Frequently Asked Questions


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Extremely. One of the greatest hurdles we needed to address in the design and testing phases was durability. All three units are built to military specifications and beyond.

Every unit comes with a 1-year warranty covering all components for manufacturer's defect or unit failure. If you would like greater peace-of-mind, there is an extended warranty that can be purchased at the time the order is placed that extends warranty coverage for an additional 2-years for a warranty of 3-years total.

Absolutely not! One of the most unique aspects of the main unit is the proprietary and patented air-manifold design. According to one of the lead designers, you could pump water through the main unit without negatively affecting operation.

Absolutely. The main unit, when closed is completely water tight. The units are designed for extreme conditions, they are impervious to the elements and temperature extremes.

Anywhere with cellular or Wi-Fi coverage. We also offer a version where no cellular coverage is available.

Yes. The touch screens on the handheld unit and the main unit allow the user to input data even with gloves on.

The batteries are rated to last more than an entire day of use without replacement. Batteries are affected by age and operating temperature but with the external power options always available, even the most aggressive use should only require charging once a day.

The units need calibration every year, 365 days of use. We can handle the annual calibration for you either on site or with units shipped back to our facility.

Yes, the YardMaster™ is a permanent stand attached to yard air and power. It can operate on multiple tracks using the traditional handheld unit and your EOTD (End of Train Device) or an optional test EOTD.

The units are capable of functioning properly in temperature extremes from -22°F to 120°F for units with the incorporated air slip printer. Without the internal printer, the units operate within a temperature range of -30°F to 120°F.

Safety Orange is our primary color, but we can discuss custom colors for specified products upon request.

Many things. The units are primarily designed to complete Class 1 air-brake testing. They are also fully compliant for AFM testing as an option. The system can be used to fully test an EOTD. The main unit and hand held can be used to remotely set and release brakes on the train consist for brake diagnostics.

The hand-held remote unit batteries are rechargeable, Li-On batteries with a wireless charging option. The Brake-Boss™ main unit incorporates nickel metal hydride batteries for stability and increased low temperature life. Each unit is supplied with internal batteries as well as an external power port for uninterrupted use. In total, the units come with batteries, external 12 volt power options and a high-capacity quick charging attachment to keep your batteries fully charged.

The units are made and assembled in the United States.

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