Another popular question weÂ are asked is:Â How many types of 70 foot truck scales exist (low-profile, pit style, full electronic, concrete deck, steel deck)? Is there one particular type you wouldÂ recommend over anotherÂ for use within the recycling business? What benefit does it present to pick one over the other?
Truck scales come in numerousÂ sizes and types. Truck scales could be portable axle, weigh-in-motion, self-contained transportable, electro-mechanical, electronic, and hydraulic versions. In a traditional truck scale you would need to choose either an above ground or pit style scale.Â Then, a painted steel deck or concrete deck that you would pour on location.
For the recycling business, generally the most effective choice will be the steel deck electronic truck scaleÂ because it provides the fastest setting up time and if you’re replacing an existing scale, the lowest down-time in swapping out a pre-existing truck scale. If the metal recycling company is replacing an older truck scale installed inside a pit that is experiencing water damage concerns, a hydraulic truck scale could be a good decision to think about for an advancement. The load cells within a hydraulic truck scaleÂ have excellent defenseÂ to water and lightning issues.
As with anyÂ big decision like this,Â we recommend that you contact yourÂ local scale company toÂ provide you with a recommendation and truck scale price quote.Â It could be that your best choice might be a pit style scale. Or maybe a hydraulic scale would work best for you.Â A local scale dealer should be able to provide that recommendation to you and present you with severalÂ buying options toÂ consider.