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Alternatives to mechanical parking brakes?

I would like to find a way to eliminate the brakes cables I have that actuates the parking brakes on my F350 and F250. I do not care for the tail shaft parking brake set up all that much. So I was hoping for a heads up on something else that might be out there on the market. A friend of mine suggested a line lock system but I have my doubts about that as well. If I understand the way it works correctly a dead battery could send me truck rolling while unattended.
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line lock is the way to go. it does not matter if there is no power going to it bc you have to push the brakes to equal or greater then the pressure on the other side of the valve for it to be able to open and relese the pressure back. That is with the micro lock brand anyways. Have seen a few tore up rear ends bc of ppl just flipping the switch and not pushing the brakes hard enought to allow it to let go.

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I was not aware. Thanks for that. What brands should I look for?
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Microlock seems to be a good brand

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Thanks, I will look them up.
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I thought they drained the batteries.

I wish someone made a transfer case mounted e-brake.

I have one on my little Toyota, disk bolts to the drives haft flange, and a mechanical caliper holds it. It rocks.

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Do you have some photographs of how yours is installed?
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My Landcruiser had a driveline e-brake. What was nice was if the transfer case was in 4wd, the front wheels were locked too.

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I did not think of that as being a option. I have had bad experiances with those kind of parking brakes though.
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This is the Toyota one.

I really wish someone would come up with something.


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