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Air-Weigh announces spring ride option for LoadMaxx trailer scale

Friday, September 22, 2017

Through deflection sensor technology, LoadMaxx spring ride accurately measures real-time on-the-ground weights. (Courtesy: AIR-WEIGH)
Through deflection sensor technology, LoadMaxx spring ride accurately measures real-time on-the-ground weights. (Courtesy: AIR-WEIGH)

EUGENE, Ore. — Air-Weigh has announced its LoadMaxx trailer scale will soon be available for spring ride suspensions.

The new mechanical suspension option for LoadMaxx will be available for customers at the end of October.

“Our goal has always been for fleets to maximize the payload they haul, and minimize the complexity and effort in their operation,” said Air-Weigh CEO Martin Ambros.  “LoadMaxx for spring ride provides an efficient weighing solution for the roughly 50 percent of the market using leaf spring trailers.  With an extensive history in mechanical suspensions for trucks, this is a natural extension of our product line.”

Using deflection-sensor technology, LoadMaxx spring ride accurately measures real-time, on-the-ground weights, Ambros said.

The leaf spring scale is currently designed for tandem-axle trailers, which covers the vast majority of the market.  It’s available for retrofit installation as well as new trailers.

“This new scale is in response to customer demand”, said Bob Zirlin, Air-Weigh’s director of trailer OEM and dealer sales. “Many trailer OEMs in the dry van, dump, intermodal chassis, bulk commodity and vocational trailer segments want to offer self-weighing trailers for their weight sensitive spring ride customers. They have been reducing the weight of their trailers, and LoadMaxx complements these light-weighting strategies.”

In April, Air-Weigh introduced their next generation LoadMaxx trailer scale, which at the time was only available for air-ride trailers.  LoadMaxx for spring ride will include the same icon-based touch screen display; built-in LED alarm lights; compensation for temperature and altitude change; PIN-protected calibration; and English, Spanish and French language options.

Adding the optional ComLink to the air ride or spring ride trailer scale enables drivers to view steer, drive, trailer, GVW and net payload on any LoadMaxx equipped tractor, Zirlin said. Tractor/trailer weight information can also be sent to the fleet’s management software via the built-in data communication interface. Turn any smart device into a scale by using the LoadMaxx app and view weight data right in the palm of your hand. Trailer scale kits can be purchased with ComLink included, or it is available as a simple plug-and-play option after installation.

For more information on the new series of trailer scales, call Air-Weigh at 888-459-3444. Learn more at

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