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How to Weigh

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The chart below shows how you should position your truck on any CAT Scale, depending on your trailer type.

Standard Trailer

As you can see, all three axles are on the scale at one time.Drive onto the scale so that your steer axle is positioned on platform 1, your drive axle on platform 2 and your trailer axle on platform 3.

Spread-Axle Trailer

If you are weighing a spread-axle trailer you will need to move your truck during the weighing process.You start out your weigh the same as if you were pulling a standard trailer.Position 1: Your steer axle should be positioned on platform 1 and your drive axle on platform 2. The weighmaster will then ask you to pull forward.Position 2: Your front trailer axle should be on platform 2 and your rear trailer axle on platform 3. spread-axle images

Note: Use these weighing instructions for an Oversize Weigh.

Please call our 24-Hour Help Desk ( 1-877-228-7225, ext. 6.) if you need assistance weighing multiple axles.

 

Double Trailer

As with a split-axle trailer, weighing double trailers also will require you to move your truck during the weighing process.As you pull onto the scale make sure that your truck is in position 1.Position 1: Your street axle should be positioned on platform 1 and your drive axle on platform 2.Position 2: The trailer axle of your first trailer would be on platform 1, front axle on your second trailer should on platform 2 and rear axle
of your second trailer on platform 3.

Truck & Trailer

When weighing your truck and trailer it must be completely on the scale and it is best if you position the steer axle (front wheels) of the truck on platform 1, and the drive axle or rear axle of the truck on platform 2.  The trailer will normally show up on platform 3.

Motorhome

When weighing your motorhome, it must be completely on the scale and it is best if you position the steer axle (front wheels) of the motorhome on platform 1, and the drive axle or rear axle of the motorhome on platform 2.  Platform 3 will likely be emptyPlease note:  Our scales can give you axle weights and a total gross weight, however, they cannot weigh each corner of the vehicle. We cannot provide individual wheel weights and, to prevent damage to your vehicle as well as our scales, do not allow that type of weighing.

Motorhome with Tow Car

When weighing your motorhome and tow car, the motorhome must be completely on the scale and it is best if you position the steer axle (front wheels) of the motorhome on platform 1, and the drive axle or rear axle of the motorhome on platform 2.  The tow car will normally show up on platform 3.Please note:  Our scales can give you axle weights and a total gross weight, however, they cannot weigh each corner of the vehicle. We cannot provide individual wheel weights and, to prevent damage to your vehicle as well as our scales, do not allow that type of weighing.

Truck & Fifth Wheel

When weighing your truck and fifth wheel trailer it must be completely on the scale and it is best if you position the steer axle (front wheels) of the truck on platform 1, and the drive axle or rear axle of the truck on platform 2.  The trailer will normally show up on platform 3.

Straight Truck

When weighing your straight truck, it must be completely on the scale and it is best if you position the steer axle (front wheels) of the motorhome on platform 1, and the drive axle or rear axle of the motorhome on platform 2.  Platform 3 will likely be empty.

Straight Truck With Tow Car

When weighing your straight truck and tow car, the straight truck must be completely on the scale and it is best if you position the steer axle (front wheels) of the straight truck on platform 1, and the drive axle or ear axle of the straight truck on platform 2.  The tow car will normally show up on platform 3.

Truck & Boat

When weighing your truck and boat it must be completely on the scale and it is best if you position the steer axle (front wheels) of the truck on platform 1, and the drive axle or rear axle of the truck on platform 2.  The boat trailer will normally show up on platform 3.
 




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