Air-Weigh 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. Interested customers are requested to contact their local Western Star dealer for pricing and ordering information.
“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.”
On-board scales improve fleet productivity and reduce operating costs and delays caused by check-weighing. Air-Weigh claims it is the only on-board scale manufacturer offering an in-dash scale for tractors. 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 and operates off of the vehicle power, making the Air-Weigh system a completely integrated weight management device. Once calibrated, Air-Weigh customers claim weight accuracy to be well within 300 lbs. of a DOT scale.