Difference Between Model 60 Surge Trailer Brake Actuators that Fit Disc and Drum Brakes

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It says disc brakes, but can it be used on either disc or drum brakes? Thank you.

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Trailer drum and disc brakes require different psi ratings so that's why the part # T47154007K can only be used on disc brakes. Drums usually need 1,000 psi whereas disc needs 1,600 psi.

For a version of this coupler that is designed for drum brakes you'd want the part # T43329007K.

Or you can change out the master cylinders to fit the application. For a Model 60 actuator like this the part # T4820000 is for disc and part # T4395100 is for drum. To convert either actuator would only take swapping out to either master cylinder.

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