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Dexter DX7.5L A-60 Brake Actuator - Weld On - Drum - 2" Ball - Primed - 7,500 lbs

Dexter DX7.5L A-60 Brake Actuator - Weld On - Drum - 2" Ball - Primed - 7,500 lbs

Item # DEX94FR
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Use this 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 and 3 x 5 mounting. 1-800-940-8924 to order Dexter brake actuator part number DEX94FR or order online at etrailer.com. Free expert support on all Dexter products. Great prices and Fastest Shipping for Dexter DX7.5L A-60 Brake Actuator - Weld On - Drum - 2" Ball - Primed - 7,500 lbs. Brake Actuator reviews from real customers.
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Dexter Brake Actuator - DEX94FR

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

Use this 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 and 3 x 5 mounting.


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
  • Primed finish
  • Weld-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.



099-060-03 Dexter DX7.5L Brake Actuator - Drum - 2" Ball - Primed - 7,500 lbs

Replaces UFP Model A-60 Marine Surge Brake Actuator





Video of Dexter DX7.5L A-60 Brake Actuator - Weld On - Drum - 2" Ball - Primed - 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 - DEX94FR

Jeff: Hello everybody. This is Jeff at etrailer.com. Today, we're going to take a look at this Dexter DX 7.5 L weld-on drum brake actuator for a two inch hitch ball. Has a 7,500 pound weight capacity.Now, this actuator you use to synchronize your trailer brakes with your tow vehicle brakes. This hydraulic actuator will activate your trailer brakes when your tow vehicle slows or stops. Basically what happens is when you apply the brakes in your tow vehicle, deceleration will occur and then the momentum will push your trailer toward the rear of your vehicle.

So it's a surge brake system. This actuator is triggered as your trailer moves forward while your tow vehicle slows down.The inner tube or inner portion of this actuator will telescope back and that'll apply force to the master cylinder back here, which in turn supplies the necessary hydraulic pressure to engage your trailer brakes. On this one, you can see it has a front here, a nice low profile coupler latch to ensure easy, secure connection. And being low profile, what's nice about it, there's no damage. Some of the couplers you'll see have a latch up here that'll stick up pretty high and it can sometimes get damaged or bent.

This one has no latch. Everything's incorporated into it. It is an over center latch mechanism so it'll only engage when that actuator is fully seated on your two inch hitch ball.And I want to demonstrate that. I happened to pull this two inch hitch ball that it fits on and what you want to do to install it, what you want to do first is pull out this tethered safety pin. That'll release the latch.

And then to open the latch, all you have to do is slide this little button up at the top here over and the latch will open up.Now, you're ready to install it. So once you get over your hitch ball, it'll drop right into place like that. Flip your latch down and it secures it. And then for extra safety, you slide this safety pin through there, and that'll prevent that latch from opening all the way. So what's nice is if this happens to hit something and it moves it and opens that latch, you can see it won't go all the way.

It'll keep it attached. And then you just push it back down. And then when you go to disconnect, just pull that pin back out to release it, open your latch all the way, and your coupler will come right off the ball. So it's very easy and simple way to connect to the ball and to disconnect.Also, if you notice on this actuator, it includes this breakaway cable. Now breakaway cable is required by law and what this does is it prevents a trailer runaway situation. This hook on here will attach to your tow vehicle. And in the case of where this would come disconnected from your tow vehicle, it would pull this breakaway cable, which would in turn activate the master cylinder to apply the brakes on the trailer and prevent a runaway situation.Now, the master cylinder, which is underneath here, let me flip it over and you can probably see the end of it right here. The master cylinder is constructed of aluminum rather than plastic or steel. Gives you increased strength and corrosion resistance.And on top right here, it has a flush brake fluid filler cap on the top. So you just twist this to open it, put fluid brake fluid in, or to check your brake fluid and twist it back to close it. It doesn't stick up real high like on some of them where again, it could be damaged or broken.You can see it as a nice prime finish. It is a weld on installation and it is designed to fit three inch by five inch straight tongue trailers. This part is made in the USA. Application for this, again, is hydraulic drum brakes. The hitch ball size it fits is two inch diameter and the capacity is 7,500 pounds.Last thing I do want to mention is because this model does not include a reverse lockout on the back, it is recommended that you equip your trailer with either that electric reverse lockout solenoid that'll screw into your master cylinder or use free backing brakes on the trailer so that you can drive in reverse without triggering your trailer's brakes.But that should do it for the review on the Dexter DX 7.5 L weld-on drum brake actuator for a two inch hitch ball and this has a 7,500 pound weight capacity.


Customer Reviews

Dexter DX7.5L A-60 Brake Actuator - Weld On - Drum - 2" Ball - Primed - 7,500 lbs - DEX94FR

Average Customer Rating:  4.6 out of 5 stars   (96 Customer Reviews)

Use this 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 and 3 x 5 mounting.

