Brake drums and hubs are used in conjunction with electric backing plates, mechanical calipers on disc rotors, and hydraulic disc brakes. We carry the popular brands of brake drums in 10-inch and 12-inch configurations.
Older drums like the 9-inch Carter Wesco and PBL are now obsolete. You should replace these with new braking systems.
Some Crucial Info On Drum Brakes
Brake drums can have a variety of problems—not just worn bearing journals. The only thing you can do with worn bearing journals is replacing the drum. If you’re stuck in the bush and need a quick fix, locktite your cups into your drums.
The fix will last until you get into the next big town. Limit your speed to 60 kph, and hobble into town. Also look out for a worn magnet face, both on your magnet and on your inner drums. Worn surfaces will decrease your braking by about 70%.
Magnets like a nice smooth surface; here, they can offer 100% effective braking.
When you’re out in the Australian outback, your vehicle and caravan trailer have to deal with a lot more than just a bumpy ride. The temperature outside is fairly hot, and most parts of your vehicle, especially, the suspension, the brakes, and the springs, are subject to large amounts of physical stress.
Having a spare on hand is much more than just a good idea; you can travel in peace when your spare supply is properly stocked.
Couplemate sells only the best quality trailer and caravan spares throughout Australia—covering the Northern Territory, Western Australia, South Australia, Victoria, New South Wales, and Queensland. We also ship products via Australia Post Air to New Zealand.