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Conservative Recovery of Air System Cost

Recovery of Investment

Industry averages indicate that 60% of Brake System Maintenance, including premature replacement of air system components, is due to contamination while 40% is attributed to actual wear.  These costs of repair are conservatively represented as follows:

EXAMPLES OF REPLACEMENT COSTS
DUE TO AIR VALVE CONTAMINATION – (SLOW BRAKE RELEASE & APPLICATION)


PARTS    LABOR  
4 Brake Shoes @ $60.00/Shoe 
= $240.00 5 Hours @ $45/Hr
=  $225.00
1 Hardware Brake Kit          
= $45.00    
2 Seals @ $27.50/Seal         
= $55.00 Included in Brake Job  
1 Pint of Lube          
= $3.00    
_____________________________ ______________ __________________ ______________
Section Sub-Total = $343.00/Axle* = 5 Hours = $225.00/Axle*

 

PARTS    LABOR  
7 Air Valves**/Year @ $65.00 (minimum)
= $455.00 7 Hours @ $45.00/Hr 
= $315.00
1 Dryer Repair Kit/Desiccant          
= $160.00 1.5 Hour @ $45.00/Hr = $67.50
_____________________________ ______________ ___________________ ______________
Section Sub-Total                   
= $615.00
 = 8.5 Hours = $382.50
       
Sub-Total = $958.00 = 13.5 Hours = $607.50

GRAND TOTAL
= $1565.50/vehicle per year (minimum)


*MANY SOLID-WASTE VEHICLES SERVICE BOTH REAR AXLES
IF THAT IS YOUR FLEET PROCEDURE THEN THE ABOVE COSTS WOULD BE DOUBLED!

**AMONG THE SEVEN (7) VALVES BEING REPLACED ARE: BRAKE APPLICATION, RELAY, QUICK RELEASE, 5-WAY & MOISTURE EJECTOR VALVES.

These figures DO NOT represent costs of turning drums, nor the replacement costs for the contaminated brake diaphrams, fan clutches, maxi-brake chambers or other air system components!

IF A VEHICLE HAS ONE MAINTENANCE PERIOD PER YEAR AND A RELINING OF BRAKES ON AT LEAST ONE AXLE PER VEHICLE, PLUS THE REPLACEMENT OF SEVEN BRAKE VALVES, ONE AIR DRYER REPAIR & DISICCANT KIT AND THE LOSS OF EIGHT (8) HOURS OF VEHICLE DOWNTIME COSTS AT $50/HOUR  – THE FOLLOWING WOULD APPLY:

CAPITAL/BUDGET EXPENDITURE  100% TOTAL
40% EXPENSE  60% LOSS
Brake Servicing


 
Parts and Labor         
$1565.50 $626.00 $939.00
Vehicle Downtime (8 hours @ $50.00/hour)
$400.00 $160.00 $240.00
___________________________________ ___________ _____________ _________
Total per Vehicle       
$1965.00
$786.00 $1179.00

 

CAPITAL/BUDGET LOSS OVER TIME PER VEHICLE

1 Year = $1179.00
3 Years = $3537.00
5 Years = $5895.00


 

RETURN ON INVESTMENT OR BUDGET RECOVERY/VEHICLE WITH CLEARDRAIN

 1 YEAR
3 YEARS
 5 YEARS
Capital or Budget Loss $1179.00 $3537.00  $5895.00
One Time ClearDrain Cost
$ 979.50*
$ 979.50*(amoritized)
$ 979.50*(amoritized)
_________________________    ____________ ______________________ ______________________
Capital Recovery/Vehicle    
$ 199.50
$2557.50 $4879.50


* ACTUAL COST OF ClearDrain IS COVERED BY BUDGET RECOVERY OR RETURN ON INVESTMENT WITHIN EIGHT (8) MONTHS OF PURCHASE. NOTE: Pricing is based upon ClearDrain component costs as of March 2013, and pricing is subject to change.

 

IF TWO MAINTENANCE PERIODS (BRAKE SERVICINGS) & ONE DESICCANT REPLACEMENT IS CONDUCTED PER YEAR ON A FLEET VEHICLE BRAKE SYSTEM THE FOLLOWING WOULD APPLY:

 

RETURN ON INVESTMENT OR BUDGET RECOVERY/VEHICLE WITH CLEARDRAIN
FOR TWO MAINTENANCE PERIODS

1 YEAR
3 YEARS
5 YEARS
Capital or Budget Loss $2101.00 $6303.00 $10,505.00
One Time ClearDrain Cost
$ 979.50* $ 979.50*(amoritized)
$  979.50*(amoritized)
_________________________    ____________ ______________________ ______________________
Capital Recovery/Vehicle    
$1121.50
$5323.50 $ 9525.50


* ACTUAL COST OF ClearDrain IS COVERED BY BUDGET RECOVERY OR RETURN ON INVESTMENT WITHIN EIGHT (8) MONTHS OF PURCHASE. NOTE: Pricing is based upon ClearDrain component costs as of March 2013, and pricing is subject to change.

