I just found this in an old thread. Someone pulled on the scale and weighed with bags inflated and then weighed with the brake set. Trailer bags deflated.
First image is with all inflated
Second image is with trailer deflated
I believe I have found my problem
Weight on Steer Axles
Discussion in 'Ask An Owner Operator' started by AgPilot1, Sep 23, 2022.
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skallagrime Road Train Member
Only other thing i would caution if you havent already thought of it, fuel weight. Those look like twin 120s? Relatively centered so if you were at half full when weighingcould be another 400ish steer weight.
If already full at weigh, ignore thisD.Tibbitt Thanks this.
D.Tibbitt Road Train Member
- Apr 26, 2013
If you continue to have problems then load the freight a little bit further back of the center point on trailer
Also with the cat scales, they are going to be perfectly level. Least they should be. Once u pull onto it, use the break to get stopped and then let off the break, it should hold in place... or hold the service breaks, just don't pull the breaks and dump the bagsmotocross25 and Long FLD Thank this.
blairandgretchen Road Train Member
- Dec 9, 2011
A14 and A16 of your Road Atlas contain the legality of your situation.
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I have my tarps in the side box. I reweighed empty and my steer axle 12,100 so I'm thinking I got a bad weigh because I brain cramped and dumped the trailer on the scale. I'm loading 46k on Tuesday so I'll check it then. TMC ran this truck just the way its setup so I think it will be ok.
When I was tanker they told us to release all brakes on the tractor and trailer when scaling. Granted going over scales I would stab my brakes so the whole truck would dance for the scale master. Smooth bore fun.
I normally scale at 3/8ths in the fuel tank for an empty trailer.
Indiana goes off the axle/tire rating for your steers. Most states do. But not all. That's the atlas page in the previous post.
Anyway good luck. Its a nice looking truck
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