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Side-dump trailer manufacturer adopts Air-Weigh scales as standard

April 13, 2012

Sidump’r Trailer, a manufacturer of side-dump trailers for construction bulk hauling, is offering the Air-Weigh QuickLoad trailer scale as a standard feature on its products. Air-Weigh products have been offered for nearly a decade on Sidump’r trailers, but until now had been optional.

“Making the QuickLoad trailer scale standard,” said Jennifer Koepke, Sidump’r general manager, “is a major customer benefit, providing protection from overweight citations, improving productivity and, at the end of the day, extending trailer life by protecting from overloading. Our users are now more diverse in what they haul. While maybe they once only hauled rock, now they could be hauling dirt, sand and distillers. They don’t always know the weight and could get a ticket, especially if the material gets wet.”

QuickLoad features an icon-based touchscreen display showing weight on the axle group to within 300 lbs. This screen also gives access to settings and the alarm feature and is configured with an LED alarm lamp that indicates the customer-set threshold for maximum load, allowing accurate maximized loading without the driver leaving the cab, Air-Weigh said.

“At Air-Weigh we’re very excited to announce the first standard position for the new Air-Weigh trailer scale at a trailer manufacturer,” says Air-Weigh President Martin Ambros. “Air-Weigh is in the data books of most truck and trailer manufacturers and was prominently displayed on 65 vehicles at the recent Mid-America Truck Show in Louisville. But this sends a clear statement that there is real value in using QuickLoad trailer scales.”

Sidump’r trailers tip to either side and are extensively used where materials must be spread as the truck progresses. Other applications include those where height is limited or on uneven or soft ground that can result in the rollover of a conventional end-dump.

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