Onboard scale for straight trucks

Trucks spec'd with the new Airtek air suspension steer axle can now be equipped with an onboard scale from Air-Weigh. The new AW5700 can be fitted with a variety of sensors to measure weights directly from any combination of air-suspension steer, drive and lift axles on both straight trucks and tractor-trailers. The company expects to begin marketing similar onboard systems for use with mechanical

Trucks spec'd with the new Airtek air suspension steer axle can now be equipped with an onboard scale from Air-Weigh. The new AW5700 can be fitted with a variety of sensors to measure weights directly from any combination of air-suspension steer, drive and lift axles on both straight trucks and tractor-trailers.

The company expects to begin marketing similar onboard systems for use with mechanical axles by the fall. Currently all Air-Weigh scales, including its models for trailers and tractor-trailer combinations, work only with air-suspension systems.

Developed by Hendrickson, the Airtek air suspension steer axle is available in North America on Freightliner LLC trucks. The scale will also be offered for a number of different axles in Europe where air-ride steer axles have been available for several years. The company expects the primary market for the scale will be fleets that use Class 5-7 trucks to carry expedited freight.
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