer.com. Today, we're going to take a look at this Dexter DX 7.5L bolt-on drum brake actuator, for a 2" hitch ball. Has a 7,500 pound weight capacity. Now you'll use this actuator to synchronize your trailer brakes with your tow vehicle brakes. Basically, this hydraulic actuator will activate your trailer brakes when your tow vehicle slows or stops.

What happens is when you apply the brakes in your tow vehicle, deceleration occurs and the momentum will push your trailer toward the rear of your vehicle. So with the surge brake system, this actuator is then triggered as your trailer moves forward, while the tow vehicle slows and the inner portion of this actuator will telescope in and applies force to the master cylinder that's back here, which in turn supplies the necessary hydraulic pressure to engage your trailer's brakes. You can see this as a nice low profile coupler latch to ensure easy, secure connection.A lot of the actuators will have a large latch up here that goes back and forth, this one is just nice and low profile so you don't get it damaged or bent, and it is an over center latch mechanism, it will only engage when the actuator is fully seated on a 2" hitch ball. And I want to demonstrate that, I happen to pull an example, here's a 2" hitch ball that this would fit on. And just to show you how it installs.

First thing you want to do is, it has this safety pin that's tethered, you pull this safety pin all the way out just like that, and that'll release the latch. And then to open the latch, it has this little round section up at the top here that slides back and forth, just slide that until it opens up all the way and now you're ready to attach.So basically what you'll do is, that'll be your hitch ball. Once you're over it, it'll drop right onto the hitch ball, push that down, blocks it to the hitch ball, and then for extra safety, you'll take the safety pin, slide it all the way through, line it up with the hole on the other side, and with that in there, it'll keep that latch from fully opening. So by chance, if this did hit something and release the latch, you can see that it won't open all the way, it'll still stay attached. Then you just push it down, and then to remove it again, just pull out your safety pin, slide open your latch, and then just remove it from the hitch ball.

Simple as that.Now, if you notice it does include this breakaway cable. Now the breakaway cable is required, and basically what this does, is this breakaway cable will prevent trailer runaway situation. This hook here will hook to your tow vehicle, and then what happens is if the sever does come on hook from your tow vehicle, it would pull and stretch this cable, and what that would do is then that would apply the pressure for the master cylinder to apply the brakes in the trailer. So if it come detached, this breakaway cable would keep it from a runaway situation. Now, the master cylinder on this, let me see if I can turn it over and you can probably see the end of the master right here.

This master cylinder is constructed of aluminum, rather than plastic or steel for increased strength and corrosion resistance, and you access that master cylinder right on top here.This is where your brake filler cap will be, and you see it's recess down in there so it doesn't get damaged or anything, and this is where you'll check your brake fluid or add your brake fluid if needed. This does have a nice sink plating on, it offers excellent corrosion resistance. You can see the holes right here in the back, it is a bolt on installation. It is designed to fit a 3" x 5" straight tongue trailer. Now the hardware installed is not included. This part is made in the USA. Few specs on this, the application is hydraulic drum brakes. The ball size we've mentioned it fits is as a 2" diameter ball. Weight capacity, 7,500 pounds.And one last note I do want to mention on this, is because this model does not include a reverse lockout, it is recommended that you equip your trailer with either an electric reverse lockout solenoid, and that would actually screw onto the back of the master cylinder right back here. Or you can actually put free backing brakes on your trailer, and that way, either way you can drive in reverse without triggering your trailers brakes. But that should do it for the review on this Dexter DX 7.5L bolt-on drum brake actuator for a 2" hitch ball, has a 7,500 pound weight capacity..


Customer Reviews

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

Average Customer Rating:  4.6 out of 5 stars   (31 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.

- DX83FR
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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



- DX83FR
by:

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?



- DX29FR
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Review from a similar DX7.5L in Brake Actuator


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.



- DX29FR
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Review from a similar DX7.5L in Brake Actuator


This was the exact match from for my 2008 tandem axel boat trailer. Excellent product description and information on etrailer web page.



- DX29FR
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Review from a similar DX7.5L in Brake Actuator


The product you sent me had the correct internal parts that I needed although the mount was not correct I used my mount that came with the trailer.



- DX29FR
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Review from a similar DX7.5L in Brake Actuator


I received my order two days ago, Quick shipping but it was the wrong part. I called and spoke with Noah who sent me an email asking me to take a picture of the part and add my phone number. I did right a way and still have not heard back. I emailed Noah today asking about the status no reply, now Im on a 9min hold to try and talk with someone about my replacement past. The wrong part looks like a good part if it fit my trailer.


Comments
Mark, Im sorry Noah didnt reply to you in a timely manner. We will get this taken care of and send out the correct part.
-- Etrailer Expert Sierra K - 08/18/2021


- DX29FR
by:

Review from a similar DX7.5L in Brake Actuator


Shipped on time and arrived on time, which is great in todays world. Everything looks to be correct. I have not had a chance to install yet, so I will have to update after installation.



- DX89FR
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Review from a similar DX7.5L in Brake Actuator


Customer service was very helpful. Speedy shipping.



- DX56FR
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Review from a similar DX7.5L in Brake Actuator


Very pleased!! With the tech support, very easy to put actuator on, looks to be heavy duty, to this point working very well!!



- DX56FR
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Review from a similar DX7.5L in Brake Actuator


Works great, easy setup



- DX29FR
by:

Review from a similar DX7.5L in Brake Actuator


Worked great



- DX56FR
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Review from a similar DX7.5L in Brake Actuator


I ordered the part it came as scheduled , fits perfect will be completing the install today. only problem is that the top cover plate did not come with it. or it would be 5 stars



- DX56FR
by:

Review from a similar DX7.5L in Brake Actuator


Everything went together smoothly!



- DX33FR
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Review from a similar DX7.5L in Brake Actuator


Faster delivery than I expected!!!



- DX29FR
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Review from a similar DX7.5L in Brake Actuator


The product is exactly what I ordered and it was shipped quickly. Only problem is it is missing the upper cap to cover the brake fluid reservoir. I did call Customer Service and they said they would send one ASAP. The photo online shows it is included with the product. I’m waiting on receiving it.



- DX33FR
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Review from a similar DX7.5L in Brake Actuator


Great product, great price, super-super fast shipping!



- DX89FR
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Review from a similar DX7.5L in Brake Actuator


This product doesn’t fit over 3” tongue. Its the exact same size as a 3” tongue.Unusable. Had to remove the internal portion and modify my trailer tongue to fit. Arrived as the worst packaged item I’ve ever received. It was barely still in the box. Whom ever packaged this didn’t have a clue what they were doing.



- DX89FR
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Review from a similar DX7.5L in Brake Actuator


Arrived early and fit great on my trail er.



- DX89FR
by:

Review from a similar DX7.5L in Brake Actuator


Fit perfectly



- DX33FR
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Review from a similar DX7.5L in Brake Actuator




- DX29FR
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Review from a similar DX7.5L in Brake Actuator




- DX29FR
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Review from a similar DX7.5L in Brake Actuator




- DX29FR
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Review from a similar DX7.5L in Brake Actuator




- DX56FR
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Review from a similar DX7.5L in Brake Actuator




- DX89FR
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Review from a similar DX7.5L in Brake Actuator



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