What Is AL-KO IQ7 Outback?

The AL-KO iQ7 Outback is the latest in power assisted hydraulic braking, designed specially for harsh, dusty conditions.

iQ7 Outback is designed to significantly improve stopping performance and safety for trailers and caravans with hydraulic brakes. And iQ7 Outback includes in-built breakaway technology to stop your trailer if it becomes detached from the tow vehicle. No other parts are required.

Dust protection in extreme conditions

Only iQ7 Outback is designed specifically to handle harsh, dusty outback conditions, providing the driver with the ability to service and replace filters without the need for special tools or skills. Coupled to AL-KO Hydraulic Disc brakes, the iQ7 Outback provides safe and reliable braking in the harshest Australian conditions.

Meet your legal requirements

In addition AL-KO iQ7 Outback enables you to meet the legal requirement that all trailers with a loaded weight exceeding two tonnes (2.5 tonnes in New Zealand) must incorporate independent brake application.
Until recently the most popular solution was to fit a vacuum or compressed air system to the tow vehicle, but not only is this very expensive it often also means that the warranty of the tow vehicle is voided. Fitting the AL-KO iQ7 Outback system allows the legal use of hydraulic disc brakes for towed vehicles and trailers over 2 tonne in Australia and 2.5 tonne in New Zealand, and also provides superior stopping performance.

The bottom line is you'll enjoy superior safety and peace of mind while knowing AL-KO iQ7 Outback has been designed and manufactured in Australia for Australia and New Zealand conditions, backed by AL-KO's global expertise in towing safety.

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The AL-KO iQ7 Outback Difference

Other Systems Don't Come Close

Only AL-KO iQ7 Outback stores compressed air within a pressure chamber, allowing immediate brake application the instant it is required. Other systems don't come close.

When an emergency braking situation occurs, the common downfall of some electro-hydraulic brake actuators is time-lag or delayed response time. This is due to the delay in receiving a signal from the controller and the time taken for the air electric motor to pump enough fluid to activate the master cylinder.

AL-KO has addressed this by utilising a compressed air reservoir to provide instant activation of the hydraulic master cylinder. This has resulted in an unparalleled response time.

The ultimate in reliability

AL-KO iQ7 Outback has been equipped with the latest superior computer processor circuit technology for maximum reliability. AL-KO has also completed over 220,000 cycle tests on iQ7 Outback.

This level of testing simulates the equivalent of setting off on an average of 42 trips per year over 10 years, without iQ7 Outback experiencing any problems. This re-enforces the quality and reliability of the technology. To complete the offer of complete peace of mind, AL-KO provides a market leading 3 year warranty (When installed by an Authorised AL-KO iQ7 Outback Installer).

Key features

  • "Tool free" air filter servicing for compressor and pneumatic breathers
  • Internally or externally mounted hydraulic actuator
  • Remote mount pneumatic breather with replaceable filter ensures the air being drawn in to the pneumatic system is always clean
  • Ideal for travelling on dusty outback roads
  • Australian made with National service network
  • Heavy duty air compressor with replaceable filter produces a quicker recharge of air, reducing run times and increased product life (required to be remotely mounted in a boot or similar)
  • Suits caravans and boat trailers fitted with hydraulic disc brakes
  • Meets ADR breakaway requirements for trailers over 2000kg
  • Available in both iQ7 Outback and iQ7 Outback XTREME models
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The Al-KO iQ7 Outback Range

There are two iQ7 Outback models available. iQ7 Outback and iQ7 Outback XTREME. iQ7 Outback can be used with your existing approved motion sensing brake controller for convenience and cost savings while iQ7 Outback XTREME has additional features for ultimate safety and performance (XTREME controller, mouse and pedal).

Maximum hydraulic pressure for IQ7 Outback is 6.9 Mpa (1000psi) and fluid displacement of 21cc. Check that the pressure available is adequate for the brakes being used and the number of brakes does not exceed the available fluid displacement. For braking requirements, please refer to Vehicle Standards Bulletin VSB1.

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About AL-KO

AL-KO is the market leader in caravan, motor home and trailer components in Australia and New Zealand including axles, brakes and suspension products.
In recent years AL-KO has evolved into offering high tech electronic products, with a particular focus on towing safety.
AL-KO's Australian head office and main manufacturing facility is located in Melbourne, with further factories and offices in Sydney and Brisbane. The AL-KO group was founded in Germany in 1931 and has grown to more than 3,800 employees worldwide, with more than 40 companies in Europe, USA, Australia, Africa and China.