Brakes

Australian Design Rules (braking requirements)

AS APPLICABLE TO TRAILED VEHICLES LESS THAN 4.5 TONNE AGGREGATE TRAILER MASSNote:

For more detailed information please contact your nearest AL-KO State Branch

BRAKING
1. Trailers up to 750 kg Gross trailer mass – no brakes required
2. Trailers 750 kg up to 2000 kg Gross trailer mass – brakes on at least 1 axle. “Efficient” over-run brakes acceptable (Electric Brakes / Power Assisted Brakes acceptable)
3. Trailers 2000 kg to 4500 kg Gross trailer mass – brakes on all wheels. Independent Brakes (Electric / Power Assisted with control from driver whilst in driver’s seat)with breakaway system to automatically apply trailer brakes fully for at least 15 minutes (Electric or Power Assisted).
4. Trailers above 4500 kg Gross trailer mass – brakes on all wheels. Refer to ADR 38

Note: This information is a guide only.We suggest customers contact the Department Of Transport And Regional Services (D.O.T.A.R.S.) in Canberra for specific advice pertaining to Australian Design Rules.

How to identify your stud pattern

4 Stud Pattern

To measure PCD on a 4-stud wheel: Measure from the centre of one stud to the opposite stud centre.

5 Stud Pattern

To measure PCD on a 5-stud wheel: Measure from the centre of one stud to the centre of the next stud centre. The calculate PCD using the chart below.

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