HGV Auto Braking System Install On Trustseal Ltd Road Sweeper

February 25th, 2021 Comments off

Auto Braking System Install On Trustseal Ltd Road Sweeper – Day 1 !

So the Road Sweeper from Trustseal Ltd has arrived on time.

First job is the vehicle inspection, all good apart from a small bit of damage to where the sensor is installed, no problem for us! A small repair job to strengthen and flatten the panel to offer a reliable, strong mounting place.

Over the next few days the Auto Braking System will be installed with updates to follow.

Contact aide automotive on 0115 8456471 to enquire further about the CV Vehicle Back Stop Auto Braking Reversing System.

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HGV Road Sweeper Proximity Reversing Auto Braking System

February 22nd, 2021 Comments off

New Order & Customer On Board this week !

We will be working with @Trustseal to install a Back Stop Auto Braking System on the Trustseal Road sweeper.

This is the start of a Media Diary to see how the project progresses and completion to customer.

BackStop Trailer & Truck Reversing System is a modern hi tech reversing aide for commercial & mobile plant vehicles.

The BackStop system is an attractive product for transport managers to prevent reversing incidents & vehicle damage.

Reversing is often the cause of vehicle damage or human injury. Fines have been issued to transport operators for employee injury and high costs in repairs for simple low speed reversing incidents. One incident in 2011 when an employee received crush injuries cost the UK transport operator a total of £15,000 in fines and costs.

Contact aide automotive on 0115 8456471 to enquire further about the CV Vehicle Back Stop Auto Braking Reversing System

Contact aide automotive to discuss HGV Fuel Protection on 0115 8456471 or info@aideautomotive.com Our product range – HGV Brake Testers – Caliper Pot Tester – Trailer EBS Testers – HGV Truck Trailer EBS / ABS Sensor Tester – Truck /Trailer Diagnostic Tools – Midtronics Battery Testers – Anti Siphon Devices – ISOCheck – Trailer Locks – Auto Braking Reversing System – HGV Diesel Tank Alarms – Plus More

aide automotive are working with Trustseal to install a Back Stop Auto Braking System on the Road sweeper

Jagelo Haulage A Loyal Customer Likes FuelKeep

February 5th, 2021 Comments off

Jagelo Haulage a loyal customer who likes the FuelKeep so much its now a standard fit.

Thanks to Vytautas who recently sent through some before & after photos of the FuelKeep install on a new addition to the truck fleet.

FuelKeep is aide automotive’s low cost Anti Siphon device to protect HGV diesel. Jagelo Haulage have been adding a device to all trucks in the fleet, this is what they say:

Jagelo Haulage
“I did have a trial of a FuelKeep and so far happy with it, was as easy to fit and is as good quality as higher cost anti siphons…
Should this cost £32.50 I do feel its fair price and value for money.”

With just 2 of the FuelKeep Anti Siphons left for a low cost trial & test..

From the 50 ASD’s we had to off load to prove the product just 2 are left. We have seen some great photos & response to the products qualities & ease of fitting.

So if you have the need to protect your fuel from those pesky thieves then jump on board & try a FuelKeep today.

So if you want to test & see for your self, buy one now at : FuelKeep HGV Anti Fuel Theft Offer

Contact aide automotive to discuss HGV Fuel Protection on 0115 8456471 or info@aideautomotive.com Our product range – HGV Brake Testers – Trailer EBS Testers – EBS/ABS Sensor Tester – Truck /Trailer Diagnostic Tools – Midtronics Battery Testers – Anti Siphon Devices – ISOCheck – Trailer Locks – Auto Braking Reversing System – HGV Diesel Tank Alarms – Plus More  HGV Siphon

Haulage Trucks Fit Anti Siphon
Jagelo Haulage A Loyal Customer Stops Fuel Theft

HGV Susie Coil Covers For Scania GB!

January 26th, 2021 Comments off

Scania GB Ltd Have A Order On Its Way

20 Air / Electrical #Susie Coil Covers & 10 Easy Grips

Customer requirement for a new Scania truck order, keeping Susie lines clean & grease free & Easy Coupling with the Easy Grips.

Thanks Marc & Scania Grimsby – Packed & Off They Go….???

These covers are a quick and easy fit to a Trucks Coiled Susie Cables, Air Cables & the ISO Susie.

A Weather proof & protective sleeve, this “Sock” will protect the Air / Electrical Hoses.

The last and great bonus is that the cover stops Air lines / Susie Coils becoming Tangled or Damaged.

