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ON-BOARD REFUSE TRUCK SCALE

Posted: August 1, 2014

Air-Weigh now makes  a scale for use on the Heil Starr refuse and recycling vehicle, offering accurate axle weights for steer, drive, and trailer along with payload and gross vehicle weight.

Accurately measuring the weight of refuse is challenging, says Air-Weigh. Weight is added to refuse trucks constantly throughout the course of a route, and drivers have little idea when their trucks are nearing full capacity. Without a way to monitor the payload weight, drivers risk overloading every day. An on-board scale provides the solution from inside the cab with the push of a button.

The new scale for Heil vehicles is based on Air-Weigh’s LoadMaxx scale technology. It uses air-pressure sensors to measure and calculate the tractor steer and drive-axle weights, and patented deflection-sensor technology on the trailer axle to measure the trailer weight. Warning and overweight alarm outputs are also available from the scale.

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