40mm Square Mechanical Drum Brake Kit – 1000kg

$631.00 - $851.06

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40mm Square Mechanical Drum Brake Axle assembly


40mm Square Mechanical Drum braked axle assembly to suit 9″ drums. Suits 2000kg override couplings — single Axle rating 1000kg.

The rating of this axle is 1000kg as this axle uses standard holden bearings. Axle rating is controlled by bearing sizes.

9″ mechanically braked axles are very simple to install. Attached the mechanical backing plates to a weld ring, welded to the rear of the axle shoulder.

Mechanical weld rings are identical to electric weld rings. The hardest part of the entire job is to align the weld rings perfectly.

We recommend customers dry-fit the backing plates and weld ring, without grease. Once the drum is in position and locked with the axle nut, tighten the brake shoes.

Align the backing perfectly with the drum and then spot weld the ring in 4 places. Re-adjust where necessary and then finished the welding on the ring.
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Installation help


Calculating The Correct Axle Measurements

  1. Measure the offset wheel. The wheel offset is the distance between the hub’s inside and the rubber’s outside.
  2. Add 50 mm to the offset. Alternatively, choose your own distance between the rubber and the chassis.
  3. Multiply by 2 for both sides. Add your chassis width to the above number.

Still unsure of what measurements to take? Check out this handy guide below:

[P] – Check material specifications. What size and profile is the axle (for example, 45mm Square)
[T] – Overall axle length (tip to tip)
[F] – Hub face-to-hub face measurement
[A] – Chassis width
[C] – Tyre clearance
[B] – Back offset
[H] – Tyre to chassis
[G] – Axle pad centres

How To Measure An Axle


Identifying Bearing Combinations

You will also need to identify your bearing combination which can be done by pulling off a hub and bearings and locating the number laser engraved onto the bearing. You will require both the inner and the outer bearing numbers.

Where to identify bearing number. Look for the laser engraved number on the bearing.

Additional information

Weight70 kg
Dimensions240 × 60 × 60 cm
Stud Patternss

Ford (5 x 114.30mm), Holden HT (5 x 107.95mm), Holden HQ (5 x 120.65mm), Holden Commodore (5 x 120mm), Land Cruiser 6S, 5s Landcruiser (5 x 150mm)

Face to face Length

1475mm – 58-inch, 1500mm – 59-inch, 1525mm – 60-inch, 1550mm – 61-inch, 1575mm – 62-inch, 1600mm – 63-inch, 1625mm – 64-inch, 1650mm – 65-inch, 1675mm – 66-inch, 1700mm – 67-inch, 1725mm – 68-inch, 1750mm – 69-inch, 1775mm – 70-inch, 1800mm – 71-inch, 1825mm – 72-inch, 1850mm – 73-inch, 1875mm – 74-inch, 1900mm – 75-inch, 1925mm – 76-inch, 1950mm – 77-inch, 1975mm – 78-inch, 2000mm – 79-inch, 2025mm – 80-inch, 2050mm – 81-inch, 2075mm – 82-inch, 2100mm – 83-inch, 2125mm – 84-inch, 2150mm – 85-inch, 2175mm – 86-inch, 2200mm – 87-inch, 2225mm – 88-inch, 2250mm – 89-inch, 2275mm – 90-inch, 2300mm – 91-inch, 2325mm – 92-inch, 2350mm – 93-inch

Axle Profile

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