Replacing trailer axles

21 apr. 2021
757 333 Vizionare

Working on a 5 ton equipment trailer with hydraulic surge brakes:
0:00 Replacing trailer lounge master brake cylinder assembly
4:01 1 year + remove axles, brakes, suspension
13:35 install new axles, suspension, brakes
32:35 Demonstrate problem with trailer not going in reverse
37:16 install block off valve to fix reverse problem
There some grey dodge footage in here, and some excavation footage.

  • Classic Andrew...excellent video Sir!

    HR MacDonaldHR MacDonaldAcum 22 ore
  • My electric brake controller is proporsional. The harder you press on the brakes the harder it brakes..

    country flyercountry flyerAcum o Zi
  • Learned about backing up a trailer with surge breaks today :) and I'm an engineer heh

    12lbchevelle12lbchevelleAcum 2 Zile
  • Your new videos do look better :)

    12lbchevelle12lbchevelleAcum 2 Zile
  • Cody has more mechanical aptitude than most dealership mechanics.

    Doctored ClawDoctored ClawAcum 2 Zile
  • Hi young Andrew, like the little lathes, is the light grey one a Colchester Lathe, or a copy of one perhaps ? - As a young man many years ago I worked on one, good solid small lathe, originally made about 15 miles from where I now retired to, right on the coast of North Essex - UK.

    ian buritian buritAcum 3 Zile
  • Hi young Andrew - TOP TIP/ Adjusting your drum brakes ? drill a hole in the FRONT face of your brake drum, the suitable size for a rubber press fit bung to fit, then adjusting your drum brakes becomes easier on each wheel AFTER taking the wheel off first.. add some high temp grease/ spray silicone/ WD 40 onto the adjuster threads first/ thats my thoughts anyway/ have a good day.. thanks for the video / Ian -- UK.

    ian buritian buritAcum 3 Zile

    PinkLady BikermammaPinkLady BikermammaAcum 3 Zile
  • "I ordered this, a year ago!" lmao. Never in my life have I ordered a nice item and waited a year to get around to using it. That's when you know you're loaded/busy af

    ChaplinChaplinAcum 3 Zile
  • I have same hammer it came with a vise.

    Daron SteeleDaron SteeleAcum 3 Zile
  • Not too many women watching this. But I can’t get enough. I do enjoy the excavator/dozer type work more than the mechanic stuff though.

    Rena BurggraafRena BurggraafAcum 3 Zile
  • Dare I say that Andrew could use a larger excavator and/or a rock crusher???

    excavator22excavator22Acum 4 Zile
  • im surprised you didnt wire to the reverse lights on the truck

    Jesse DielschneiderJesse DielschneiderAcum 4 Zile
    • never mind

      Jesse DielschneiderJesse DielschneiderAcum 4 Zile
  • يولد انت فنان

    محمد الزهرانيمحمد الزهرانيAcum 4 Zile
  • Was the home completed? Please introduce home

    m hatori69m hatori69Acum 5 Zile
  • The brake actuation mechanism that brings the break into full motion are known to last between 65-85 years. ITS CALLED YOUR FOOT ,,,0..o

    puncherdavispuncherdavisAcum 5 Zile
  • Just stumbled upon Andrew's channel... this guy is a STRAIGHT BOSS.... Shop, house, and work ethic GOALS. Keep it up man!

    DavidDavidAcum 5 Zile
    • Thanks

      Andrew CamarataAndrew CamarataAcum 4 Zile
  • thing is you wouldn't watch anyone else sorting trailer axles ...phenomena ✨😁

    Davidnumber23Davidnumber23Acum 5 Zile
  • Its so weird seeing you visit places that are local to me. I drive past that trailer shop all the time.

    Brandon DiazBrandon DiazAcum 5 Zile
    • Neat

      Andrew CamarataAndrew CamarataAcum 5 Zile
  • You do every maintenance before start the job very nice.

    Zahid KhanZahid KhanAcum 5 Zile
  • 13:00 There probably mobile home axles off of a 14 x 70 or something. They cut them down to size and welded them back together to make a heavy equipment trailer. 23:00 The other thing about them old axles is our mobile home axles have never been modified and there made exactly the same. That cylinder is designed to to allow for the axles to flex. That way they don't just break in two under heavy loads.

