10-inch Parallel Brake Drum

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$113.00 - $183.00

What makes Couplemate™ Brake Drums superior? 

 Made from high-quality materials for longer service.
✓ Ensures consistent and safe trailer braking.
 Purchasing directly supports the Australian economy.

Designed and manufactured by Couplemate™ Australia.

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10″ Parallel Brake Drum for Caravans, Trailers and Campers

When you’re out in the Australian outback, the last thing anyone wants is a brake failure due to low-quality drums.

Quality brake drums are crucial for caravans because they play a significant role in stopping the caravan safely and efficiently. When towing a caravan, the brakes are put under considerable stress due to the added weight and momentum. This means that the brake drums must be able to withstand high temperatures, extreme pressure, and constant wear and tear.

These brake drums are most commonly used for 10″ electric backing plates, but also suit 10″ mechanical backing plates and 10″ hydraulic backing plates as well.

Product Specifications

10-inch brake drums are often marked with 254 x 54 EL. N.B. Drums are not supplied with nuts.

What makes Low-Quality Drums Dangerous?

A few years ago, Couplemate™ was worried about the increasing loss of quality and increasing complaints from imported drums. We decided to make a better 10-inch drum brake to ensure electric brake drums were first class and we could take ownership of a quality product.

Low-quality or worn brake drums can cause a range of problems, including:

  • Reduced stopping power
  • Increased stopping distances
  • Excessive heat buildup
  • Complete brake failure

This can be extremely dangerous, particularly when driving on steep or winding roads. This can result in costly repairs and replacements, as well as potential safety hazards.

What makes Couplemate™ 10-inch Electric Brake Drums Superior?

By investing in high-quality brake drums that are specifically designed for caravans and other towing applications, you can ensure that your braking system is reliable and effective.

Quality brake drums will provide consistent stopping power, reduce the risk of overheating, and ultimately help to keep you and your passengers safe while on the road.

Our engineers discovered and talked about a problem called porosity as a significant cause of braking inefficiencies. Porosity is a series of holes in a casting that causes lower brake shoe adhesion. In simple terms, a porous surface will have less braking resistance than a non-porous surface.

The best way to explain how to remove air from steel is to understand how air is expelled from concrete. The process of shaking or vibrating the tooling containing a drum casting effectively removes air bubbles, thereby greatly reducing porosity.

Further, during the machining process, our craftsman is on the lookout for a sign of porosity. When found, drums are rejected, scraped and returned to the furnace. As a result, you can be assured the drums you have purchased have undergone rigorous testing and inspecting processes.

Today, we sell Australian-Made 10-inch brake drums to the RV markets and retail consumption.

Stud Pattern Options

Couplemate™ makes these drums in-house, which means we can offer a wide range of stud patterns for all types of setups.

If you’re unsure what stud pattern you have, read our quick guide: What is my Wheel P.C.D.?

  • Ford: 114.3mm PCD (1/2″)
  • 5S Landcruiser: 150.0mm PCD (9/16″) (M14)
  • Mercedes – 130mm PCD (M14)
  • F100: 139.7mm PCD (1/2″)
  • Defender: 165.10mm (5/8″) (M16)
  • Land Rover: 165.10mm (9/16″)
  • 6S Landcruiser: 139.7mm PCD (1/2″)
  • Nissan Navara: 114.3mm PCD (1/2″)
  • Dodge Ram: 165.10mm (M14)

Additional information

Weight10 kg
Dimensions30 × 30 × 10 cm
Select Stud Pattern

6s Landcruiser – 6 x 139.7mm, Defender – 5 x 6.5", F100 – 5 x 139.7mm, 5S Landcruiser – 5 x 150mm, F350 1996 – 8 x 165.10mm, F250 – 8 x 170mm, Dodge Ram – 8 x 6.5", Mercedes – 5 x 130mm, Ford F150 – 8 x 170mm, Ford – 5 x 114.3mm, 5s Landcruiser – 5 x 150mm, Range Rover – 5 x 120mm, 6S Landcruiser – 6 x 139.7mm

Select Stud Type

1/2" UNF, 7/16" UNF, 9/16" UNF, M12, M14, 5/8" UNF, M16

Our Service Lifetime Warranty

Our goods come with guarantees that cannot be excluded under the Australian Consumer Law. You are entitled to a replacement or refund for a major failure and compensation for any other reasonably foreseeable loss or damage. You are also entitled to have the goods repaired or replaced if the goods fail to be of acceptable quality and the failure does not amount to a major failure.

Couplemate™ is a manufacturer and vendor of high-quality towing, trailer, and caravan components. Couplemate™ Core Goods and Custom Work are guaranteed to be free of defects for the service lifetime of the product when used as intended.

Warranties are non-transferrable and Couplemate™ requires satisfactory proof of purchase prior to issuing a remedy. The full Couplemate™ Warranty Policy can be found in the Terms & Conditions: Section 8 – Consumer Guarantees & Warranty.

Warranties are in addition to your rights under the Australian Consumer Law. If something is wrong with your order, please contact our team.

60-Day Returns

After 60 years of experience, we know that life has its unpredictable moments.

All Couplemate™ orders (online, over the phone, or in-store) have a 60 day period for change-of-mind returns and exchanges. There are some items that can’t be returned and some returns may incur a 15% restocking fee.

You can view our full policy for change-of-mind returns here.


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