When scheduling and planning installation for a typical three-module, 70′ Rice Lake Survivor OTR truck scale, plan for a minimum two-hour crane rental to place the modules into position. A two-man crew, aided by a crane operator, can usually unload modules from the freight truck and place them into position in approximately 1 hour. Mount and load cell installation will require approximately 3 – 4 hours. Electrical wiring is run through conduit and can be done in approximately 2 – 3 hours.
For concrete deck scales, a concrete crew of three or four can normally pour, finish, and seal-cure the concrete deck surface of a 70′ scale in 2 – 3 hours. (Don’t forget, standard concrete reaches full strength after a 28-day curing period. At seven days, standard concrete reaches approximately 75% of its maximum strength and can handle moderate loads.) Final wiring connections can normally be completed the same day while the concrete is curing. Please note these are just rough estimates and times may vary depending on many factors.