5800-series on-board scale is now a factory option on all Western Star
trucks with rear air suspensions. The scales are spec'd through the
custom application engineering offered by Western Star.
On-board scales can clearly improve productivity and reduce operating
costs, and Air-Weigh is the only manufacturer offering an in-dash scale
for tractors. When an Air-Weigh equipped tractor picks up a trailer
with an Air-Weigh scale, the trailer weight data is automatically sent
to the truck's in-dash display, where the driver is able to see
steer-axle, drive-axle, and up to seven trailer-axle weights along with
net payload and GVW. The system communicates over existing wiring
between the tractor and trailer and operates off vehicle power. Once
calibrated, Air-Weigh says its customers claim weight accuracy to be
well within 300 lb of a DOT scale.
Interested customers should contact their local Western Star dealer for pricing and ordering information. Courtesy of Today's Trucking