Commercial vehicle repairer UK Truckrepairs haw updated its Hatfield depot with an in-ground brake tester from workshop equipment experts Totalkare.
The company had previously been using a mobile brake tester which had been approaching its end of life, meaning a new in-house testing solution was required. With a fleet of over 100 vehicles to test regularly including trucks, trailers, tractor units and rigids, a simple yet robust and flexible brake tester was necessary to maximum fleet availability.
Totalkare says its in-ground brake tester has one of the strongest designs on the market and is built to withstand a high daily throughput of fully laden light and heavy vehicles with an axle load up to 18,000kg.
The 7000 in-ground brake tester is HGV/ATF DVSA-approved and can be supplied with optional upgrades to enhance its suitability to meet the toughest of vehicle inspection centre or workshop requirements. The brake tester comes with a PC, printer, monitor, cabinet and tablet device as standard, the latter enabling brake tests to be conducted from the driver’s seat in a matter of minutes.
John Culora at UK Truckrepairs said: “We have a long-standing relationship with Totalkare ever since our purchase of mobile column lifts and were impressed with the quality of the in-ground brake tester. Totalkare also carried out our civils work and ensured that the recess was the correct size for the brake tester.”