More braking, less replacing

Who we are

Tru-Shu is designed, developed, tested and manufactured by ASET Engineering. Based in Hartley, in country South Australia, ASET Engineering engages in R&D and manufacturing to support our freight business, All-Size Equipment Transport Services (ASET Services). www.asets.com.au

What we do

The specialized freight work performed by ASET Services has required the development of specialized trailers. These trailers have features that simplify the loading and delivery of over-dimensional freight around Australia. A further key aspect of our goal in design is to minimize maintenance and breakdowns on our equipment.

An important feature of the development work has included designing improvements to current components or sections of trailers including suspension, brakes and ramps. Some of these developments are stand-alone products that have greatly benefited our company and are now being offered to the market.

Tru-Shu brake shoe support mechanism is the first of these with the soon release of other products that improve safety and minimize maintenance costs. We have been transporting freight around Australia for over 20 years and developing solutions to aid the transport industry for 15 years

Development of Tru-Shu

For many years the owner Ken Pitt had been frustrated at the amount of brake shoes that were quickly going out of alignment and being prematurely replaced. This problem rendered the trailer or prime mover defectable. A common problem in the industry as any workshop which maintains vehicles or removes brake defects will tell you. The cost was unacceptable to Ken as replacing each one is well over $1,000, not including down-time. On occasions it can be a much greater cost and safety issue as the s-cam can come loose and smash into the drum bolts, disintegrating them onto the road and rendering that brake entirely ineffective. Not happy to put up with this wasted time and money, Ken, Gordon and the team got to work to find a solution. After a few years of experimentation an effective solution was found! Since that point the fleet at ASET Services has never had a brake shoe ride out of alignment! The problem was gone! Our Freight business has forgotten there was such a problem! The obvious next step was to share the benefit with others in the industry. Unfortunately the first version wasn’t as cost effective for small operators, so the work continued to develop a solution that was easy for everyone to access. The final result is the product now known as Tru-Shu. A patented, tested and Engineer approved solution to a decades old problem. A simple to apply one-off remedy. For an outlay of a few hundred dollars per trailer the problem is instantly eliminated. Not just reduced, but gone for good! Whenever brakes are replaced the Tru-Shu will bolt back on with only the addition of new single-use bolts.