About the Scrutineer

The Hope Scrutineer is renowned in the field of commercial vehicle braking. Its state-of-the-art, specially developed design provides a low cost and reliable method for diagnosing air leaks, poor brake adjustment, faults in lighting circuits, ABS and EBS faults, and problems with supply circuits. Scrutineer’s proven reliability helps lower maintenance costs and eliminates the need to attach the tractor to reduce noise and fumes in the workshop. Scrutineer is also easy to use due to its specially designed, colour coded control panel.

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Scrutineer benefits

Lower costs for individuals and fleet managers

With the costs of operating and owning vehicles spiralling, along with the costs associated with the sophisticated systems fitted to today’s new vehicles, there is a constant demand to monitor overheads and identify maintenance and breakdown issues quickly and precisely. Scrutineer provides a convenient and comprehensive route to diagnosing faults before breakdown occurs.

Achieve better brake balance

Allowing brake adjustment to be checked and reset, Scrutineer helps to achieve better brake balance thus increasing trailer performance. With Scrutineer, the tractor/trailer combination is more fuel efficient allowing the operator to monitor overheads and identify maintenance and breakdown costs rapidly and accurately. Used and specified by most major trailer manufacturers, Scrutineer is an approved method of quality control for testing new trailers prior to release.

Check the operation of vital parts

Scrutineer makes trailer inspection a one-man job. Valve operation is just one aspect that can be checked at the correct settings and pressure, whilst the device also checks the operation of brake mechanisms allowing poor adjustment to be identified and rectified. Scrutineer also allows brakes to be operated via a handheld remote control unit. Lighting circuits, the ABS system via 24N, 24S and the ISO-7638 connection, integrated bulb meter and the trailer’s EBS CAN line integrity can all be reviewed alongside the instant identification of Earth faults.

Reduced noise and pollution

Scrutineer can be used to check trailer diagnostics without the use of a tractor, which means pollution and noise within your workshop can be significantly reduced or eliminated altogether.

Scrutineer Unique Features

An approved method of quality control

Scrutineer is a world leader in diagnosing air leaks, poor brake adjustment, faults in lighting circuits, ABS and EBS faults, and problems with supply circuits, and since its invention has been an approved method of quality control for testing new trailers prior to release. Thanks to its use, Scrutineer has helped to reduce roadside failures and achieve first time MOT passes.

Fully mobile design

Scrutineer is fully mobile, and both versions – devices are available for both van and workshop – eliminate the need to attach the tractor unit to the trailer. With Scrutineer, trailer inspection can be carried out independently by one individual, and with its fully mobile design, pollution and noise in the workshop is reduced and CO2 emissions lowered.

Features used and specified by major trailer manufacturers

Our close collaboration with the transport industry has resulted in Scrutineer being highly regarded for its technical excellence. Over 50% of fleet operators in the UK use the Hope Scrutineer, from the smallest operator to major trailer manufacturers. Scrutineer is a small price to pay for such a huge return in trailer productivity, and is an approved method of quality control for testing new trailers prior to their release.

By using all of the above features, Scrutineer reduces roadside failures and helps pass stringent MOT spot checks.

We can help you take care of your Scrutineer

The services that we provide include inspection, repair, PAT testing and calibration. We will arrange and manage this for you from start to finish. We are happy to hire a Scrutineer to you when your Scrutineer is in our workshop.

We aim to ensure that all of the maintenance arrangements we provide to our customers have the capability to deliver a high standard of preventative maintenance that suits your specific business and operational needs.