If you’ve already heard of Elecbrakes you probably know it’s the wireless electric brake controller that’s redefining the way we tow. But did you know just how much stuff you can tow with this nifty little Australian invention? This article takes you through some of the ways that Elecbrakes can help you get on the road quicker, drive safer and tow easier.
Caravans and Campers
Whether you’re swapping in that overseas holiday for an outback adventure or hiring a caravan for a weekend away, one thing you might not have considered is your choice of brake controller. Most caravans are fitted with electric brakes and that means you’re going to need an electric brake controller.
But luckily, that doesn’t mean you need to hire an auto-electrician or cut a hole in your dashboard. Elecbrakes allows you to mount the controller on the caravan drawbar, simply plug into your tow vehicle socket and tweak your settings on the go with a wireless remote.
The last thing you want to do when transporting a horse is spook it with jarring braking motions. That’s why Elecbrakes provides precisely controlled proportional brake responses. What this means is that if you only activate the tow vehicle brakes gently, the horse float will also brake with that same degree of pressure. What’s more, you can fine tune this response with the in-car controller.
Like with any application of Elecbrakes, it’s also super easy to get on the road with the unit mounted entirely on the horse float and no modifications needed on your tow vehicle.
Elecbrakes can also provide a brake signal for electric over hydraulic brake systems that are suitable for the marine environment. Thanks to the easily adjustable braking programs the user can also create different settings profiles for empty, full or reversing boat trailers for better navigation down boat ramps.
Pushbikes, Trail Bikes and Motorbikes
Not only can Elecbrakes get on the road quicker it can also help you get on your bike. Whether you’re towing a trailer to carry your pushbikes, dirt bikes or road bikes, Elecbrakes keeps your precious cargo safe. The proportional brake control and user-definable settings allow you to employ just the right amount of brake control for the smoothest towing possible.
Equipment Hire Trailers
Open your business up to a whole new market with bigger, better, safer towing. If your car trailers don’t already have electric brakes then your customers are restricted to only towing light diggers and other equipment. This is because with a mechanical override system (no electric brakes) they’re legally required to keep their tow loads under 2,000kg.
If you’ve already made the smart move to install electric brakes on your trailer but aren’t using Elecbrakes then you’re only halfway there. Sure you can hire out 3.5-tonne trailers, but with standard brake controllers, you’re restricted to customers who already have a brake controller wired into their tow vehicle.
Either way, you’re limiting yourself by not having access to a consumer base who want to tow your equipment but don’t already have their own brake controller fitted. With an Elecbrakes unit fitted on your trailer, you can hire to any customer driving an appropriate tow vehicle, without the need for them to have their own brake controller.
No matter what you’re towing, Elecbrakes has you covered. To get your hands on your own Elecbrakes brake controller, visit our online store or give us a call.Get Elecbrakes