Blythe Dale Sand and Gravel of Ontario Canada, were looking at ways in which they could increase opportunities for new contracts and work.
Blythe Dale Sand and Gravel of Ontario Canada, were looking at ways in which they could increase opportunities for new contracts and work. One key area was any work which required a certified weight reading (such as municipal contracts).
Investigating options which would allow them to offer certified scale readings led them to weigh bridges. At around $80,000 to install and then extra to staff the station, the cost was prohibitive as they were also operating multiple sites.
The solution came in the form of the L2180 wheel loader scale by Loadrite. Blythe Dale had been using Loadrite scales for the past ten years so already knew and trusted the products. The newly released product was certified legal for trade in Canada, meaning weights recorded by loaders were accepted in place of the traditional and expensive weigh stations.
The L2180 loader scale approval certificate from Measurement Canada holds the highest resolution of any loader scale approved for the Canadian market. This means that with a L2180 scale, a bucket load of up to 14 tonnes can be weighed in 50kg increments.
Because Blythe already had the Loadrite system installed in their machines all that was required was to upgrade to the L-2180 system. As a result Blythe can now compete for a wider range of contracts whilst also ensuring that they are running at optimal capacity across their seven sites.
What is legal for trade?
Legal for Trade means that weights produced are accurate enough to produce an invoice from. This can be done via weigh bridge or scales. Before a product can be deemed legal for trade it must be approved by the local licensing body.
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