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Totalkare launches new all-in-one inspection pit

At the recent CV Show in Birmingham, workshop equipment experts Totalkare introduced a new all-in-one packaged solution for fleet operators and repair specialists alike.

The TK-BM65 is the perfect solution for workshops seeking a brake tester and wheel play detector with inspection capabilities, but for whom space is at a premium or the requirement for a full inspection pit does not exist.

Compact yet powerful
Measuring only 4,270mm in length and 2,180mm across, with a depth of just 1,808mm, the TK-BM65 is a plug-and-play galvanised steel inspection pit that comes pre-assembled and includes a brake tester, wheel play detector, lighting, hydraulic inspection floor, integrated sump tank, side entrance stairs, safety rails, and optional heating and hydraulic aluminium cover (for use outdoors).

And crucially, the TK-BM65 can be installed directly on a sand base without the need for concreting, making it a suitable for a wide range of locations and perfect for businesses looking to get maximum value from the space available to them on their premises.

The easy, low cost installation on a sand base also means the TK-BM65 can be moved and re-installed between sites, offering a flexible, long term, sustainable solution to workshops.

Standard or load-simulating brake tester
The TK-BM65 comes equipped either with a standard in-ground brake tester or load simulation brake tester from Totalkare depending on the workshop’s requirements.

Both brake testers have 1,000mm rollers capable of testing axle loads up to 16,000kg, and come with the latest wireless tablet interface to allow brake tests to be completed from the comfort of the driver’s seat. On request, roller lengths of 1,250mm can also be supplied for vehicles with a wider wheelbase.

Access to the underside of the vehicle
A key benefit of the TK-BM65 is that it provides the user with the ability to access the underside of the vehicle being tested via access steps, enabling quick inspections to be conducted. The user can walk through the 1,600mm operator tunnel into the inspection area, which is fitted with a slip-safe rubber floor.

Better still, the floor of the inspection pit area itself can be hydraulically lifted via remote control, raising the user by up to 400mm to allow greater access to the underside of the vehicle. The TK-BM65 also features a pit safety system to stop the brake tester operating while an operative is in the pit inspection area.

Protected from the elements
Designed for use both indoors and out, the TK-BM65 can be supplied with an optional aluminium hydraulic cover to protect the brake tester from the elements when not in use. The cover is also designed with safety in mind and unless fully open will not allow power to the test equipment.

A further option enables workshops to have the TK-BM65 installed with a thermostatically controlled heating system to protect the brake tester and play detector in cold winter months.

“At Totalkare we strive to make life easier for our customers by offering innovative solutions to problems they may be experiencing and the TK-BM65 is a perfect example of this,” said David Hall, CEO for Totalkare. “Space is often in short supply in busy commercial vehicle workshops and, until now, will have caused many a workshop manager or business owner to dismiss the idea of installing an inspection pit and brake testing solution.

“The TK-BM65 fits perfectly in Totalkare’s portfolio of workshop equipment and we are genuinely excited at the possibilities the TK-BM65 opens up for the transport industry.”