Industrial Tools

Factors To Consider When Purchasing A Truck Brake Tester

truck brake tester

Whether you are purchasing a truck brake tester for the very first time, or you’re upgrading or adding to your current equipment, a truck brake tester is a considerably large investment, and you want to ensure that you’re making the right choice.

You should definitely not rush your process. It’s important to consider various factors to make an informed decision.

So how will you choose the right truck brake tester for your workshop? Let’s have a look at some of the factors that you should take into consideration.


Not all brands are the same. You want to choose a trusted brand that has been in the industry for a while. If you are looking for a trustworthy brand, MAHA is extremely well-respected and reliable.


Your workshop space is precious. Ensure that you check out the dimensions to ensure that the equipment will fit where you intend it to.


There are many types of brake testing equipment available, including mobile, plate, decelemetor and roller brake testing. Therefore, it would be well worth it to do some research into each type and see which would work best for you.


Be sure to see what warranty is included. If something goes wrong that is not your fault, you want to be protected by a warranty.

True working Capacity

truck brake tester

One of the first things that you check when considering buying a piece of brake testing equipment is its weight capacity. If you want to test trucks, you will want a heavy-duty capacity of around 18000kg.

Set Up

In-ground lifts require groundwork to take place. Are you ready to commit to this time and expense? If not, a mobile testing system may suit your needs better. Make sure you are able to handle the set up.

Buying New

We recommend that you buy new. This way you protect yourself from purchasing potentially dodgy and faulty equipment. Of course, second-hand can be an option if you trust the seller and the equipment is in good condition.

Are you looking for a top-quality truck brake tester for your workshop? Here at MAHA Premium Workshop Equipment, we supply various types of equipment in New Zealand as well as a range of heavy-duty brake testers. You will find comprehensive information about our products on our website, but we’d also be more than happy to answer any questions you may have!

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