A test is conducted by simply driving at 15kph along a normal road surface and then applying the brake with maximum effort. As the vehicle comes to a halt the unit automatically calculated the overall braking efficiecy of the subject vehicle and these test results, once captured in this simple operating cycle, can be viewed immediately on the brake meters display or then printed out as a hard-copy using an optional portable printer.
For fleet operators we recommend that a complete kit is bought with the infra-red printer as this will ensure that test results can be immediately attached to the vehicles service record in order to prevent cross contamination of results. This is the preferred method of conducting "6 Weekly Checks" on your fleet.
All variants operate with 4 rechargeable Nickel Cadmium batteries which power-down after a short period of inactivity to maximise battery life.
Finally, since any option is supplied with a 2 year calibration certificate and is also calibrated bi-yearly (most others are calibrated yearly) the overall operating costs of this unit are significantly less than other available units considering the projected lifespan of this essential brake testing equipment.
Ultimately, Bowmonk brake check is the best value instrument available and the “industry standard”
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The Bowmonk BrakeCheck brake meter / decelerometer is ideal for bus and coach operators or as a standby for MoT bays. The standalone brake meter provides a full suite of data which is acquired in two simple road tests. There is a different version of this unit for HGV fleet operators - please see below.
This package not only contains the electronic Bowmonk brake tester but also an infra-red printer for immediate data download and test recording. This enables MoT garages to produce and submit a test result to the customer which can justify any remedial work that might might be required although the addition of the printer is not a DVSA / VOSA requirement for an MOT.
This Bowmonk TruckStop HGV kit offers the complete package for fleet operators operating vehicles including those with a secondary braking system. Supplied in a hard carry case and with the addition of an infra-red remote printer, fleet brakes can be quickly and accurately examined before the results are printed and attached to specific vehicle records before the possibility for cross contamination of results can occur.
The Bowmonk Bus & Coach kit offers the complete package for fleet operators. Supplied in a hard carry case and with the addition of an infra-red remote printer, fleet brakes can be quickly and accurately examined before the results are printed and attached to specific vehicle records before the possibility for cross contamination of results can occur.