 

RETURN ON INVESTMENT OR BUDGET RECOVERY WITH A FLEET OF 50 VEHICLES WITH ONE BRAKE SERVICING PER YEAR

RETURN ON INVESTMENT OR BUDGET RECOVERY WITH A FLEET OF 50 VEHICLES WITH CLEARDRAIN

1 YEAR
3 YEARS
5 YEARS
Capital or Budget Loss $58,950.00 $176,850.00 $294,750.00
One Time ClearDrain Cost
$ 48,975.00*
$ 48,975.00*(amoritized)
$ 48,975.00*00(amoritized)
_________________________    ____________ ______________________ ______________________
Capital Recovery/Vehicle    
$ 9,975.00
$127,875.00 $245,775.00


* ACTUAL COST OF ClearDrain IS COVERED BY BUDGET RECOVERY OR RETURN ON INVESTMENT WITHIN EIGHT (8) MONTHS OF PURCHASE. NOTE: Pricing is based upon ClearDrain component costs as of March 2013, and pricing is subject to change.

 

RETURN ON INVESTMENT OR BUDGET RECOVERY WITH A FLEET OF 100** VEHICLES WITH ONE BRAKE SERVICING PER YEAR

RETURN ON INVESTMENT OR BUDGET RECOVERY WITH A FLEET OF 100 VEHICLES WITH CLEARDRAIN

1 YEAR
3 YEARS
5 YEARS
Capital or Budget Loss $117,900.00
$353,700.00
$589,500.00
One Time ClearDrain Cost
$ 97,950.00*
$ 97,950.00*(amoritized)
$ 97,950.00*(amoritized)
_________________________    ____________ ______________________ ______________________
Capital Recovery/Vehicle    
$ 19,950.00
$255,750.00 $491,155.00


* ACTUAL COST OF ClearDrain IS COVERED BY BUDGET RECOVERY OR RETURN ON INVESTMENT WITHIN EIGHT (8) MONTHS OF PURCHASE. NOTE: Pricing is based upon ClearDrain component costs as of March 2013, and pricing is subject to change.

**NOTE:
•    THESE FIGURES DO NOT REPRESENT THE SAVINGS REALIZED BY NOT REBUILDING THE AIR COMPRESSOR - (A BENEFIT DUE TO THE COMPLETE ELIMINATION OF BACK PRESSURE).  COST OF REBUILDING CAN BE $400 TO $800 (DEPENDING ON THE COMPRESSOR SIZE & PLACEMENT ON THE CHASSIS).  

•    NOR WAS THE ADDITIONAL SAVINGS INCLUDED FROM NOT REPLACING CONTAMINATED BRAKE DIAPHRAMS, FAN CLUTCHES, MAXI-BRAKE CHAMBERS OR OTHER AIR SYSTEM COMPONENTS & RESULTING VEHICLE DOWNTIME – AS WELL AS THE ORIGINAL COST OF THE AIR DRYER & THE SUPPORTING PLUMBING IT REQUIRES.  

•    NOR DO THESE FIGURES INCLUDE THE INCREASE IN COST OF AIR SYSTEM COMPONENTS WHICH ARE TYPICALLY REPLACED OVER TIME.

OEM’S CHARGE BETWEEN $250 TO $450 FOR THE ADDITIONAL PLUMBING REQUIRED FOR AIR DRYER OPERATION ON NEW VEHICLES!  THIS DOES NOT INCLUDE THE COST OF THE AIR DRYER ITSELF.

THE GREATER THE NUMBER OF ClearDrain’s INSTALLED - THE HIGHER THE AMOUNT OF CAPITAL DOLLARS NORMALLY LOST THAT CAN BE RETURNED TO BUDGET/RECOVERD OR CAN BE UTILIZED TO PURCHASE NEW TRUCKS/EQUIPMENT


ClearDrain Protects All Air System Components – enhances the performance of ABS by preventing moisture & contamination from clogging critical air modules.  A simple diaphragm failure and/or clogged air module(s) can adversely impact the function of ABS, creating costly downtime and repair.  Additionally, the conditioned air resulting from the operation of the ClearDrain System protects CTS (Central Tire Inflation Systems), air ride, air suspension as well as the air cylinders and spool valves with air assisted transmissions.  

All air operated components benefit from the protection that ClearDrain provides to the entire compressed air system.

ClearDrain CARRIES AN EXCLUSIVE (5) YEAR UNLIMITED MILEAGE/HOUR PRODUCT WARRANTY.

*SOURCES FOR THE ABOVE INFORMATION: CCJ, FLEET EQUIPMENT, MTA & GE CAPITAL – AFFORDABLE FLEET SRVCS.

ClearDrain is Patented (Patent #5,435,422).

 

  
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