ONE-MAN BRAKE CHECK

BrakeBoss is said to an affordable, easy-to-use tool that allows drivers to conduct an independent, visual brake stroke inspection on any air-braked vehicle with exposed-pushrod brake chambers. And it costs less than one fine for a brake adjustment or other such issue. It was invented by Joe Steininger, an Ontario driver who’s still at the wheel.

It hooks up in less than a minute, the maker says, and with the push of a button allows full stroke application to provide an instant, accurate visual check of: brake stroke on all brakes; brake lights; audible air leaks; service lines; and air valve operations. It does not require another person to be present during a brake check.

To install the BrakeBoss, you clamp one end to the brake pedal and the other onto the seat frame, then adjust. It’s a one-time adjustment if you drive the same truck every day. You plug the electric side of things into your cigarette lighter and hook up the air line to the connector under the seat.

It’s operated by a remote control to apply or release the brakes.

For more information call 416-238-1987 or visit the website.

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