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Discussion in 'Questions From New Drivers' started by Coffey, Oct 12, 2019.

  1. Coffey

    Coffey Light Load Member

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    Hello everyone I never really scale my load too many time driving and I recently got a new truck that has a susp load gauge IMG_20191011_120425.jpg and I just want to now about how much I got on my truck or should I make time to scale a load one time just to know for sure how much I way
     
  2. snowwy

    snowwy Road Train Member

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    You'll need to actually scale with a fully gross on the axle to know where your gauge reads.

    We can give you an idea but trucks don't always read the same number.

    You may not get the same number someone posts on here. But you'll have an idea anyways.

    It's a habit you need to do anyways every time you're in a new or different truck with a gauge.
     
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  3. Coffey

    Coffey Light Load Member

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    Ok thanks wasn't sure if they all weigh in a similar fashion or not I try to make sure to way one of the load if I can
     
  4. snowwy

    snowwy Road Train Member

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    Yes they all weigh in similar fashion. Just may not be the same reading. :)
     
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    MACK E-6 Moderator Staff Member

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    34K on a drive may read at 60 lbs in one truck and 80lbs in another. It’s a subjective thing.
     
  6. Coffey

    Coffey Light Load Member

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    I got another quick question about a different gauge it the fuel filter one I have no idea what it means
     
  7. MACK E-6

    MACK E-6 Moderator Staff Member

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    I’ve never seen one, but I think it measures restriction in fuel flow. The higher the number, the greater the restriction and thus the more imperative the need to change the filter.

    If it isn’t and I’m totally wrong about that, somebody feel free to tell me to shut the hell up. :biggrin_25523:
     
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  8. snowwy

    snowwy Road Train Member

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    IIRC. The last FL I drove. 16 model. Had a fuel gauge.

    IIRC.

    I want to say air filter also.
     
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    Coffey Light Load Member

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    The one I got is on a 2016 kw and im loving having all the new gauges I never had before
     
  10. starmac

    starmac Road Train Member

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    Mack pretty much got it right on the fuel filter guage, if mine gets close to 10 I change it, but I generally change it before it ever gets close.
    The air filter gauge works much the same, but on vacumn, the higher it is the more stopped up she is, a lot of them air gauges seem to never move at all even when the filter needs changed bad.

    My kw has two suspension gauges, and all the stars have to line up perfect for them to read equal, so it is hard to go by for my weight, my freight shaker shows between 85 and 90 when I have 38,000 on the drives, but I have electric scales on it too.
    NOW that gauge will give you a false reading and enough to get you a ticket if you are not on pretty level ground and move it back and forth a time or two then let it settle a minute after loading. I had them on my trailers too, and once a guy gets used to them, I rarely ever went to a cat scale.
     
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