Multi-deck truck scales provide axle weights for Qld rail
13/07/2012 - Ultrahawke's multi-deck truck scales ensure legal axle weights of vehicles exiting Queensland Rail's Acacia Ridge rail facility.
Supplied by Ultrahawke in Melbourne, the multi-deck truck scales comprises four individual weighing decks to allow axle group weights of vehicles to be attained in a single weighing transaction.
To eliminate the need for a full time truck scales operator, an unattended weighing terminal was commissioned; allowing drivers to initiate and complete vehicle weighing transactions with minimal training.
Australasia Scales in Brisbane sold and installed the multi-deck truck scales with full factory support from Ultrahawke.
Surprisingly, many overloading fines are not caused by vehicle overloading but incurred for exceeding individual axle group loads. It's entirely possible for a vehicle to be booked for overloading while carrying less than the maximum permitted load.
Ultrahawke's multi-deck truck scales has individual deck lengths suiting the axle spacing of all common truck/trailer configurations to allow vehicles up to and including B-doubles to be weighed in a single weighing transaction. As well as displaying the gross vehicle mass, multi-deck truck scales also display the gross weight of each individual axle group for easy identification of overloaded axles.
Rather than under-loading a vehicle to ensure legal axle loadings, multi-deck truck scales can help guarantee maximum load carrying capacity can be achieved without incurring overloading fines for axle overloading.
Ultrahawke has been manufacturing heavy duty weighing equipment since 1857 and is a fully Australian-owned company whose truck scales are also sold through a network of agents in all states.
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