Moving heavy equipment can be a risky affair if you don’t know exactly what a piece of equipment actually weighs. Often there is no available public scale where you can check your weight before you run into a CHP scale. Counting on the equipment to weigh what the manufacturer’s tag states that it weighs (back when it was brand new) can be very problematic. Repairs, wear plates and water in the tires for ballasting can all add pounds. And that can mean a big fine.
In order to solve that problem, DTI has recently purchased eight 20,000lb digital axle scales. We will use these scales to check-weigh loads when commercial or public scales are not available. Often the oversize loads that we haul are too wide and/or tall to fit on commercial scales anyway. CHP scales, while nice and wide, are not a good way to check weight.
These scales will be especially useful for plant moves. We will be able to check towed crushers and asphalt tanks on-site. If through repairs or residue a piece of equipment has grown heavier, we will be able to fix it on-site, rather than being stranded at a truck stop or CHP scale.
With eight scales, we can weigh a 16-tire axle group. The scales are light enough that one man can easily position the scales to weigh a whole truck.
The scales are accurate to within 1%. We transport the scales in a custom aluminum box that can be moved in any company pilot truck.
DTI also offers these portable scales, complete with an operator, to our customers as an added service.
Please contact Matt Klenske for pricing and availability. He can be reached at (800) 333-2400 extension 1560.
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