Air-Weigh has announced their LoadMaxx trailer scale will now be available for spring ride suspensions. The new mechanical suspension option for LoadMaxx will be showcased at this year’s inaugural North American Commercial Vehicle show, and will be available end of October for customers.
“Our goal has always been for fleets to maximize the payload they haul, and minimize the complexity and effort in their operation,” says Air-Weigh CEO Martin Ambros. “LoadMaxx for spring ride provides an efficient weighing solution for the roughly 50% of the market using leaf spring trailers. With an extensive history in mechanical suspensions for trucks, this is a natural extension of our product line.”
Through deflection sensor technology, LoadMaxx spring ride accurately measures real-time on-the- ground weights. The leaf spring scale is currently designed for tandem axle trailers, which covers the vast majority of the market. It’s available for retrofit installation as well as new trailers.
“This new scale is in response to customer demand”, says Director of Trailer OEM and Dealer Sales Bob Zirlin. “Many trailer OEMs in the dry van, dump, intermodal chassis, bulk commodity, and vocational trailer segments want to offer self-weighing trailers for their weight sensitive spring ride customers. They have been reducing the weight of their trailers, and LoadMaxx complements these lightweighting strategies.”
In April Air-Weigh introduced their next generation LoadMaxx trailer scale which at the time was only available for air ride trailers. LoadMaxx for spring ride will include the same icon-based touch screen display; built-in LED alarm lights; dual-point calibration and high precision pressure sensor for weight accuracy; compensation for temperature and altitude change; PIN protected calibration; and English, Spanish and French language options.
Adding the optional ComLink to the air ride or spring ride trailer scale enables drivers to view steer, drive, trailer, GVW, and net payload on any LoadMaxx equipped tractor. Tractor/trailer weight information can also be sent to the fleet’s management software via the built-in data communication interface. Turn any smart device into a scale by using the LoadMaxx app and view weight data right in the palm of your hand. Trailer scale kits can be purchased with ComLink included, or it is available as a simple plug-and- play option after installation.
For more information on the new series of trailer scales, call Air-Weigh at 888-459- 3444.