Collins Trailers / Re-lining brake shoes

Discussion in 'Machinery' started by Zippy768, Jun 12, 2019 at 8:00 AM.

  1. Zippy768

    Zippy768 Member

    We have an old Collins trailer that I want to sort the brakes on so we have a spare trailer to run grain out the field.

    Obviously they don't exist anymore, but did someone take them over or same bodies/axles use on another brand?

    Also is it possible to still get shoes re-lined? On is that not a thing anymore?

  2. Spear

    Spear Member

    Fairly sure AW took over Collins.
    Certainly same design trailer back at the time.
    Brakes shouldn’t be a problem to sort, nothing special about the axles used.
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  3. Nearly

    Nearly Member

    North of York
    Last edited: Jun 12, 2019 at 8:38 AM
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  4. Boohoo

    Boohoo Member

    I've had brake shoes relined by a local truck and bus parts supplier.
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  5. Rowland

    Rowland Member

    Northeast England
    You will be able to get them relined locally somewhere.
    I did an old 10 ton trailer a few years back it was pretty easy to find a company to do it .
    And it wasn’t that expensive fairly cheep if I remember
  6. del_boy

    del_boy Member

    Yes aw trailers took over collins.
    We get our brake shoes relined by ALL SPARES. cost was £12 a shoe so alot less than new. Took them on a monday and had them back on Wednesday
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  7. davidroberts30

    Measure the width of the shoe and the inside of the drum and match up parts from there
  8. Zippy768

    Zippy768 Member

    Thanks for the replies. Turns out our local engineering firm can sort out the re-lining at a fraction of the cost of a new shoe :).
    Up to 10 day turnaround tho.
    Old Safety McSafe (father) doesn't want all hubs off at once. So front hubs today and back ones in a fortnight I expect.
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  9. Why dont you want to take all the hubs off at once??

    Blocks under drawbar and axles and get the lot done in one go?
  10. Exfarmer

    Exfarmer Member

    Bury St Edmunds
    Perhaps he wants to use it in the meantime :D
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  11. Mur Huwcun

    Mur Huwcun Member

    North West Wales
    Then drum and wheel off in one, flick the shoes off with tyre lever and dab of grease on bearing and push drum back on, all 4 done in an hour easily. That’s what we do so that we can wheel them back out or use around the yard
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  13. Zippy768

    Zippy768 Member

    Ahhhh, great idea, so simple (y)(y).
    Had the front 2 off just before lunch - shower dodging in the sprayer at the mo - will crack the back 2 off tomoz morn.

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