Read more About Easy Grips

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Truck Susie Cable Covers & Easy Grips

Trailer Light Tester “TCheck Super Start”

January 18th, 2021 Comments off
24 Volt HGV Trailer Tester
Low Cost HGV Light Electrical Tester

TCheck Super Start is an ideal low cost effective test gauge to quickly determine the electrical integrity of an EBS/ ABS braking system plus a full lighting check.

Installed into a fitters fleet support van, this product completes to kit required to test and inspect 24 volt HGV trailers.

Individual light circuit switches and EBS CAN line test with the Warning light via the face panel, TCheck Super Start show power supply voltage & supplied supplied with detachable Susie cables.

Using a tractor unit to carry out a trailer test is not as effective as the TrailerCheck as the tractor unit is not guaranteed to be a 100% working unit, TrailerCheck is!

TCheck Super Start eliminates the indecision and confirms the trailer’s fault. Additionally when servicing or prepping trailers there maybe no space to hook a tractor unit up.

Contact aide automotive on 0115 8456471 or email info@aideautomotive.com

HGV Winter Battery Testers – Great Deals!

January 13th, 2021 Comments off

Winter is on its way! ??

Test, Check & Recharge HGV Truck Vehicle Batteries…….

“TEST & CHARGE” is the recommendation for all garages while inspecting or maintaining vehicles this winter.

So with great deals on Midtronics MDX 12/24 volt battery testers, “Test & Charge This Winter!”

Our refurbished MDX Battery testers are of great value & with 12 months warranty this is a great deal to equip a Commercial Vehicle garage with a quality battery tester.

Great saving of 50% from the list price of New MDX Midtronics Battery Testers

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Contact aide automotive to discuss HGV Fuel Protection on 0115 8456471 or info@aideautomotive.com Our product range – Brake Testers – Trailer Testers – EBS/ABS Sensor Tester – Diagnostic Tools – Midtronics Battery Testers – Anti Siphon Devices – ISOCheck – Trailer Locks – Auto Braking Reversing System – HGV Diesel Tank Alarms – Plus More  #HGV #Siphon

Midtronics MDX600 Battery Tester
Midtronics MDX 12/24 volt battery testers, “Test & Charge This Winter

HGV Anti Siphon is Customer Product Selfie Winner 2020!

January 4th, 2021 Comments off

Well 12 months ago we could not have predicted 2020 like a year of no other every seen at aide auto and thankfully we are still here (JUST!)

We ask all our customers to send in a selfie of their ordered product, be it installed or in use.

We had a few photos emailed in and were able to pick out some for a mention:

Needham Haulage sent us many truck pictures and also we picked up a on site truck Fuel Tank photo by bumping into truck delivering to an Aldi store.

Jagelo Haulage a loyal customer who likes the FuelKeep Fuel Tank Anti Siphon so much its now a standard fit.

Orleys Mechanical Services sent in pics of the TrailerCheck in use testing a trailer on the day it was received.

Stephen Jordan purchased a Fresnel Lens Blind Spot Mirror; Stephen kindly sent his in situate product photo of the Lens.

T Wilson & Sons responded with many photos of the Tester for Trailers EBS ABS ECU Diagnostics Volt TrailerCheck.

We also had many photos of the TankGuard Truck Fuel Alarm install at Fly Be Nite Conferences.

But we can announce the winner as a Roland Ager – Roland purchased 2 FuelKeep HGV Anti Siphons for his truck from our Mid Year offer and added a statement “”I was so impressed with the first one, which was a bit of a test for my expedition truck, I thought I’d get a second one for the other fuel tank, your product is exceptionally well made and I’m really pleased, thank you!”

Roland accepted a gift from aide automotive and a massive thank you for your business in the past and we hope in the future.

If you purchase from aide automotive in the next 12 months, send us a Selfie for a chance to win a Bumper Xmas Gift.

Season’s Greetings to all, Wishing All A Merry Christmas & Great 2021

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Truck Fuel / Diesel Protection With the FuelKeep Anti Siphon

Low Cost Anti Truck Fuel Theft Product Range

December 18th, 2020 Comments off

HGV Fuel security products provider aide automotive ltd has outlined the advantages of its new UltraValue budget anti-fuel siphon to help protect vehicles’ fuel tanks from thieves.

For a decade, aide auto has offered its aluminium UltraPlus premium anti-siphon device (ASD), during which time the product has been consistently improved and upgraded – including the advent of the double-layer stainless steel gauze to improve fuel speeds by 20 per cent, and the complementary drop-in anti-spill valve (ASV).

“The UltraPlus has become the de facto standard on new trucks across Europe.

“For many years we offered to the market our FuelKeepValue budget device; it was simple and did the job, but it was time to completely re-spec and re-design the device to become the top quality budget device on the market. Many competitor cheap devices simply do not stop fuel theft, are poorly constructed and would not protect truck warranties.”

