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Old 01 March 2014, 13:30   #1
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Repair alko or replace whith knott

Quoted for parts to repair alko axels (2) 1000 +vat

Or replacement new pair of axels whith knott braked hubs and cables 522 inc vat

Is it worth mending the old.?

What do you think

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Old 01 March 2014, 14:40   #2
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I think someone may be taking the mickey...?!

What parts exactly?

That's a good price for two axles though.
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Thougt it seemed plenty steep

Need

All bowden cables
Berrings
Break drums
Shoes and springs
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Proberly every thin in the hubs
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If TG can't help have a word with Hadd he knows a company that make axels
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Thougt it seemed plenty steep

Need

All bowden cables
Berrings
Break drums
Shoes and springs
Ajusters
Proberly every thin in the hubs
Retail prices I'd reckon would be:
Cables 15
Bearings 25
Axle set (shoes & springs) 50
Adjusters 15

I make that about 240 for both axles. Why are you getting new drums, if you're changing the bearings? If the surfaces that the brakes press against are bad then I usually use a die grinder and 80 wet and dry to take them down.

Btw - is that 522 per axle, or for both? If it's per axle it's dear, if it's for a pair then it's cheap.
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I had a similar 1000+ quote from a company (or their supplier) when I bought the Ribtec, as the trailer bearings were slightly noisy and there were no braking components at all...

I looked around fairly sure I could do it cheaper and probably by myself! Because I had no examples in the axle and wasn't entirely sure on all the components, I just bought a complete new backplate for ~70 each, stripped the components and fitted to the existing back plates. Example: Al-Ko Brake Backplate Assembly 230 x 61mm LEFT HAND . Cables and bearings easy to find and not very expensive.

I think I spent around 350 on parts to completely refit a braking system to a twin axle Alko trailer, including the main braking cable to the handbrake.
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Quoted for parts to repair alko axels (2) 1000 +vat

Or replacement new pair of axels whith knott braked hubs and cables 522 inc vat

Is it worth mending the old.?

What do you think

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Give these a call Meredith & Eyre Trailers | Tilt Bed Trailer | Plant Trailers | Tipper Trailer quoted me 300 for brand new alko axle with wheel wash fitting they make them at that price i would go for a new axle
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Give these a call Meredith & Eyre Trailers | Tilt Bed Trailer | Plant Trailers | Tipper Trailer quoted me 300 for brand new alko axle with wheel wash fitting they make them at that price i would go for a new axle
Do you know if this is + or inc vat
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Do you know if this is + or inc vat
Think there might be VAT on that price give them a call they are very helpful Vincent Vega on here had a 750kg axle made for him a few weeks ago it only took them a week to make it & I think they only charged him 130+ vat for fully galvanised sealed axle
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