Measurement & Analysis of Decelerating Force Components using Brake Meters.

Adhesion There is a frictional grip between the tyre and road and it varies dependent on the nature and condition of both. The braking force at any wheel cannot exceed the available adhesion or that wheel will lock and the retardation will be reduced, resulting in a lower value of efficiency than would be the …

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Equipment Leasing – Why you should always consider it…

When you are purchasing a significant item like an MOT bay you will usually be offered a lease option to pay for that purchase. Often making the acquisition using a lease is the best way to buy and although some individuals do not usually finance anything (usually because they are worried about the APR and …

Do I really need a specific Bowmonk for HGV Truck & Trailer Testing?

Technically speaking "No" (but in reality: "Yes".) Let us expand on what could possibly have been the worlds shortest and most contradictory blog post! The Bowmonk range of products for HGV testing is limited in reality to 2 options. A standard Bowmonk unit is suitable for LGV and some HGV rigids without secondary braking systems …

Brake Testers for Motorcycles

The GETECH GE2 roller brake tester is  the best product available to UK MOT garages due to its infra-red remote control,  integrated weighing facility, large LED display - it is supplied not only with a free roller cover but also a 5 year extended parts warranty to give you complete peace of mind over the …

MOT Bays – A guide to the equipment

An MOT Bay consists of various items of equipment which are used in order to evaluate the roadworthyness of a subject vehicle. Equipment contained within approved premises usually consists of a; Headlight Tester - Rail Mounted Means for Underside Inspection (A Lift or a Pit) A Roller Brake Tester (RBT) or Plate Brake Tester Vehicle …

Accurate Brake Testing on Any Road Surface!

The BrakeCheck4Quarries is a portable brake tester designed specifically for quarry and plant vehicles (including mobile cranes). The Bowmonk BrakeCheck4Quarries is a fully self-contained, user-friendly, portable brake tester, suitable for quarries, coal sites, concrete plants, brickyards, recycling plants and HGV workshops. The instrument records the braking efficiency in a matter of minutes, and can optionally …

Bye-Bye 4-2-2 (for the time being at least)

Welcome news at the end of last week was the announcement from the DVSA that the frequency of the first MOT inspection of a vehicles life would remain at 3 years and not 4 as had been originally proposed. Much has been written on this subject since the government originally tabled this proposal so there …

Comparison quoting process by customer leads to surprising confession!

We all like a pat on the back don't we! It's nice when someone can see the value of what you add to their business with your equipment and / or support; but within the last week a surprising admission was passed onto a potential customer who relayed the information back to us at the …