What's the length on DOT scales

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  1. Largecar359

    Largecar359 Road Train Member

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    Title kinda says it, I've been looking online can't really find a measurement. Putting together a truck and trailer set-up, just wanna see if it's gonna fit on the scale.
     
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  3. Powder Joints

    Powder Joints Subjective Prognosticator

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    Most DOT Scales are single axle scale, a CAT Scale is normally 70' I believe.
     
  4. BAYOU

    BAYOU Road Train Member

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    Most scales are 75ft
     
  5. passingthru69

    passingthru69 Road Train Member

    Depends on the states. Some are old scales and are short. Some are 75' and some I've seen are longer.
     
  6. Largecar359

    Largecar359 Road Train Member

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  7. Old Man

    Old Man Road Train Member

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    As long as you meet OAL laws and kingpin laws, what does it matter.
     
  8. DocHoof

    DocHoof Light Load Member

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    I got an idear...Next time you're at the chicken coop, pull over and run over and measure one. Then let us know:
    A. How long they are and
    B. How that worked out for you.
     
  9. Jumbo

    Jumbo Road Train Member

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    Or just walk in and ask the officer.
     
  10. cnsper

    cnsper Road Train Member

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    Half the time they don't know their own regulations so you think he will know the length of the scale?
     
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  11. Happily Retired

    Happily Retired Road Train Member

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    Don't forget to mash on the brakes when you get on a state scale, they don't like that either.:biggrin_2559:
     
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