*** The RMS requires any trailer over 2 tonne GVM (the weight of the trailer plus load) to have a breakaway system installed on the trailer. This can be on either Electric or Hydraulic drum brake trailers & Hydraulic Disc on Boat Trailers. An in cab controller is also required to be fitted to the tow vehicle with a battery monitor to operate the braking systems. ****
The TF Electro-Hydraulic Actuator designed and developed by Ted Felk, is made in Australia by Felk Engineering using Felk designed and imported parts.
The unit is rated at 1600 psi.
The TF design features separate enclosures for the oil reservoir and the motor/circuit board. In the event there is a need to repair/replace the solenoid or circuit board, accessing the oil reservoir section of the actuator is not required. By just removing 4 screws on your TF actuator, the motor/circuit board and solenoid cover comes off for easy access and repair.
Felk Engineering makes the Actuator unit in our factory therefore parts are readily available.
TF actuators are an neat & compact, advanced design unit measuring only 255L x 84W x 150H.
The breakaway kit includes battery box & battery, breakaway switch and charger/battery tester.
To install your TF Hydraulic Actuator on a drawbar of a trailer, a simple bracket and a U bolt is all that is needed. The process is complete in just a few minutes.
The TF unit will work with all Proportional/Digital In-Cab Controllers eg:– Dexter Predator. Hayes Genesis, Endeavor, Tekonsha P3, and Redarc Tow-Pro.
With a proportional controller, as soon as the trailer stops the brake controller goes into a neutral mode as does the actuator, and stops pumping oil therefore avoiding any damage to the actuator.
Time based In-Cab Controllers are NOT ALLOWED and will void the warranty of the Actuator. (Time based controllers not being proportional, will work the actuator at full power when the brake pedal is being held depressed while waiting at traffic lights, traffic jams etc. will overheat at best or at worst, burn out the circuit board or the motor)
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Saturday – Sunday : Closed
Welcome to FELK ENGINEERING, Australian Trailer manufacturers. 100% Australian owned and operated family business located in Warners Bay NSW, servicing Newcastle, Lake Macquarie and the Hunter Region.