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Re: To weigh or not to weigh

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caterpillar guy

09-11-2012 04:30:28
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Just plan your route to not go by way of a scale and no problem.




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acdwd45man

09-11-2012 18:28:35
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 Re: To weigh or not to weigh in reply to caterpillar guy, 09-11-2012 04:30:28  
Believe it or not many D O T officers will watch any road that goes around the scales, when you are caught on that road a big fine is sure to follow.



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showcrop

09-12-2012 04:28:25
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 Re: To weigh or not to weigh in reply to acdwd45man, 09-11-2012 18:28:35  
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A friend who used to be state DOT told me once how they used to love going out with the portable scales and catching the guys going around the weigh stations. The fines were way higher.



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rustyfarmall

09-12-2012 06:22:48
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 Re: To weigh or not to weigh in reply to showcrop, 09-12-2012 04:28:25  
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Do they even use those portable scales anymore? I doubt if they are even legal unless someone from the weights and measures department is following along to calibrate and certify that portable scale everytime it is re-located.



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Bret4207

09-18-2012 09:41:14
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 Re: To weigh or not to weigh in reply to rustyfarmall, 09-12-2012 06:22:48  
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Yup, still use them. They are certified twice a year IIRC. Very, very expensive items too, hydraulically activated. You reset the zero each time you set them up. They're accurate to within a few pounds operated properly.



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BDT in Minnesota

09-14-2012 10:49:35
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 Re: To weigh or not to weigh in reply to rustyfarmall, 09-12-2012 06:22:48  
On one trip, I was South of Watertown,SD; and went over portables.. I got the OK to go wave, but being there were no trucks behind me, I parked off to the side and walked back to check out the portable readings.. The Troopers and I compaired the portable readings to a Cat scale reading that was taken the evening before in Grand Forks,ND... Used a calculation of one pound per mile for fuel consumed; The Cat Scale and the DOT portable readings matched ...The trailer Axel weight readings were the same. If you ever do question the portables; request an escort to a certified scale....

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Ralph Bauer

09-14-2012 07:08:56
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 Re: To weigh or not to weigh in reply to rustyfarmall, 09-12-2012 06:22:48  
OHP still uses them, got a friend in the "Tahoe" division (vehicle for DOT troopers)lol
Ralph in OK.



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showcrop

09-12-2012 17:07:50
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 Re: To weigh or not to weigh in reply to rustyfarmall, 09-12-2012 06:22:48  
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I believe that here in NH there are only four scale houses but then there are many pull outs built specifically for the DOT to go and set up their portables.



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chevytaHOE5674

09-12-2012 17:47:26
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 Re: To weigh or not to weigh in reply to showcrop, 09-12-2012 17:07:50  
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Same here in Michigan they are building more and more turn outs that have the correct cement pad to properly weight a truck with the portable scales....



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