Premier Pits are the UK distributor for BrakeMate®, a revolutionary new product for the workshop which eliminates the lifting of heavy brake calipers, hubs and discs, along with dramatically reducing downtime.

BrakeMate® has been designed as an elevated service platform for servicing heavy vehicle disc brake assemblies; it eliminates the majority of manual lifting during the disc brake maintenance process and substantially reduces service time, leading to a saving in both time and money.

Benefits

  • Reduce manual lifting of the calliper, hub and disc
  • Reduce the risk of back injury
  • Ideal work height
  • Reduce service time
  • Specially designed for bus, truck and trailer maintenance needs
  • Reduces maintenance time and cost
  • Easy to use and offers major H&S benefits
  • Drum brake adapter option available

Cost Justification

  • Using BrakeMate® saves 1 hour per disc
  • Save 6 hours per vehicle
  • 6 hrs x 52 weeks = 312 hours saved per year
  • 312 hrs @ £60/hr (Workshop Rate) = £18,720 saving
  • BrakeMate® cost paid back in less than 6 months
  • Additional savings from 312 hours to use on other jobs

Based on a tri-axle vehicle

Safety Justification

  • Brake Calipers weigh 30kg, exceeding the HSE recommended lifting limit of 25kg
  • BrakeMate® makes Caliper lifting an easy proposition going to 1.3m.
  • Eliminates heavy lifting in awkward positions under the wheel arch.
  • Removal of 70kg hub assembly is no longer a two person job and requires no physical lifting.
  • Splitting the hub is difficult and may not be done as accurately as required. BrakeMate® keeps all parts aligned when splitting and gives the feel required by using manual hydraulic 10T puller.
  • Handling of 30kg hubs is made simple with rotating service trolley.
  • Realigning the hub is simple and safe.
  • Final assembly is fitted back on the vehicle again safe and accurate with the hydraulic lift control.