Air-Weigh to star as OEM option

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EUGENE, Ore. — Air-Weigh recently announced the availability of the Air-Weigh 5800-series tractor scale as a factory option for all Western Star Trucks with rear air suspensions.

The Air-Weigh scales are spec’d through the custom application engineering offered by Western Star.

“Western Star and Air-Weigh have teamed up to offer on-board scaling systems that contribute to efficient and productive trucking operations,” said Martin Ambros, president of Air-Weigh. “By working with Western Star Trucks to offer this factory installed option, we are helping their customers save money with a product that provides a solid return on investment.”

When an Air-Weigh equipped tractor picks up a trailer with an Air-Weigh scale, the trailer weight data is automatically sent to the truck’s in-dash display, where the driver is able to see steer, drive and up to seven trailer axle weights along with net payload and GVW.

The system communicates over existing wiring between the tractor and trailer, operating off of the vehicle power, making the Air-Weigh system a completely integrated weight management device.

“On-board scales have become part of the industry’s standard devices for modern trucks,” added TR Reed, Western Star product manager.

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