    ThomasDiyThomasDiyAcum 5 Zile
  • Andrew Andrew Andrew...... MIG welding next to a machined surface without a fireproof blanket covering it to stop weld spatter! Not good. Overall a great job though👍👍

    Adam ImrieAdam ImrieAcum 5 Zile
  • Oh My Gosh your a dare devil Andrew. My heart is up in my mouth when I watch you drive sometimes. lol take care from Australia

    Banjo111 1Banjo111 1Acum 6 Zile
  • Great video as always you never stop amazing us in your videos keep them coming Andrew 👍👍👍👍👍👍👏👏👏👏👏👏👏

    Carlos GomezCarlos GomezAcum 6 Zile
  • Andrew, there is a “U” shaped section that you put between pointless the hook and trailer. What is happening is when you apply the brakes the the trailer pushes forward on the truck applying the brakes. When you back up the brakes are being applied. Downhill the trailer is pulled away from the truck and brakes aren’t being applied. Old school tech! Or use this:

    Eric MartinEric MartinAcum 6 Zile
  • Andy you'll need to upgrade your overhead winch to electric someday,an your doors mate.

    Frederick BoydFrederick BoydAcum 6 Zile
  • Should have went with disk brakes with electric over hydraulic actuator. I changed out my boat trailer and it is is much better

    BuckhorncampBuckhorncampAcum 6 Zile
  • The more you own!!! The more you FIX!!!!!

    James FeeneyJames FeeneyAcum 6 Zile
  • Most of those braking systems use to have some sort of locking mechanism for backing up.

    rhbofwccrhbofwccAcum 6 Zile
  • Is the dog the quality control manager? Either way himz doing a great job!

    Jack PitstickJack PitstickAcum 6 Zile
  • 💯💯🍺good wak today

    Eric SanchezEric SanchezAcum 6 Zile
  • European surge brake manufacturers have a backmatic: if you reverse, the rear brake shoe is unwedged by its friction on the drum and gives way. It does need regular maintenance though, the Bowden cables need to be replaced every few years. But you buy a pair for under 30 bucks.

    SjanzoSjanzoAcum 6 Zile

    cody custercody custerAcum 7 Zile
  • 13:57 Andrew goes for parts for the trailer, driver new parts home with the new trailer, that's what I was expecting.

    Paul Akers JrPaul Akers JrAcum 7 Zile
  • 23:47 , Andrew, u can order this one day at 1:08 👍🏻😁

    Gr VuesGr VuesAcum 7 Zile
  • Unless you lock up the shoes during the adjustment process, you won't know for sure that both shoes are against the drum. Locking them up and then backing them off ensures that the brake shoes are centered in the drum. Also, a brake adjusting tool is worth it's weight in gold because it has a nice bend in it so you won't have to work around those u-bolts.

    brian busboybrian busboyAcum 7 Zile
  • You don't have to drive the seals in until they stop. Flush with the hub works. A wood block will work as a stop.

    brian busboybrian busboyAcum 7 Zile
  • “Parkour!!!”

    shaun thornhillshaun thornhillAcum 7 Zile
  • Ease up on those seals, they just need to be flush with the lip of the drum. Also next time switch over to electric brakes. There way less problems than hydraulic.

    Fine LineFine LineAcum 7 Zile
  • Fully with you on the brake adjusters thing, auto adjusted ones fail too quickly but discs aren't the answer either; size of a disc brake is limited by wheel diameter but drums you can make wider to cope with large loads. Also, ignoring the adjuster issue, parking brakes on discs are pretty useless compared to drums a there's no self servoing action with a disc.

    David QuirkDavid QuirkAcum 7 Zile
  • Is that a Colchester Lathe I see in your shop?

    David QuirkDavid QuirkAcum 7 Zile
  • Love when your dog snuggles up to you

    Bill ForseBill ForseAcum 7 Zile
  • بكننبهفهلعععقصفلصفصضفضقضقضغصغص

    mostafa alnaeemimostafa alnaeemiAcum 7 Zile
  • That's alot of work changing camera angles for each break in the video. Nice work.

    Gary HarperGary HarperAcum 8 Zile
  • Nice!

    Peachy Keen GaragePeachy Keen GarageAcum 8 Zile
  • Dude, I'm always SO impressed with your ability to fix things. I wish there was somewhere where I could go learn how to do this sort of thing as a normal adult.

    Sean OchoaSean OchoaAcum 8 Zile
    • Thanks. watching videos like this should help you do a similar project.

      Andrew CamarataAndrew CamarataAcum 8 Zile
  • I guess they don't undercoat flat beds

    GnosisMan50GnosisMan50Acum 8 Zile
  • Hey Andrew whats about a quick couplers system at your Hitachi excavator

    Florian5120ProFlorian5120ProAcum 8 Zile
  • Hay I have a manual lockout on mine and i'm glad you know how to pack bearings good job. yeehaa.

