Accurately measuring the weight of refuse is challenging, says Air-Weigh. Weight is added to refuse trucks constantly throughout the course of a route, and drivers have little idea when their trucks are nearing full capacity. Without a way to monitor the payload weight, drivers risk overloading every day. An on-board scale provides the solution from inside the cab with the push of a button.
The new scale for Heil vehicles is based on Air-Weigh’s LoadMaxx scale technology. It uses air-pressure sensors to measure and calculate the tractor steer and drive-axle weights, and patented deflection-sensor technology on the trailer axle to measure the trailer weight. Warning and overweight alarm outputs are also available from the scale.
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