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Old 18 November 2012, 16:02   #41
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Bigmuz7: I agree with what you say about ALKO brakes & cables. When I replaced them on a 1000kg axle a few years ago, they were a lot more expensive than other manufacturers' shoes & cables.
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Before and after. Extreme trailers had one off the shelf to fit.
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Old 19 November 2012, 11:22   #43
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Excellent Tim - how much did that cost?
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Bigmuz7: I agree with what you say about ALKO brakes & cables. When I replaced them on a 1000kg axle a few years ago, they were a lot more expensive than other manufacturers' shoes & cables.
That really shouldn't be the case. Alko should be around the same price as Knott.

A 2051 axle set (two pairs of shoes and two sets of springs - enought to replace everything inside the drums, that usually need replacing) should be around 45 - 50 and stainless steel brake cables around 15 each.
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Twas a few years ago, maybe the gap has closed. The shoes cost around 50 and the std cables were around 15 each, whereas Knott shoes were 25ish and cables around 10 each.
Broke my heart at the time!
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That really shouldn't be the case. Alko should be around the same price as Knott.

A 2051 axle set (two pairs of shoes and two sets of springs - enought to replace everything inside the drums, that usually need replacing) should be around 45 - 50 and stainless steel brake cables around 15 each.
Well I'm minded to dig out the invoice actually because I remember it being particularly bad as I buy parts for lots of other plant trailers that dont cost as much, and the ALKO stuff didnt look anything special in comparison,and .... for another good reason, in that, I never fitted any of the stuff ! as the boat suffered a transom failure at the same time, so I still have all the bits and should flog them off .... Dunno if the dealer added silly margins ?

BTW .. DHD .. can we see a picture of those axle units, because that sounds like decent money for something so substantial
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I've had indespension trailers with Knott running gear & currently have an SBS with AlKo gear. I've not noticed any appreciable difference in price for the cables & shoes. The sealed bearings on the AlKo hubs are more expensive though.
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BTW .. DHD .. can we see a picture of those axle units, because that sounds like decent money for something so substantial
Tomorrow, if it's not pi$$ing down.

They're nothing special mind, so don't go losing any sleep tonight! Same as these:
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excellent tim - how much did that cost?
145.00
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Not too scary then and an improvement over the original.
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