With this procuts we wanted this to be OE standard and approved accordingly. We made many 3D models for fitment and flow testing, before committing to a few designs to produce in metal for OE testing.” said Matthew Burke Sales Director

In performance terms, aide auto wanted a rapid fill rate of 100lts/min, a robust construction and a price attractive to the market. Working closely with truck manufacturers, the company made modifications to ensure the product met the highest technical standards and warranty protections.

With a high-sheen nickel-coating finish to the fabricated steel construction, we had a device which performed very well and looked very good,

“We were delighted and our customers were delighted – it was worth the effort. Installation takes minutes and snap-off screws make the fit a permanent one.” Matt Burke continued.

Thus the UltraValue anti-siphon device was born. aide auto developed the 80mm version, which it says is the most popular single model, fitting most large and mid-size European trucks. The company has used this as its template for a range which includes external and internal versions from large trucks to commercial vans, and for European, American and Asian trucks.

The company reports that sales of the new UltraValue range in the first year were excellent, and with Covid-19 affecting all parts of the industry, predicts the budget device will sweep the market.

Heres what some customers said of the excellet FuelKeep product:

Jagelo Haulage of Ipswich tried the ASD & bought more.. “I have always been happy with your fuel anti syphon’s, always fairest price & best quality. Definitely worth feedback.”
“I did have a trial of a FuelKeep and so far happy with it, was as easy to fit and is as good quality as higher cost anti siphons…
Should this cost £32.50 I do feel its fair price and value for money.”
“I was so impressed with the first one, which was a bit of a test for my expedition truck, I thought I’d get a second one for the other fuel tank, your product is exceptionally well made and I’m really pleased, thank you!” Roland Ager

Contact aide automotive to discuss HGV Fuel Protection on 0115 8456471 or info@aideautomotive.com Our product range – Brake Testers – Trailer Testers – EBS/ABS Sensor Tester – Diagnostic Tools – Midtronics Battery Testers – Anti Siphon Devices – ISOCheck – Trailer Locks – Auto Braking Reversing System – HGV Diesel Tank Alarms – Plus More #hgv #brake #dvsa #mot #automotive #truck #bus #diesel #psv #fleet #HGV #Siphon

HGV Truck Rolling road brake testing

December 16th, 2020 Comments off

Artlie taken from the Transport Engineer

05 November 2020

The brake testing of trailers on a rolling road comes with its own procedures and pitfalls, some of which could easily catch the unwary operator out. Lucy Radley looks at the best way to prepare and present these vehicles, in order to maximise their chances of success

The best place to start any exploration of compliance-related subjects is with DVSA’s own guidance, the vast majority of which is available online. In this case, the relevant document is ‘Heavy vehicle brake test: best practice’, www.is.gd/axulix, last updated in April 2016. But while this provides an excellent overview of how to meet the legal requirements, it doesn’t cover some of the more practical sides of preparation.

For that, we need someone who works with roller brake testers (RBTs) every day. Luke Simmons, brake tester engineer with heavy duty workshop equipment supplier Totalkare, spends most of his time installing and servicing brake testers in the field, as well as advising operators on how best to use them. The first point he makes is that vehicles shouldn’t be taken to MOT without a pre-test – remember, failures count against the O-licence. In fact, in an ideal world, DVSA prefers to see roller brake testing carried out at every safety inspection, and many of the brake testers Simmons installs are for operators who are seeking to demonstrate they comply in this area.

But regardless of when and where a test is being undertaken, the basic preparation should be the same. “To start with, the tyres need to be good and the tyre pressures correct,” Simmons tells us. “Then it’s checking load-sensing valve adjustments, checking the air pressures on the braking system, and that the ABS is working correctly.”

This ties in with DVSA guidance, which advises that a satisfactory brake result should be achievable using the load-sensing valve settings at the manufacturer’s pre-set limit. “Altering the LSV settings can lead to over-braking…which is a potential road safety hazard,” it says.

Another thing to consider is EBS, although this is mainly relevant to those operators conducting their own roller brake testing. There are several systems in use currently, and DVSA’s HGV inspection manual (www.is.gd/ulikiq) gives full advice on correct testing procedures for these (see Section 71- Service Brake Performance). For simple preparation purposes, however, the most important thing is that the tractor unit presented with the trailer must be compatible, with no dash warning lights showing.

Think about things which may unnecessarily affect a test result. DVSA itself advises against steam cleaning of vehicles prior to brake test, for obvious reasons. But what about when brakes have been relined? “All brakes should be bedded in after relining, but it is difficult to give an exact period,” says Brian Beacon, director of RBT equipment specialists VL Test Systems. “Obviously, the more they are used [the better], and if the vehicle is loaded then that will shorten the time.” He also reminds operators to check tyre pressures, and consider other factors, such as whether brakes are hot or cold when a trailer is being taken to test. (For more advice to operators about MOT brake tests, see also www.is.gd/omejir).

