Whether you are repairing tire damage next to the road or in a workshop, TrestleJacks can get your customer’s vehicle back on the road in less time. A single side can be lifted in less than a minute and an entire empty trailer in less than seven! In the commercial trucking industry, time literally means money. Tire service providers using TrestleJacks next to the road can save 25 minutes in lifting and lowering an axle. The Health & Safety personnel of service providers are now guaranteed that the safest tools and methods are used as part of their tire maintenance program. Service providers replacing a set of tyres on a trailer can now save their customers 86% and more of lifting and lowering time - by using TrestleJacks to lift an entire trailer in one go. This means that you can serve more customers on the roadside and in your workshop.
The New Time and Money Saver
The tried and tested TrestleJack is a 2-in-1 device specifically designed to lift and support the axles of heavy commercial trailers in complete safety. TrestleJacks use the driving motion of the tractor to lift and lower trailer axles while the driver stays safe in the tractor cab.
Hydraulic jacks and similar lifting equipment require someone to work underneath the trailer at considerable personal risk. Each TrestleJack comes with a load certificate valid for 1 year, a standard operating procedure and risk assessment document to help operators familiarise themselves with all safety aspects.
Health and Safety
Current lifting equipment (CLE) used as standard on all HCVs is designed to cover a wide range of applications. On the trailer axle, CLE can be used for one purpose only, that of lifting an axle. By design, it is not a complete solution and requires additional equipment to support the axle.
According to the CLE operating manual, a blocking device is required to support the weight of the axle. Most trucks on South Africa’s roads do not carry a blocking device such as a trestle or axle stand.
Occupational Health and Safety standards require employees to be kept safe. Supplying the right tools for the job helps to minimise safety risks. However, the implementation of safety guidelines is hampered by CLE that requires additional equipment and human effort.
Using the right tools for the job helps to minimise safety risks. However, CLE places the burden on the equipment operator to perform the required steps. Therefore the implementation of safety guidelines is hampered by the fact that CLE requires additional equipment and more effort. Are you 100% confident that your employees are kept safe when you are not watching?
Using a TrestleJack - which is both a jack and a trestle - to safely lift troubled axles whilst the driver is kept secure in the cab, makes this the safest lifting method currently known. All other similar equipment requires a person to be underneath the trailer during the operation of lifting and lowering axles.
TrestleJacks Loading Capacity Difference
From a small trailer to the biggest truck, you’ll have at your disposal a TrestleJack for every vehicle: