A quality truck scale is a long term investment, potentially providing over 25 years of dependable service if properly maintained. Regular calibration, inspections and cleaning will increase the lifespan of your scale, reduce costly repairs, and prevent losses from inaccurate weight transactions.
We install truck scales in a pit, levelled with the surrounding terrain, or above ground with approach ramps. The type of scale and foundation installation is dependent upon the location and the traffic pattern.
Below is a comparison chart for the two types of foundations. Check out the chart or contact the Quality Scales Unlimited sales team to see what truck scale will work best for you!
Quality Scales Unlimited offers portable truck scales from many domestic manufacturers. The portable truck scales we offer are engineered for legal for trade applications requiring ease in movement from job-to-job. These low profile scales are designed for ease of break down and reassembly and can be tailored to your business needs.
Quality Scales Unlimited offers a number of styles of axle pads from various manufacturers. Axle pads are an economical, adaptable, and portable solution for vehicle and truck weighing. As with all of our truck and vehicle scales, durable construction sets our axle pads apart from the competition. (Axle pads are used to monitor overloaded and under loaded axle weight, but cannot be used to produce certified weights.)
Quality Scales Unlimited has accurate and durable Portable Truck Scales and Axle Pad Scales for rent. Rental scales are leased on a monthly basis and delivered to your site and picked up after you have finished your weighing needs. If you have temporary needs for certified truck weighing, consider renting a portable truck scale. For non-certified weights, renting axle pads could be the solution for your situation. Contact our sales team for rental scale options and pricing.
Quality Scales Unlimited can provide custom software applications to interface with your truck scale. We believe having the correct software to support your scales is essential to productivity and return on investment. Capabilities are endless, but many of our software programs include: truck ID numbering, order and assignment tracking and recall tare weights. We can provide software to support light capacity scales as well.
|In Ground Foundation||Above Ground Foundation|
|Cost||More costly due to additional grading reinforced steel and concrete||Less costly due to less construction and foundation work|
|Scale Service & Repairs||In some cases more costly due to confined area restrictions which often require gas detection devices and operator safety harnesses to be used||No confined space entry required; can be serviced from the deck of the scale|
|Cleaning||Done manually; can be time consuming||Quick and easy; done with a water hose or air compressor from the side of the scale|
|Scale Inspection||Performed from inside the in ground pit||Can be performed above ground|
|Restrictions or Hazards||Some states require specified clearances underneath the scale; may require compliance with OSHA and confined space regulations||Some states have specified clearances required underneath the scale|
|Approaches||10 feet; flat and level||Ramps|
|Ramp Requirements||None needed; flat approach||Typically ~20 feet on each end of the scale; requires more real estate to install and operate|
|Electrical Requirements||Needed for sump pump if no gravity drain is present||None; no sump pump or drainage needed|