BPW Transpec advises users and buyers of Ringfeder couplings and draw eyes that use of non-genuine or pirate components in the coupling or drawbar eye will invalidate the R55 and ADR certification.
“The R55 and ADR certification is set for the complete product, so any change even of a single component on the coupling with non-original components cancels the certification approval,” BPW Transpec said in a statement.
“No third party (non-Ringfeder) can issue a compliance certificate for a Ringfeder product or part – so any non-genuine component used will invalidate the compliance plate – resulting in an illegal vehicle in spite of whatever paperwork it may come with.
“BPW as the distributor, and VBG Ringfeder as the manufacturer, will not take responsibility for any loss or claim where non-genuine components are mounted in the coupling or drawbar.
“Recent testing conducted by VBG Ringfeder Group of non-genuine components, used in conjunction with their proprietary product has found significant failures in function for such non-genuine components, such as coupling bolts caused by inadequate vertical angle engagement in the coupling and inadequate length of bolt and inadequate hardness.”
For more information visit the BPW Transpec website.
Originally posted on the Trailer magazine website.