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Old 10-09-2007, 01:20 PM   #1
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Mechanical Breakaway and Park

I know. I'm asking a lot these days...

My 50s axle with hydraulic parking brakes is about to be replaced with Dexter's electric brakes with mechanical park brake assembly (Dexter Axle - Trailer Axles and Running Gear Components - Brake Kit - LH).

Instead of using the electric breakaway switch, I want to apply a mechanical breakaway, connected to the mechanical park brake assemblies. Because of Dutch laws here in The Netherlands, but also because I think this is a safer way. I've just read the threads about unwanted activated breakaway switches..., and this could of course never happen to a simple mechanical device.

The appearance of a modern mechanical breakaway lever is not very much to my liking, so to say. And I therefore would like to know whether there are any similar mechanical breakaway systems for sale in the US.

Thanks in advance!
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I would look on eBay. Here is a new one from a lift truck. I like these old brake levers with the knurled handle that you can adjust by twisting the handle.

I assume you are going to tun exposed cable and mount the lever on the tongue? Very high coolness factor.
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Old 10-09-2007, 03:23 PM   #3
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I would look on eBay.
That's right! If there's anything in existance, it can be found on eBay nowadays.
Thanks.
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