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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 06-17-2011, 10:23 AM
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Single pod brakes to double pods

we got two older trailers with single pod brakes on them still, ones an old oil field tanker and the other is a 50' flat bed, how much work is it to switch it over to double pod brakes to be able to safety it? I live in sask if that makes any difference.

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we got two older trailers with single pod brakes on them still, ones an old oil field tanker and the other is a 50' flat bed, how much work is it to switch it over to double pod brakes to be able to safety it? I live in sask if that makes any difference.
Unless they have recently changed the rules, there is no reason to change them over. Single pots are only different in operating when parked and the air supply is removed from the emergency line. Instead of springs applying the "park" brake, it is done with air pressure from the tanks. Yes when the air leaks off the brakes will release.

I believe it is law that older trucks with that system, do require maxies, double pots, or spring applied park brake on at least one rear axle.

I have several trailers with single pots, there is a name for the system, escapes me at the moment and even my KW still has single pots on the rear axle, and like I said unless something has just changed, all are still legal

Personally I prefer them on trailers I don't use very often. Makes it so easy to stuff a converter under them to pull them with a tractor if needed with out having to cage the springs to release the brakes.

Of course all the other rules apply, s cam rotation, clevis pins, ect.


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Many of our trailers have the single pod brakes and we safety them every year.
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I had done some checking into this and then kind of forgot about it

The rules for trucks with the single pot brake system, it is law that you require a mechanical park brake of some means, either a mechanical drive line brake or spring applied wheel brakes on at least one drive axle.

There is no restrictions on use of these brake systems on trailers. Many new log trailers are built still using the single pot system.

BTW guys....they're called brake "pots"...not pods

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Cans has a different meaning here, such as did you check out her new set of cans!

Easy to add the dual brake pot if you want. You need a full function valve(s) on the air tank and extra set of airlines to each brake pot.
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