The BrakeCheck FLT is our portable brake tester designed specifically for forklift trucks.
The Bowmonk BrakeCheck FLT is a fully self-contained, user-friendly, portable brake tester, which has been
developed with a leading forklift truck manufacturer to take account of the slow speed and tilt of forklift
truck vehicles. The instrument records the braking efficiency and percentage of braking imbalance in a
matter of minutes.
The Bowmonk BrakeCheck FLT determines braking efficiency of both the Service Brake
(Foot Brake) and Hand Brake by measuring the rate of deceleration from normal operating speed until the
vehicle comes to rest.
The BrakeCheck FLT is the perfect tool to assist with LOLER/PUWER safety
Designed to be self-compensating, the instrument will indicate on the LED screen
when it is positioned level enough to perform a brake test, with a generous tolerance to ensure that
this is easy to achieve.
The unit indicates whether the vehicle pulls to the left or right during
Test results can be viewed on the display panel or downloaded to a PC for saving or
printing. A printed report can also be produced at the time of testing using the portable
The device operates on a rechargeable lithium-ion battery pack and
will power-down after a period of inactivity to conserve energy.
Measures Peak Deceleration Front/Rear
Measures Average Deceleration Front/Rear
Measures Peak Acceleration Left/Right
Vehicle pulls Left/Right indication and value
Calculates Brake Efficiency
Calculates Stopping Distance (displayed in metres or, by special request, feet)
Calculates Test Speed (displayed in km/h or, by special request, mph)
Can be used for Hand Brake Test
Measures Ambient Temperature in °C and °F
For BrakeCheck Geo only:
Built-in GPS receiver
Latitude and longitude of the brake test finish point are stated on the print-out
GPS facility can be enabled or disabled as required by the user. When enabled, the brake test cannot be started until a GPS fix is obtained.
LED indicating GPS status, one of the following:
Searching for GPS fix
GPS fix obtained & ready for test
Please note that BrakeCheck Geo is not currently compatible with CabCheckS software for downloading results to a PC.
Battery charger supplied, with appropriate plug for destination country
Operates for approximately 5 hours or approximately 120 tests on full charge
Can be used after 5 minutes of charging
Battery charge indicator
Automatic level compensation
Simple LED indicator system
Easy to use
"Calibration Required" indicator
Three digit readout
Display can be read in sunlight
Test results are stated in 'g' units and are accurate to +/- 0.01g (results can be stated in m/s² by special request)