    Billy HintonBilly HintonAcum 8 Zile
  • You need to fit a slip in and out block on to the drawbar slide so that it does not push in and put the brakes on when you are backing up.

    Bob WBob WAcum 9 Zile
  • You should build a car pit so you can work on stuff from below without having to get on your back!

    PillowtapPillowtapAcum 9 Zile
  • its getting brand new everything...

    A BA BAcum 9 Zile

    Kate LutterodtKate LutterodtAcum 9 Zile
  • Nice job. But you would have been better off just converting to electric brakes. That way you have more control over them.

    Jeff DeFrieseJeff DeFrieseAcum 9 Zile
  • Do you own episode with that truck, and se how much it handles.

    RdVelios RanchRdVelios RanchAcum 9 Zile
  • Cody is not a rock engineer - he is a rock weiler in drag

    Tony WilsonTony WilsonAcum 9 Zile
  • When in doubt, use a bigger tool seems to be a running theme here lmao. Love the videos

    Sean DolanSean DolanAcum 9 Zile
    • Sean Dolan Don't Force It get a bigger hammer

      Dean BakerDean BakerAcum 7 Zile
  • How much for the DODGE RAM?

    Crazymex3Crazymex3Acum 9 Zile
  • And people wonder why trailer repairs are so expensive!!!

    The Tractor DenThe Tractor DenAcum 10 Zile
  • I just wonder how long that rock had been sitting there, waiting to get to the bottom of the hill. Then Andrew come along and speeds the process up by millions of years.

    Dalton791000Dalton791000Acum 10 Zile
  • Respectively drums in my opinion are superior for their greater braking force compared to a similar sized disc. Because of the bigger surface area to spread the force, the shoes last longer than pads, and generate less heat. The disadvantage is the relative complexity of the drum and they can't dissipate the heat fast and are prone to warpage of the drum and boiling the brake fluid if overheated. New cars won't have drums on the front and for good reason, but on trailers, which realise less demands (during braking, weight gets thrown to the front), drums are the best for that application.

    Stephen FStephen FAcum 10 Zile
  • Why use a wrench when you have a grinder 🤣🤣 good work andrew

    gunslinger78gunslinger78Acum 10 Zile
  • Always impressed that you keep safety in mind - secure work area, eye & ear protection. 👍🏼 Glad you started using a creeper (24 minutes in) - you looked so uncomfortable. Maaaayybbeeeee I should move that excavator……..😆😆

    Elaine GregoryElaine GregoryAcum 10 Zile
  • Hey Andrew for the blue truck you can make it as a run around vehicle if your doing something and you need to move something or tow something just around your property

    Gaming on a Tin canGaming on a Tin canAcum 10 Zile
  • Gorgeous lab.

    Jake ZgabJake ZgabAcum 10 Zile
  • rule # 1 dont hurt andy

    tom boyertom boyerAcum 10 Zile
  • he approaches a full axle rebuild the say way i approach replacing a blinker bulb. we just gotta set our mind to it bahahaha

    nocoolname32nocoolname32Acum 10 Zile
  • watching him climb that ladder i was going to say it seems like he's afraid of heights, then i remember that whole castle build. yeah, nope.

    nocoolname32nocoolname32Acum 10 Zile
  • You have the worst tools in the world

    Tucker FallsTucker FallsAcum 10 Zile
  • So. In hindsight, don't you now think that going to electric brakes would have been the better move? Especially with the mickey mouse stuff to the tow vehicle's brake controller? Cheaper, much better (seriously: copper, single-flare, BRAKE lines?), and universal compatibility with any tow vehicle with a brake controller and 7-flat RV connector. Hydraulic brakes make sense on boat trailers that are submerged every time they are used. Not so much on equipment trailers unless frequently towed by vehicles without electric controllers like air-brake dump trucks. But they make controllers for air-brake vehicles now too.

    Dave PDave PAcum 10 Zile
    • I dont think so, those surge brakes are nice. My other trailer is electric.

      Andrew CamarataAndrew CamarataAcum 10 Zile
  • Dielectric grease prevents corrosion on bolted connectors and plug in connectors. It’s always interesting to watch a Jack of all trades, “can do” type like Mr. Camarata.

    Otto CarrOtto CarrAcum 10 Zile
  • A liberal use of never seize will make every nut and bolt much easier to remove.

    Otto CarrOtto CarrAcum 10 Zile
  • well whoever put that motor in that truck obviously can’t do a tune up, it runs like trash

    Colby BarbourColby BarbourAcum 11 Zile
  • Most people who have the following Andrew does would just buy another trailer...but it's content and he'll make more money just rebuilding the thing, this is one of the cases where fixing it makes more sense than buying a new one.

