The BrakeCheck4Quarries is our portable brake tester designed specifically for quarry and plant vehicles (including mobile cranes).
The Bowmonk BrakeCheck4Quarries is a fully self-contained, user-friendly, portable brake tester, suitable for quarries,
coal sites, concrete plants, brickyards, recycling plants and HGV workshops. The instrument records the braking efficiency in a
matter of minutes, and can optionally record the percentage of braking imbalance.
The Bowmonk BrakeCheck4Quarries
determines braking efficiency of the Service Brake (Foot Brake) by measuring the rate of deceleration from a speed of around
12 mph until the vehicle comes to rest.
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
As an optional feature the unit can indicate whether the vehicle pulls to the left or right during
Hand brake tests are carried out via an inclined brake test. The vehicle is parked on an incline,
whose slope angle is displayed and recorded by BrakeCheck4Quarries, and the operator confirms that the parking brake
holds the vehicle stationary.
BrakeCheck4Quarries is also able to prompt the user to enter the condition
and type of surface on which the brake test is being carried out, selectable from the following options:
Snow or ice
BrakeCheck4Quarries is perfectly suited to testing the brakes of mobile crane vehicles, in accordance
with the Construction
Plant-hire Association’s Technical Information Note 104, which recognises that roller brake tests are often
impractical for mobile cranes. BrakeCheck4Quarries allows easy testing of mobile crane braking systems, for
both the in-service brakes (deceleration test) and the parking brake (hold on incline test).
stores up to 99 test results (for both service brake and hand brake) in its on-board memory. Test results can be
viewed on the display panel or subsequently downloaded to a PC for saving or printing (optional software and cable
required). A printed report can also be produced at the time of testing using the optional portable infra-red
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)