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Other than electric, Anyone??? Help this O'le fellow out. Lorna???
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Looks like they may be Dexter axles. The round piece at teh bottom is the brake magnet. Operated by 12 volts through a brake controller on the towing vehicle usually mount on the dash. When actuated causes a magnetic draw to the iron drum and casues the mechanism to move applying the brake pads to the drum. You should be able to get parts at places like NAPA and trailer shops. If you need a magnet and shoes sometime is is alot simpler to get new backing plates and it come complete for not much more money and a whole lot of saved time. GOod luck.
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Brakes like that are a fairly common item - most are made by Dexter. You can take one off and go to Northern Tool or almost any trailer building place (there are at least 3 within 10 miles of me) and match them up easily.

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<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by Inalabama:
you guys are great!


By the way... the bearings displayed zero wheel-bearing grease when I opened the hubs. They were dripping, as were the shoes and the round magnet actuator in what smells like engine oil....
What does this all mean? </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

That the bearings had not been repacked in such a long time that the grease had broken down. I'd play it safe and replace the bearings and seals.
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