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I’ve had my trailer now for 4 years or so. I have checked the wheel bearings from time to time, adjusting the brakes, etc. Finally got around to putting brakes on the front axle (holy crap what a noticeable difference). While doing this, I noticed how worn the shackles were. I had to replace the bolts, bushings & the shackle plates.
So, if you’ve had your trailer for a while, might want to do some preventative maintenance. Might be surprised at what you find
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Did it already have brakes? I want to swap the axle under my wood trailer for one with brakes. I’ve located them, just need the right time to make the purchase. You know.......... priorities.
64 C1300 4X4, 345, T34, T18, NP202, D70F with ARB & 35 spline Chromoly axles, RA15 with Detroit Locker, 41" Iroks, front & rear PTO winches, recent makeover.
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The rear axle had brakes but not the front axle. The axle tube had the square flanges on it for the backing plates to mount on which made the install easy.
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So now both axles have brakes?
64 C1300 4X4, 345, T34, T18, NP202, D70F with ARB & 35 spline Chromoly axles, RA15 with Detroit Locker, 41" Iroks, front & rear PTO winches, recent makeover.
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Yes. Both do now. So much better
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