Mechanical Suspension Onboard Scale typically can be installed in one hour

Aug. 30, 2011
TruckWeight recently introduced a new scale for mechanical suspension systems that can be quickly and inexpensively mounted as an aftermarket installation. The new Mechanical Suspension Onboard Scale requires no welding or special tools and can typically be installed in one hour on tractors and trailers with walking beam, leaf-spring, and other mechanical suspensions.

TruckWeight recently introduced a new scale for mechanical suspension systems that can be quickly and inexpensively mounted as an aftermarket installation. The new Mechanical Suspension Onboard Scale requires no welding or special tools and can typically be installed in one hour on tractors and trailers with walking beam, leaf-spring, and other mechanical suspensions.

Targeted primarily for refuse, aggregate, and logging vehicles, the new product consists of a set of strain gauges or sensors, transmitters, and a handheld receiver. With a range of 500 feet, the receiver displays axle group and gross vehicle weight readings in three-second intervals, essentially providing real-time truck weights. Previous TruckWeight strain gauges needed to be mounted to a metal bar that had to be welded to the suspension. The upgraded gauge mounts directly to the suspension with a high-strength adhesive. These new systems also result in better accuracy and reliability.

Gauges will last up to five years and are inexpensive to replace, and TruckWeight’s scales are accurate to within 1% on level ground.

The company’s air suspension and mechanical suspensions scales are fully compatible to ensure accurate weights with tractor-trailer rigs with both systems. Both systems also use the same receiver and may be integrated with existing telematics systems.

To view a 15-minute how-to video for the new gauges, access www.truckweight.com.

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