HOW TO WEIGH DIFFERENT TRAILER TYPES
The chart below shows how you should position your truck on any CAT Scale, depending on your trailer type.
As you can see, all three axles are on the scale at one time.
Drive onto the scale so that your steer axle is positioned on platform 1, your drive axle on platform 2 and your trailer axle on platform 3.
If you are weighing a split-axle trailer you will need to move your truck during the weighing process.
You start out your weigh the same as if you were pulling a standard trailer.
Position 1: Your steer axle should be positioned on platform 1 and your drive axle on platform 2.
The weighmaster will then ask you to pull forward.
Position 2: Your drive axle should be on platform 1 with your front trailer axle on platform 2 and your rear trailer axle on platform 3.
As with a split-axle trailer, weighing double trailers also will require you to move your truck during the weighing process.
As you pull onto the scale make sure that your truck is in position 1.
Position 1: Your street axle should be positioned on platform 1 and your drive axle on platform 2.
Position 2: The trailer axle of your first trailer would be on platform 1, front axle on your second trailer should on platform 2 and rear axle of your second trailer on platform 3.
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