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Worked great, replaced an old Atwood, welded in where the old one was cut out. Minor modification to the brake line, easy to bleed master cylinder and then bleed brake system. Coupler is extremely easy to use.




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Came packaged well and in a timely manner. Product just as expected. Installed and ready to go.




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Review from a similar DX7.5L in Brake Actuator


Have not use the Actuator yet. However it came in a oversize box. No packing material to protect it. It was damaged when I opened the box. Scratches and damage cable


Comments
Oh no! Our customer service team will reach out to assist you.
-- Etrailer Expert Jenny N - 07/19/2022


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Review from a similar DX7.5L in Brake Actuator


Perfect fit. I had to notch one corner where my wiring came out of the box tubing. Really nice compared to the original that was on there




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Review from a similar DX7.5L in Brake Actuator


This is a very well made Brake Actuator, with high quality and heavy duty materials. Flat top design suits my requirements of opening the tail gate without worrying about damaging the tailgate and for fixing the sticker for Ford Pro-Trailer Back up Assist. Overall, I am pretty happy with the product, pricing and prompt shipping.

However, I have two observations to make:
1. Manual lockout plate could have been tethered to receiver. Even better, fitted with a magnet so that plate does not fall off, when you are moving the trailer back and forth. There are after market products available with magnet. I improvised on my own with a piece of strong magnet from old hard drive.
2. I bought Dexter A-60 bolt-on top mount for two different trailers. I observed that in both cases, the mounting holes in the receiver does not exactly line up with holes in trailer tongue- off by about 1/16th of an inch. Looks like the inner unit welding to outer case could be the cause.

So I would rate the product as 4.5/5.




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Review from a similar DX7.5L in Brake Actuator


My package arrived a day early.
Installed
new actuator on my boat trailer in about 5 minutes bleed the system and brakes and it works like a charm.




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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.




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Review from a similar DX7.5L in Brake Actuator


Product was as described and shipped quickly. nice having the low-profile hitch.




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Review from a similar DX7.5L in Brake Actuator


The product worked well and etrailer had excellent customer service




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Review from a similar DX7.5L in Brake Actuator


Already having problems with this unit. Does not buffer the trailer anymore with stopping and starting. Worked less than 4 months


Comments
Sorry you are having issues, CS will reach out to you about the warranty David.
-- Etrailer Expert David B - 09/15/2022


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Review from a similar DX7.5L in Brake Actuator


Paul is awesome!!
I was very pleased
with the way he handled the order. I was going to order it online but he suggested that he could possibly have it delivered in 3-4 days. Actually it was delivered in 24 hours.
I thought [other retailers] were quick about deliveries till I ordered from etrailer.
The coupler and the brake actuator fit perfectly and definitely was a great replacement from the Atwood coupler.
Thanks. Paul.




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Review from a similar DX7.5L in Brake Actuator


Actuator is leaking wont build pressure


Comments
Thank you for contacting us about the actuator. I will have our customer service team reach out to assist you.
-- Etrailer Expert Jenny N - 06/23/2022


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Review from a similar DX7.5L in Brake Actuator


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




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Review from a similar DX7.5L in Brake Actuator


Received the brake actuator very fast, and it appears to be very well made. I have not as yet had time to weld it to the swing-away connection, but I don't think it will be a problem.




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Review from a similar DX7.5L in Brake Actuator


Easy to order. Quick shipping


Comments
Works great
Ron - 10/08/2022


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Review from a similar DX7.5L in Brake Actuator


I ordered late Tuesday evening. It shipped on Wednesday, arrived Friday and my boat trailer was fixed by Friday evening. Product was exactly as advertised and the perfect replacement for my damaged one. Quick and accurate shipping had me back out fishing by the weekend. Very impressed with etrailer service levels.




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Review from a similar DX7.5L in Brake Actuator


I am very please. I received the wrong actuator, my fault. You immediately got me a return label sent it back. The money was refunded and then I purchased the right one. Received it in a few days. Excellent over all. Thank you




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Review from a similar DX7.5L in Brake Actuator


Amazing price for my favorite hitch, tongue actuator system made. I own 6 trailers and have had another dozen in the past. There is no better looking or functioning system .




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Review from a similar DX7.5L in Brake Actuator


It was great perfect size on my application thanks




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Review from a similar DX7.5L in Brake Actuator


The manual lockout device, supplied with the actuator, requires a second person to hold it in place when backing. It will not stay in place on its own.




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Review from a similar DX7.5L in Brake Actuator


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?




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Review from a similar DX7.5L in Brake Actuator


The product came unboxed, missing instructions and no spare break away clips. I purchased a new actuator and got one that was laying around.




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Review from a similar DX7.5L in Brake Actuator


Exactly what I needed. Didn't require the outer housing, the insider mechanism slid in nicely as a replacement on my trailer. The etrailer videos for installation and bleeding were very helpful.




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Review from a similar DX7.5L in Brake Actuator


I was really in need of this for my boat that I'm towing to Florida for the winner and it was delivered in two days, thank you very much!



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