Eliminate Manual Brake Lifting

From Vehicle Inspection Systems comes the BrakeMate, a device designed to service heavy-vehicle brake assemblies and reduce manual lifting. It will reduce the risk of injury during the disc- or drum-brake maintenance process and will also reduce maintenance time.

BrakeMate is manufactured by the Tulip Corporation, a company engineering products for more than 75 years. Vehicle Inspection Systems is the distributor.

Designed with bus, truck, and trailer maintenance in mind, the average time to replace a rotor is cut in half from 2 hours to 1. The unit keeps all parts aligned when splitting a rotor or hub, and the 66-lb rotor is simple to handle with the rotating service table.

When finished with the BrakeMate, the user sets the final assembly back on to the truck with the unit’s hydraulic lift control. A drum-brake adapter option is available.

Rolf Lockwood is editor emeritus of Today's Trucking and a regular contributor to Trucknews.com.

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