In any type of vehicle, the brake system is considered as a very important component. With this in mind, it is important to note that even trailers need to have a reliable brake system especially as it is frequently used to haul cargo. But what are the common brake system installed in trailers? Let’s find out.
There are two kinds of brake system usually installed in trailers, namely drum, and disc brakes. The common and most reliable for now is the drum brake. Drum brakes have been tried and tested since the early years of automotive. It can also be installed in trailers. Between the two brake system options, drum brakes are also more affordable than the disc brake. However, the downside of drum brakes is the maintenance.
Disc brakes are more expensive up front, why? As trailer experts, we can say that disk brakes are easier and more affordable to maintain in the long run. It is also becoming widely more popular among trailer owners. Through custom modification, we can replace the drum brake in most braking systems. We have come across a growing number of trailer owners switch to disc brakes because of quite a few advantages over the drum brake. This includes more powerful stopping power, less maintenance (fewer parts) and more resistant to fading during a descent.
As reliable custom trailer makers in Melbourne, we encourage trailer owners to get regular brake checkups, ideally every 6 months to 1 year of usage especially those who are using their trailers almost every day for work and hauling purposes. We also perform trailer repairs in Melbourne. If you need any trailer alterations, repairs or you are looking to embark on a trailer customisation projects, please don’t hesitate to contact Titan Engineering for a free quote.