The Powerbrake-RT is a combined high-powered handbrake and breakaway unit, which can be fitted to almost any trailer. With no electronics or hydraulics, the Powerbrake-RT is low maintenance and cost-effective solution, designed to provide 3 ½ times with the braking power of a conventional handbrake.
HIGH POWERED HAND-BRAKE & BREAKAWAY UNIT
MOST POWERFUL BRAKE ON THE MARKET
In the event of a breakaway, the connection between the unit and the trailer is engineered to separate under a fixed force, thus halting the trailer and preventing serious damage and injuries. The simple bolt-on design means the Powerbrake-RT can be mounted to the trailer chassis, drawbar, or elsewhere between tractor and trailer axle.
A failsafe breakaway system, whilst not yet a legal requirement in the UK, is mandatory in most European countries. Even in the UK, after a series of high profile accidents, Powerbrake is starting to appear as original equipment, on trailers and implements, where the manufacturers acknowledge that it is a small investment for the safety benefits derived.
Originally designed for OEM-fitting by the trailer and implement manufacturers, the Powerbrake-RT can also be retrofitted to any braked trailer.