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Dec 01, 2020 at 05:55 PM CST
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Whats the best on board scale system and why? Trying to get some input from guys running them. Thanks
Replied on Wed, Dec 02, 2020 at 11:08 AM CST

I'm interested to see the responses to this as well. I've been looking pretty hard at them, but not sure they will be much different than the gauge on the dash and the other on the trailer. My gauges are most accurate when loading on flat and level ground which is only about half the time. When I load on unlevel ground, the gauges change considerably when the truck and trailer get back to level and have time to settle.

I've found if I load the front hopper to 60psi then load the back to 70, the front will climb to 70 by the time the back reaches 70psi. I typically don't need to run the interstate and have a permit for 84,000 on the back roads. With a half tank of fuel I'm usually in the 81,500lb range which means I'm leaving weight on the table. I've attempted to load between the hash marks on the gauges and it seems to be a crap shoot, sometimes closer to 84,000 and sometimes over, so I tend to stay in the sweet spot at 70psi. For a point of reference, I run an 07 379 with a 70" sleeper, and a 16 Tempte Super Hopper that weighs 10,100lbs.

If onboard scales are as accurate as they claim to be, I think I could not only save money at Cat scales, but consistently gross out, which should pay for them pretty quick. They don't seem to be unreasonably expensive unless they don't work as claimed.

Hopefully this thread will provide some good experience with their use and not turn in to a broker and rate slam fest!
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Replied on Thu, Dec 03, 2020 at 07:11 AM CST
Rite weigh . They are easy to install and one you've calibrated them they're spot on. I wouldn't waste money on air weigh we had three of them the 5600 digital series in the late 90's early 2000 nothing but problems. They sent Jerry Justice a service man for two days to get them to work before the 30 day money back guarantee was up. He had no luck. While he was at our place he put on a super fast Hadley leveling valve and we replaced air lines to feed it faster ,and still didn't work so we gave up. They did refund us in full only good thing I can say. Back to rite weigh I have two Bluetooth scales and love them will be ordering more. Hope this helps good luck.
Replied on Thu, Dec 03, 2020 at 07:11 AM CST

I have a Right Weigh in the dash for the trailer next to the tractor gauge. Once you get the Right Weigh calibrated it is very accurate. It's real handy to see the trailer weight from the seat.

Replied on Thu, Dec 03, 2020 at 10:21 AM CST

We run the digital right weigh on the dashes of 7 trucks. Can weigh the steer, drives, and trailer all on one screen. Very acurate if calibrated properly, but need to load on flat and level ground.

Replied on Fri, Dec 04, 2020 at 07:46 AM CST

Anyone using the appweigh? And if so, how is its performance?

Replied on Fri, Dec 04, 2020 at 11:28 AM CST
Is anyone using a bluetooth device that works well like if you are loading yourself standing outside of your truck or loading with a payloader yourself??
Replied on Fri, Dec 04, 2020 at 12:58 PM CST
Yes I use the Bluetooth rite weigh and they’re awesome . No complaints with it and they work excellent at the quarry
Replied on Sun, Dec 06, 2020 at 06:26 AM CST
Quote: "Anyone using the appweigh? And if so, how is its performance?"

NO!!!!! I purchased the appweigh sensors. I ended up returning them for a full refund after 1 month of use. I could never get all the sensors calibrated. It takes forever for the sensors to adjust, even when slow loading. Unless you want to tell the loading facility multiple times, "Stop for a couple minutes, I need to let my 3 sensors catch up", don't buy this. Owner said it was because I had air leaks on the truck or trailer. I said, of course, there isn't a truck or trailer on the road that doesn't leak a little air. They do have a 90 day money back guarantee, that they did honor...BUT as I explained to the owner, they did not compensate me for the +/- $150 in scale costs from constantly trying to calibrate the sensors, or the time and frustration involved. After they returned my money, I purchased the right way, Bluetooth model. Calibrated it 1 time, and it's good within +/- 200lbs.
Replied on Sun, Dec 06, 2020 at 09:24 PM CST

Thank you Dr. Pepper.!! I was going to put my appweigh on today, but am now sending it back for a refund n I will order the right way Bluetooth. I want it to b close. Thanks again!!

Replied on Mon, Dec 07, 2020 at 10:19 AM CST

Has everyone gone over to air-suspension on their trailers?

Replied on Tue, Dec 08, 2020 at 07:43 AM CST
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Quote: "Has everyone gone over to air-suspension on their trailers? "

Yeah Like many years ago. How long was your nap ? You better look at the calendar
Replied on Mon, Dec 28, 2020 at 07:11 AM CST
Quote: "Yeah Like many years ago. How long was your nap ? You better look at the calendar"

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