Air-Weigh debuts entry-level scale

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QuickLoad is a new entry-level onboard scale from Air-Weigh, designed for dedicated tractor-trailer configurations and straight trucks, the company announced Wednesday, March 26, at the Mid-America Trucking Show in Louisville, Ky.

Up to four axle groups — including steer, drive and trailer axles — can be monitored on the compact in-dash display, Air-Weigh said. The scale automatically calculates GVW and net payload, according to the company; steer axle weight, drive axle weight, trailer axle weight, gross vehicle weight and payload weight are displayed in the cab.

QuickLoad features warning and overweight alarms, dual-point calibration and easy installation, the company said. Several air and axle deflection sensor kits are available so that each scale can be tailored to a variety of configurations.

By comparing empty and loaded axle group weights with empty and loaded suspension pressures, the scale can be calibrated to display accurate weights at any suspension load, the company said; QuickLoad is unaffected by altitude, temperature or humidity.

The PIN-protected digital electronic scale not only eliminates the cost of scale fees and overweight fines but helps haulers of staged loads determine where to set the slider, said Martin Ambros, president and chief executive officer of Air-Weigh.

Air-Weigh also announced that its 5802 Series trailer scale will be installed on 250 limited-edition Reitnouer flatbeds, being manufactured to celebrate Reitnouer’s 25th anniversary.