    Opulent GamingOpulent GamingAcum 11 Zile
  • it's a good thing the supervisor was there to make sure everything was going good

    Troy LeeTroy LeeAcum 11 Zile
  • You could get some bearing buddy hub caps to replace the dust cover on the trailer hub. And then the bearing buddy allows you to grease the hub

    Emory RichardsonEmory RichardsonAcum 11 Zile
  • I have this same style of creeper. My neck loves it!

    IanIanAcum 11 Zile
  • There is a way to lock the hitch wile backing up that little handle on some

    Luap PaulLuap PaulAcum 11 Zile
  • If that solenoid is like a line-lock one used by drag racers, you could set the trailer brakes to stay on, by activating the brakes and powering the solenoid which will hold the trailer brakes on. It'd be like a trailer parking brake, as long as you had power to the solenoid.

    railroadjimrailroadjimAcum 11 Zile
  • couldn’t you make a U block out of metal that stops the piston from compressing and applying the brakes

    José VillaJosé VillaAcum 11 Zile
  • "You take a screw driver...or the special tool that's basically a screw driver." lmao so true though

    Grizzly 660Grizzly 660Acum 11 Zile
  • Why are you wearing a mask at the trailer place? Usually people who live out know it's all a scam.

    deals from virginiadeals from virginiaAcum 11 Zile
  • Ни чё не понятно что лепечет но приятно смотреть

    Алексей КлоковАлексей КлоковAcum 11 Zile
  • Wish you wore hearing protection more my friend!

    e46m3e46m3Acum 11 Zile
  • My dad had a trailer like that and you had to put in a pin to back stopped it from pressing on the master

    Take a stride or Step asideTake a stride or Step asideAcum 11 Zile
  • As a heavy diesel mechanic, you really should get a bigger impact wrench. It would make your life so much easier. I recommend the m18 high torque for cordless or a air cat for air. I also have a Earthquake 3/4" and it actually does pretty good for the money.

    mission772mission772Acum 11 Zile
  • What is a "trailer lounge [sic]"; no results for such a part.

    Autodidact2Autodidact2Acum 11 Zile
  • Hello again Andrew. Could you let me know the details of the reverse brake cutout switch. Thanks Andrew. Paul from Liverpool.

    torchyboyztorchyboyzAcum 11 Zile
    • Dexter 81103

      Andrew CamarataAndrew CamarataAcum 8 Zile
    • Hi Andrew, I wanted to know the make and model of the electric brake cutout switch that you fitted to allow reversing of your trailer. Thank you so much and thank you for your entertaining vids. Best regards, Paul.

      torchyboyztorchyboyzAcum 8 Zile
    • Didn't I demonstrate it in this video? What is the question?

      Andrew CamarataAndrew CamarataAcum 11 Zile
  • Brakes should last the life of the vehicle. which should be like 50 years. lol

    RTW LLCRTW LLCAcum 11 Zile
  • 28:30 Is that the old boss (i.e. father)?

    Quietus PlusQuietus PlusAcum 11 Zile
  • Whoever invented that automated braking system is genius. Also, lots of dad grunting in this one. And Cody getting in the way is hilarious XD

    Quietus PlusQuietus PlusAcum 11 Zile
  • < Former Chrysler master tech when those trucks were new. Based on the sound of that old truck when it started and the fact that the engine was just out, make sure it has a new Mopar crank sensor and the air gap is correct. It's easy to crack the sensor when pulling the engine or set the air gap wrong. They also dont like aftermarket sensors.

    John IJohn IAcum 11 Zile
  • the work was done perfectly. but already thought of the environment. all that oil in the ground?

    Mister DMister DAcum 11 Zile
  • I know Andrew probably don't read all the comments but I pray for Levi. I'm so happy to see him.

    Luke37Luke37Acum 11 Zile
  • Careful Andrew, the Big Drum Brake Cartel might put a hit out on you for saying brakes should last 50 years.

    Arnold LayneArnold LayneAcum 11 Zile
  • Getting a strong Ship of Theseus vibe from this trailer.

    jgppjgppAcum 11 Zile
  • Hopefully next video we see Levi. I miss that dog

    Enterprise206Enterprise206Acum 11 Zile
  • Good Man someone should you the right way to pack a bearing. I love these guys that smear them and then wonder why they fail.

    Douglas MorganDouglas MorganAcum 11 Zile
  • I always thought drum brakes had a self adjusting tab on them ?

    Matt LaneMatt LaneAcum 11 Zile
  • nice work 👍👍👍

    hi_Xander 76hi_Xander 76Acum 11 Zile