TO LOAD OR NOT TO LOAD

Next comes the loading – or not – of trailers. Normally, all vehicles should be loaded to at least 65% of design axle weight (DAW), but there is one prevalent type that is exempt from this requirement and can be tested unladen: tri-axle trailers. Brian Beacon observes: “There is a lot of contention regarding this, and even at this moment in time the traffic commissioners are looking at the whole ethic of passing vehicles on the ‘locks rule’. My own view,” he adds, “is there is no way to guarantee that if it passes unladen it will pass when fully-laden.”

Luke Simmons is also wary of this rule about tri-axle trailers. “To pass, it must achieve a brake force of 1,000kgF across that axle, and a lock at each wheel station,” he explains – this is the ‘locks rule’ Simmons mentions above. “If it doesn’t lock on both stations, it has to achieve another 600kgF minimum brake force across the axle.” The anomaly arises, he feels, when you look at DVSA’s advice for safety inspections.

In the Guide To Maintaining Roadworthiness, section 5.3 strongly advises use of a calibrated RBT at each safety inspection. It then goes on to say: “Brake testing should be undertaken with the vehicle or trailer in a laden condition in order to achieve the most meaningful results”, although it does accept that “basic design limitations or restriction caused by the type of cargo normally carried” may make this impossible. “So, for me, how you can test all year loaded and then at MOT unloaded, I don’t know,” Simmons says.

The unladen tri-axle testing option only applies to semi-trailers, and is granted on the grounds it can be difficult to provide the level of loading needed for a tri-axle trailer, whereas a drawbar wouldn’t need anything like the same amount of weight to reach 65% DAW.

There is another option, however, and that’s load simulation, which may be able to be provided at the testing site. The classic version of this is the ‘nodding donkey’, which is wheeled to the back of a vehicle where an arm then uses hydraulic pressure to apply the load. There are other methods too, but none of them are ideal.

“With ‘pull down’ simulation, for example, chains or straps are located over the axle or chassis, and hydraulic cylinders pull down to impose the load,” Brian Beacon states. “But if you pull on the axle you will not activate the load-sensing valve, so not achieve the 65%. The alternative is to pull from the chassis,” he continues, “but as well as being difficult to find a connection point, you may risk damaging the body, especially if it is aluminium or cannot take a point load of up to 12 tonnes.”

There is also a solution which involves lifting the vehicle. “Again this is unlikely to give you the required 65%, and can also fail to trigger the load-sensing valve, dependent on its location,” Beacon warns. With this in mind, it’s probably best to stick with DVSA’s recommendation: “If you can load it, then do so.”

RBT CARE AND MAINTENANCE

Finally, if an operator has its own brake tester, as well as making sure the rollers are well-gritted and clean, it is vital that servicing and calibration is performed as the manufacturer instructs. “We advise calibration, servicing and lubrication should be done every six months,” Luke Simmons says. Service contracts are available from Totalkare to cover this.

Brian Beacon agrees, and expands a little. “If you are an ATF, then twice a year is the legal requirement for calibration, although it can be done as little as once a year or, in a busy lane, four times a year,” he says. “It is important that the equipment is not just calibrated; it does need to be fully serviced at the same time.” VLT’s equipment will actually self-calibrate when the RBT is turned on, and should it go out of calibration it will inform the user and not be operable until recalibrated. “However, even with this benefit,” Beacon adds, “we still recommend full service and calibration at least once a year, dependent on usage.”

HGV Brake Tester
RBT Brake Testing Or Decelerometer For Commercial Vehicles

HGV Fuel Alarm Installer Approved For South UK!

December 10th, 2020 Comments off

South Coast Fuel Tank Alarm Installer Now Approved.

Cartland Garage Services are your complete automotive repair expert with services ranging from cars to HGVs.

Located in Southampton (SO15 0LG), Cartland can offer installs of the Tank Guard Fuel Alarm on site or within their dedicated workshops, additionally with a overnight truck stop the Fuel Theft Alarm can be installed while trucks are parked for the night.

Cartland technicians are fully qualified up to Master Technician level. They are experienced to ensure that any work carried out on your vehicle is done to the highest standards.

To Stop HGV Fuel Theft & the major inconvenience to a transport operation, consider the TankGuard Truck Diesel Alarm.

Read more @ HGV Anti Fuel Theft Alarm  – TankGuard

Contact @Steve Cartland on 023 8070 4400

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