What Kind of Scale Do I Need?

Choosing the right scale is important to your operations. Because they come in variable sizes, you should know which one will best suit your needs. In this article, we will discuss some tips that will help you select the most appropriate scale for your needs.

If mobility and flexibility is a high priority, a portable scale will help you increase your efficiency rates. The GEC scales are lightweight and can easily be set up or broken down within minutes. We have designed them to meet high grades of industry standards. Its rugged structure will survive multiple moves and is able to withstand the weight of the heaviest trucks. The portability of the scale doesn’t take away from its ability to provide accurate measurements.

We also offer a semi-portable option. This type of scale comes with a trailer to haul and a winch to off-load. The methodology of weighing trucks with the semi-portable scales is the same and can be accomplished, yet, in a fraction of the time.

Once you have decided on the type of scale that you need, using it effectively is the next step. There are two kinds of ways that you can weigh a truck.  First is by weighing one or two axles at a time with portable or semi-portable truck scales. Some believe that weighing two axles at a time can provide inaccuracies, so take this into consideration. Place the scale on a stable flat or even slightly uneven surface.  Place the scale on the outboard wheels of each dual set per axle. We recommend that each axle should be weighed one at a time. Repeat this process until you have measured each axle.

For a more precise weight measurement, you can also use a full-length truck scale which also comes in permanent installation and portable formats. A permanent scale is mounted in a pit or on a concrete slab with ramps on either end.

Portable truck scales eliminate the need for costly construction of a permanent scale. Pit type and concrete deck truck scales are even being phased out in some applications. Portable truck scales give you the ultimate flexibility. If the permanent scale fails or you need to be weighed elsewhere you will be prepared. GEC is an expert in portable truck scales and will be more than happy to find a scale that fits your needs.

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