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Overload Warning System increases safety for road/rail vehicles

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Accuweigh’s  Brisbane South branch recently fitted automatic overload warning systems to a Ford Ranger Utility that was customised for operation on both road and rail lines. To ensure high vehicle stability is maintained at all times, two overload warning systems are fitted to each vehicle.  

The first overload warning system monitors the payload stored on the vehicle’s tray for both road and rail modes with the following responses if the vehicle’s tray is overloaded:  

  • for road operation, vehicle speed is limited to 15kph
  • for rail operation, power is completely cut
The second overload warning system functions only in rail mode and monitors the weight on each of the four rail wheels to ensure correct weight distribution is achieved before the vehicle can be operated.  

Gibson Tru-Body is an Australian owned company and builds customised road/rail vehicles at their Brendale factory in Brisbane’s north for various Rail Departments. These road/rail vehicles are normally fitted with track monitoring equipment but can also used to transport staff, materials and tools to and from different work sites along the rail lines.  

Accuweigh is an Australian industrial weighing company with branches in all mainland states providing complete after sales service and support on overload warning systems and all types of scales and weighing equipment.

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