Adelaide Trailer Shop offers a wide range of brakes. We pride ourselves on supplying quality parts that we know and trust on our own trailers. Our friendly staff can assist you with your trailer needs. Call us on 0412 836 296 or Contact us.


A common enquiry we receive is how much will it cost to add brakes to my trailer.
Below is a guide to assist you with whats involved with adding brakes to your trailer.

When adding brakes to a trailer there are 2 categories:

1.) Adding brakes to assist with stopping only (keeping the same rating),
2.) Adding brakes to increase the trailers ATM rating.

Adding brakes to a trailer to assist with stopping requires some mechanical work such as:
– Welding brake mounting plates to the axle,
– Adding braked hubs (Drum or disk),
– Adding brakes (Drum or Caliper),
– Upgrading to a braked coupling where required,
– Connecting the brakes.

When adding brakes to a trailer to increase its ATM you need to consider the following:
– Drawbar Steel Thickness,
– Chassis Strength,
– Axle Rating,
– Spring Rating,