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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

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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. Call 800-298-1624 to order Dexter Axle brake actuator part number DX53FR 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 - Weld On - Drum - 2" Ball - Primed - 7,500 lbs. Brake Actuator reviews from real customers.
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Dexter Axle Brake Actuator - DX53FR

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

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.



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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 - DX53FR

Jeff: Hello, everybody. This is Jeff at etrailer.com. Today, we're going to take a look at this Dexter DX7.5L weld-on drum brake actuator for a 2-inch hitch ball. Has a 7,500-pound weight capacity.Now you'll use this actuator to activate your trailer's brakes when your tow vehicle slows or stops. Basically, when you apply the brakes in your tow vehicle, deceleration occurs and the momentum will push your trailer towards the rear of your tow vehicle. So with the surge brake system, the actuator here is triggered as your trailer moves forward while the tow vehicle slows.

So basically, the inside part of this actuator will telescope back. It applies force to the master cylinder in the back here, which in turn will supply the necessary hydraulic pressure to engage your trailer's brakes.If you notice on this one, it is a low profile coupler latch. There is no lever or anything sticking up. It's very low profile so there's nothing to get damaged. This will ensure a nice, easy, secure connection.

And it is an over-the-center latch mechanism. It'll only engage when the actuator's fully seated on a 2-inch hitch ball.And I happen to pull a 2-inch hitch ball, I just want to demonstrate how it installs. So what you want to do first is pull out this tethered safety pin here. Once you get that pulled out, then what you'll do is go up to the latch here, there's this round portion, just slide that. When you slide that, that'll release it and it flips up.

And now it's in the ready-to-install position so when you get out over your 2-inch inaudible 00:01:28 hitch ball, drops right into place. All you have to do is push that latch down and it's locked onto the ball. And then for extra safety, you slide this tethered safety pin right through the two holes and that'll keep it locked into place and you're ready to go.And what's nice with that safety pin if by chance this did get moved and popped open, it won't open all the way so it still stays attached to the ball. The only way to actually remove it is to slide that safety pin out, flip that latch up and then you're able to lift it up off the ball, simple as that. So it's a very nice easy connection and to disconnect it.

Now we're just going to go close that. Slide our pin back through.Now if you notice, it does also include this breakaway cable. This breakaway cable is required by law and what this does is it prevents a trailer runaway situation. You'll take this hook on the breakaway cable and hook this to your tow vehicle and then what'll happen is if by chance your trailer would come disconnected from your tow vehicle, it would pull on this cable, which would then activate the master cylinder back here to apply the brakes and prevent the trailer from a runaway situation.Now, the master cylinder on this, let me flip it upside down here so we can see the end of the master cylinder right here. You can see, the master cylinder is constructed of aluminum rather than plastic or steel. Gives you much more increased strength and corrosion resistance. And if you look up at the top here, has a nice flush brake fluid filler cap on top. It doesn't stick up tall to where it could get damaged or broken. You just unscrew that, put your brake fluid in or unscrew it and check your brake fluid level.This does have a nice prime finish on it. It is a weld-on installation. It is designed to fit 3-inch by 3-inch or 3-inch by 4-inch straight trailer tongue. This part is made in the USA. Again, the specs on this, the application's for hydraulic drum brakes. The ball size we mentioned it fits over is a 2-inch diameter hitch ball. Weight capacity is 7,500 pounds. And one last note I do want to mention on this is because this model actuator does not include a reverse lockout on the rear here, it is recommended that you equip your trailer with either an electric reverse lockout solenoid that screws into the master cylinder or a free backing brakes on your trailer so that you can drive in reverse without triggering your trailer's brakes.But that should do it for the review on this Dexter DX7.5L weld-on drum brake actuator for a 2-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 - DX53FR

Average Customer Rating:  4.3 out of 5 stars   (11 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.

- 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


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
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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.



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


Fit perfectly



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Ask the Experts about this Dexter Axle Brake Actuator

  • Recommended Surge Brake Actuator For Discontinued Atwood 85739
    You are correct that the Atwood 85739 has been discontinued along with all of the replacement parts for it. I recommend replacing it with the Dexter DX7.5L A-60 Brake Actuator w Electric Lockout - Weld On - Disc - 2" Ball - Primed - 7.5K # DX63FR if you have disc brakes or # DX53FR if you have drum brakes. I included videos of the products mentioned for you to take a look at.
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