Truck Load Weight Scales or Gauges

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  1. lights787

    lights787 Light Load Member

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    Folks, we often load at places nowhere near a scale. Can you someone recommend a Truck load/Axle load weight gauge or scale system that is economical and actually works to ensure before we pull away from the shipper that the truck and trailer are not overweight.
     
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  3. Midwest Trucker

    Midwest Trucker Road Train Member

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    I have pressure gauge in the truck and a tandem scale on the trailer. Works well. Right Weigh digital is the one on the trailer.
     
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  4. lights787

    lights787 Light Load Member

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    See I don't have that I need to buy something for my truck and trailer. A lot of times these shippers don't even have a clue on how to load the truck up and getting back there to reload I am not sure is something even doable for most of our loads.
     
  5. uncleal13

    uncleal13 Road Train Member

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    Air Weigh is a brand of air pressure gauges that you can buy that are calibrated in 1,000’s of lbs per tandem axle group (50,000 lbs) the first few times you use them you can adjust them to read accurately after you get on an actual scale.
    On any standard pressure gauge , people just put a mark on the glass where they find max pressure and weight is. (Usually close to 58 psi on a truck)
    Anyone I know that had used electronic sensors had them fail within two years.
     
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  6. lights787

    lights787 Light Load Member

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    Thank you for your reply would it be possible for you to private message me the link on Amazon or elsewhere to buy this or read the reviews on it.
     
  7. Dino soar

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    If you're handy you can just buy liquid-filled gauges and run lines from your trailer to the cab and run a line from your truck airbags into the cab.

    You will have to get weighed once just to see where your gauges are when you're fully loaded.

    However if it's your axle weight you worried about instead of your gross you can see where your adjustments are with those gauges.

    I have been using mine for some time and I can tell just by where the gauge is whether I'm over on my axles or not.

    It's cool because as you slide you can see how the axle weights change.
     
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  8. lights787

    lights787 Light Load Member

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    Thanks but I am not sure if I am that handy!
     
  9. Dino soar

    Dino soar Road Train Member

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    Well I think some of those weigh gauges are pretty easy to put in, I mean the regular kits that you buy for them.

    They just cost more that's all.
     
  10. abyliks

    abyliks Heavy Load Member

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    For less then $50 you can buy 2 liquid guages and t into the suspension, little more of you want to get fancy and have them in the cab, next time you are near capacity get scaled, and write down the psi/weight on a clip board/paper/visor etc.

    I have one on my dash for the truck so it was like $20 to set the trailer up, used to be able to load a dump trailer with 500 pounds using them
     
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  11. lights787

    lights787 Light Load Member

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    Can you please post or private message the links on Amazon or elsewhere for these gauges you are referring to? There is a thread on Facebook for AppWeight and most say they are not worth the money since the battery goes out on them pretty fast.
     
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