“Those suspension guages aren’t accurate”

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  1. abyliks

    abyliks Road Train Member

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    “You are no where near 90,000 My computer says you only have 33,000 pounds in the box”

    sorry guy been a while since I’ve done anything heavy, guess I’m a little rusty on the pressures, but what do I know I’m just a stoopid truck driver F9509A54-6011-4068-959E-3614090D8462.jpeg
     
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  3. Judge

    Judge Road Train Member

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    I load by suspension all the time.
    I got tired of hearing I didn’t know how to do it, put right weigh on truck.
    60 lb on truck gauge is 80k.
    I’m parked a little downhill waiting to unload, or gauge would be a little closer to 60, shows 59.5 when level.
    I don’t let them buffalo me, I’d take it back and make them take some off

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  4. abyliks

    abyliks Road Train Member

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    made them kick off the second stop that was on there, I was about ready to tell them to keep the whole thing but I load out of there almost every Monday so I actually behaved my self, which even I was surprised I was able to do after that “my computer says”
     
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  5. Arctic_fox

    Arctic_fox Heavy Load Member

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    Had this happen to me today. I told the guy i had a full load and he said "no ive been loading trucks for 20 years and i know what im doing. And there is absolutely no way your at weight" and then stuffed my trailer to the rim.

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    Cat scale says he has 20 years of being a ####wit perhaps
     
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  6. okiedokie

    okiedokie Road Train Member

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  7. AModelCat

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    Digital scales are the bomb. Not cheap though.
     
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  8. abyliks

    abyliks Road Train Member

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    90% of my stuff is LTL and under 35k in the wagon, had the digital ones at the last company pulling a dump trailer and could get within 300 pounds, but just a $30 guage and a little air line works fine for my set up
     
  9. AModelCat

    AModelCat Road Train Member

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    We use them mainly in the bush. Nowhere to scale out there.
     
  10. okiedokie

    okiedokie Road Train Member

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    Air can be inaccurate at times in the brush. Digital is much better. Course you can hang a chain, right.:)
     
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  11. JoeyJunk

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    He said in the bush. Brush will throw it off :biggrin_25522:
     
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