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Onboard weighing systems by Accuweigh installed on council tip trucks

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Onboard weighing systems from Accuweigh were recently fitted to a tipper truck deliver roadbase and other materials to council work sites. The overload warning system was fitted to a Work’s Dept. owned by the City Of Canning Council in Western Australia. The onboard weighing systems were installed onto a Hino FM500 tipper truck by P&G Bodybuilders in Spearwood. Accuweigh’s Perth branch programmed and calibrated the Onboard Weighing System using certified test masses to ensure accurate calibration was achieved. For the City of Canning, the Hino tipper was fitted with two heavy duty load cells mounted under the rear swivel hinges and another two load cells mounted under the hydraulic ram that lifts the tipper tray.

Key features of the onboard weighing systems installed for P&G Bodybuilders include:

  • All load cells of the onboard weighing systems are connected to a digital weight indicator mounted in the truck’s cab that provides both visual and audible warnings to alert the driver when the truck is overloaded
  • PM’s BulkWeigh onboard weighing systems can be fitted to various truck and  trailer combinations
  • These onboard weighing systems allow trailers to be swapped with the system readily identifying the new trailer and applying the new calibrations automatically
Onboard Weighing Systems are almost a mandatory accessory for trucks since the passing of Chain Of Responsibility legislation that means anyone remotely involved with a truck found to be overloaded could be prosecuted. This legislation casts a wide net which could involve not only the truck driver, but also the owner of the truck, the person and/or company who loaded/despatched the truck and even the person/company receiving the goods.

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