Two sets of truck weigh scales were fitted to increase collections efficiency for a scrap metal merchant in Sydney, New South Wales. Supplied by Accuweigh ’s Lansvale branch, the truck weigh scales use heavy duty load cells mounted onto the truck chassis to weigh the heavy skip bins.
Accuweigh’s truck weigh scales are manufactured by PM On-Board in the UK and are extremely durable, ensuring that they cannot be damaged by the knocks and bumps these types of scales are regularly subject to.
In addition, unlike other mast mounted load cell systems, PM’s chassis mount load cells are not subject to whip lash damage that can be caused by errant cables that can break while hauling the heavy skip bins onto the truck.
This client’s decision to fit the truck weigh scales was based on the need to load trucks to the RTA’s maximum legal axle load limit but at the same time eliminate the risk of incurring expensive overloading infringements.
The onboard scales also assist with this client’s Mass Management Accreditation (NHVAS) which encourages heavy vehicle operators to take more responsibility for correctly loading their trucks to eliminate potential overloading.
The PM onboard truck weigh scales can have a weighing accuracy of +/-0.5%, which greatly assists the driver’s ability to load the truck to its legal capacity before returning to base for emptying. The potential for increased payloads without risk of accidental overloading helps businesses to better manage day to day collection operations more efficiently.
Accuweigh specialises in providing practical solutions to vehicle overloading. With experienced weighing professionals located in eight branches across mainland states, Accuweigh provides complete after sales support without the need for interstate travel.