Scaling A Load

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Mik D.'s Comment
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Got a 45,072lb load, inside the back 3rd was one level product, rest of trailer was stacked to ceiling, put tandem on spot 4, was tempted not to weigh but did anyway....

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Tandem:

Tandem Axles

A set of axles spaced close together, legally defined as more than 40 and less than 96 inches apart by the USDOT. Drivers tend to refer to the tandem axles on their trailer as just "tandems". You might hear a driver say, "I'm 400 pounds overweight on my tandems", referring to his trailer tandems, not his tractor tandems. Tractor tandems are generally just referred to as "drives" which is short for "drive axles".

∆_Danielsahn_∆'s Comment
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Very nice balance!

PlanB's Comment
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This was my current load before I had it reworked.

Picked it up in a pitch black dirt drop lot and did my best to balance it legally, before scaling it.

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Was very happy with my balancing, not so much the legally part tho.

Mik D.'s Comment
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This was my current load before I had it reworked.

Picked it up in a pitch black dirt drop lot and did my best to balance it legally, before scaling it.

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Was very happy with my balancing, not so much the legally part tho.

Haven't had to rework a load yet....

∆_Danielsahn_∆'s Comment
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My current load.

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andhe78's Comment
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A month ago, picked up eleven different sized bundles of rough cut walnut lumber on two different stops at Amish sawmills. Pretty happy with how my guesstimating went.

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Tractor Man's Comment
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My current load.

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Move that 5th wheel back one click, and you'll never have to touch it again!

Jamie's Comment
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Reminds me of a load I got not to long ago:

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∆_Danielsahn_∆'s Comment
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My current load.

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Move that 5th wheel back one click, and you'll never have to touch it again!

I have contemplated that. It is currently in center.

Tractor Man's Comment
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I have contemplated that. It is currently in center.

With a heavy load that balances that well, it's a perfect time to move back one notch. It will probably take 3-400 lbs. off of your steers. At that point you know you will never be over 12k no matter what the load.

Just last week I was about maxed out, full of fuel and my steers were at 11200. Moved the 5th wheel 1 notch. Ill see how the steers weigh out at the scales with my new load tomorrow. It is supposed to be 44,500. If my steers are less than 11,600, I'll try one more notch.

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