Stainless Hydraulic Disc Pad – Universal Hydraulic
Need two per caliper. Price per each pads.
This Universal hydraulic disc pad suits AL-KO, Trojan and most popular hydraulic trailer calipers.
Note: Does not fit automotive or car hydraulic calipers.
Tip: Use G clamp and the old hydraulic disc pad against the hydraulic piston to move piston back to it original seated position.
Pistons inside hydraulic calipers can freeze over the winter period when not in use.
- Pump up the piston until it move 5mm. The use the G clamp to move the piston back into position.
- Re-insert caliper onto the anchor plate.
- Now pump your pistons up again then release.
- Jack up each wheel and test wheel rotation.
Tip 1: Chop off 25mm from the end of your garden hose and put this piece in between the pads once you have inserted them into the caliper. The hose will help keep the pads into position and slide out when you place the caliper over the piston.
Tip 2: If you have having problems with your pistons, try our new stainless pistons. They are much less susceptible to sticking and provide a better braking solution.
I have had a few people visit us and ask for weird caliper parts. We worked out that someone had installed calipers from a car onto their boat trailer. These calipers had been sourced from a wrecker and fitted to their boat trailer.
Brake calipers that are used in the trailer industry are not interchangeable with calipers used motor vehicles.
Worn pistons, worn slides, brake pads are all expensive components in the automotive industry. The same components in the boat trailer industry are reasonably prices and readily available. The moral of the story is do not goto wreckers for your boat trailer parts.