Hi All

I am considering building a single axle trailer around 1500kg ATM to cart firewood, sand/gravel, rubbish... Obviously this would need brakes fitted. My initial thoughts have been to use electric drum brakes, mainly to limit who can borrow my trailer as much as anything. I have a hydraulic over-ride coupling and some other hydraulic brake stuff, so going that way is tempting too as that would require less money to be spent.

My question is, what are the advantages and disadvantages of the various brake options for trailers of 2000kg or less?
Hydraulic vs Mechanical vs Electric and Drum vs Disc?


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