Fleet & Plant Management

Onboard truck overload and weight system

  • 1.  Onboard truck overload and weight system

    Posted 10 September 2019 20:46
    ​Hi all,

    After some advice or recommendations for onboard truck weight management systems. Looking at fitting out our fleet with overload sensors and if anyone has used or is currently using a system that works, any information would be most helpful.

    Cheers
    Ryan
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  • 2.  RE: Onboard truck overload and weight system

    Posted 11 September 2019 21:20
    Ryan,

    We have been using TRUCKWEIGH system on garbage trucks to an accuracy of 200kg...….all on mech spring suspension.  Be wary though they are only accurate when used in stable conditions.​
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  • 3.  RE: Onboard truck overload and weight system

    Posted 15 September 2019 22:01
    Hi Ryan.
    Have just fitted Rightweight  Interior Digital load Scales to 3 of my Hino tippers (Air Bag suspension)​ about $1,400 ea. fitted .Simple, easy to read , local distributer and service, reasonable accuracy. Initial set up has scope to include safety factor but as Ryan mentions reading can vary depending on conditions.
    Other options are Kimax 2 and the Loadman Range which also includes the Red Forge and Airtec
    Spring suspension significantly increases the price.
    Hope this helps
    Regards John
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  • 4.  RE: Onboard truck overload and weight system

    Posted 15 September 2019 22:01
    Hi Ryan

    We conducted some research and settled on the Kimax system. As a whole the system provides a good guide however we have experienced issues with losing calibration (particularly in steel spring and camel back suspension) ​which result in inaccuracies. We have had to update our pre-start checks to for the drivers to acknowledge where the systems isn't accurate and in need of corrective action. Call me if you need 0428920065.

    Regards

    Peter
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  • 5.  RE: Onboard truck overload and weight system

    Posted 23 September 2019 20:19
    ​Hi All,
    As of earlier this year we have begun writing into the replacement specs for all heavy trucks to have steer & drive axle load cells and dash displays incorporated in the build.
    We've not had any of the awarded vehicles delivered yet, but so far the Accyweigh system has been the main one quoted by the truck dealers

    Regards, Graham

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    [Graham][Pritchett]
    [Workshop Supervisor]
    [South Gippsland Shire Council]
    [Leongatha][Vic]
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