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Old September 17th, 2008, 04:08 PM   #1
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Default Anybody ever weighed their truck?

Im looking to find out where I am with my GAWR and GVWR. Any tips on where to go to drive each axle on a scale? Scrap yard or landscape rocks dealer maybe?
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Old September 17th, 2008, 04:10 PM   #2
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The best place is on the highway at the truck scales. I think they charged me $25.
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Old September 17th, 2008, 04:36 PM   #3
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try scrap yard..... charge me $5 to weigh my car trailer
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Old September 17th, 2008, 07:25 PM   #4
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The best place is on the highway at the truck scales. I think they charged me $25.
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try scrap yard..... charge me $5 to weigh my car trailer
both work well......
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Old September 17th, 2008, 08:29 PM   #5
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I went to the local gravel yard, it was free.
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Old September 17th, 2008, 08:53 PM   #6
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The best place is on the highway at the truck scales. I think they charged me $25.

i think you got ripped off

cat scales are 8 bucks
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Old September 21st, 2008, 01:54 AM   #7
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i think you got ripped off

cat scales are 8 bucks
he said the state highways. this state treats us right. who are you to judge our state?
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Old September 21st, 2008, 10:16 PM   #8
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I would trust the Cat scales better more a scrap yard or recycling center. We have a recycling center here that leaves the scales on all of the time and the gate is at the far end of the scale. That is what I use mostly.
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Old September 22nd, 2008, 12:14 AM   #9
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X2 on the Cat scales, $8 and damn accurate.
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Old September 28th, 2008, 12:45 PM   #10
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Cat brand scales = $8.50 - edit: they just bumped the price up to $9.00
Interstate brand scales = $8.00
Flying J brand scales = $8.00

I'm a truck driver and use scales several times a week. The scales have 3 (sometimes 4) different pads. You put your steer tires on the front pad, the drive tires on the 2nd pad, trailer tires will be on the back pad(s). You will get a ticket showing each axle weight, plus a total certified weight.

Here's how you do it:

http://www.catscale.com/howtoweigh.cfm

When they ask for a truck number, just tell them it's a personal vehicle.

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Old October 2nd, 2008, 11:17 AM   #11
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Hell yeah he did.
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Old October 2nd, 2008, 11:23 AM   #12
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Old October 2nd, 2008, 12:07 PM   #13
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Just load some scrap, go to the scrap yard, they'll weight you going in and going out. Just subtract your personal weight and there you go.. And you'll have some money from scrap, too.
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Old October 6th, 2008, 10:17 PM   #14
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how do the Cat scales work ?? pull up line your shit up like the website says.. then go in and pay to get your slip ?
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Just load some scrap, go to the scrap yard, they'll weight you going in and going out. Just subtract your personal weight and there you go.. And you'll have some money from scrap, too.
heres what i ended up doing. Altho I didnt unhook the trailer - 4 wheels on the scale (plus empty car hauler tongue) came in at 8250. I do wish I would have paid attention to each axle weight tho.

On a side note, scrap price(whole car) bottom has fallen out. I only got $85/ton. O well...
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Old October 17th, 2008, 11:27 AM   #16
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how do the Cat scales work ?? pull up line your shit up like the website says.. then go in and pay to get your slip ?
Yes, but don't stay parked on the scale while you go in, as you'll have some very unhappy drivers wanting to use the scale waiting for you when you get back out!

BTY, Cat just bumped their price up to $9 a few days ago.

Also, you can re-weigh the same truck/trailer combo within 24 hours for only $1. You have to go to the same scale, and have the first weigh ticket (or at least the ticket number) to get the reweigh for a buck. You can even re-weigh several times if you want/need to for just $1 each time.
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Old October 18th, 2008, 11:11 AM   #17
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I use our local co-op they leave their scales on all the time. The display can be read through the window. I go after hours as to not bother anyone.

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97 Dodge and 26' enclosed trailer with jeep 19800lbs
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I use it allot lol.
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Old November 30th, 2008, 12:18 PM   #18
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I use the local Cat Scale at the truck stop and we have access to a mobil set of DOT scales that we use for our TRUCK-Tug-A-Wars, both tell me pretty close to each other what my truck weighs

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Old December 4th, 2008, 07:21 PM   #19
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Old December 10th, 2008, 08:48 PM   #20
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holy shit
any mods to the truck?
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