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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 # DX73FR
Our Price: $280.95
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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 disc brakes and 3x3 or 3x4 straight tongue. 1-800-940-8924 to order Dexter brake actuator part number DX73FR 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 - DX73FR

  • 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 disc brakes and 3x3 or 3x4 straight tongue.


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 3" or 3" x 4" 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.



099-060-02 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 - DX73FR

Jeff: Hello, everybody. This is Jeff at etrailer.com. Today, we're going to take a look at the Dexter DX, 7.5L weld-on drum brake actuator for a two-inch hitch ball has a 7,500-pound weight capacity. Now, you'll use this actuator to synchronize your trailer's drum brakes with your tow vehicle brakes. This hydraulic actuator activates your trailer brakes when the tow vehicle slows or stops.Basically, what happens is when you apply the brakes in your tow vehicle, deceleration occurs, and the momentum will push your trailer toward the rear view vehicle. So, with the surge brake system, this actuator is triggered as your trailer moves forward while the tow vehicle slows.

What happens is this inner slide tube right here of the actuator will telescope in, and applies force to the master cylinder back here, which internal supply, the necessary hydraulic pressure to engage your trailer's brakes. If you notice on this actuator, it's a nice low-profile coupler latch ensures easy, secure connection.There's no latch sticking up that it could get dented or damaged or bent. This has a nice low-profile look to it, and it is an over center latch mechanism. It will only engage when the actuator is fully seated on your two inch hitch ball. Now, I do want to show you, I happened to pull here's an example of a two inch hitch ball, it fits on.

Just to show you how this coupler will work, you can see what you want to do first. Let's go ahead and open it up. First; what you'll do is it has this tethered safety pin right here. You just pull that safety pin out and that'll release it, and then what you'll do is this latch. You can see this little rounded portion up top here, that slides back and forth.Just push that and it'll let you to release it, and it lifts latch up.

Now you're ready to install onto the hitch ball. If I lift that up, we put our hitch ball there. You can say that it'll drop right onto the two inch hitch ball, push that closed, and then it's locked on there. And then for added safety, you take this tethered safety pin, slide it all the way through there and that'll hold that into place. So it doesn't come off the ball.

Even if by chance something would let push this lever and Le and release it. It still doesn't come up enough to release it from the ball. You do have to take the pin fully out, then raise the latch all the way up, and then it allow you to release it from the ball. Very nice connection. Disconnection of the pitch ball. inaudible 00:02:26 We'll go ahead and put our pin back through there.Now, if you notice it does include this breakaway cable. This cable right here is required by law. And what this does is it prevents a trailer runaway situation. This hook right here, you'll run this to your tow vehicle, hook it to your tow vehicle. And then what happens if by chance, this comes disconnected from your tow vehicle. It will pull on this cable, which will then activate the master cylinder back here, and that'll put the, apply the brakes to a runaway situation. So the idea of the breakaway cable is to keep the trailer from a runaway situation. Also, I wanted to show you if I flip this upside down, you might be able to see the end of the master cylinder right here. The master cylinder is constructed of aluminum rather than plastic or steel gives you increased strength in corrosion resistance, and also at the very top, flip it back over.You'll notice here's the flush brake fluid filler cap on top. And again, it's flushed, so it doesn't stick up. So there's no chance of anything hitting it and breaking it or damaging it. So all you have to do is unscrew that to check your brake fluid level and to add brake fluid to your master cylinder. If you noticed this has a nice prime finish to it. Now this is a weld on installation. It is designed to fit 3-inch by 3-inch or 3-inch by 4-inch straight trailer tongues, as part is made in the USA few specs again, application is for hydraulic drum brakes. The ball size it fits on is a two inch diameter hitch ball. Weight capacity is 7,500 pounds. The last thing I do want to mention on this. Now, this actuator does not include a reverse lockout. It is recommended that you equip the trailer with either an electric reverse lockout solenoid.What that does is it screws into the back of the master cylinder wires into your reverse light circuit. So when you put your vehicle in reverse, it'll automatically turn off the., doesn't allow the brake pressure that will apply to your brakes. The other way is you can install free backing brakes on, right free backing brakes on your trailer that way you can drive in reverse without triggering your trailer brakes off. That should do it for the review on this Dexter DX 7.5 L weld-on drum brake actuator for two inch hitch ball has a 7,500 pound weight capacity..

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Dexter DX7.5L A-60 Brake Actuator - Weld On - Drum - 2" Ball - Primed - 7,500 lbs - DX73FR

Average Customer Rating:  4.6 out of 5 stars   (97 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 disc brakes and 3x3 or 3x4 straight tongue.

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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


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


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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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


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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