What are a Service, Secondary and Parking Brake Systems Used For?

After a long discussion with a customer this morning on our various decelerometer packages for vehicle testing, I thought it prudent to explain, very briefly, the three primary types of brake system used on HGV's. The three main braking systems on a HGV are the service brake (which performs the primary function of stopping the …

Trailer Brake Testing – A Guide to Interim Brake Testing

The Traffic Commissioners Office have warned operators on many occasions that brake testing must be carried out to a higher standard and more regularly - ideally as a part of routine safety inspection. They say that far too often, Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) enforcement officers are finding that testing of brake performance is …

Class 4 Brake Testers – Class 7 Brake Testers

Testing Classes 4 or 7 vehicles couldn't be much easier with any of the GETECH brake tester range. For the testing of Class 4 or 7 vehicles either a GE4 or GE7 brake tester can be used and either of these models can be further upgraded to a fully automated product simply with the addition …

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 …

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 …

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 …